Sweet Potato Brownie Bites Recipe #SweetPotatoLove

Nutrition is the hidden killer of over 2 million children world wide.  You may look around and see little kids with full tummies, but the reality is many are going home to no food.  For some around the world the sweet potato is becoming a saving grace nutritionally speaking.  The sweet potato carries a high source of Vitamin A which is so important to growing bodies.  That is why ONE is on a mission to make the sweet potato famous and get others on board with helping support the cause.  Here are the facts:

  • In 2050, 7 out of 10 people will live in a country that doesn’t produce enough food for its population
  • 1.3 billion people make less than $1.25 per day, two-thirds of them in rural areas
  • 165 million children were stunted from chronic malnutrition in 2011
  • 2.3 million children died in 2011 due to malnutrition

What can you do?  You can start by asking World Leaders to end chronic malnutrition for 25 million kids.  It is simple to sign the petition over at ONE.org.  While you are there you can check out the sweet potato recipes or even purchase a Sweetie Pie ONEsie for your little one to help in the efforts.

In honor of #SweetPotatoLove, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite sweet potato recipes from one of my favorite recipe books, The Muffin Tin Chef.  I changed it up a little to use the items I had around the pantry.  This brownie adds a little kick!

Sweet Potato Brownie Bites Recipe

Sweet Potato Brownie Bites Recipe


  • 1 medium sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper (only if you want a little kick)
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (for topping the brownies)


  1. Boil the sweet potato until tender enough to mash.
  2. Mash in a large bowl with the butter.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Add the egg, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla extract and ginger to the potato mixture and stir well.
  5. In a second bowl stir together the flour cinnamon, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper.
  6. Stir the potato mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  7. Spray a mini cupcake tray with cooking spray and fill the cups evenly with the mixture.
  8. Bake about 15 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes on a cooling rack before unmolding.
  10. Frosting: beat together cream cheese and maple syrup with a whisk until smooth.
  11. Spread on top of the brownies and top with chocolate chips.



Check out these other Sweet Potato inspired creations and posts:

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burritos from This Week for Dinner
Truffle Sweet Potato Frites from Savory Sweet Life
Sweet Potato & Chicken Sausage Stew from Chefdruck
Honey Sweet Potato Biscuits from Food for My Family
Sweet Potato Burgers from Cutie Booty Cakes
What’s Gaby Cooking and Sweet Potato Day
The Mission List and Sweet Potato Day
World Moms Blog and Sweet Potato Day
Cranberry Sweet Potato Crumb Cake from Barbara Bakes
Bourbon and Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes from Boston Mamas
Documama and Sweet Potato Day
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding from Eat the Love
Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potatoes and Sausage from Kitchen Gadget Girl
Sweet Potato Love To Help End World Hunger from Love That Max
Celebrating Sweet Potato Day with Mom Trends
Sweet Potato Chili from Righteous Bacon
Cooking Sweet Potatoes for Picky Eaters from Rookie Moms
Sweet Potatoes and Global Health from Third Eye Mom
Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Kielbasa ONE Skillet Bake from Tickled Red
Sweet, Dude, Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash from Helen Jane
Oh My Sweet Potato Apple Bake from Bowl Licker
Sweet Potato and Peanut Gratin from Non-Reactive Pan
Sweet Potato Fries from When You Wake Up a Mother (also found on Million Moms Challenge)

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About Felicia

Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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  1. “2.3 million children died in 2011 due to malnutrition” This shouldn’t be!! Thanks for writing to help stamp out hunger!

    Jen 🙂

  2. Sounds like a winner to me!

    I’ve also heard that you can put mashed up black beans in just about any brownie recipe. I did that once. My kids gobbled it up. My husband didn’t like it. Maybe if I used 1/2 a can instead of a whole one.

  3. are you kidding, those brownie muffins look amazing!!!!

    thanks for joining in the fun today, so happy to be doing this with you! 🙂

  4. Felicia, these sound amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing the #sweetpotatolove today. Can’t wait to try Sweet Potato Brownie Bites.

  5. The recipe looks good, the cause is great. My heart aches for children who are hungry, especially when it’s the norm.

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