sweet potato chocolate brownies

Sweet potato chocolate brownies

Delicious and healthy sweet potato chocolate brownies make a brilliant snack or dessert for kids. They’re free from eggs and dairy, so suitable for vegans and I include a nut free option as well so they can be sent to school in lunchboxes.
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword sweet potato chocolate brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Author Mandy Mazliah


  • 700 g sweet potato
  • 100 g dates chopped
  • 1 tbsp hot water optional
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 80 g plain flour
  • OR use 130 ground oats instead of the flour and ground almonds
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Peel and chop the sweet potato, then steam for 15-20 minutes until soft.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6. Grease and line with baking paper a 20cm square baking tin.
  3. Place the dates in a small blender or food processor and whizz into a paste. You may need to add a little hot water to help this along. If you don't have a blender put them in a bowl with the hot water and mash together into a rough paste.
  4. Add the cooked sweet potato and blend or mash together with the dates.
  5. Put the remaining ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. Add the sweet potato mixture and stir together.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until you can insert a skewer in the centre and it comes out clean. Leave for 10 minutes in the tin - to allow it to stick together - then remove and cut into squares.