Vegan sweet potato brownies with a chocolate sauce

Vegan sweet potato brownies

These vegan sweet potato brownies are low in fat, delicious and healthy

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook/Chill Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 brownies
Calories 236 kcal


  • 2 medium cooked white sweet potatoes (450 g) - check recipe notes
  • 2 small bananas (200 g)
  • 2/3 cup xylitol (or coconut sugar for paleo version) (150 g)
  • 1 1/4 cup oat flour GF (or almond flour for paleo version) (130 g)
  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk (120 ml)
  • 7-8 tbsp cocoa powder (or cacao powder) (50 g)
  • 5 tbsp hemp seeds or ground almonds (50 g) - check recipe notes
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 tsp baking powder


  1. Process the xylitol (or coconut sugar) in a coffee grinder or food processor until it becomes a fine powder. Repeat this step with the hemp seeds (or use ground almonds instead).

  2. Put all ingredients in your food processor and blend until you have a smooth batter.

  3. Pour in your brownie mold (I used a silicone mold 8.5" x 4" resp. 21.5 cm x 10 cm).

  4. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F / 180 degrees C for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out almost clean (should not be sticky but also not too dry).

  5. Let it cool for 20-30 minutes. 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!

Recipe Notes

If you don't have white (Japanese) sweet potatoes, you can use orange ones. However, you should increase the amount of flour (e.g. 1 1/2 - 2 cups) if you use orange sweet potatoes.


You can use ground almonds, or other nuts/seeds of choice instead of hemp seeds


The recipe makes at least 8 thick brownies like seen in the pictures (depends on the mold you use and how you cut them). Nutrition facts are for one thick brownie


Nutrition Facts
Vegan sweet potato brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.4g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Sodium 32.5mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 37.5g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7.7g 31%
Sugars 6.6g
Protein 6.3g 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.