Healthy 4 Ingredient Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies

Just four healthy ingredients are needed to whip up these rich, fudgy and extremely moist chocolate brownies! Using sweet potatoes as a base, these flourless chocolate brownies are naturally paleo, vegan, gluten-free and completely refined sugar-free! A quick and easy snack recipe to satisfy the sweet tooth instantly! 

You won't believe these moist, fudgy and delicious brownies only use FOUR ingredients and NO butter, oil, flour OR sugar- The BEST 'healthy' brownies and SO easy! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free}

While there are some people out there roasting a batch of sweet potatoes for quick and easy meals throughout the week, here I am roasting a batch of sweet potatoes to be used in baked goods.

No shame.

While there are some people out there making a batch of brownies once a week for a treat, I’m making them almost daily.

No shame.

While there are some people out there who would turn their nose at the thought of mashed sweet potatoes in their brownies, I am doing that too.

….Until these babies were born.

You won't believe these moist, fudgy and delicious brownies only use FOUR ingredients and NO butter, oil, flour OR sugar- The BEST 'healthy' brownies and SO easy! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free}

NO BLOODY SHAME. 

Happy day after Thanksgiving to all my American friends! I hope you ate well and ended up in food comas. More importantly, I hope you snuck a sweet potato or two away to whip up this recipe. I’ve clearly been on a brownie AND sweet potato kick lately.

I’ve been enjoying these sweet potato muffins with farm fresh butter as a snack (You guys, FARM FRESH BUTTER. It’s so good, you’d want to eat it with the knife. Not a sharp knife- A flat one so it won’t cut your tongue). I’ve also been enjoying these 4 ingredient flourless protein brownies as a snack too. 

You won't believe these moist, fudgy and delicious brownies only use FOUR ingredients and NO butter, oil, flour OR sugar- The BEST 'healthy' brownies and SO easy! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free}

Okay, fine. I’ve been enjoying them both at the same time. 

I mentioned in this post how I clearly go through food phases. This is another one and you’d be best to simply come party on the ship with me and play along. During one of my dual snack times (the muffin AND the brownie), I thought….Why not sub out the banana in my 3 ingredient recipe for sweet potato and make them slightly sweeter with some pure maple syrup? 

Zing. 

You won't believe these moist, fudgy and delicious brownies only use FOUR ingredients and NO butter, oil, flour OR sugar- The BEST 'healthy' brownies and SO easy! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free}

These healthy four ingredient flourless sweet potato brownies are dense, fudgy and so damn moist, you literally can taste the texture by just looking at it- You also only need FOUR ingredients! The best part is that no butter, oil, flour or sugar was needed to provide the amazing taste and texture- The mashed sweet potato and proportions of other ingredients are to thank for it! Not only are these four ingredient sweet potato brownies flour free, they also are completely vegan, gluten-free, egg-free, paleo and refined sugar-free! As always, these brownies are even more delicious once cooled completely and refrigerated. Those who enjoy brownies this way already know that!

ZING. 

HACK! I didn’t want my brownies to be TOO dark but also not TOO light (aka blondie territory) so I used a combination of my favorite dark cocoa powder and standard cocoa  (you can sub the standard cocoa for raw cacao). These lent themselves to the perfect color and perfect contrast of rich, cocoa taste. 

You won't believe these moist, fudgy and delicious brownies only use FOUR ingredients and NO butter, oil, flour OR sugar- The BEST 'healthy' brownies and SO easy! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free}

Make these healthy four ingredient flourless sweet potato brownies and now you have the perfect excuse to make a batch of sweet potatoes weekly…

For brownies.

I mean food prep. 

Healthy 4 Ingredient Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies
Just four healthy ingredients are needed to whip up these rich, fudgy and extremely moist chocolate brownies! Using sweet potatoes as a base, these flourless chocolate brownies are naturally paleo, vegan, gluten-free and completely refined sugar-free! A quick and easy snack recipe to satisfy the sweet tooth instantly!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  2. 1/2 cup smooth nut butter of choice (I used cashew butter and almond butter)
  3. 2 T pure maple syrup
  4. 1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used half dark cocoa powder, half standard cocoa powder)
  5. Handful of chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven the 350 degrees, grease a small cake pan or loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter with your pure maple syrup. In a large mixing bowl, add the mashed sweet potato, nut butter, maple syrup and cocoa powder and mix very well. If using chocolate chips, stir them through.
  3. Pour the mixture into the greased pan and bake for around 20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing into pieces.
Notes
  1. These brownies are best kept in the refrigerator and best eaten when cooled completely. They are freezer friendly too.
Adapted from 3 Ingredient Flourless Brownies
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You won't believe these moist, fudgy and delicious brownies only use FOUR ingredients and NO butter, oil, flour OR sugar- The BEST 'healthy' brownies and SO easy! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free}

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109 thoughts on “Healthy 4 Ingredient Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies

  1. Just found your site. Love it!!!!! Nicely done.

    Is there (or have I missed it?) a printable version of your individual recipes? I’m old school. 🙂 thanks!

  2. Yum! I make these as fudge bites, so good and you would never know it’s sweet potato as the base! I think I added mini chocolate chips too. I need to make them again! Been meaning to do so, I wanted to try it with Skoop’s new chocolate protein powder to see if I like it in place of/with the cocoa powder.

    1. Oh nice! I never thought to eat this raw but without eggs, of course it would work! Maybe I should do a protein bar of this ha!

      It definitely works with Skoop, I made it for Alexis using her Skoop protein powder.

