These Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies Are Totally Gluten-Free

Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
38 min
9 brownies

This is no ordinary brownie recipe. It’s made with a super secret ingredient — sweet potato! Sweet potatoes are undeniably delicious, loaded with nutrients and naturally gluten-free. If you’re looking for the perfect chocolatey, fudgy brownie with that beautiful shiny, crackly top, this Baking Therapy recipe was made for you.

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cup sweet potato (about 2 or 3) mashed
oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
cup coconut oil
cup cocoa powder
tsp baking soda
tsp salt
large eggs
 cup brown sugar
tsp vanilla extract
cup chocolate chips


Sweet potato brownies mise en place
Step 1

Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes until soft. Set aside to cool slightly and mash with a fork until smooth.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line and grease a 8×8-inch square pan.

Step 3

Melt the bittersweet chocolate and coconut oil together, either in a double boiler or in the microwave, making sure to stir every 30 seconds. Set aside to cool.

Step 4

In a medium bowl, sift together the cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

Step 5

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs and brown sugar for about 5 minutes until lighter in colour and viscous.

Sweet potato brownies stand mixer
Step 6

On low speed, pour in chocolate and coconut oil mixture and the cocoa powder mixture. Add the sweet potato and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Sweet potato brownies in stand mixer
Step 7

Pour batter into the prepared pan, smooth out the top and bake for 35-38 minutes, until a toothpick when inserted comes out mostly clean.

Sweet potato brownies being poured into a lined pan
Step 8

Let the brownies cool in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before slicing.

Sweet potato brownies

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