Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

Hi Friends!

A few weeks ago, I was in the mood to do some baking. I told hubby I was going to make some Blueberry Muffins, and even though he ended up liking the muffins, he was less than thrilled that I was making them…because he wanted brownies. In the end, we decided to compromise. I didn’t put any bananas in the blueberry muffins so that he would eat them, and I also made a batch of these Sweet Potato Brownies that I published just over a year ago!

These Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies are flourless, sweetened with dates and full of chocolate flavor. They taste so good you'll never believe they're a healthy dessert!

These have been on my remake list anyways because a) they’re so darn good and b) they desperately needed some updated photographs since the one in the original post was taken with my iphone.

So, hubby gets brownies. I get a chance to take some pics. Everybody wins.

These Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies are flourless, sweetened with dates and full of chocolate flavor. They taste so good you'll never believe they're a healthy dessert!

Since these are one of my fav recipes on my blog, I thought I should bring them to your attention again, in case you missed them the first time! I made a few changes to the original recipe- used a little less dates, a little more sweet potato and a little less baking soda and they turned out just as good as the original.

Here’s the recipe:

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Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies
 
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A flourless brownie made with real, simple ingredient.
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Serves: 9

Ingredients
  • (9x9pan)
  • 1 cup chopped, pitted dates
  • ⅔ cup cooked sweet potato, mashed
  • ¾ c nut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ c applesauce
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ⅔ c dark chocolate chips

Instructions
  1. Put the dates, sweet potato and nut butter in a food processor (or high-powered blender) and process until smooth.
  2. Add the eggs and applesauce and process until mixed.
  3. Sift in the cocoa powder and baking soda and pulse until combined.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon into a greased 9×9 pan and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean.
  6. Optional frosting: When cooled, top with nut butter, melt nut butter and more chocolate chips in the microwave, stir to combine and spread over brownies or top with your favorite frosting

 

Aren’t they pretty?!

These Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies are flourless, sweetened with dates and full of chocolate flavor. They taste so good you'll never believe they're a healthy dessert!

I like topping them with plain nut butter but feel free to use your favorite frosting instead.

These Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies are flourless, sweetened with dates and full of chocolate flavor. They taste so good you'll never believe they're a healthy dessert!

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


Comments

  1. These look amazing! I love brownies. Pinning these to try!
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  2. Definitely pretty! I just wrote today how you take such pretty food photographs! Another job well done! :)
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  3. These look great! Love the addition of sweet potato!

  4. So glad you revamped this…not the biggest sweet potato fan but damn these look great- especially hidden in brownie form!
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  5. These look really amazing! And I love that the recipe isn’t too complicated. These are definitely going on my “try” list.
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  6. I think the nut butter really adds to the photo. I love the topping. They look amazing though and really caught my eye!
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  7. YUMMY! I really need this in my life! (:
    Danielle @ It’s a Harleyyy Life recently posted..WIAW 6.25.14

  8. These brownies are simply amazing! I just so happen to LOVE brownies, so the fact that I can make a gluten free and healthy version is awesome! Great recipe!
    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted..WIAW #45 – Simple Green Protein Smoothie

  9. way to make me hungry for brownies at 6am. Pre workout fuel, yes?
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  10. Love these! My Boyfriend won’t let me put bananas in my baking either, these are going to be such a hit with him. I can’t wait to make them, in fact I know there’s some sweet potato lurking in the cupboards at the moment!
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  11. OMG! yes please! I have some dates that need to be used….
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  12. Yum just pinned! These look so decadent.

  13. I remember seeing these, but I never got around to making them. So glad you reminded me about them- the ingredient list is perfect for a treat for my 4yo, too!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..6 summer salads to break out of the lunch rut

  14. YUM!! these look delish and uh, so pretty. I can’t make pretty desserts, I am incapable, but I shall try 😉
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  15. I love sweet potatoes – I’ll have to try these out! They look fabulous.
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  16. These look delicious! Another added bonus they are paleo!

  17. I love brownies sooo much! Definitely my favorite dessert. And with the healthy addition of sweet potatoes? I’m so in :)
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  18. Definitely trying these – thanks for reposting!
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  19. So glad you reposted these! They look amazing…Sunday brownie baking may have to happen this weekend…. :)
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  20. Love sweet potatoes and brownies so these will be a must make win for me! I’m still using my iphone for food photography until I buy a real camera but it’s amazing to see the improvement in bloggers photos and what a difference a real camera can make, these look beautiful :)

  21. I’ve made these multiple times from your first posting. I like the pretty new pics!
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  22. Oh yum!

  23. These look delicious. Do you have an suggestions for a nut butter substitute? Lots of but allergies in my family but I know sweet potato brownies would be a big hit!

    • hmmm could you do sunflower seed butter? You might be able to try adding some coconut oil or avocado to replace some of the fat nut butter provides…or even a little butter or full fat yogurt?

  24. what a great idea! I never would have thought putting sweet potatoes in brownies! I love this blog :)
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  25. Those brownies look yummy!
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  26. This is really nice looking recipe. Honestly, I have never tried anything like it but, well, there is always first for everything.

  27. As always, thank you for hosting! I pinned your GF sweet potato brownies! :)
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  28. I made these for a work lunch and people were very impressed. I was pleasantly surprised at how well they binded and were moist. For those lookign to make these they are more like a cake brownie or least in my experience that is how they came out :)!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  29. What could I use in place of dates?

    • You could try replacing with sugar, i’d probably use less than the full amount or another fruit like applesauce or mashed bananas but i haven’t tried them with those substitutions!

  30. Wow, I just made these and love ’em! :) I even made them “eggless” by subbing with “flax eggs” (1 egg = 1 T. ground flax + 2.5 T. water). I didn’t have dark chocolate chips on hand, so I omitted them–really good even without! I think that a nice add-in would be walnuts :) Anyway, I used almond butter which was perfect. My family loved them, too–feeling blessed! Thank you for such a healthy, yummy recipe!

  31. A sweet potato brownie! Never heard of anyone having done this. Very ingenious. I have to try this.

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