Undercover Sweet Potato Brownies

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Secretly Nutritious & Delicious Brownies!

 Wada Farms sponsored this sweet potato 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). 

5 from 1 vote

Undercover (Sweet Potato) Brownies

Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Kid-Friendly
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Happy baking!

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About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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