This Easy Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting is probably the healthiest frosting recipe you’ll ever make. Made with cooked sweet potatoes, cocoa powder, sweetener and coconut oil, this chocolatey frosting recipe is creamy, thick and actually quite filling thanks to all that fiber from the sweet potatoes.
Ingredients Used to Make This Easy Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting Recipe
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- Sweet Potato – You’ll need mashed sweet potatoes for this recipe. You can steam, bake or boil them until soft but here’s the easy method: Wash and wrap a whole sweet potato in a microwave-safe silicone bag (like this one) or in a plastic wrap, then microwave on high for 6-7 minutes (or more depending on the size of the potato). You can make sure it’s cooked by sticking a fork or toothpick into the center. Let them cool somewhat before handling and mash it with a fork.
- Cocoa Powder
- Coconut Oil – You can use regular coconut oil, or refined coconut oil, like this one, which has a neutral scent and flavor (this is great for people who do not like the distinct smell and flavor of coconut. You can also use plant-based, dairy-free butter or regular butter instead, but the catch is that the butter or oil has to be solid at room temperature (so olive oil, avocado oil are NOT good substitutes).
- Granulated Sugar of Choice – to keep this recipe low carb, I used granulated monk fruit sweetener. You can also use granulated cane sugar
More Recipes Using Sweet Potatoes (HERE)
Step by Step Guide
How to Make Easy Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting
In a clean bowl, mix all ingredients together and stir until no visible clumps of powder or sweet potato remain
To make a thicker frosting, add more cocoa powder. For thinner frosting, add more coconut oil
For best results, transfer the bowl to the fridge and cool for about an hour for the frosting to set.
Fit the mixture into a piping bag and use it to frost cakes and more!
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- Add a half teaspoon of instant coffee powder or coffee extract for extra flavor.
- Add vanilla extract for more flavor, or other extracts and flavorings. Try vanilla bean paste, almond extract, coffee extract or maple extract. Maybe some citrus flavors such as lemon or orange extract. Peppermint extract also works.
What are some ways you can use this Chocolate Sweet Potato Vegan Frosting?
- To frost cakes, muffins or cupcakes
- Serve on top of waffles, oatmeal and pancakes
- Use as a healthy dessert dip
How to Store
You can keep this frosting covered at room temperature for a few hours, but it’s best if the frosting is kept in the fridge, where it can be kept for up to 3 days.
Easy Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting (Healthy Vegan Recipe)
- 1/2 cup mashed orange sweet potato
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup refined coconut oil , softened
- 2 Tbsp monk fruit sweetener , or other granulated sugar of choice
- In a clean bowl, mix all ingredients together and stir until no visible clumps of powder or sweet potato remain
- For best results, transfer the bowl to the fridge and cool for about an hour for the frosting to set.
- Fit the mixture into a piping bag and use it on baked oatmeal, french toasts, pancakes and other breakfast dishes. Enjoy!
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