Paleo Plan

Sweet Potato Brownies with Icing

Sweet Potato Brownies with Paleo Frosting

Makes about 12 brownies

Approximate cook and prep time: 40 minutes

This recipe was inspired by eatdrinkpaleo.com here

Ingredients

1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated (or 1 large sweet potato baked and peeled)

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup honey, preferably raw

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 tablespoon baking soda

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons coconut flour

 

Icing

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to 365 degrees F.

Combine the sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, honey, and oil in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine the baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and coconut flour and stir. Stir this into the wet mixture until well combined.

Line an 8x8 cake pan with parchment paper. Spread the batter in the pan, and bake for 25-30 minutes. Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake!

All the brownies to cool before removing from the pan.

To make the icing, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a pan on the stove. Heat over low heat until melted and stir in the vanilla. Allow to cool completely (you can put it in the fridge for 15 minutes or so to speed up the process), and then whip with a hand mixer until fluffy. Spread over cooled brownies before slicing. Top with fresh berries for a nice touch!


11 Comments

  1. michelle

    looks delicious

  2. Rachelle

    This recipe came at the perfect time! We have plans this evening at a friends house (just finished our 1st week on the plan) and now I am going to make these to bring! Can’t wait to try them!

  3. Pauldoxsee3@gmail.com

    Successfully made the brownies. They are excellent! The brownies are a bit fragile, like most paleo bakery goods. My brownies were pretty cake-like, but tasted like brownies. The icing had to be perfectly cooled to work. If the icing is runny it needs to cool more. 15 minutes in the fridge was not long enough, about 25 minutes worked for me. Conversely, over cooling made the Icing harder to spread, but whipping the frosting a bit by hand softened up up perfectly ( it was the outer edge of the icing that got a bit too hard in the fridge at 25 minutes). Definitely a recipe worth trying and I’d make it again!

  4. I used leftover butternut squash and added walnuts. Great without the frosting!

  5. Hey I made these over the weekend and have got to say not only were they so easy to make but they looked and tasted amazing (http://theocdsquirrel.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/chocolate-and-sweet-potato-brownies/).
    I’m not a fan of too much coconut so instead of using coconut flour I used ground almonds, the texture turned out just like a normal brownie. I’ve been looking for ages for a dessert recipe like this. Thanks for this! What’s next?

  6. These turned out amazing, couldn’t even taste a hint of sweet potato.. highly recommend!

  7. Allie Yuile

    Omg just made these and Wow! Omg potatoe took forever took shred but well worth it added cacao butter, which is the excess fat of chocolate to the icing for a richer taste and definatly delicious. My boyfriend and I are new to paleo any recipes for banana bread?

  8. I decided to try a few recipes from this site for an office party where several employee’s were actively on the Paleo diet. These are the most incredible brownies- without the icing- that I think I have ever had! SO moist, delicious and sweet. I let everyone eat them BEFORE telling anyone how I made them. We were all happily amazed at the outcome.. Very highly recommend this recipe exactly they way it is! Thank you for posting!

  9. These brownies are amazing!! Great recipe! Just like all of the other recipes we have tried from this site! Very pleased so far!

  10. Felicia

    Came out more like a dark chocolate cake to me. I didn’t mind it, but it was too bittersweet for my boyfriend. Made a basic white icing for his half and that seemed to sweeten it up enough for him. He’s not on a paleo/ gluten-free diet.

  11. Daniela

    Made these last night, came out delicious, I did not use the whole cup of chips for the icing used about a third and unsweetened cocoa. I also used a HUGE sweet potato, so I added another two tbsp. of coconut oil and a touch more of baking powder and little baking soda. I also added a table spoon or organic butter to the mixture while I was blending it. The end result was actually delicious Extremely moist and def. not too sweet. I highly recommend.

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