Just three easy ingredients and no fancy kitchen gadgets are needed to whip up these healthy flourless sweet potato blondies! With no sugar (unless added via the optional suggestion), this blondies are rich, creamy and melt in your mouth! Naturally gluten free, vegan and completely paleo!
Let’s not talk about the look on Niki’s face when I told her that her beloved favorite vegetable was made into a sweet treat.
Long term readers may think Niki resides on Mcdonalds sweet and sour sauce and soft drinks. That would be correct, but when she’s not face-planting food from the golden arches, she is noshing on sweet potatoes. To say this girl loves sweet potatoes would be an understatement. Case in point- She’d rather a baked sweet potato than the chance to get a Louboutin shoe for half off. Although if it were 75% off she’d seccumb…but sneak in a sweet potato in her bag.
When I told her some of the signature dishes served in America featuring the sweet potato, she was shocked (and not in a good way).
When I told her that I got served a baked sweet potato with marshmallows and caramel in it, she was shocked (and not in a good way).
When I told her that many enjoyed sweet potatoes with maple syrup on it, she was shocked (and not in a good way).
When I accidentally mentioned Kourtney Kardashian, she would NOT shut up.
Geeze, this girl and her priorities.
Now the ironic part- All of Niki’s reactions were mine too. I will never forget being served a sweet potato which looked like an ice cream sundae minus the ice cream. I’d ordered the ‘sweet potato side’ at a steakhouse in Florida and it came with marshmallows, brown sugar and butter. I was perplexed and thought I had a joke being played on me. Back in Australia, sweet potatoes were like pumpkin- A side dish to the Sunday roast meal or more recently, made into fries.
Yes, you read that correctly. MORE RECENTLY MADE INTO FRIES.
Anyway, since new calling the northern hemisphere ‘home’, I’m embracing my new routes. This means embracing pumpkin in sweet form and now doing the same with the sweet potato. When I first started experimenting with it, I found that I actually preferred to it pumpkin.
It didn’t need much sweetness added in and unlike what the silly part of my brain tried to convince me- It was NOT like a white potato. Seeing as I’ve been on a brownie/blondie kick lately– These were my new victim and friends, we’ve got a winner. Healthy flourless sweet potato blondies with just THREE ingredients.
These three ingredient flourless sweet potato blondies are delicious, melt in your mouth morsels of perfection. That sounded silly to write out but it’s legitimate. You’d be amazed how delicious they are without any flour, butter, oil or sugar in it. They are the perfect use of the leftover mashed sweet potatoes during Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities- Or really any time you bake 20 sweet potatoes in one go. It happens. These fudgy blondies MAY technically be called ‘brownies’ because they have cocoa powder in them but as I didn’t use my favorite dark cocoa powder (that is in an upcoming recipe!), these only had a slight cocoa taste. Naturally gluten free, vegan and paleo, they are also egg-free and dairy free!
HACK! I personally love them as they are because the richness of the almond butter and subtle sweetness of the sweet potato. However, as they are not ‘sweet sweet’, I’d recommend adding the optional 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar (or granulated sweetener of choice) if that is what you’re after.
Make these healthy three ingredient flourless sweet potato blondies and lets cheers and chicken dance to more sweet potato recipes on TBMW….Sweet style.
3 Ingredient Flourless Sweet Potato Blondies
- 1 cup sweet potato mashed
- 1/2 cup smooth almond butter can sub for cashew or peanut- The latter will be more obvious
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder NOT dark cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar or granulated sweetener of choice optional*
- Preheat the oven the 350 degrees, grease a small cake pan or loaf pan and set aside.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter. In a large mixing bowl, add the sweet potato, nut butter, cocoa powder and granulated sweetener and mix very well.
- 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 (I recommend refrigerating them for an hour or more before eating)
These are freezer friendly and although can be kept at room temperature, I love them straight from the fridge.
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What is your favorite way to enjoy sweet potatoes? I like using them as a t-shirt.
