Sweet Potato Brownies

18 Mar 2021


2 x sweet potatoes (around 400g)

100g unsalted butter, cubed

200g chocolate, chopped

125g sugar

2 x eggs, beaten

100g self-raising flour

25g cocoa powder


Really mush the sweet potato for a gooey brownie.


If you have got a sweet tooth, 1 tsp vanilla essence to the mix.

For a tasty addition, add 1 tsp. ground ginger to the mix.

If you’ve got more chocolate knocking around, chop into chocolate chip sized pieces add stir through the mix, just before spreading out into the tin.


  1. Heat the oven to 200C / fan 180C / gas 6 and butter and line a square 20cm brownie tin.
  2. Wrap the sweet potatoes in foil, put on a baking sheet and roast for 35 - 45 minutes or until soft.
  3. Once cool enough to handle, scoop out the flesh and measure 200g into a bowl.
  4. In a pan, melt the butter and chopped chocolate over a low heat, stirring regularly.
  5. Add the sugar to the sweet potato, beat until smooth and stir through the melted chocolate and butter.
  6. Slowly mix in the beaten egg, then the vanilla extract (if using). Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and ground ginger (if using) and mix well.
  7. If you’re using chocolate chip pieces, fold in the brownie tin and smooth the top.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes until just set and still a little soft in the middle. Cool in the tin then remove and cut into pieces.

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