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Sweet Potato Brownies with dark chocolate

December 28, 2012 - By Karine Larose, M.Sc.

Temps de lecture 2 minutes

Who doesn’t like desserts? Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to cut out all sugary delights. Here’s a sweet potato brownies recipe from my Zero Diet cookbook. Enjoy!

by Christina Timotheatos, P.Dt., Nutritionist

Number of portions: 16

Preparation time: 25 min

Cooking time: 20 min


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) olive oil
  • 4 oz. (125 g) 70% dark chocolate
  • ½ cup (125 ml) cane sugar
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (125 ml) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
  2. Wash the sweet potato thoroughly and pierce here and there with a fork. Cook in the microwave oven for about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, stir the oil and chocolate over a low heat until the chocolate has melted. Let cool.
  4. In a bowl, mash the sweet potato and beat with the brown sugar until almost smooth. Stir in the oil and dark chocolate.
  5. Incorporate the baking powder, eggs, and vanilla and beat to a thick cream. Gradually stir in the flour. Incorporate the dried cranberries.
  6. Spoon the mixture onto square 8 in. (20 cm)  non-stick baking tray. Spread evenly. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick insterted in the centre comes out dry.
  7. Allow to cool completely on the baking tray before cutting into portions.

Nutritional values per serving : 147 calories, 15 g carbohydrates, 2 g proteins, 9 g fat, 1 starch / ½ fat

Did you like this sweet potato recipe? Try these Healthy Maple Syrup and Pecan Brownies.

Sweet Potato Brownies with dark chocolate is a post from Nautilus Plus. The Nautilus Plus blog aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
Copyright © Nautilus Plus 2012

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