Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies

Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies ! These 5 Ingredient Vegan Brownies are the best , decadent, rich, moist and fudgy brownies you will ever make ! These Grain Free Brownies are low calorie and sneakily healthy too !!

Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe is perfect for guilt free indulgence.  I dream of all things chocolate and there is nothing more satisfying than these delicious brownie bites. Best part, it qualifies under Clean Eating Concept.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes, cacao powder, almond butter and a sweetener is all you need. A pinch of salt to bring all the things together. Gourmet food made simple ! Isn’t it da best?

Cut brownie pieces served along with two bowls of almod and pistchoes served on black serving platter.

Simple, easy, elegant,  delicious, delightful and satisfying ! I think I am going to run out of superlative adjectives to describe this healthy yet decadent dessert.

And this brownie recipe helps you get daily full of serving of vegetables.  How incredible is that!

So you can eat these brownies every day if you so wish. They are perfect for quick snack, dessert or mid night cravings too.

These lightened-up wholesome and nutrients rich brownies are

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Grain Free
  • Naturally Sweet
  • Dairy free
  • Oil free
  • Decadent, moist and fudgy
  • Low calorie

A hand holding a piece of brownie showing moist fudgy texture.

The moist sweet potato puree adds depth of flavor besides keeping the brownies soft and fudgy. It also eliminates the need to add oil or egg unlike Classic Brownies.

If you want to make them nut free brownies, just use sun-butter or tahini instead of Almond Butter.

Sweet potatoes are a rich source of fiber as well as vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, vitamins A, B and C. Sweet potatoes contain anti-inflammatory and low-glycemic properties that ensure healthy eating.

EDIBLE BROWNIE DOUGH

If you are like me, I do baking for the love of eating the dough as much as the final product. Freshly mixed dough tastes AMAZING!

I know so many kids love to do it too. This recipe is perfectly ok to eat a spoonful ( or more ) of that raw dough before baking.

Since there is no egg or raw flour, you don’t have to worry about eating the raw dough..

DO WE NEED TO ADD BAKING SODA / BAKING POWDER ?

Adding baking powder or baking soda makes the brownies fluffy. It raises or lifts the batter so you get a cake like texture.

Since I am making fudgy, soft and moist brownies,  I am not adding any baking soda or baking powder.  Feel free to add it you want a firm, fluffy cake like texture. 

Baked brownie loaf ready to be cut.

SERVING AND STORAGE SUGGESTIONS

Similar to regular brownies,  serve these Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies warm.  With a dollop of ice cream or coconut cream on top for that extra little treat.

Store them in airtight container for 3-5 days in the refrigerator.  You can freeze them for a month as well.

How Long Should I Bake Sweet Potato Brownies

Set the timer for 30 minutes when you pop the brownie batter in the oven. At around 25 minutes,  you should sense the aroma.

Insert a toothpick in the center of the pan and pull it out. If you see wet batter on the toothpick, they need another 5-10 minutes.

If there are a few moist crumbs on the toothpick, the brownies are done. Unlike cake, the toothpick won’t come out fully clean. Do not overbake brownies.

Individual oven temperatures vary from brand to brand. But roughly 30 minutes are enough for perfectly baked sweet potato brownies.

Sweet Potato Brownies cut into squares and arranged on parchment paper in diamond shape.

INGREDIENTS :

  • SWEET POTATO PUREE : You can use canned or freshly made sweet potato puree. I am including instructions on how to make sweet potato puree at home using three different methods.
  • CACAO POWDER : For the rich , decadent taste choose quality cacao powder. I am using dark variety but depending upon your preference, you can use, dark or semi sweet.
  • SWEETNER : I am using Maple syrup for extra depth of flavors and rich taste. You can use sweetener of your choice. Brown sugar, regular sugar, coconut sugar, monk fruit extract or stevia all are good options.
  • ALMOND BUTTER : It add nice nutty flavors and creaminess . You can use peanut butter instead . For nut free option, choose seed butter or tahini.
  • SEA SALT : A pinch of sea salt adds wonderful smooth finish to the taste. 

