How to Make: Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies (+Gifs)

October 21, 2014 Updated: October 21, 2014

Let’s take a break from pumpkins for a minute, shall we? These brownies are baked with a burst of rich flavors and perfect for the chilly fall weather. Paired, of course, with your favorite tea or coffee. 

INGREDIENTS – 

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
150 g dark chocolate, chopped
25g coconut oil, melted
100 ml maple syrup
2 TBS ground flax seed + 6 TBS water
100 g almonds flour
1/4 cup (30 g) cacao powder
2 TBS (21 g) espresso powder
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
Chopped nuts (optional)
Sliced figs (optional)

1. Boil the sweet potato cubes for around 10 minutes, until soft. Drain and mash until smooth, then set aside to cool.

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2. Preheat the oven to 325ºF (160ºC)

3. Mix the flax seed and water. Let it set for about 15 minutes.

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4. Melt chopped chocolate in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Take off the heat then stir the melted coconut oil and maple syrup into the chocolate.

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5. Stir the chocolate mixture into the sweet potato, add the flax mixture, then fold in the almond flour, baking powder, cacao powder, salt and cinnamon.

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6. Pour mixture into a square pan. Sprinkle chopped nuts and sliced figs, and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the brownie is crusted on the outside. Allow to cool, then cut into squares.

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