Alkaline Recipe #198: 6-Ingredient Anti-Inflammatory, Alkaline Sweet Potato Brownies

closeup of sweet potato brownies

This is the The Easiest Sweet Potato Brownie recipe you’ll ever see!

Including alkaline, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant rich ingredients, it only takes 15-20 minutes to make!

I love this for it’s speed, ease and deliciousness – gets you out of a bother when you have a sweet tooth but contains only 3-4g of sugar per serve! That’s practically nothing!

Recipe: Sweet Potato Brownies


1 whole medium sweet potato
2 cups almonds (or cashews or a mix)
5 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 pinch Himalayan salt
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
¼ cup rice malt syrup

Optional: 1 tablespoon coconut flour (optional but adds to texture)


1) start by peeling and chopping the sweet potato into large, rough chunks and then boil until soft (about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the chunks)

2) Set that aside and cool and in the meantime, blend the nuts, cacao and salt until reasonably fine.

3) Put this in a mixing bowl with the coconut oil, coconut flour (if using) and rice malt syrup and mix through thoroughly.

4) Once the sweet potato has cooled, mash this and then stir and fold this into the mixture.

5) Put everything into a lined or lightly greased pan and press it down firmly, and then put into the fridge or freezer (depending on how you’re going to use it – see below).

This makes about a dozen decent slices (or more if you want them for snacks) and contains zero fructose and very little sugar – BUT – lots of protein, fibre and healthy fats to keep you going for hours.

If you are going to eat all of them between yourself, family, guests etc these within a couple of days, put straight into the fridge. However, if you are planning on having them slowly over a week or two, cover and put in the freezer as sliced, individual serves. You can remove them and enjoy within just 10-15 minutes of taking them out of the freezer.

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  1. Charmaine Liliane Barber Reply

    Hi Ross,
    I´m an avid follower of yours and always recommend you to friends an acquaintances.

    Can I use coconut sugar melted as a substitute for rice malt syrup?



  2. Rebecca Rees Reply

    Hi Ross, I just wanted to say a huge Thank You for being a kind and decent human being and taking the time to share all the wellness you have learned. This is a very wonderful and life changing thing you are doing here.

    Also, well done for putting up with all the disgruntled comments from some.

    Remember, Ross is your comrade, here ensuring you can learn life improving things, all for free! Let’s not take our own **** out on others but try to be grateful and kind. That’s what this man hopes for you!!

    Love to you all x

  3. Katherine M Gillow Reply

    Hi Ross
    It’s me again. Could l purée dates instead of the rice syrup?
    Best regards

  4. Katherine Reply

    Hi Ross
    Can l use almond flour – if so, would it still be two cups?
    Many thanks

    • ross Reply

      You can definitely, and yes, still use 2 cups.

  5. Taylor Mains Reply

    This is a suggestion

    You should make your recipes print friendly

    • ross Reply

      Hi Taylor – I am – slowly but surely, it’s quite the task as there are over 200 of them on here.

  6. Juliana Reply

    Ross when you say blend nuts and cacao together is it with liquid in a blender or is it dry in a nut grinder?

  7. Karen Reply

    You mention coconut flour in the instructions but I don’t see it in the list of ingredients. What am I missing?

  8. Margaret Reply

    I have been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis ….will the alkaline diet help me?? I have been instructed to leave out all citrus fruits!

  9. Jetty Morales Reply

    I will like to know if I extracted the lemon juice ahead of time and keep it al the frige, it will lose the nutritional value?

  10. Tina Reply

    I’m doing healthy eating (and cooking) with my Kindy class. This is a definite must! Thank you. Will try.

  11. Francesca Reply

    Finally a brownie recipe that is delicious and also good for you. You’re a genius, Ross.

  12. Elena Gravdal Reply

    Love you Ross. I enjoy everything you send.
    Thank you, thankyou
    Elena from Agentina

  13. Jan Reply

    If you put some shredded unsweetened coconut flakes in, seems like you could scoop and drop and make similar to No Bakes. Would at work! Or would they fall apart? Sound yummy!

  14. Rosie Reply

    Hi there. Excited to make this but one slight drawback – cacao – which I have an intolerance to and quite high on my list. What would you suggest instead or would a substitution completely wreak havoc on this receipe. Thank you!

    • ross Reply

      Hey Rosie

      You could use very high quality, organic dark cocoa instead. It would contain more sugar and be slightly sweeter, but probably still pretty good!


  15. Erin Carr Reply

    Thank you my plan is to start a alkaline diet soon.

  16. Shaji S Panicker Reply

    Thanks for the Brownie recipe. If we add coconut powder, we may need more syrup, I think… See our presence in Istagram devi_panicker.

  17. Natasha Lindor Reply

    This looks delicious. Looking forward to whipping these up. I have everything on hand except for the rice malt syrup. What could I use as a substitute?

    • Ric Flare Reply

      I’m going to try raw honey instead.

  18. Daniel Halley Reply

    Just printed the recipe and I will make it tomorrow. Can’t wait to eat it! lol

  19. Marsha Reply

    You are God’s gift to us. I will definitely try these. thank you.