Sweet Potato Brownies

Oct 11, 2022All Recipes, Desserts

AS SEEN ON BT – Mashed cooked sweet potato and maple syrup adds moistness to these decadent chocolate brownies.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Microwave Time: 13 minutes

Baking Time: 25 minutes

Makes 24

1 Ontario Sweet Potato (about 12 oz/375 g)

2 oz (60 g) dark or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup (125 mL) butter

1 cup (250 mL) firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup (125 mL) Ontario Maple Syrup

2 Ontario Eggs

2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla

1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour

1/2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder

1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt


3 oz (90 g) dark or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1/3 cup (75 mL) plain unsweetened yogurt (approx.)

1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla

1-1/2 cups (375 mL) sifted icing sugar (approx.)

Line bottom and sides of 13- x 9-inch (3 L) metal baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch (5 cm) overhang at each end.

Scrub sweet potato, trim off ends and pierce with small knife in several places. Microwave on High for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender, turning over halfway through. When cool enough to handle; remove skin and mash with fork until smooth. Measure out 1 cup (250 mL) and place in large bowl, set aside.

In small microwavable bowl, combine chocolate and butter. Microwave on Medium for 1 to 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted; set aside to cool slightly.

Add brown sugar and maple syrup to sweet potato and with wooden spoon, beat until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in chocolate mixture and vanilla until smooth.

In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; stir into chocolate mixture until dry ingredients are moistened. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake in 350°F (180°C) for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack. Using parchment overhang, lift brownie from pan. Remove parchment and place brownie on large platter.

Icing: In medium microwaveable bowl, place chocolate. Microwave on Medium for 2 to 3 minutes or until chocolate is partially melted. Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in yogurt and vanilla until smooth. Stir in icing sugar until smooth. Add either more yogurt or icing sugar if needed for a spreadable consistency. Spread evenly over brownie; set aside to let icing firm up.

Nutritional Information:

1 Brownie

PROTEIN: 2 grams

FAT: 6 grams



FIBRE: 0.5 grams

SODIUM: 105 mg

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