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

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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 cut into squares on a white cutting board

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


  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 24 mins
  • Total Time: 34 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x

Description

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


Ingredients

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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.

  • Category: Dessert, Brownies, Chocolate
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Geri

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

The brownies were amazing!! The BEST vegan, grain free, sugar free brownies I've made so far and I've tried several recipes and variations. I substituted 1/3 cup monkfruit sweetener for the 2/3 cup coconut sugar to make them sugar free. They were perfect!

I just discovered I'm allergic to coconuts. Would these work with almond flour in place of the coconut flour?

Camilla

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

So glad that you liked these, Geri! Sorry to hear about your new allergy. Yes, you should be able to sub twice the amount of almond flour to replace the coconut flour. :)

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