The Food Medic's chocolate sweet potato pudding recipe

The Food Medic’s Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe

Think chocolate pudding has to be sinful? Think again! Dr Hazel Wallace shows us how to satisfy our sweet tooth without sacrificing on ingredients with this chocolate sweet potato pudding recipe.

Speaking of this chocolate sweet potato pudding recipe, The Food Medic says: “I love using sweet potato in both sweet and savoury dishes. Although this dish may sound a little bit too outlandish for some, please don’t knock it until you try it. It’s one of my favourite comfort snacks to munch on while watching a movie. It requires only a handful of ingredients and it doesn’t take long to make either. To top it off, it’s low in refined sugar and packed full of vitamins, minerals and fibre.”

You will need:

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter or almond butter
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 40g dark chocolate, chopped (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Place the sweet potato on a lined baking tray and toss in the melted coconut oil and cinnamon. Bake for 30–35 minutes until soft. Allow to cool for at least 1–2 hours. 
  • Soak the dates in boiling water for 10–20 minutes. Take the cooled sweet potato and process it in a food processor until smooth. You may need to stop several times to scrape down the sides. 
  • Drain the dates and discard the water. Add the dates, honey or agave nectar, nut butter and cacao to the sweet potato and blend until smooth and creamy. 
  • Fold in the dark chocolate and store in the fridge until ready to serve.


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Taken from The Food Medic Book by Dr Hazel Wallace (Hodder & Staughton). Photography Susan Bell 

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