Rich, decadent, & ultra fudgy sweet potato brownies…
Two days ago, I was finally able to post about my second cookbook.
And these sweet potato brownies are my way of saying thank you… because nothing could have prepared me for the unbelievably supportive reader response that followed. I was shocked by how many people went and bought a copy of the book right there on the first day, and I am so grateful to all of you. Thank you so ridiculously much. I wish I could bake you all an actual tray of brownies.
I’m still at a loss for words.
Seriously, thank you.
As you probably know by now, I love showing my gratitude through food.
Today you get brownies again.
Hope you like brownies.
(Doesn’t everyone like brownies???)
These sweet potato brownies are soft, gooey, and oh-so-chocolatey. They taste like pure bliss and are pretty much impossible to stop eating… until suddenly you look up and the whole tray is gone.
Brownies have a sneaky way of disappearing like that.
In these secretly lightened-up brownies, the sweet potato adds depth of flavor and moisture, keeping the brownies soft and fudgy without needing any oil in the recipe.
The vegan sweet potato brownie recipe can be suitable for low calorie, gluten free, and sugar free diets, and there’s a flourless option as well. To make them nut free, just use sunbutter or your favorite allergy-friendly alternative to peanut butter.
You also get extra protein (5.6 grams per brownie!), iron from the cocoa, and a vegetable serving, all at the same time.
Brownies > vitamins.
(Please don’t quote me on this.)
Sweet Potato Brownies
Adapted from Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars
Sweet Potato Brownies
- 3/4 cup sweet potato puree
- 1 cup peanut or almond butter OR allergy-friendly sub
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp flour (Oat, white, or spelt flour all work, and readers have reported success with almond flour)
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips + more for the top, optional
- 2/3 cup sugar (for refined-sugar-free, try these Almond Butter Brownies)
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 325 F. Line an 8-inch pan with parchment paper or grease well. Gently heat your nut butter until easily stir-able. Then whisk it together with the sweet potato and vanilla extract in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together all remaining ingredients – make sure that baking soda is evenly incorporated! Pour dry into wet (not the other way around), and smooth into the prepared pan, scooping out all traces of batter and using a second sheet of parchment to really smooth it down evenly. Bake on the center oven rack 20 minutes. It will look a little underdone, but it firms up as it cools. (If, for some reason, yours is still too gooey after cooling, loosely cover and let it sit in the fridge a few hours.)