Vegan sweet potato brownies with a chocolate sauce

Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies, cake, chocolate, chocolate cake, oil-free, sweet potato, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 thick brownies
Calories 236kcal
Author Michaela Vais


  • 2 medium cooked white sweet potatoes (450 g) (*see notes)
  • 2 small bananas (200 g)
  • 2/3 cup xylitol (or coconut sugar for paleo version) (150 g)
  • 1 1/4 cup oat flour gluten-free if needed (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) (*see notes)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 tsp baking powder


  • Preheat 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).
  • Process the xylitol (or coconut sugar) in an electric coffee/spice grinder or blender until it becomes a fine powder. Repeat this step with the hemp seeds (or use ground almonds instead).
  • Process all ingredients in a food processor until you have a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter into the mold. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick (inserted to the center) comes out almost clean (can still be crumbly but shouldn't be wet). Depending on the size/height of your mold 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!


  • 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 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 Facts
Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.4g7%
Saturated Fat 0.9g5%
Sodium 32.5mg1%
Carbohydrates 37.5g13%
Fiber 7.7g31%
Sugar 6.6g7%
Protein 6.3g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.5g | Protein: 6.3g | Fat: 4.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 32.5mg | Fiber: 7.7g | Sugar: 6.6g