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.


  • 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)


  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.


  • 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