Healthy Brownie Recipe (Paleo, vegan, gluten-free!)

The best healthy brownie recipe.

Brownie Recipe

I truly did not think it would be possible to make a healthier version of brownies taste just like regular brownies. I mean, even the batter and the smell of them baking in the oven are all the same!

And because they are vegan, I have no problem eating all of the batter (no raw eggs!). Well… let me be honest, raw eggs don’t really stop my hands from eating that delicious batter either (oops!).

To top it off, they are also paleo, gluten-free and gut-friendly! I ate a number of these babies and didn’t receive any bloat or indigestion… or guilt! In fact, I even ate one for breakfast with my coffee… because why not? Side note: that combo is unreal

Trevor loved them so much, he wanted me to brainstorm how to sell these in the grocery store! He was even trying to convince me to keep this recipe a secret… but I couldn’t do that to you guys. You know me, anything amazing I find, make or discover, I HAVE to share it with you! Xx

Sliced Sweet Potato Brownies

You only need five ingredients to make these and they are sooo easy.

Ingredients Include:

Sweet Potatoes: Highly nutritious full of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

  • Promotes gut health
  • May have cancer-fighting properties
  • Support healthy vision
  • May enhance brain function

Cacao: also highly nutritious and full of an antioxidant, called Polyphenols.

  • May reduce high blood pressure
  • May lower your risk of heart attack and stroke
  • May improve mood and symptoms of depression
  • May improve symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Maple Syrup: Contains vitamins and minerals, however, is high in sugar

  • Provides at least 24 antioxidants
  • Best consumed in moderation

Almond Butter: Almonds deliver a massive amount of nutrients

  • Loaded with Antioxidants (which help protect against stress, inflammation, aging and disease)
  • High in Vitamin E
  • Can assist with blood sugar control
  • The magnesium found in almonds also benefit blood pressure levels
  • Can lower cholesterol levels

At the end of the day, these brownies are made from some very nutritious ingredients. I always like to know the benefits of all the ingredients I add to my meals so I hope you found those facts to be helpful!

Let’s dive right into the recipe – enjoy! Xx

Healthy Brownie Recipe


  • 1-2 Organic Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 1/4 cup of Almond Butter
  • 1 85%-100% cacao chocolate bar
  • 1/4 cup of Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Skin the sweet potatoes, lather them up with coconut oil spray (optional) and cinnamon (optional) and place them in the oven for 35-40 minutes until sweet potatoes are fully cooked and soft.
  • While sweet potatoes are cooking, start prepping your other ingredients.
  • Pour in a large bowl, almond butter, cacao powder and maple syrup and mix.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are finished cooking, scoop out 1 full cup (removing the hard skin) and smash with a fork into the batter.
  • Bring the oven back down to 350 degrees.
  • Chop the chocolate bar into small pieces. I like to keep the bar in it’s original packaging and use something hard to hammer the bar into tiny pieces (inside the packaging… to avoid a mess). Place a third of the chopped up bar into the batter and mix.
  • Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper or coconut oil and pour the batter into pan.
  • Once batter is evenly distributed in the pan, crumble another 1/3 of the chocolate bar on top! Then sprinkle Himalayan salt on top (optional).
  • Cook for 35-40 minutes. 38 minutes was perfect for me!
  • Wait 15-20 minutes before cutting the brownies.


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  1. Andie says:

    Yum! I can’t wait to try these! Also thank you for including all of those facts about each ingredient, I loved learning more about the benefits! xox

  2. Shylah says:

    Oh, good! I’m glad you enjoy the facts!

  3. Emi says:

    Can I use peanut butter instead of almond butter?

  4. Shylah says:

    Hi Emi,

    I would stick with almond butter, I’m not sure how peanut butter will taste. If you try it, let me know!