Sweet Potato Dessert Recipes

Christine Albury

These sweet potato dessert recipes remind you that these versatile veggies are not just for your main course! From sweet potato brownies to spicy cupcakes, we have some unique and creative ideas for you to try!

Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile, and while you may use them in a variety of main dishes, did you know that they can also be used to make some wonderful desserts?

Making desserts with sweet potatoes is a great way to help to cut down on sugar while also including a range of important nutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. 

Instant Pot Candied Sweet Potatoes Photo

Sweet potatoes add a natural, subtle sweetness to desserts, and many people will not even realize that they are included!

If you're a parent, you'll know what a struggle it can be trying to get your kids to eat enough veggies. By using sweet potatoes in your dessert recipes,you can give them a healthy boost of nutrients... and they won’t even know! 

Sweet potatoes are synonymous with winter festivities, so why not try some of our favorite festive desserts packed full of healthy sweet potato? 

If you love sweet potato pie but would love to be able to send some to school in your kid’s packed lunch, or perhaps even your own, these Sweet Potato Hand Pies are a winner!

Sweet Potato Hand Pies Picture

These are almost like mini sweet potato pies, but with extra pastry encasing the sweet, delicious filling.

This recipe for Bourbon Sweet Potato Bread Pudding will steal the show and is a great way to end a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal! Luscious layers of sweet potato are mixed with bread pudding and a healthy dose of bourbon, then topped with marshmallows and pecans, for a buttery, nutty finish. This boozy treat will be worth the wait!

 

Bourbon Sweet Potato Bread Pudding Picture

 

 

 

Sweet potato in... brownies?

You hear of all sorts of odd ingredients being added to brownies, so it should be no surprise that we have whipped up a recipe that includes sweet potatoes!

You wouldn’t even guess they were included if we hadn’t told you so! Best of all, this version is paleo!

Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies Pic

These Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies also contain sesame tahini, which would probably be another ingredient you would never expect to find in baked goods! However, the bitterness of the tahini pairs very well with the sweetness of the sweet potato and the hints of cinnamon. The flavors marry perfectly to create one of the most delicious brownies you will have ever eaten! 

Sweet potato cupcakes

Do you often find that when baking for kids' school bake sales you tend to see the same old things? Boring, right?

Why not spice up your next bake sale contribution with these Sweet Potato Cupcakes which are actually full of spice – a beautiful blend of cinnamon, ginger and cloves paired with sweet potato and another star ingredient…coconut!

Sweet Potato Cupcakes Image

The coconut adds a lovely dimension of flavor, especially when you include the chopped pecans.

These amazing cupcakes are topped with mini marshmallows – because what else goes so well with sweet potatoes?! Cupcakes as good as these also make great gifts for your neighbors, friends and family! 

I'm a mom of 5 and love making healthy baby food with wholesome, natural ingredients. In 2005 I started the Homemade Baby Food Recipes website, sharing recipes for everything from simple fruit purees to gourmet curries for the baby food connoisseur! You'll also find plenty of tried and tested tips to help encourage even the most reluctant diner to enjoy a wide range of nutritious new foods. If you enjoy cooking, then you will LOVE learning to become head chef for a very special little customer!

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Christine Albury

About Christine

I'm a mom of 5 and love making healthy baby food with wholesome, natural ingredients. In 2005 I started the Homemade Baby Food Recipes website, sharing recipes for everything from simple fruit purees to gourmet curries for the baby food connoisseur! You'll also find plenty of tried and tested tips to help encourage even the most reluctant diner to enjoy a wide range of nutritious new foods. If you enjoy cooking, then you will LOVE learning to become head chef for a very special little customer!