Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies

Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies

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I have been experimenting with healthy vegan brownie recipes for so long, and I’m so happy to say that I have finally come up with one that is absolutely delicious and made with great ingredients, too!

brownies cut into squares

What you will need

Brownie Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweet potato (230 grams)
  • 1 cup hazelnuts (130 grams)
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax + 4 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt
hazelnuts in a measuring cup
sweet potato in a measuring cup
melted chocolate in a measuring cup
flour in a measuring cup
cacao powder in a measuring cup
coconut sugar in a measuring cup
maple syrup in a measuring cup
flax egg in a measuring cup
baking powder in a measuring spoon
vanilla in a measuring spoon
hand adding a dash of salt

Chocolate Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut cream (from a can)
  • 1/3 cup melted chocolate
coconut cream in a measuring cup
melted chocolate in a measuring cup

How to make your vegan sweet potato brownies

Brownie Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F/ 175C.
  • Make the flax egg by combining 2 tbsp of ground flaxseed & 4 tbsp of water. Set it aside.
  • Next, prepare your sweet potatoes. Peel the potatoes & chop them into cubes.
  • Place them in a pot of boiling water & boil for 20-30 minutes, until they are soft enough to easily stick a fork into.
  • Mash the potatoes with a fork & measure out 1 cup. Add the sweet potato to a food processor.
  • To the food processor, add the hazelnuts, melted chocolate, maple syrup, sugar, flour, cacao, flax eggs, baking powder, vanilla & salt.
  • Mix everything well in the food processor until you have a thick batter.
mixing brownie batter in a food processor
  • Grease your pan & add the brownie batter.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
brownie batter in a pan

Chocolate Glaze Directions

  • While the brownies are baking, create your chocolate glaze.
  • Open a can of coconut milk (make sure it has been refrigerated overnight!) and take out the white solid part at the top.
  • Measure out 1/3 cup & add to a large bowl.
  • Next melt 1/3 cup of chocolate and also add it to the bowl.
  • Use a hand mixer to combine the ingredients until you have a thick, but liquid consistency.
chocolate glaze in a bowl
  • Once the brownies are out of the oven, pour the glaze on top & add more hazelnuts.
adding chocolate sauce to a pan
brownies with hazelnuts
  • Allow for the brownies to cool and the glaze layer to solidify.
  • Cut the brownies into squares and enjoy!
brownies stacked with hazelnuts on top

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If you liked these vegan sweet potato brownies, you might also like these other vegan and gluten free desserts:

chocolate mousse pie

chocolate protein chia pudding

chocolate bark

brownies with a bite into them

Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies Recipe

Gaby Dimova
These vegan sweet potato brownies are healthy and have a delicious hazelnut twist!
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 138 kcal

Equipment

  • hand mixer
  • food processor

Ingredients
  

Brownie Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweet potato 230 grams
  • 1 cup hazelnuts 130 grams
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 flax eggs 2 tbsp ground flax + 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt

Chocolate Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut cream from a can
  • 1/3 cup melted chocolate

Instructions
 

Brownie Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350*F/ 175*C.
  • Make the flax egg by combining 2 tbsp of ground flaxseed & 4 tbsp of water. Set it aside.
  • Next, prepare your sweet potatoes. Peel the potatoes & chop them into cubes.
  • Place them in a pot of boiling water & boil for 20-30 minutes, until they are soft enough to easily stick a fork into.
  • Mash the potatoes with a fork & measure out 1 cup.
  • Add the sweet potato to a food processor.
  • Add the hazelnuts, melted chocolate, maple syrup, sugar, flour, cacao, flax eggs, baking powder, vanilla & salt.
  • Mix everything well in the food processor until you have a thick batter.
  • Grease your pan & add the brownie batter.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Chocolate Glaze Directions

  • While the brownies are baking, create your chocolate glaze.
  • Open a can of coconut milk (make sure it has been refrigerated overnight!) and take out the white solid part at the top.
  • Measure out 1/3 cup & add to a large bowl.
  • Next melt 1/3 cup of chocolate and also add it to the bowl.
  • Use a hand mixer to combine the ingredients until you have a thick, but liquid consistency.
  • Once the brownies are out of the oven, pour the glaze on top & add more hazelnuts.
  • Allow for the brownies to cool and the glaze layer to solidify.
  • Cut the brownies into slices and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1183IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
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