Sweet Potato Blondies


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This sweet potato blondies recipe will change the way you think about sweet potatoes! With their rich, smooth, and fudgy texture, no one will believe how these delicious dessert bars are made.

sweet potato blondies.

I love getting a little creative in the kitchen and using sweet potatoes for something a little extra. If you’ve tried my sweet potato muffins or sweet potato chocolate cake, you’ll understand how amazing vegetables can be in dessert recipes.

Sweet potatoes not only enrich this dessert with a healthy dose of essential nutrients and fiber, they also create a wonderfully sweet and creamy base for these blondies.

Table of Contents
  1. Why you’ll love this recipe
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make sweet potato blondies
  4. Recipe tips and flavor variations
  5. Storage instructions
  6. More blondies and bars to try
  7. Frequently asked questions
  8. Sweet Potato Blondies (Recipe Card)

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s incredibly easy. Only four simple ingredients and minimal prep time are needed to make these wonderful sweet potato blondies. 
  • No flour. Naturally gluten-free and lower in calories, these blondies have all the structure they need from the sweet potato. 
  • Vegan. This baked dessert doesn’t contain eggs and is dairy-free which makes it perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike. 

Ingredients needed

As mentioned earlier, this recipe calls for just four simple ingredients. Well, three, if you omit the optional sugar. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Sweet potatoes. Roasted and mashed into a smooth puree. 
  • Almond butter. Smooth and unsweetened. You can use both homemade or store-bought almond butter. 
  • Cocoa powder. Unsweetened. Helps develop that rich blondie flavor and balance the moisture of the bars. Not enough is used to turn this into a brownie.
  • Sugar. You can skip the white sugar if you prefer your desserts to be less sweet in taste. 

How to make sweet potato blondies

Step 1 – Preparation. Start by preheating the oven to 350F degrees and lining a small cake pan with parchment paper. A loaf pan will work too. Wrap your sweet potatoes in foil and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until it is fork tender. Let it cool slightly, then scoop out the flesh and mash it in a bowl.

Step 2 – Mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients. Melt the cashew butter in the microwave or on the stove. In a large mixing bowl, mix the sweet potato puree, melted nut butter, cocoa powder, and granulated sugar. 

Step 3 – Bake the blondies. Pour the batter into the lined cake pan. Bake the blondies for around 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Step 4 – Slice and refrigerate. Remove the blondies from the oven and allow them to cool completely before slicing them into squares. Resist the temptation to devour the blondies as soon as they’ve cooled, instead, refrigerate them for an hour or two before eating to set their shape. 

flourless sweet potato blondies.

Recipe tips and flavor variations

  • Try different nut butters. If you don’t have almond butter, use cashew or peanut butter instead. Note that the flavor of peanut butter will be more noticeable in the blondies. 
  • Add some mix ins. Chopped nuts are a great addition to the mixture if you’re looking for some more texture and added nutty flavor. Pecans, almonds, walnuts, and even hazelnuts will work well. You can also stir through or top the blondies with dark chocolate chips. If you’re anything like me, you can’t resist adding chocolate to your desserts. 
  • Spice up the mix. Use spices to create a deeper flavor in your blondies. Cinnamon and nutmeg will work incredibly well in this recipe. You can also add a pinch of sea salt to balance the sweetness. 
  • Take care when cutting slices. Allow the blondies to cool completely before you slice them. Always use a sharp knife to get perfectly clean slices. Clean the knife after each cut.

Storage instructions

To store: You can store sweet potato blondies at room temperature for up to 3 days. Room-temperature blondies are extra gooey. Store blondies in an airtight container in the fridge to increase their shelf life and help them hold their shape. 

To freeze: You can also freeze sweet potato blondies. Wrap the cooled slices in foil and then place in an airtight container. They will last 2 to 3 months in the freezer. 

blondies with sweet potato.

More blondies and bars to try

Frequently asked questions

Why are my blondies crumbly?

Overbaking the blondies results in a dry and crumbly texture. A good rule of thumb is to remove the blondies from the oven when a toothpick comes out clean. 

Are blondies supposed to be gooey?

The texture of blondies will always depend on the recipe and their baking time. Ideally, a blondie should be moist in the middle. If your blondies are too gooey, you can try baking them for a little longer. 

Can I make these sweeter?

You can make these sweeter by adding more granulated sugar or by using sweetened almond butter. A splash of maple syrup also works.

sweet potato blondies.

Sweet Potato Blondies

5 from 29 votes
This sweet potato blondies recipe will change the way you think about sweet potatoes! With their rich, smooth, and fudgy texture, no one will believe how these delicious dessert bars are made.
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes


  • 1 cup sweet potato mashed
  • 1/2 cup almond butter can sub for cashew or peanut- The latter will be more obvious
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar 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)


Serving: 1blondieCalories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1572IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 3g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Really enjoyed this recipe. Had fun experimenting with it. Used a combo of sun butter, almond, tahini and regular butter. Added some oat flour and flax meal for some structure, vanilla and cinnamon. Used brown sugar as my sweetener. Came out great. Will definitely try without the sugar next time, maybe replace some of the potato with banana for sweetness.

  2. Hi there! I made these tonight & they dont look at all like yours. Mine are darker brown. And unfortunately the cocoa taste is overwhelming. I even tried to add some vanilla protein powder just to try & subdue the cocoa flavor. I put in 2 tbsp, which is what i thought the T stood for, but this must be a mistake. Was I supposed to only put in 2 teaspoons of cocoa?

    1. Hi there! I’m not sure what happened there- It definitely is 2 Tablespoons and it would be overpowering- Because it is supposed to depict a dark, rich taste 🙂

      1. First of all, thank you for even responding to me! I see what you mean. I guess because they were called blondies and yours are definitely blond, I didn’t expect such a chocolatey taste. I wonder why yours aren’t dark brown with all that cocoa powder? Mine are dark, like a brownie. Not a blondie, lol.

    1. Oh mad! Let me know what you think, Rob- If you can, let them cool completely before enjoying, or even better, after sitting in the fridge, the texture is unreal! 🙂

  3. I actually never even knew that savoury sweet potato were a thing until a little while ago. I always had mine with almond butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Oh… unless dipping priest in ketchup counts as savoury 😛

  4. That’s crazy that sweet potato fries are a recent development in Australia! But thank goodness they can now experience the awesome sauce.

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