Sweet potato brownies….. I know what you’re thinking. Why spoil a perfectly fine dessert by putting a vegetable in there. Well, here’s my reasoning…..I like food…in fact I LOVE food and I love creating healthier alternatives so I can enjoy yummy treats more often. I guess you could call it a recipe makeover. For me, it’s not about hiding vegetables in foods to get my children to eat them. My children help me create these healthier treats and they know exactly whats in them. So you’re probably still wondering why I put a sweet potato in this brownie recipe. If you don’t know, sweet potato brownies is kind of old news. Yep! People have been creating these healthier alternative brownies for a while now. I chose to create my own version of ‘Sweet Potato Brownies’ because sweet vegetables are the perfect thing to use in some baking as a sweetener.

YES!!!! Adding in the good to crowd out the bad…Right?!

Thats it!

I just want to add, how much I love doing these recipe makeovers. Sometimes they don’t always work. But when I have a winner….it’s super exciting for me…and you!

Let me know what you think of my version of


Sweet Potato Brownies


  • 1 medium sweet potato, roasted (whole in the skin) until soft, cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk

Here’s what you do:

  1. Line a square or loaf shaped cake tin with baking paper. I used a 13cm x 25cm loaf tin. Your brownies will differ in size depending on the tin you use. Now preheat your oven to 170.
  2. Put the oats, cocoa powder and baking powder in a blender and blitz it until you have a floury mix. Pour the mix into a mixing bowl and put aside.
  3. In a saucepan gently melt the coconut oil and maple syrup together over a low heat. Give the mix a good stir. Remove from heat and put to the side.
  4. Cut open the sweet and scoop out the inside and add it straight to the mixing bowl with the floury mix. Add all other ingredients and mix until you have a smooth batter. I just use a fork for this so I can really mash and incorporate the sweet potato.
  5. Pour the brownie batter into your prepped baking tray and pop it in the oven for about 25-30 mins. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into slices.
  6. IMPORTANT: Your brownie MUST be cooled before you cut it. Also this brownie does set further with refrigeration. ENJOY!!!!

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