Sweet Potato Brownies

You might know Drew Manning from his incredible Fit2Fat2Fit journey or from his appearance on Alyssa’s courageous Extreme Weight Loss episode. You might also know of Drew from his hit book Fit2Fat2Fit, but one the one thing you might NOT know about Drew Manning is that he has one of the most wonderful, beautiful (inside and out), and amazing wives of all time standing right by his side, and lending a helping hand to everything he does.

It is true the behind every great man is a great woman. Please let me introduce you to today’s guest blogger, a good friend, amazing mommy and wife, and fellow fitness and nutrition guru, Lynn Manning.

Ps – if you don’t follow her already, you should start now! (See her links below). She is full of wisdom, tips, and tricks to get even the pickiest eaters to eat. Something all of us parents appreciate!

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Sweet Potato Brownie From Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit.
Copyright (c) Lynn Manning

One of my favorite things about Chris and Heidi Powell is that they teach their clients the most important lesson (in my opinion) when it comes to permanent weight-loss… It’s a lifestyle, not a diet! It’s not about fad diets, but instead healthier habits that’ll help you to lose the weight and more importantly, keep it off!

As a “foodie”, I felt nutrition would be the hardest part. My motto has always been “It’s not nutritious if it doesn’t get eaten!” I’m not a plain chicken and broccoli gal and knew I couldn’t lose weight if I had to eat tasteless food every day.

The good news is that nutritious food can taste amazing! One way my clients and I stay on track is by having healthier desserts. This is a great way to trick yourself into feeling like you are still indulging, but without sabotaging your progress.

One of my favorite recipes, that kids love too, is my Sweet Potato Brownie recipe. Hope you love it as much as we do and learn that sometimes you CAN have your cake and eat it too! ;)

Sweet Potato Brownies
Serves 9

What you’ll need:

Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 cup Truvia
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
3 eggs, whisked
1 medium sweet potato

How to make it:

1.  Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
2.  Use a knife or a fork to puncture the sweet potato before baking it for 25-30 minutes.
3.  Once your sweet potato is cooked all the way through, peel the skin and mash it up in a bowl.
4.  Turn your oven down to 350 degrees.
5.  Add in the Truvia, vanilla, whisked eggs, and coconut oil. Mix together.
6.  Add in the coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix together.
7.  Grease an 8×8 glass baking dish with coconut oil and pour in the mixture.
8.  Bake for 30-35 minutes until you can poke a toothpick in the middle and have it come out clean.
9.  Let it cool and enjoy.

What’s in it:

Each serving has: 102 calories, 3 g protein, 8 g fat, 113 mg sodium, and 15 g carbs.

Lynn and her husband, Drew

Lynn and her husband, Drew

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46 Comments

  1. Jen C - August 29, 2014

    Made these the other day. I used unprocessed coconut sugar instead of truvia. They were simply AMAZING! The had brownie texture and were so moist. Totally satisfied my brownie craving. Not sure why, but mine didn’t quite turn out as dark as these though.

  2. Kate F - June 7, 2014

    I made these the day after reading about them and I did use organic sugar but a smaller amount and it turned out great. I am making another batch tonight!

  3. Licienne Sodano - May 28, 2014

    I would love to know the fiber count on a serving….can anyone help out with that info?

  4. Weight loss 101 | Leslie Graham - May 8, 2014

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  5. Kelly V - December 23, 2013

    A little too sweet – i think I will use less truvia next time, otherwise a win!

  6. Rachel S. - December 12, 2013

    I would love to make these brownies! Can I substitute gluten free flour for the coconut? Also, can I use dairy free butter instead of coconut oil – or olive oil?

    Thanks!

  7. Angie - December 9, 2013

    Can’t wait to try them. Would live to know the fiber…. :)

  8. Sarah - December 9, 2013

    I can not have sweet potatoes do you think you could substitute butternut squash? It looks so yummy I would love to eat it. Thank you.

    • Admin1 - December 9, 2013

      That would be an interesting substitution! I think it would be yummy but can’t wait to hear how it works for you. Let me know! :)

  9. Emilie Wise - December 6, 2013

    Thanks Chris I am 70. I gave away all my 14/16 clothes and am in a size 12 skinny jean I dropped 18 pounds since October.All because I watched your shows and felt if these people who had so much to lose could do it, I could get myself in shape. I am sure The Lord led a path to you.

  10. Anon - November 27, 2013

    I was a bit concerned about the 3 eggs, and as expected, you could taste the eggs in the mixture. Tasted like a scrambled egg brownie. :( Was good, just maybe I’ll try it again with more cocoa/sugar next time to cover the eggy taste.

  11. Therese Bushen - November 7, 2013

    Got a batch in the oven right now, looking & smelling good! Can’t wait to taste the! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Melissa - September 18, 2013

    These sound wonderful! Do you know what how many grams of fiber?

