You just need five ingredients to make these incredibly fudgy sweet potato brownies! Everyone will love this healthy, chocolately treat.

Five Ingredient Sweet Potato Brownies - Daisybeet

Are you team fudgy or cakey brownie? I’m team fudgy all the way. Like, falling apart, probably underbaked, and ooey gooey fudgy. You too? If so, this five ingredient sweet potato brownie recipe is for you.

These brownies are super moist, thanks to sooth and creamy sweet potato. They also could not be easier to make. Just blend everything together in a food processor and bake!

What’s in these five ingredient sweet potato brownies?

Here’s what you need to make these brownies. You’ll need just five ingredients, besides salt, baking powder, and (optional, but highly recommended) chocolate chips.

  • Sweet potato: Choose a sweeter, higher moisture variety of sweet potato for this recipe. I recommend garnet or jewel varieties, staying away from the purple or Japanese sweet potato.
  • Tahini: Have you ever tried tahini in baked goods? It’s amazing! Tahini adds a rich depth of flavor and moisture to these brownies, eliminating the need for butter or oil.
  • Oat flour: I make my own by blending old fashioned rolled oats into a fine powder.
  • Cocoa powder: A big scoop of unsweetened 100% cocoa powder gives these brownies their rich chocolate flavor.
  • Maple syrup: You just need 1/3 cup of this liquid sweetener to make these rich, not overly sweet brownies.
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Chocolate chips
Five Ingredient Sweet Potato Brownies - Daisybeet

How to make sweet potato brownies

  • Roast sweet potato in the oven. Let cool, scoop out the flesh, and puree it in a food processor.
  • Add other brownie ingredients to the food processor. Blend until well combined and super smooth.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Bake in a parchment paper lined baking pan.
  • Let cool, slice, and enjoy.

To make these brownies a little quicker, you can also steam the sweet potato. However, I prefer the rich caramelized flavor you get from roasting the sweet potato in the oven.

I like to roast the sweet potato the day before I make the brownies, and keep it in the fridge. That way, it’s perfectly cool, easy to handle, and much faster when you go to make them!

Five Ingredient Sweet Potato Brownies - Daisybeet

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Five Ingredient Sweet Potato Brownies (Vegan, Gluten Free)

You just need five ingredients to make these incredibly fudgy sweet potato brownies! Everyone will love this healthy, chocolately treat.

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: dessert
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup mashed sweet potato (about one large sweet potato or two medium)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 heaping cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (optional but recommended)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 420F. Poke holes in sweet potato with a fork, then roast for ~1 hour until fork tender. Let it sit until cool enough to handle. Then peel off the skin to scoop out the roasted flesh.
  2. Reheat the oven to 375F when ready to bake the brownies. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Place sweet potato flesh in a food processor. Blend until pureed and very smooth.
  4. Add all other ingredients, besides chocolate chips, to the food processor. Blend until everything is super smooth and well combined. You may need to scrape down the edges a few times. 
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. 
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out relatively clean.
  8. Let cool, then slice into 16 squares.

Notes

  • Tip: roast the sweet potato the night before making, so it’s cool and ready to use when you bake the brownies.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Keywords: vegan, gluten free, sweet potato brownies

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