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Spicy Sweet Potato Brownies

Spicy Sweet Potato Brownies

  • Author: Meghan Telpner
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


A gluten-free sweet potato brownie recipe with a little bit of heat!


  • 3 ounces (or about 1 bar) unsweetened chocolate
    1 Tbsp coconut oil, plus extra for greasing the pan
  • 3/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour, plus extra for dusting the pan
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water, if needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat an 8 inch square pan with coconut oil and dust with flour.
  2. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over low heat.
  3. Combine applesauce, sweet potato, coconut sugar, honey, cocoa powder and vanilla. I used my blender, but a food processor would work well too. You can also use a whisk and a bowl.
  4. Add the chocolate/oil mix to the blender and blend/combine until smooth. The mixture should be creamy, not too dry.
  5. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and mix in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder,  cayenne and sea salt. Add water if needed 1 Tbsp at a time if needed.
  6. Pour batter into the pan, smooth it out with a spatula. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Insert a tooth pick in to make sure cooked through, they should be firm when you press down. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes

Keywords: brownies, gluten-free, dairy-free, gluten-free brownies, sweet potato brownies, spicy sweet potato brownies, gluten-free baking