  13. Dina - September 17, 2013

    Is it ok to give children truvia?

  14. Patti Pacer - September 16, 2013

    Thank you for this recipe. My son has Celiac’s Decease so I can’t wait to share these brownies with him.

  15. Grovia Springham - September 11, 2013

    These sound delicious. Previously I have baked black bean brownies and they were scrumptious. Will be excited to try a different high fiber recipe to compare. Thanks!!!

  16. Leah Wanstreet - September 10, 2013

    Very excited to try these! Your protein fudge is our favorite guilty snack lately! #BabyPowell

  17. Michal Nejeschleba - September 10, 2013

    love healthy recipes ;) #babyPowell

  18. Maria Awad - September 9, 2013

    can’t wait to try these ;)

  19. Sally Husk - September 9, 2013

    I can’t wait to try these because my husband and I are in the process of trying to learn how to eat better etc…I love to cook too so I’m thinking of going back to school for culinary or nutrition & fitness so I can learn how to have a better healthier lifestyle for my family vs what my husband and I had growing up! So with that being said I always appreciate the helpful ideas I get from your blog.

  20. Rikki Quevedo - September 9, 2013

    Um…yummy! It IS possible to eat well and still enjoy your favorites! #BabyPowell

  21. Shannon Eckmann - September 9, 2013

    Looks so good ill have to make these #babypowell

  22. Nan - September 8, 2013

    What you substitute for the eggs & coconut? We are multiple food allergy family but I think this would fun to try.

  23. Tammy - September 6, 2013

    How much fibre per brownie!

  24. Lisa - September 6, 2013

    To Lauren, I used Truvia Baking Blend! Really good!

  25. Lisa - September 6, 2013

    I made these brownies…AMAZING! My entire family loved them! Thank you so much for sharing, you saved my sweet tooth life!

  26. Lauren - September 5, 2013

    I enjoyed these. I would reduce the stevia amount by half or use a small amount of a real sweetner…I don’t think I would make these with an artificial sweetner again. I realy enjoyed the sweet potato and chocolate taste.

  27. Haley - September 4, 2013

    You can sub grapeseed oil for the coconut oil. You can also sub other flours like almond, oat, or rice for those with allergies or gluten issues…

  28. Angela - September 3, 2013

    Hello…I dont like to use “sweeteners” like Truvia. If I were to use coconut sugar any recommendations on how much? It has a 1:1 ratio with regular sugar Thank you!!

  29. Brigitte - September 3, 2013

    Can you substitute regular flour for the coconut? I really dislike the taste of it.

  30. Liz McGowan - September 3, 2013

    How can I substitute the eggs?

  31. Sheila L. - September 3, 2013

    Reward Day treat! Thank you so much, Heidi, for sharing…you ROCK!

  32. Beth - September 3, 2013

    How many servings are in this recipe?
    Just want to make sure I portion correctly :)

  33. Lynn Manning - September 3, 2013

    Heather- you can substitute a different sweetener of your choice such as stevia or even just use raw honey. If using honey it’s approx. 1/4 cup. @Tammy- instead of coconut oil you can actually use olive oil instead. I’ve done that before and they still turned out great! :)

  34. Lynn Manning - September 3, 2013

    @ Dan Thomas and E.S. Rios- If you’d rather you can substitute Stevia or 1/4 cup raw honey for the Truvia. Hope that helps!

  35. Roula Sorani - September 3, 2013

    These sound amazing, but I am going to try them with brown sugar, but only use 1/4 cup so that they don’t come out super sweet. I don’t have coconut flour or oil, so I have to do some substitutions and see how they turn out! I’ll keep you all posted :)

  36. Patty - September 3, 2013

    I am going to make this right away as it sounds yummy! Does anyone know how to add this to Chris’s carb cycling plan? I am following it pretty strict and not sure where to fit this in.

  37. Mindee Burke - September 3, 2013

    Sounds yummy!!

  38. Heather A - September 3, 2013

    This looks and sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it, but is it possible to substitute honey or maple syrup for the Truvia? I’ve finally weaned myself off of all artificial and processed sweeteners (in combination with eating a more Paleo-fied diet). Thanks!

  39. Tammy - September 3, 2013

    Dang was so looking forward to trying this recipe then I seen it had coconut…. I’m allergic to it :(

  40. E.S. Rios - September 3, 2013

    These have Truvia in them (NOT the same as Stevia)… Wouldn’t it be better to make them with Stevia?

  41. James Glenn - September 3, 2013

    Lynn made these for a party we hosted on Friday and to quote lynn “these are to die for” I agree. You won’t notice they are healthy.

  42. Dan Thomas - September 3, 2013

    Sounds really good except for the Truvia. That stuff is horrible for you. I would rather use organic sugar. Thanks for the recipe. Looks like we are having sweet potato brownies for our cheat night this weekend.

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