Sweet Potato Butterscotch Blondies

These Sweet Potato Butterscotch Blondies flew out of our house and had Walter proclaiming they were the “best dessert you’ve made” and wondering where they had been all his life. When I asked him what he thought was in them he said “I don’t know vanilla?” (eye roll) to which I responded “yes, of course, there is vanilla, there is vanilla in basically every baked good” to which he said “I don’t know, they taste like french toast, I want to eat them with syrup poured all of them”. I’m not sure I 100% agree with this evaluation, but I took it as a compliment and a sign that they were a win 🙂

Ever since I started making black bean brownies  a few years ago I have been trying to find other vegetable substitutes that work in baked goods. So I was excited when I pulled these out of the oven and realized they had worked! The sweet potato makes them denser than your traditional blondie, but the flavor is subtle. The butterscotch chips elevate them from good to great, the flavor combo is a perfect match. In my opinion, butterscotch is underrated and often forgotten about, we need to change that!

These blondies have me wanting to try sweet potato in other things like cookies, cakes and breads! Do you ever bake with sweet potato?


Sweet Potato Butterscotch Blondies

  • Author: Sprinkles and Sea Salt


The best Sweet Potato Butterscotch Blondies!



  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup smashed baked sweet potato
  • 1 cup white all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tbsp butterscotch chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a blade attachment, cream together the coconut oil and brown sugar for 2 minutes on high
  3. Add egg, mix
  4. Add vanilla extract, mix
  5. Add sweet potato, mix on high until completely incorporated
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and sea salt
  7. Slowly add flour mixture to mixer, mix until just incorporated*
  8. Fold in 2/3 cup butterscotch chips
  9. Pour mixture into a greased or parchment lined 8″ square baking pan
  10. Sprinkle with remaining butterscotch chips
  11. Bake for 20-22 minutes
  12. Cool before slicing into bars



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  1. Man these look great! I bake with sweet potato a lot. I use in in place of banana or applesauce in a lot of recipes!