We truly need to be grateful that we鈥檙e living in a world where healthy spins on comfort food classics are gaining momentum 鈥 even when it comes to sweets. It鈥檚 pretty hard to complain when the Internet is full of lightened-up desserts that are safe to chow down post-workout when your sweet tooth starts to ache. Heck, we鈥檝e even been spoiled with a profusion of healthy chocolate recipes, for crying out loud! HEALTHY CHOCOLATE. Are we dreaming? Now making waves is the sweet potato 鈥 especially the purple sweet potato. Naturally sweetened in flavor, these amazing root veggies add a level of creaminess and color to desserts that cannot be matched by any other. See for yourself as you gawk at these 14 stunning desserts all made with 鈥 you guessed it 鈥 sweet potatoes.


1. Coconut Flour Pancakes With Purple Sweet Potato Spread: Calling all brunch enthusiasts! You鈥檒l want every day to be 鈥淧ancake Day鈥 once you stick your fork into this colorful stack of sweet and fluffy goodness. (via Radiant Rachels)

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2. Caramelized Sweet Potato: Whoever suggested that playing with your food was bad needs to sit back down. With only four ingredients, you too can create this whimsical masterpiece 鈥 and blow up Instagram with the #foodporn photos. (via Cooking With Lei)

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3. Violet and Sweet Potato Cr猫me Br没l茅e: There is something incredibly satisfying about tapping the caramelized glass-like sugar top of a cr猫me br没l茅e and finding spoonfuls of silky custard within. Sweet potatoes and violet liqueur bring this classic to a whole new level. (via Gourmantine)

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4. Coconut and Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream: Ice cream flavors are becoming increasingly exciting and offbeat these days 鈥 and we LOVE it. Purple sweet potatoes give this frozen treat an extra bit of creaminess while creating a stunning shade of lavender. (via Wallflower Kitchen)

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5. Raisin Spiced Potato Donuts: You say 鈥減otato,鈥 we say鈥 鈥淒ONUTS.鈥 These sweet puffs are spiced with nutmeg and offer sweet raisins in every bite. Whether you drizzle them with a vanilla glaze or cinnamon sugar is up to you 鈥 we think they鈥檒l be scrumptious either way. (via Alisha Enid)

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6. Purple Power Parfait: Parfaits are always tempting with their layers of different flavors and textures 鈥 but this one takes the cake! Decked out with blueberries and flowers, this elegant parfait would be an ideal dessert for your next dinner party. (via Feasting on Fruit)

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7. Sweet Potato Cake With Pecans and Brown Sugar Frosting: And then there was cake鈥 This gorgeous orange-hued cake is light on spice so the true essence of the sweet potato can shine through. Pecans and brown sugar frosting make for the perfect accompaniment. (via Neurotic Baker)

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8. Sweet Potato Cinnamon Buns: Cinnamon buns: a confection that can鈥檛 be denied once the scent hits you in the face and tickles your nose with the elements of sugar and spice and everything nice. This sweet potato variation is no different, so beware, as your neighbors might come a-knockin鈥. (via Oh Sweet Day)

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9. Chunky Monkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: No, loaded potatoes don鈥檛 need to be savory 鈥 nor do they need to be drowned in sour cream in order to be enjoyed. These babies are loaded with sweets and treats that will blow your mind, bringing decadent flavors all while being somewhat healthy. So much WIN! (via Running With Spoons)

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10. Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Ice Cream: I scream, you scream, we all scream for five ingredient ice cream! These scoops are delicious on their own, but slightly amped up if you care to drizzle some bittersweet chocolate peanut butter sauce on them. Just sayin鈥. (via The Vegan 8)

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11. Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies: If you can count to four, you can make these rich, moist and fudge-y brownies. You seriously need only four ingredients. Chickpea and black bean brownies need to take a seat, because these sweet potato squares are deserving of the spotlight. (via The Big Man鈥檚 World)

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12. Sweet Potato Energy Shake: This sweet potato shake will truly bring all the boys to the yard 鈥 whether or not you want to make enough to share is entirely up to you. Blended with espresso or instant coffee, this healthy helping will surely give you the blast of energy you need. (via Ready to Yumble)

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13. Blueberry and Purple Sweet Potato Popsicles: The culinary world is excitingly unpredictable. I doubt you ever expected to cool off by indulging in sweet potatoes, but here they are in a creamy popsicle form and ready to refresh. (via Anna Banana)

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14. Purple Sweet Potato Sugar Cookies: No need for fake dyes or coloring here 鈥 these cookies are naturally plum colored thanks to the purple sweet potato. They鈥檙e also GF, vegan and sugar-free, which tells us that they fit nicely in that 鈥渉ealthy鈥 category that cookies don鈥檛 normally fall into. (via Strength and Sunshine)

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