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS :

In a large mixing bowl, add sweet potato purée, maple syrup, almond butter, cacao powder, salt  and stir to combine.

Transfer batter to your greased or parchment-lined baking dish and spread into an even layer using a spoon or rubber spatula.

Gently tap the pan on the counter a few times. This helps to get rid of air bubbles and ensures even baking.

Bake on the center rack (at 350 F / 176 C) for 28-32 minutes. The brownie edges should appear slightly dry and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out mostly clean (a few crumbs are okay, but it shouldn’t be wet). Remove from the oven and let cool for 15-30 minutes.

Lift out of the pan and slice. Enjoy warm or at room temperature. 

Step by step process step collage showing how to make sweet potato brownies.

3 DIFFERENT WAYS TO MAKE SWEET POTATO PUREE AT HOME :

STEAMING ON STOVE TOP

Place a steamer basket in a wide, shallow pan with a lid. Fill the pan with water up to the bottom of the steamer basket. Bring water to boil. Place washed sweet potatoes on the steamer basket. Close the lid and let them cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Once cooked, let them cool down. Then remove the skin and mash into puree.

HOW TO STEAM SWEET POTATOES IN INSTANT POT

Add 2 cups of water in the main insert. Put a steamer basket or trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place sweet potatoes on top of steamer basket. Secure the lid and turn valve to seal. Use the manual or Pressure cook mode and set to pressure cook on high for 8- 15 minutes. ( depending on the size of sweet potatoes )

Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Once you open the lid, let them cool down. Then remove the skin and mash into puree.

Sweet potatoes cooked in Instant Pot ready to be used in making this recipe.

BAKING SWEET POTATOES IN THE OVEN

Halve each sweet potato and put it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 F (190 C) for 25-30 minutes or until tender to the touch.

Move to one side of pan and wrap the parchment paper over top to steam. Let steam for 5 minutes. Then remove the skin and mash into puree. 

Stacked pieces of brownies served on the yellow plate.

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Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies cut into pieces served on parchement paper.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies

Yield: 10-12 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies ! These 5 Ingredient Vegan Brownies are the best , decadent, rich, moist and fudgy brownies you will ever make ! These Grain Free Brownies are low calorie and sneakily healthy too !!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or equivalent sweetner of your choice
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, add sweet potato purée, maple syrup, almond butter, cacao powder, salt  and stir to combine.
    2. Transfer batter to your greased or parchment-lined baking dish and spread into an even layer using a spoon or rubber spatula.
    3. Gently tap the pan few times on the counter so the air bubbles are eliminated.
    4. Bake on the center rack (at 350 F / 176 C) for 28-32 minutes. The brownie edges should appear slightly dry and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out mostly clean (a few crumbs are okay, but it shouldn’t be wet).
    5. Remove from oven and let cool for 15-30 minutes.
    6. Lift out of pan and slice. Enjoy warm or room temperature. Store leftovers covered at room temperature up to 3 days, in the refrigerator up to 5-7 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month.
    7. Similar to classic brownies, serve them as is , or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy !

Notes

HOW TO STEAM SWEET POTATOES IN INSTANT POT

Add 2 cups of water in the main insert. Put a steamer basket or trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place sweet potatoes on top of the steamer basket. Secure the lid and turn valve to seal. Use the manual or Pressure cook mode and set to pressure cook on high for 8- 15 minutes. ( depending on the size of sweet potatoes )Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Once you open the lid, let them cool down. Then remove the skin and mash into puree.

BAKING SWEET POTATOES IN THE OVEN :

Halve each sweet potato and and put it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 F (190 C) for 25-30 minutes or until tender to the touch. Move to one side of pan and wrap the parchment paper over top to steam. Let steam for 5 minutes. Then remove the skin and mash into puree.

A NOTE ON BAKING TIMES :

As mentione, these are soft and moist brownies. The cooking time varies based on you use glass or metal bakeware. Also only bake 1" thick layer so choose the pan accordingly. The brownie edges should appear slightly dry and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out mostly clean

Metal Baking Pan : 28-35 minutes
Glass Baking Pan : 35-50 minutes

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 medium piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g

Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.

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