Deliciously Ella's Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies... yes you heard that right. The richness and dense texture of these scrumptious brownies come from nutritious sweet potatoes. It's GENIUS. IMG_0829 2

Ella's Sweet Potato Brownies have made quite the impact-- they are her most popular recipe and for good reason. She magically uses the sweet potato to mimic a rich, dense, and fudge-like brownie... without all of the chocolate, flour, and sugar! These brownies are literally made out of vegetables and they're AMAZING. Make them now.



  • 2 medium to large sweet potatoes
  • 2/3 of a cup of ground almonds
  • 1/2 a cup of buckwheat or brown rice flour
  • 14 medjool dates
  • 4 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
  • a pinch of salt


  1. Start by pre-heating the oven to 180-C // 350-F
  2. Then peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into chunks and place into a steamer for about twenty minutes, until they become really soft.
  3. Once they are perfectly soft and beginning to fall apart remove them and add them to a food processor with the pitted dates. Blend until a smooth, creamy mix forms.
  4. Put the remaining ingredients into a bowl, before mixing in the sweet potato date combination. Stir well.
  5. Place the mix into a lined baking dish and cook for about twenty to thirty minutes, until you can pierce the brownie cake with a fork bringing it out dry. Remove the tray and allow it to cool for about ten minutes – this is really important, as the brownies need this time to stick together!


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