Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Sweet Potato Brownies


No-grain, no-sugar brownies that are moist and fluffy. A very good substitute for regular brownies (my friends and family love them).

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 1 cup sweet potato flour
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter or ghee
  • 1 cup vegetable glycerin
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 teaspoon almond extract [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1 cup nuts (optional)
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk flour, cocoa, and baking soda until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and vegetable glycerine until pale yellow.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time, making sure that each is thoroughly incorporated before adding the next.
  5. With a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Do not beat.
  6. Stir in nuts.
  7. Spoon batter into 9x9 inch baking pan, spreading if necessary into corners.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out almost dry.
  9. Set pan on wire rack to cool.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Walnut (English)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Potato (Sweet)2 ,3 A N B B B B B N
Vegetable Glycerine (Glycerol)1 ,2 N N N N N N N N
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Chocolate/ Cocoa2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N
Butter1 A A A A N N N N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond Extract1 ,2 N N A A A A N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 12, 2007 at 04:50 PM By: Lola