Sweet Potato Ginger Brownies

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So what is new in the world of the caveman?  Well that is a good question and I have a not so typical blabbing caveman answer.  Why you ask?  Because I am freezing my paleolithic loin cloth covered butt off in Philadelphia.  I love how the day before I flew here it was 65 degrees and then the morning I land it decides to bless me with a blizzard.  By definition it was not a blizzard but for my California and before that Hawaii climatized booty, it was freezing and the 1/2 inch of snow that melted in 30 minutes seemed like a blizzard.  I was even checking the car for an emergency kit in case I got stranded.  Didn’t find one, but I did have plenty of Paleo kits so I was safe.  Speaking of Steve’s Club, I am going there Monday to meet all the amazing Kids in his program, and maybe steal a 55 gallon drum worth of Paleo Krunch.  I am not going to kill anymore of your brain cells with words, so here is a picture of the recipe and then a bunch of me doing handstands every where Rocky.  BTW it was 32 degrees out with a 65 M.P.H wind so it was totally like -45 if my abacus functioned properly in the frozen tundra.  Haha ok it wasn’t that cold but I am spoiled.  Enjoy the recipe and laugh at my handstands.

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Handstand Overlooking Philly in front of the art museum then me showing Rocky how it’s done!!!!

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4.9 from 17 reviews
Sweet Potato Ginger Brownies
 
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Serves: 16
Ingredients
Instructions
Baking Sweet Potato
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Poke holes in your sweet potato and bake wrapped in aluminum foil until fork tender (mine took 75 minutes)
  3. Remove from the oven and peel
Boiling Sweet Potato
  1. Peel sweet potato and cut into 1 inch cubes
  2. Place in a pot of water and bring to a boil
  3. Boil until your sweet potatoes are fork tender and drain
Brownies
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Place your sweet potatoes into your stand mixer or large mixing bowl and mash them
  3. Add your eggs, grass-fed butter, honey, and vanilla and mix well
  4. Add in coconut flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder and salt and mix until all is incorporated
  5. If using dark chocolate chunks or enjoy life chips, add them in now and mix by hand
  6. Grease an 8x8 glass baking dish (or a 9x13 if you want them thinner) and add your batter, spreading evenly
  7. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  8. Cool, cut, serve and Enjoy

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  1. This is the very first recipe of yours I’ve tried and it came out perfect! The pre-baked mixture was watery so I added a couple tablespoons of coconut flour and added a bit more ginger and nutmeg. Love the texture and the not-too-sweet brownie which came out!
    Thank you and will be trying more of your recipes. Keep up the good work!

  2. Do you think I could sub out the coconut oil with avocado?? Just a thought…

  3. Is there a difference in the end result {for taste} depending on how you prepare the sweet potato?

  4. Hi, I tried these yesterday with carob powder. I didn’t have. Sweet potatoe on hand so I used plain canned pumpkin. I also used the coconut oil instead of butter. The pumkin was pretty wet so I added a touch extra of coconut flour. I cut the honey just a bit ( did not have raw honey) because from what I have read carob is sweeter than chocolate. The taste was ok. Not bad by any means but kind of different in a reasonable way. The texture was kind of fall apart soft. Not raw soft, but way softer than a regular brownie. I can’t do chocolate and I have made regular carob brownies just twice which I enjoyed, but am trying to head towards gluten free and maybe towards paleo. Just wondered if anyone had done more with the carob, and what changes they might have made. I also wondered what the texture is actually like when you make it just like the recipe? Thanks for sharing recipes.

  5. Hello, these brownies are in my oven and I used every ingredients but the mashed sweet potatoes was a little chunky. I boiled them and mashed them. I tasted the wet ingredients and they don’t taste like brownies. They taste like ginger sweet potatoes. I hope it’s going to be ok.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Yoli

  6. Fantastic & delish. Thanks! This is my first time ever experimenting with paleo brownies & lucky me that I found your yummy recipe.

  7. Best ever! I’ve probably make this recipe about 20 times. Thanks so much!!

  8. Can you SUB regular organic honey for the raw honey!? I just realized I’m out of raw honey, but I know the consistency of raw honey is so different from regular honey…

  9. I absolutely LOVE this recipe. If your cooking gets down like these brownies, I will definitely be getting that e-book of yours. Soooo delish and I don’t even like chocolate all that much but I am addicted to these brownies. I was a little apprehensive when I saw the spices you used but they make it that much more yummy after tasting it. Could easily be my ABSOLUTE favorite chocolate dessert.

