Before you narrow your eyes in disapproval, just remember this: we already knew that these versatile root veggies could go way beyond just fries. Why not bank on the natural sweetness and add them to treats we already know and love, like cake and donuts?
The thing with sweet potatoes is that you don’t even have to try to hide them under lots of chocolate. Because they’re naturally sweet, you can use less added sweetener like maple syrup or honey in your Paleo-friendly treats. Plus, the starchiness of sweet potatoes gives body and silky thickness to baked and raw treats alike. Win-win!
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We recommend you roast a few sweet potatoes at the beginning of the week so you can mash them up at will and add to these amazing cookies, brownies, puddings and pies throughout the week! However you decide to knock them out, we know you’ll just love these desserts made with sweet potatoes.
Sweet Potato Soufflé Recipe
With fluffy egg whites and creamy coconut milk, this nutty sweet potato soufflé is the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth dessert.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Potato Soufflé Recipe
Heavenly Sweet Potato Pudding
Garnish this sweet and spicy Paleo pudding with coconut sugar, fresh berries or coconut shavings for a customizable sweet dessert or breakfast!
Recipe: Savory Lotus | Heavenly Sweet Potato Pudding
Sweet Potato Cookies
These fudgy, grain-free cookies are sweetened with maple syrup and studded with chocolate chips for a treat even your kids will love!
Recipe: My Whole Food Life | Sweet Potato Cookies
4-Ingredient Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies
Paleo, gluten-free and vegan, these super easy brownies are impossibly moist and chocolatey.
Recipe: The Big Man’s World | 4-Ingredient Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies
Paleo Sweet Potato Meringue Pie
Move over, pumpkin pie. This sweet potato pie has the same creamy mouthfeel, only with orange zest for fresh flavor and an egg white meringue to replace traditional whipped cream.
Recipe: Cupcakes OMG | Paleo Sweet Potato Meringue Pie
Paleo Cinnamon Spice Sweet Potato Bread
Made with nutmeg, cloves and other warm spices, this lightly sweetened bread is like a pumpkin loaf, but better!
Recipe: Sunny Side Ups | Paleo Cinnamon Spice Sweet Potato Bread
Paleo Pumpkin Sweet Potato Custard Recipe
Pumpkin and sweet potato merge in this creamy custard made with gut-healing gelatin.
Recipe: Stupid Easy Paleo | Paleo Pumpkin Sweet Potato Custard Recipe
Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding
Made with roasted caramelized sweet potatoes, this dairy-free version of a childhood favorite pudding is both nourishing and comforting.
Recipe: Gourmande in the Kitchen| Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding
Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Pies
With a tigernut flour base and sweet potato filling made with decadent coconut butter, these individual-sized treats will bake up twice as fast as a regular pie!
Recipe: Empowered Sustenance | Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Pies
“I Want to Marry You Brownies” aka Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies
Sweet potatoes strike the perfect balance between cakey and fudgy brownies in this dark chocolate recipe!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | “I Want to Marry You Brownies” aka Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies
Sweet Potato Mousse
It doesn’t get much simpler than this. Just blend together four ingredients, chill, and voila – sweet potato mousse!
Recipe: Going Cavewoman | Sweet Potato Mousse
Sweet Potato Avocado Brownie Bites
When two power foods like avocado and sweet potato come together, amazing things happen. Case in point: these super chocolatey mini brownie bites.
Recipe: The Real Food Dietitians| Sweet Potato Avocado Brownie Bites
Dessert Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
If you love whole baked sweet potatoes, try stuffing them with chocolate chips, nut butter, raw caramel or any your favorite dessert toppings. It’s a fast way to elevate the humble Paleo potato!
Recipe: Nutrition Stripped | Dessert Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Almond Butter Banana Toast
Just a smear of almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon go a long way in these fun sweet potato toasts. No baking required!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Almond Butter Banana Toast
Mini Sweet Potato Soufflés
Half muffin, half casserole, these nutty hybrid soufflés are naturally sweetened and topped with coconut shavings.
Recipe: Our Paleo Life | Mini Sweet Potato Soufflés
Sweet Potato Ginger Brownies
Purple sweet potatoes give this grown-up version of brownies its signature color.
Recipe: Civilized Caveman Cooking | Sweet Potato Ginger Brownies
Paleo Sweet Potato Tart
With a flaky crust made from free-range pasture pork lard, this heavenly sweet potato tart is in a realm of its own.
Recipe: Thriving on Paleo | Paleo Sweet Potato Tart
Moist and Chocolatey Sweet Potato Blondies
Sweet potato gives these chocolate-studded bar cookies their signature color and creamy texture.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Moist and Chocolatey Sweet Potato Blondies
Sweet Potato Pie Cheesecake
Did someone say pie cheesecake? You’d be surprised to find that this AIP-friendly dessert has all kinds of healthy foods hiding in it, like grass-fed gelatin, apple cider vinegar and probiotic powder.
Recipe: Autoimmune Wellness | Sweet Potato Pie Cheesecake
Fluffy, Thick Sweet Potato Pancakes
Spiced with cinnamon, these puppies are just dying to be covered in grass-fed butter and maple syrup!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Fluffy, Thick Sweet Potato Pancakes
Sweet Potato Chocolate Rolls with a Toffee Sauce
It looks like a cinnamon roll, but this chocolate rolled up in a sweet potato dough is in a category of its own. The blackstrap molasses toffee sauce makes it restaurant-quality!
Recipe: Unconventional Baker | Sweet Potato Chocolate Rolls with a Toffee Sauce
Caramel Sweet Potato Casserole Baked Pancake
A baked pancake that tastes like a sweet potato casserole? Sign us up! All you need are 8 simple ingredients to make this decadent breakfast-for-dessert in a Dutch oven skillet.
Recipe: Athletic Avocado | Caramel Sweet Potato Casserole Baked Pancake
Chocolate + Coffee Sweet Potato Mousse
Start your morning with this chocolatey dessert with a shot of very strong espresso. No judgement!
Recipe: The Good Food Goddess | Chocolate + Coffee Sweet Potato Mousse
Purple Sweet Potato Pie Bars
Yes, these really are Paleo! Purple sweet potatoes give these nutty bars a bright color that looks too good to be true.
Recipe: Well and Good | Purple Sweet Potato Pie Bars
Chocolate Sweet Potato Donuts
These chocolate-glazed donuts are low sugar and completely guilt-free! The sprinkles on top are a genius combination of freeze-dried fruit and hemp hearts.
Recipe: Further Food | Chocolate Sweet Potato Donuts
Sweet Potato Cake with White Chocolate Frosting
Need a dessert to impress? This fluffy, Martha Stewart-inspired layer spice cake has it all.
Recipe: Plated with Style | Sweet Potato Cake with White Chocolate Frosting
Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream
All you need are purple sweet potatoes, coconut yogurt or dairy-free milk, and a little optional sweetener to whip up this no-churn, super easy Paleo ice cream!
Recipe: Rhian’s Recipes | Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream
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