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Kadecia’s Sweet Potato Brownies

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  • Chef: Kadecia
  • Type: dessert, snack
  • Serves: 12
  • Time: Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins
  • Cost: 35p

Kadecia was inspired to make these sweet potato brownies using ingredients in an Incredible Edible LEAP food bag which she receives from us at St Stephen’s in Stockwell every Wednesday.


  • 500g sweet potatoes (1 large one will do), peeled and chopped
  • 200g pitted dates
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp smooth nut butter (I used peanut but cashew or almond will work)
  • 180ml milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200g ground almonds * (ground hazelnuts or walnuts work too)
  • 2 tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Soak dates in boiling water for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, boil sweet potatoes until tender.
  4. Drain the dates and cooked potatoes and add to food processor.
  5. Add in the milk, salt, nut butter and cocoa powder.
  6. Blend it until it is completely smooth.
  7. Add ground almonds and baking powder and blend again.
  8. Put mixture into a baking tin that has been lined and greased.
  9. Bake for roughly 25 mins or until the top has darkened (a few cracks are okay).
  10. Leave to cool for a while before cutting it.