These vegan sweet potato brownies are fudgy, gooey, rich, chocolatey, and delicious! The recipe is plant-based, gluten-free, low in calories, healthy-ish, and easy to make. Enjoy with a low-fat chocolate spread!
Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies
Do you also love brownies? But do you fear they might be unhealthy, high in sugar and fat? Don’t worry, because I am going to present you these healthy gluten-free vegan sweet potato brownies. They are fudgy, moist, rich, gooey, chocolatey and delicious. Sounds interesting to you? If yes, continue reading.
These best vegan brownies are also….
- Refined sugar-free
- Low in fat
They are furthermore healthy as they contain sweet potatoes as the main ingredient! Yes sweet potatoes, Japanese (white) ones to be exact. If you can only find orange sweet potatoes where you live, you need to add a little bit more flour, otherwise, they will end up too moist, since the white sweet potatoes contain more starch. But don’t worry they will still taste amazing!
Vegan Brownies With Healthy Ingredients
You can use sunflower seeds or other seeds/ground nuts instead of hemp seeds. I love the flavor of hemp seeds though, furthermore, they are very healthy, rich in protein and omega 3 fatty acids.
Top these fudgy brownies with a chocolate sauce made from powdered peanut butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup and water and you end up with a heavenly chocolate spread. Find the exact recipe for the vegan chocolate sauce here or here.
I must admit that the brownie batter was a little bit sticky due to the sweet potatoes BUT I would still make this recipe over and over again since the result was extremely delicious.
Popular Sweet Potato Brownies
You might have seen these vegan sweet potato brownies before because I posted them already twice on my Instagram account @elavegan and people went totally crazy about them.
Huge accounts such as @beautifulcuisines @bestofvegan and @vegancommunity reposted my picture and I was tagged in numerous remakes. Everyone enjoyed my recipe, let me know if you also give it a try.
How To Make Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies?
This recipe is super easy to make in only a few simple steps.
- Cook sweet potatoes.
- Process all ingredients in a food processor.
- Pour the brownie batter into a baking pan.
- Bake in the oven.
- Let cool, cut into bars.
- Enjoy with a delicious chocolate spread.
Check the detailed recipe version below. Also, plase tag me on Instagram or Facebook with @elavegan and #elavegan if you make these vegan chocolate brownies with sweet potatoes.
If you love brownies, definitely also check out my other vegan brownie recipes:
- Flourless Brownies
- Healthy No-Bake Brownies
- Cheesecake Brownies
- Caramel Chocolate Brownies
- Best Vegan Brownies
Sweet Potato Brownies
- 2 medium (450 g) sweet potatoes cooked (see notes)
- 2 small (200 g) bananas (see notes)
- 2/3 cup (150 g) sugar of choice (see notes)
- 1 1/4 cup (130 g) oat flour gluten-free if needed (see notes)
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) plant-based milk
- 7-8 tbsp (50 g) cocoa powder I used Dutch-Process
- 5 tbsp (50 g) hemp seeds or ground almonds (see notes)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon (optional)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) and line a pan with parchment paper. My pan measures 8.5" x 4" (21.5 cm x 10 cm) but the recipe makes a lot of batter, so you can use a larger pan (like 8x8).
- Process all ingredients in a food processor until you have a smooth batter.
- Pour the batter into the pan. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick (inserted in the center) comes out almost clean (it can still be crumbly, but shouldn't be wet). Depending on the size/height of your pan, it might be ready some minutes earlier or later.
- Let cool for at least 20-30 minutes and cut into bars. Top these fudgy brownies with a vegan chocolate sauce. You can find the exact recipe here PS: The brownies are even better on day 2!
- Sweet Potatoes: I used 450 grams of cooked white Japanese sweet potatoes. White sweet potatoes work better than orange ones, as they are starchier. You can use orange sweet potatoes, however, you should increase the amount of oat flour (to 1 1/2 to 2 cups).
- Bananas: Applesauce might work as a substitute.
- Sugar: Use cane sugar, coconut sugar, or a keto sweetener like Erythritol (I used Xylitol).
- Oat flour: Process oats in an electric coffee/spice grinder or blender to make your own oat flour. One reader had success using almond flour instead of oat flour.
- Hemp seeds: You can use ground almonds or other ground nuts/seeds of choice instead of hemp seeds.
- The recipe makes at least 8 thick brownies as seen in the pictures (depends on the pan you use and how you cut them). Nutrition facts are for one thick brownie.
Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically
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