    • These are one of my favorite go-to guilt-free treats. The sweet potatoes work magic, don’t they? :)

    • Oh yeah. I didn’t have a purple sweet potato so I just used the orange sweet potato and it was just as yummy. My husband loved it too. I must change my previous post. It’s my absolute favorite sweetie treat!

      What changes to the recipe would need to be made if doubled?

      Thanks,

      Kiesha

  10. Hi George

    I’m making these for Christmas but we don’t have purple sweet potatoes in the UK as far as I’m aware. We have the standard orange sweet potatoes that are pretty wet in texture (I believe you guys call these yams) or white sweet potatoes which are sweeter but much drier.
    I was just wandering if you know which are closer to the purple sweet pot or which would be better to use for this particular recipe?

    I’m no baker so your help on this would be much appreciated!

    P.S. ALL your crockpot recipes I’ve tried have been awesome so thanks for all your hard work!

  11. Can’t wait to try this!! Is the purple sweet potato used just for the dark color, to make them more “brownie” like? I have a a bunch of leftover cooked yams and regular sweet potatoes. I’m assuming these would also work?

  12. These are yummilicious! I added a dash of cayenne since I love the way it makes my mouth tingle when drinking it in coffee or cocoa. My non-sweet potato husband wants them all the time. Thanks for yet another great recipe’

  13. Hi, the link to the vanilla is broken. Is it extract, pods, paste? Thanks! can’t wait to try these and the only ingredient I don’t have in the cupboard is vanilla.

  14. Tonight we had a left over sweet potato so I used it for this recipe. I added a pinch of cayenne pepper since I love the way it makes my mouth tingle when I add it to coffee or hot chocolate. It gave a nice kick to this already yummy treat! Thanks :)

  15. Just made these. Great taste and amazing fudgy texture.

  16. These have become a staple when I need brownies. My hubby loves them but I do not tell him they are made with sweet potato. I make them as mini muffins. Not so easy to get the batter into the tiny tin but they are worthy it to have yummy bite sized treats. Love your website.

  17. Hi George,
    Mine have just come out the oven and I had to cut it open straight away – the steamy smell is amazing. I made my own coconut flour in my coffee grinder but took the first lot too far to a butter! Plus after cutting open my potatoes I put the skins back in the oven to make another treat.
    Thanks from down in Adelaide, South Australia

  18. You can also steam the sweet potato. Peel it and cube it up; done in 10 minutes or less!

  19. Hi George

    These are really rather decadent given the main ingredient is a humble sweet potato. I used a standard one as I’m not even sure purple ones are available in UK. I shall certainly investigate further! They have a moist, gorgeous truffle like texture. I used coconut oil instead of butter and something called sweet freedom (100% extremely low GI fruit syrup) instead of raw honey as I didn’t have any. Delish! Butternut squash and lime soup for lunch today. Yum! Your recipes are fab and your photography is awesome too! Thanks George xx

  20. Love, love, LOVE them George. I’ve made them several times. I took them to a class tonight and WOW and I really want the recipe was the reaction. Thanks so much :)

  21. SOOOO delicious!!

  22. I made these last night. In half I put chocolate chips and the other half I put walnuts. They were absolutely delicious! Thank you! And I love the pics of you too. Brownies and eye candy!

  23. cant wait to try these, just come off a pretty hectic exclusion diet so trying out paleo as a long term solution and cant wait to get my teeth into some chocolate! I live in South Africa and have never seen nor found coconut flour however- is there any thing I could substitute it with?

  24. Is the batter supposed to be pretty thick? I used a ripe banana instead of honey, and they were almost cakelike. Should I add some more liquid to balance that out? The flavor was good (not banana-y), just not as moist as I expected

  25. I made these with carob because my sister is allergic to chocolate and they were amazing!!! Thank you so much for all your great recipies and keep up the good work.

  26. I love this site! Your recipes are amazing, I can’t wait to make these brownies!! I am new to the paleo lifestyle, and your recipes definitely make it easier to transition!! Thanks so much!