Are you a cocoa powder snob? YES.
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Although I do like them caddied at Thanksgiving, I think roasted into fries is still my favorite! But, I haven’t tried them in blondies – looks delicious and so easy 🙂
These are soo good- You’d love them!
Ooh these sound delicious! I LOVE sweet potatoes. Though I’m from the States I cannot stand the marshmallow sweet potato concoction, so unnecessary.
YES!!!! Thank you! Seriously…S’mores me, not sweet potato me!
love sweet potatoes – baked, roasted in wedges, mashed, with peanut butter, with avocado, in salads, stir-frys ===should I continue? lol
Haha they are so versatile- Lucky I’ve got a few more goodies to share!
Niki and me agree on the sweet potatoes. Actually, I’m not the biggest fan of them in general – hi, odd blogger out – but if I eat them than rather in curry. I still haven’t gotten over the disgust about a “frosting” made from sweet potatoes, dates and cocoa. Trust me that you don’t want to eat that – and much less call it frosting.
Speaking of cocoa I’m a huge snob. Bensdorp is my brand of choice and no other beats it.
Back to your blondies: reading through the post I actually found myself thinking the potatoes mixed with nut butter and baked could be delicious. Maybe as a side for a savoury dish?!
Oh I’ll have to see if I can convince Juli to bring me some of that next week- I trust your cocoa tastebuds!
These look so good; I could eat the whole pan! I love my sweet potatoes but usually with a tiny amount of butter and lots of cinnamon.
mmmm that sounds delicious, Joanne!
The first time I ate a sweet potato was in the states when I had it as a side with steak… And it came slathered in cinnamon sugar – I was shocked! Haha!
I still 99% of the time eat sweet pots savoury – my fav is with tahini. But if someone handed me one with marshmallows on it your damn right I would be looking for the fork!
Ha! I still remember the first time I had sweet potatoes in a sweet form with marshmallows and brown sugar. I love sweets (obviously) but I just couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of SPs actually being sweet. Which is also why I am still yet to try anything involving a sweet form of pumpkin. #australianproblems
Right? Seriously, I still find the pumpkin thing odd, unless it’s in baked goods or mixed in a non-pumpkin-y way!
I’m actually a big fan of going savory with my sweet potatoes and think longing of your pancake recipe with cauliflower and spinach. Maybe I should move to Australia. I’d fit right in there.
My mum would feed you eggplants in various forms 😀
These look SO good! Such a fun addition to Thanksgiving 🙂
Right? Thanks so much, Rachel!
Dear Arman, I love the idea of using sweet potatoes. Add a pinch of your favorite autumn spices and you have sweet potato pie bars! I know I would enjoy these thoroughly. Take care my friend, Catherine
Thank you so much, Catherine! I’d send you over a box in a second haha!
Sweet potatoes = Yum! Such a great recipe!
Thanks so much, Taylor!
So I’m one of the freaks that love them with brown sugar. I boil them, peel them, slice and cook in a skillet with butter and sprinkle in some brown sugar. It’s so good! And as fries, yes!
Okay, I am inviting myself over to try this- But please make your creamy rice too. and mac and cheese. And well…just everything.
Dude! Sweet potato fries are the best! I mean I guess I could part with them long enough to make some of these blondies…but thats a seriously tall order. Hope you had a great weekend!
Not even kidding you, they only became a ‘thing’ last year in Australia…..geebuz.
Disappointed in Australia for only recently coming through with sweet potato fries. They made VEGEMITE before they had sweet potato fries.
Absolutely want some of these in my face right now. I could use sweet potatoes as a face mask, right?
You totally could. Cucumbers, sweet potatoes, cottage cheese, Delizah…
I tend to go into sweet potato “phases”, but I always love a good baked sweet potato that is peeled and mashed with Greek yogurt, fruit, peanut butter, and chocolate on top! Sounds weird but it tastes like cake to me! These sweet potato blondies look incredible indeed!
Thanks so much, Cassie!:)