Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies
Serves: 12 brownies
inspired by Minimalist Baker's black bean brownies
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1 medium sweet potato - steamed until fork-tender and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or soft coconut oil, plus more for oiling the tin
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • generous pinch of sea salt
  • dairy-free dark chocolate chips - for topping
  • optional: nuts, and/or coconut flakes - for topping (we also used rose petals, which should be added after baking)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175° C). Prepare a 12 hole muffin tin by oiling each hole with olive oil or soft coconut oil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the ground flax with 6 tablespoons of water. Whisk together and let sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the sweet potato until smooth. You should have about 1¾ - 2 cups of sweet potato flesh. Add the oil, vanilla, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt to the bowl. Mix everything together until smooth. Fold in the flax mixture, which should be thickened to a raw egg-like consistency at this point. You can also do all this mashing and mixing in a food processor if you prefer.
  4. Distribute the brownie mixture in the oiled muffin tin, patting it down into the muffin holes somewhat evenly. I like to use slightly dampened hands for this, but you can also use a wetted spoon. Top each brownie with some chocolate chips and any other topping of choice, if using. Place in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the brownies are dry to the touch on the outside but still quite fudgy inside. Let cool for at least 20 minutes before removing the brownies from the pan. Keep refrigerated or frozen in an air-tight container.
These brownies are very mildly sweetened. If you prefer a sweeter brownie, I would recommend adjusting the amount of sugar to a full ½ cup. Since this is vegan batter, you can also safely taste it for sweetness before baking and adjust as needed.
Recipe by Golubka Kitchen at https://golubkakitchen.com/fudgy-sweet-potato-brownies/