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Sweet Potato Brownies

Low Sodium | Vegetarian | Kid Friendly

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Yield: 16 Servings

You Will Need

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1⁄4 cup + 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips


  • Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 325°F.
  • Grease an 8×8 inch square pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and boil over medium-high heat for 15-20 min. or until very soft.
  • Strain potatoes into a colander and let cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Using a whisk or wooden spoon, stir to combine.
  • Once the sweet potatoes have cooled, add them to a blender and blend until smooth (or use a potato masher).
  • Place 3⁄4 cup blended sweet potato in large mixing bowl, set aside.
  • Place peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave for 45 seconds.
  • Stir and continue to heat in 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until it is thin and smooth.
  • Add peanut butter and vanilla to the sweet potato and combine.
  • Pour flour mixture over the sweet potato mixture and stir until combined.
  • Using a spatula fold in the chocolate chips and pour mixture into the 8×8 pan and smooth the top.
  • Bake on the center rack for 20 minutes.
  • Let cool. Once cooled cut into 16 pieces and enjoy.

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