These sweet potato brownies are tasty and loaded with health benefits.

Erin

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Brownies:
Glaze:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Beat white sugar and 1 cup softened butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; add sweet potato, flour, pecans, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt, stirring well after each addition, until batter is smooth. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Whisk confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons melted butter together in a bowl; add enough milk to make a thin glaze. Spread glaze over brownies while still hot. Cool and slice brownies.

Nutrition Facts

730 calories; protein 7.6g 15% DV; carbohydrates 92.4g 30% DV; fat 38.4g 59% DV; cholesterol 161.6mg 54% DV; sodium 528.6mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2014
Delicious.. I added the glaze to some.. not to all of them. Was good both ways. Net time I think I'll add some cinnamon Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2016
This came out more like a cake... not close to being a brownie. I did like the flavor Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2014
Delicious.. I added the glaze to some.. not to all of them. Was good both ways. Net time I think I'll add some cinnamon Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2016
These were superb! As moist as any 'typical brownie'. I stuck by the recipe for the brownies however...I added brown sugar to the glaze to make it caramel. By placing butter dark brown sugar and evaporated milk in a saucepan I let it come to a medium boil for about 3 minutes. Then beat it into the confectionery sugar and added the vanilla. Made it for a group of 40 and they all loved it! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2014
This is super easy to make and it is delicious! We added more pecans (because we love them) and didn't use the glaze (we thought it was perfect without it). I may try more sweet potato next time...but the recipe is perfect as is! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2017
This sweet potato brownie recipe now replaces my old standby from this site. The pecans take it to another level and it came out very moist and decadent. Not cakey at all. I live at elevation (5000 ft) so I took it out after 30 minutes. I also cut the sugar to 1 c white and 1/3 c Splenda brown sugar blend added two tsp. of brown sugar to the butter for the glaze and melted it in the microwave until it was like a caramel sauce then added to the confectioners sugar. It was plenty sweet enough and will cut the white sugar back to 2/3 c next time and toast the pecans. SO GOOD!! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2015
I highly recommend this one. It's so moist and flavorful. I made it and it was all gone in a day. I'll make it again for our family reunion this weekend and I expect grand reviews even there with my bohemian dessert making aunts... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2014
Great recipes! I added crushed walnuts because I didn't have pecans! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2016
Really rich and tasty! Very sweet. My family loved them except for the few who really don't care for sweet potatoes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2014
This recipe was absolutely awesome. Instead of using one cup of butter I used one cup of real cream that was from a 100% grass fed cow. It was rich but my family enjoyed every bite. I will be making this again perhaps for the holiday. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2016
Extremely good recipe!!! Very moist!!! We loved them!!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2016
This came out more like a cake... not close to being a brownie. I did like the flavor Read More