Tuesday, August 27, 2013

...Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies...

...we have been trying so many new vegan recipes...I thought I'd share some with you...

...I saw these brownies at Fat Free Vegan Recipes...and pretty much followed the recipe (my changes below)
...I just baked a couple of white sweet potatoes in the micro...you can tell in the original recipe photo that they used the orange kind...maybe that's why ours were not quite sweet enough...
...just pulsed a few times with the vanilla, soymilk, and ground flaxseed...
...then added the flour, cocoa, baking powder and soda...
...it really did make a stiff bread-like dough...and it tasted pretty good at this point...
...dumped it into an oiled pan...
...and pressed it down...much like a pizza dough at this point...
...a quick nibble told us that, indeed, ours were not quite as sweet as we like them...maybe the white sweet potatoes are not as sweet as the orange ones...so we sprinkled the tops with powdered sugar...
...and they were just about perfect then...
...see how fudgy...a fun new recipe...

Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies (adapted from Fat Free Vegan Recipes)

1/2 c cocoa
1/2 c all purpose flour
1 3/4c mashed sweet potato (about 2 white sweet potatoes)
1 t vanilla
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 T ground flax
3 T soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)

Mix all ingredients in a food processor. The dough will be quite dry like a bread dough. Press dough into an oiled 9×9 baking dish and bake for 30 minutes at 350 F.

Don’t worry if it is a little bit soft, it will harden as it cools.

~Have a lovely day!


  1. I think I shall have a go at this.

  2. hey - i haven't had internet the past couple of days! nice sometimes, actually!

    yummy brownies! of course it's always good to add sugar (to most anything, really!)

    love, k

  3. This is an interesting concept. I have heard of black bean brownies, but not sweet potato. :-)

  4. These look yummy! It would take a lot of guilt out of brownies.... since I can never eat just one!!