  27. Any chance you know what the net carb total is for these? My fiancé was just diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes and I am gluten free (Celiac.) I would love to be able to make a dessert we can both eat.

  28. You got my votes :) making these today! May add a lil mashed butternut squash purée as I have extra!

  29. These brownies were awesome. I shared the recipe with one of my co-workers the day you posted it. Serveral days later she baked them for me for my birthday! What a treat.
    Thank you George for a yummy chocolate recipe just in time for the big 50!

  30. Sue Cottle says:

    Arrrooo! Your butt obviously isn’t too frozen if you can look that sexy upside down!

  31. Sounds soo delicious! Any substitute for eggs? Egg allergies at home :(
    Suggestions?

  32. OMG! I just made these last night and used one cup mashed sweet potato and one cup canned pumpkin (’cause I had some leftover). They were soooo good and are now my favorite brownie recipe. I put them in the fridge and they have a nice fudgy consistancy. Totally yummy that I had some for breakfast (my bad) with my chicken. Heck it had sweet potato in it…Thank you!!!!!

  33. Very excited to try these having just done day 9 of the paleo way of things and missing having a goodie at the weekend…wish me luck!

  34. These were amazing… I thought that they tasted like pumpkin cheese cake with a touch of chocolate. I used organic maple syrup instead of the honey. Not really sure if I did them right because they had the texture of cheese cake but I thought that they were some of the best brownies that I’ve made so far. Still experimenting with coconut flour. Will definitely make these again.

  35. Incredible photos and a knockout recipe! Going to attempt it without eggs…brainstorming good substitutes now!

  36. going to make these tomorrow! look delicious!

  37. sweet potatoes are my fav, as is chocolate – so this is a can’t miss recipe.
    But I don’t have coconut flour – do you think almond meal would work as a substitute?

  38. Oh, wow…can’t wait to try these! They sound AMAZING!

  39. For all of the great food in Philly I have yet to find okinawan sweet potatoes here! If you find them while you’re visiting please let me know. I’m craving them!

  40. Looks delicious! I don’t do well with any kind of sugar, however. What could be used in place of honey?

  41. George this one looks delicious!

    I recently started a blog and would love it if you would check it out (and anyone else reading!)
    http://pureandsimplenourishment.blogspot.ca

    Thanks so much!

  42. For once, I had all the ingredients just sitting around! I had to use regular sweet potatos instead of purple and subbed in the coconut oil for the butter – also skipped the chocolate chips since I don’t have any but husband and I both tasted the batter and declared it good :) These are baking away in the oven as I type this; looking forward to tasting the end result. Oh! and I dusted the baking dish with cocoa powder after I greased it (with coconut oil) just to help them not stick. I think someone should try adding dried cherries – you can’t go wrong with chocolate and cherry ;) Thanks for the recipe!

  43. Hi George,
    This looks like a great munchie…I am whipping them up as I type as my family will kiss me all afternoon!
    Just wondering…is there a subsitiute for eggs as I am allergic?
    Thanks,
    Pat

    • Pat I have never had to substitute but a quick google search should yield you many options. Hope you find a good one and please come share when you do :)

      • Pat & George – I always use ground flax seed (I can buy a bag of organic ground flax at Costco now) for the egg sub. 1 egg = 1 Tb flax + 3 Tb water and let soak for a few min. Use this in pancakes and other baking and always have great results.
        Also can sub flax for the oil/butter called for too. Not allergic to eggs or vegan, just trying to change it up a little healthier.
        Cheers!

  44. Awesome photos, George! I like the ones of you best, but those brownies look terrific. I might add these to the offerings I am taking to the family Super Bowl party today as I have some sweet potatoes that need to be used.;-) And these will definitely have to be shared over at All Gluten-Free Desserts … All the Time! Enjoy your treats and day! Thanks for the recipe and the inspiration! :-)

    Shirley

  45. Beverly Evanoff says:

    Just wanted to let you know that you got my vote!! You’re #1 as far as I’m concerned and it looks like many others feel the same. Will try these brownies tomorrow….of all things to run out of, I ran out of eggs! Going out later to get them. Stay warm!!

  46. Making this today! Can’t resist brownies! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  47. Looks great!

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