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Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies (oil-free, grain-free)

Fudgy vegan sweet potato brownies that are equal parts decadent & healthy! They are vegan, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free & Paleo.

vegan sweet potato brownies cut into squares on a white cutting board

Healthy Brownies for a New Year

While I am still enthusiastic about New Year’s focus on vegetables, I nevertheless must call a spade a spade: it’s late January, the days are short, the weather chilly and wet, and the air palpable with a post-holiday malaise.

Moreover, just as I’m gearing myself up to tackle re-organization of my bedroom closet, I caught a glimpse of my exhausted reflection in the mirror. I look pooped, I feel pooped, and the weeks and months until spring may as well be an eternity away.

I need a good night’s rest, a hiatus, a small miracle.

I need brownies.

And so I am having them (I’m digging in following completion of this entry–must type fast!). You can have them, too, with my fudgy but super-nourishing brownie recipe.

Use Sweet Potatoes to Make Vegan Fudge Brownies

Everyone has a recipe for the best brownies, and they also have different ideas about what a brownie should be like. Those who are passionate about chocolate argue in defense of their favorite. Some prefer cake-y brownies; others crave moist and light varieties; and some like dense and chewy brownies with frosting, nuts and the works.

I think that a brownie should have an intense chocolate flavor, but beyond that? I say listen to everyone, follow no one. Which is exactly what I did with these brownies.

Which are made with sweet potatoes. It may sound strange, but it results in the most decadent brownies imaginable, all without eggs, dairy, and oil.

And they are amazing. Plus, they double as energy bars (exactly what I need).

Prepare to go a bit bonkers over these. They are rich, fudgy, and, well, undeniably brownies.

Once the brownies are warm from the oven, the perfect match is milk–dairy, coconut, almond, soy, it does not matter, so long as it is cold. Enjoy! (Don’t forget to feel virtuous–vegetables!– with every decadent bite).

overhead shot of sweet potato brownies on a white cutting board

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Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies {vegan, grain-free, oil-free}

vegan sweet potato brownies cut into squares on a white cutting board

Fudgy sweet potato brownies that are equal parts decadent & healthy! They are vegan, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free & Paleo.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree (see note)
  • 3/4 cup almond butter (or nut/seed butter of choice)
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons nondairy milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line an 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, coconut flour, flaxseed meal, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the sweet potato puree, almond butter, coconut sugar, milk and vanilla until blended and smooth. Stir in the cocoa mixture until well-blended. Stir in the chips, if using. Scrape into prepared pan, smoothing the top,
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 24 minutes, until just set at edges (they will look underdone). Cool completely in pan.
  5. For perfectly cut squares, refrigerate the brownie until cold. Remove from pan using parchment and cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator.

Notes

For the Sweet Potato: Microwave, boil, or steam the a medium -large sweet potato until very soft and then puree the flesh in a food processor until smooth.

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

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Efrat

Thursday 20th of October 2022

Hello Thank you for the recipe, it looks amazing. Is it possible to replace the flaxseed meal with Chia seeds? If yes - how much chia sees is needed and if not - is there anything else I can replace it with? Many thanks in advance!

Camilla

Monday 24th of October 2022

Hi Efrat, I think an equal amount , by weight, of ground or crushed chia seeds will work great as a replacement for the flaxseed meal. 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal weighs 26 grams, whereas one tablespoon of chia seeds weighs 26 grams. So you will use the same weight, which will be exactly half the measured amount on tablespoons or cups.

Madison

Sunday 9th of October 2022

This was so SO incredibly good. Wow! My non-vegan, gluten-eating hubs said it was amazing and “tasted almost glutenous”! Ha! Seriously—I’ve been trying so many of your amazing recipes the last few weeks, and this one is an easy 5 STARS!! Thank you! (As a side note, I doubled the recipe to use up 1 whole can of sweet potatoes. I’m so glad I did because my family devoured these!) Thank you!!!

Camilla

Thursday 13th of October 2022

That is some serious awesome-sauce, Madison! :) I am thrilled the whole family loved them (major score!)

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