  3. Brownies as part of food prep? Now that’s an idea I can get on board with. And overlook the sweet potatoes ;).
    No food hangovers yet but I have a family gathering coming up on the weekend and there will likely be a few kale food babies for some family members. We’re talking not kale chips or salad but traditional German ‘Grünkohl’ with a certain kind of greasy sausage (Pinkel) and meat. Not for me, obviously.

  4. Armani can I add chocolate protein powder to this recipe? I’m so excited to have all the ingredients…but always looking for opportunities to add protein. 🙂 Thanks!!

  5. Your ending questions are prfect because I am always nursing a food hangover. I also had three servings of pie on Thanksgiving. These look so soft, so luscious, so..delicious.

  6. Fabulous! I I substituted honey for the maple syrup since that’s all that I had on hand and added in some vanilla, cinnamon and salt but other than that followed your directions to a tee. They were a bit hard to cut out of the oven, but straight from the freezer are just delicious. Even my husband, a certified sweet potato hater, enjoyed them

  7. Sir! Since WHEN are chocolate chips optional?! And no food hangovers here, but I wish I had something to explain why I’ve been dragging so hardcore in the morning. Let’s go with the fact that the sun doesn’t rise until 8:30. It just makes me want to stay in bed and be lazy.

  8. Maybe a silly question but how you make mashed sweet potatoes? Just the potatoes mashed… Or use them after adding milk etc? I’m anxious to try this recipe out in my picky eaters!

  9. The recipe sounds really incredible and simple and I’m definitely going to try this out as soon as I can (i/e tomorrow) 🙂 Can I just ask how many brownies this recipe would make? Thank you!

    1. I suddenly can’t get enough sweet potatoes!.. I have tried the black bean brownies and they were meh… I think these will be better, I do have realistic expectations of course! I wonder if I can sub honey for the pure maple syrup, I don’t have any on hand. ?

  10. OMG! This is lush!
    I made it without the sugar and used 100% cacao drop.
    Soooooo pleased I made double quantity!!

  11. These are so good! I skipped the choco chips and used chocolate vegan protein powder cause didn’t have cocoa – worked out perfect. Thank you!!

  12. This recipes looks so good..I have a diabetic grandson,so I need to know how many carb’s are in this recipe ,if you could help me out, I would be very grateful

    1. Hi Joyce! For sure- If you add the ingredients into myfitnesspal or another calorie calculator, it will provide it for you 🙂 You can then be more specific depending on how many pieces you get from a batch! 🙂

  13. These are great. I added 1/2 of a banana, sliced and mixed in with the hot yams before adding the cacao powder. I also increased the cooking time another 10 minutes. Perfection! The banana helps take away a bit of the chalkiness.

  14. I made these today because I was going to make some sweet potato brownies and realised I didn’t have any dates (which I normally use) so was frantically googling to find a recipe that didn’t have dates in and came across this. The brownies have turned out absolutely amazingly! They’re fairly gooey so I think I probably should have baked them for a little longer but oh well! I subbed the nut butter for vegan chocolate spread, which was a very good idea on my part because oh my they are beautifully chocolatey!

  15. May I know how much will this yield? If I wanna make this for my 1 year old baby during his birthday celebration, around 30 people, how will the amount of ingredients changed? Kindly advise ><

  16. I just popped these into the oven. First time making them. I chose not to add choc chips. The batter was good as I licked it off the mixers. 🙂

  17. I’d like to try this! Curious what kind of sweet potato you use? The common orange flesh type us Americans use for thanksgiving?

  18. This may be a silly question but how do you know these are cooked through? I’m unsure if ive’ve left in long enough to cook? Tasty though just quite mushy is this right?

  19. I just tried these and they are amazing! I did have to leave them in for longer than 20 min though, but maybe it’s just my oven. They are also better once they are cooled down because they firm up. Thanks for recipe! 🙂

  20. Hi,

    First of all, thanks for the recipe. I have three questions.

    1. Do I steam, boil or oven the sweet potatoes?
    2. Do i keep the skin on?
    3. Do I cook them completely or enough to mix with the cacao powder?

    Thanks,
    Qing

      1. Thank you for prompt reply. Could you elaborate what is so special about pure maple syrup? Benefits and is heat stable? Why is it used in cooking. Could it be substituted with anything? Thank you!

  21. Thanks very much for these! Made them with a slight tweak—crunchy almond butter in the place of smooth, and chopped toasted almonds instead of chocolate chips, since I didn’t have any on hand. A very respectable substitute for traditional brownies.

  22. I was curious if it was possible to leave out the maple sugar and them still taste amazing (that would also include the chocolate chips, no sugar here!). Also with the banana protein ones and leave out the protein powder?

  23. I would love to use this for a “cake”. Any idea what I could use sub the coco powder with as son cannot have any legumes (and I think coco powder is in that category)

  24. So for a truly dark chocolate treat misread the directions. Here’s what I did and I am loving the heck out of it. One large white sweet potato, 1/4 C EACH black cocoa and regular cocoa powders, 2 Tbsp Lucuma powder (just because) and 2 Tbsp of collagen powder (ditto). Bake at 325 for 25 minutes in loaf pan.
    I sliced an entire end off and I think I’ve consumed enough chocolate for the month.
    So, if you’re a fan of deep, dark cocoa go for it.
    And, thanks for the recipe even if I am an idiot who can’t follow instructions.

  25. Would this work using a food processor instead of a mixer? I’m currently without a hand mixer for a while, but craving brownies…

  26. OMG!! i wanna thank you for this brownie recipe!! it was absolutely delish, and healthy. i’m a sweet lover but i’m cutting my sweets, sooo grateful i check out your blog.. MORE healthy desserts please!!

  27. I just made these and the taste is great, but it’s so mushy and sticky, even though I cooked it an extra 5 minutes :'(
    I’m going to refrigerate them and see if that will improve the texture…

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