Healthy sweet potato brownies

You never knew you loved sweet potato this much, until now! These decadent, super chocolatey health brownies are a great alternative to their sugary, high calorie counterparts. They are table sugar free, gluten free and are also palio and vegetarian friendly! Besides being great post workout fuel, they are also a great way to get some real nutrients into those little picky eaters. Trust me, they wouldn’t even know 😉


  • 1 cup (260g) natural, unsweetened nut butter (I used peanut butter, but almond or cashew butter would work just fine)
  • 4 Tbsp honey
  • ½ cup (50g) cocoa powder
  • 550g sweet potato, cooked and mashed
  • 2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • Coarse salt (to taste)
  • *Optional - 10 sachets sucralose sweetener


Preheat oven to 180 ̊C

Melt peanut butter in the microwave (Check at 20 second intervals)

Add melted nut butter to mashed sweet potato along with the rest of you ingredients with a generous pinch of coarse salt and mix well to incorporate. The consistency should be that of cookie dough.

Here is where you want to taste your dough, don’t worry nothing is raw so it is safe. This might be sweet enough for you, but if you need to add more sweetness you can add the sucralose until the flavour suits you. The sucralose is merely to keep the sugar content to a minimum.

Add to a greased pan (square for brownies, round for a choc fudge cake or rectangular for fudge brownie bars) sprinkle a little coarse salt on top and bake for 30 minutes.

NB* refrigerate overnight (minimum 1 hour) this gives the brownies time to set and the chocolate time to infuse, they taste great when warm, but trust me they are much better served cold.

Serve & enjoy!

Nutritional value per serving:

Makes 12 servings.
Calories:  220 Kcal
Carbs:  21g (of which Sugar: 11g)
Fat:  12g 
Protein:  8g 

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Lilly Bezuidenhout

Lilly Bezuidenhout

As a single mother at 21 who weighed 134kg, at the age of 25 I finally decided to take control of my weight and my life. This led me down the road to health. It was a long, confusing journey that proved to be quite challenging with no help, knowledge or support system for that matter.
After a lot of research, dedication and hard work, I lost a whopping 60kg! It was then that I decided this gift of health and well-being was one that needed to be shared.
In order to share my knowledge and experience with others struggling to become healthy or lose weight, I took the leap and enrolled at a fitness school to become a personal trainer. To date I am a qualified personal trainer, sports nutritionist, child nutritionist and mesotherapist and the journey to knowledge has only just begun.
Someone once said: “You give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him how to fish and you give him a skill that will feed him for a lifetime.” Health and wellness is not a fish, it’s the skill set to be a fisherman. Well today, I want to give you the proverbial fishing rod to your health and well-being.

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