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Secretly Nutritious & Delicious Brownies!

We worked with our brand partner Wada Farms to bring you this brownie recipe. 

It’s important to treat yourself every now and again. Brownies may never be a health food *sigh* but these brownies contain a secret veggie that makes them more nutritious than most!

Watch the video to see if you can guess what veggie makes these brownies secretly nutritious. Here’s a hint… pay attention to the color!

Did you guess right? Bake sweet potatoes work surprisingly well in brownies. It gives them a nice gooey texture yet the flavor is still chocolate-y, just like a brownie should be!

It can be tough to get in enough veggies. Sweet potato brownies are just one more creative way to eat more vegetables. Dessert doesn’t have to be completely unhealthy. If you’re going to indulge, indulge smartly!

Learn all about the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes here (plus get another creative sweet potato recipe). 

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Undercover (Sweet Potato) Brownies
Undercover (Sweet Potato) Brownies
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Course Desserts
Cuisine Kid-Friendly
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cup baked sweet potato mashed or pureed
  • 1 cup nut butter
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips plus extra for the top
Course Desserts
Cuisine Kid-Friendly
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cup baked sweet potato mashed or pureed
  • 1 cup nut butter
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips plus extra for the top
Undercover (Sweet Potato) Brownies
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together baked sweet potato puree, nut butter, and vanilla. Add the sugar, baking soda, and flour and stir to combine. Add the cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
  3. Place batter into your lined pan and top with remaining chocolate chips. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes before serving.

Happy baking!

Do you sometimes sneak veggies into dessert? Tell us how! 

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, MarthaStewart.com, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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