5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Brownies | Simple & Tasty

5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Brownies

Super-simple recipe from Niall Kirkland.

Create these delicious and gooey sweet potato brownies, only using 5 simple ingredients. Who knew sweet potatoes work really well in baking?! If you think that sweet potatoes are only suitable when accompanying a burger then think again. Their natural sweetness holds plenty of moisture which keeps the brownie consistency gooey and dense.

Scroll for the ingredients list and method – then try out this simple recipe to see what you think. You won’t be disappointed!

Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet potatoes are an A-class food source

Sweet potatoes are a nutritionally dense and versatile food source which can be incorporated into your meals in many ways. You can rustle up some chips, serve them in slices or even use them when baking brownies! The root vegetable is also packed with nutrition, from being rich in many vitamins and minerals like potassium and magnesium. Not to mention, they are high in fibre!1

5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Brownies Recipe

Serving Size: 10 Brownies


Optional Toppings:

  • A handful of chocolate chips (vegan friendly)


  1. First, preheat the oven to 175°C/ 350°F.
  2. Then, bring a saucepan of water to boil. Peel and chop your sweet potatoes and then steam for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Once steamed, mash your sweet potato once and transfer it to a mixing bowl. Add the nut butter, maple syrup, cacao powder, and a crack of salt.
  4. Mix all ingredients together well until you have a smooth brownie batter.
  5. Transfer the batter to a lined loaf tin or baking dish, sprinkle with chocolate chips if you’re using them, and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before slicing into ten pieces.
  7. Tuck in and enjoy your tasty brownies!

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  1. Bovell‐Benjamin, A., 2007. Sweet Potato: A Review of its Past, Present, and Future Role in Human Nutrition. Advances in Food and Nutrition Research, pp.1-59.

Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

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Jennifer Blow is our UKVRN Registered Associate Nutritionist – the UK’s register of competent and qualified nutrition professionals. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

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