Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Grain, nut & seed-free Sweet Potato Brownies

So... how does one make brownies without flour, nuts or seeds? To take it a step further, I was also avoiding coconut flour due to the (high, high, high fiber) and another step, no bananas.

It was my Mom's birthday celebration and she has a bit of a sensitivity to bananas if she has too much as well as nuts and seeds. We (my sister, Mom and I) are all gluten and dairy free.

But, I wanted to make brownies for my Mom's birthday dang it! So, I did ;)

Grain, nut & seed-free Sweet Potato Brownies

1 can (15oz) organic sweet potato puree
3 eggs, organic cage-free
2 tbls honey
4 ounces melted dark chocolate (free of soy & dairy)
1/2 cup organic cocoa powder (free of soy & dairy)
1 1/4 tbls arrowroot powder
1 tbls vanilla
1 tbls grapeseed oil
Dash of sea salt
1 tsp baking soda


Whisk the sweet potato puree, eggs and honey together. Meanwhile, heat on low the dark chocolate, stirring occasionally until the chocolate is melted. Add to the sweet potato mixture and combine well. Add in the cocoa powder, arrowroot powder and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Lastly, add in the grapeseed oil, salt and baking soda until well incorporated.

Grease a baking pan (I used a cake pan) and bake at 325° for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. If you use a smaller brownie pan then you will likely need to increase the time to about 35 minutes.

OK, my palate may very well be a bit different than some as the most sweets I consume in a given day come from fruit, occasional honey, dark chocolate and cacao. So for me, this was an awesome treat. I was in heaven. The sweet potato flavor was so very subtle but did add a hint more 'sweet.'

Not only did they look, smell and act like brownies, they tasted like them too ;) It's possible that some would argue they are better than the average dairy and gluten-filled brownie or even the typical paleo brownie made from nuts or nutbutters. Or, maybe just I would argue that... I loved them.

Enjoy ;) 


  1. What size can of sweet potato?

    1. Hi Denise, the can size I use is 15 oz. I have updated the recipe thank you! Here is the exact brand that I use:

      Let me know how they turn out!

      Take care,