sweet potato brownies



  • 3/4 cup spelt flour or rice flour (I bought mine from sainsbury’s most supermarkets will have it on the ‘free from’ isle
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder (I use Kaizen living)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large sweet potato cooked and mashed to a puree (you can boil it, bake it, steam it or microwave, whatever you prefer)
  • 250g date syrup
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c
  2. Sift the flour, cacao and baking powder into a bowl
  3. Put the sweet potato puree, date syrup, melted butter, egg and vanilla extract in a bowl and mix well, then stir in the dry ingredients.
  4. Pour the mixture into a silicone rectangular cake mould (or line a tin one with baking paper) bake for 20-25 mins, until set on top but should still be gooey inside.
  5. Leave in the tin until cool before cutting into squares.


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  • Jessica barnes says:

    Brilliant idea but how ridiculous and expensive to make… 3/4 cup of cocao powder…. that’s more than 250g. 250g of the powder is £10 .. Jeez. Surely there must be a cheaper way of making this product just as healthy? Cutting out such a large chunk of people just from the price of ingredients

    • Kate Hoban says:

      Hi Jessica, 3/4 cup of cacao is 85g. Cacao is quite expensive as are all the superfood powders but this is a treat recipe not an every day so i don’t feel like this cuts out a lot of people. As you will see from my other recipes I try and use supermarket ingredients that are easy to get hold of and inexpensive. Cocoa powder can also be substituted here if you wanted to keep the cost down it just doesn’t have as many of the health benefits but would still be a good option x

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