Lemons 'n Lyme

When life gives you lemons, use them to beat Lyme

Sugar Free Sweet Potato Brownies


Oh man another recipe- two days in a row! You should be so excited. These brownies are paleo, obviously. They are made from sweet potato and are delicious. Anti-inflammatory for Lyme disease!

They are based of off this recipe from paleomg.com but with some tweaks, of course ;). I made them completely sugar free because, well, that’s what I like to do.


1 sweet potato

3 eggs

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1/3 cup applesauce

4 oz bar of dark chocolate (I use 100% so there is no sugar, if you like them a little sweeter or not that crazy intense dark chocolate flavor I’d advice using a 75-85% bar)- 2 oz melted and 2 oz. chopped up.

3 tbs. coconut flour

1/4 cup cocoa

1/2 tsp baking powder

1.5 tbs. vanilla powder (you could probably get away with using vanilla extract instead)

1 tbs. cinnamon

1/2 tbs. nutmeg

pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 425. Poke holes in the sweet potato with a fork and bake until done (~30 minutes).

Once it is cooked and cooled slightly to handle, peel it and mash it up (not the peel!). Be sure to mash it up really well, you could use a mixer to get it really smooth (I don’t have one…. I know! That’s what ya get for being a poor college student). OH! Be sure to turn your oven down to 350.

Add all your wet ingredients to the potato, including the 2 oz of melted chocolate.

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and add to the wet. Mix well. Then add the 2 oz. of chopped up chocolate. Mix in.

My square/rectangular baking dish was in use (aka the dishwasher was eating it… I’m lazy and don’t like to hand wash things) so I used a round cake pan. You can use either what I did or a glass baking dish (8x8ish I suppose:) ). Spray it with some olive oil or butter or whatever nonstick you like to use, pour in your batter, and bake for ~30 minutes. Be sure to let them sit until completely cooled (or even overnight) before cutting into them. This lets the flavor spread through the brownies and enhances the flavor and delicious taste for when you do eat them!




Author: Lemons 'n Lyme

So, my name is Victoria. I was recently diagnosed with chronic/long-term Lyme Disease. It has been one of the biggest reliefs of my life. I finally have an answer for all the pain I've been in for years. I'm 20. I love to bake and cook. I created this blog to 1) chronicle my recovery 2) share my recipes. My recipes are geared to those with Lyme in terms of nutrition and anti-inflammatory, etc. My research has shown that eating a paleo/gluten-free/low-carb diet is best for those with Lyme, and although I try to stick with this I fail horribly at times. Follow along and feel free to contact me! :)

9 thoughts on “Sugar Free Sweet Potato Brownies

  1. wow, this looks delicous! I want to try it! Thanks!


  2. I think this combines all my loves! Definitely going to try this out at some point.


  3. what type of dark chocolate should I get for this? Is dark chocolate 0 in sugar?? (surprised face)


    • If you buy 100% dark chocolate it has no sugar. Just check the ingredients list on the back of the bar should say just cocoa and maybe some coconut butter. You could also buy 100% cocoa baking chocolate


  4. another question, what type of apple sauce? sugar free?


  5. Pingback: Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Brownies: Revisited | Lemons 'n Lyme

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