sweet potato brownies

Yeah I know it sounds weird and sort of nasty but trust me, my friends, these sweet potato brownies are sooooo good! Believe me, I was skeptical, I’m one of those people that thinks marshmallows on mashed sweet potatoes is a thanksgiving abomination. However, the old saying rings true, what ever grows together, goes together. Yams and cacao come from the same places and they mingle just beautifully. You will be able to fool your homies with these stellar, moist and healthy brownies. Instead of sugar we are using naturally sweet dates and no need for heavy cream and butter because the smooth sweet potatoes cover that department too.

A cool wind blew through the mountains today, carrying memories of those long days spent wondering what the wind was. I crunched some leaves as I sat beside the river and remembered my affinity for such things, simple pleasures. Memories of this wind only brought me back to a simple time where the future and the past didn’t exist. I look at my baby boy, and I remind myself constantly, all I have is this moment, this moment is all I have. When my nose floats over his head and catches that most sweet smell. It won’t last forever, he won’t let me smell his head when he’s a grown man, or maybe he will if I do a good job.

I am doing a good job in life, if I can taste every bite, without worrying what the next bite is going to taste like.


Sweet Potato Brownies
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled,cubed and steamed for 20 minutes until really soft
  • 12 medjool dates or 1 cup of date paste
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 5 Tbs raw cacao or cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a blender or food processor add steamed sweet potato and dates and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix in the sweet potato and dates with the dry ingredients, mix well until nice and smooth, add half the walnuts.
  5. In a parchment lined or well greased baking dish spread the batter evenly.
  6. Bake for about 30 mins until a knife or toothpick comes out clean when you poke it.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.

sweet potato browniesHappy Fight Back Friday over at the Food Renegade, I’m pleased to be a part of this real food jam!


Related posts on Naked Cuisine: