Sweet Potato Fudge Brownies (Thick+Gooey)

These delicious plant-based sweet potato fudge brownies are a real treat any time of the year. Fuel up on healthy, dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free ingredients while indulging in this gooey vegan chocolate dessert.

holding a thick fudge sweet potato brownie
so thick + gooey

These days, I’m forever searching for healthy desserts for my family and I love sweet potatoes.

And, I love when I discover a way to reduce dairy and sugar with natural, plant-based ingredients. 

baking sheet with several brownies and orange zest
sugar-free with natural ingredients

They’re healthy + delicious

These brownies are naturally healthy because they’re:

  • all-natural
  • plant-based
  • dairy-free
  • gluten-free
  • vegan
  • sugar-free

Also, sweet potatoes have been shown to be high in vitamins C and B6, which are beneficial to the brain and neurological system.

Ingredients for sweet potato brownies
ingredients for sweet potato brownies

Best healthy brownie ingredients

This recipe uses the following ingredients:

  • sweet potato puree, at room temperature
  • medjool dates
  • salt
  • coconut oil
  • almond milk
  • vanilla extract
  • almond flour
  • tapioca flour
  • cacao powder
  • baking powder
  • Zest of ½ orange (optional, *or use chocolate chips)

How to make sweet potato fudge brownies

Sweet potato brownies are easy to make. 

  1. Make the sweet potato puree.
  2. soften the medjool dates. 
  3. Blend dates, sweet potato puree, almond milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract in a food processor.
  4. Mix almond flour, cacao powder and tapioca starch, salt, baking powder and orange zest in a large bowl. (Orange zest is optional)
  5. Add sweet potato and dates batter into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  6. Bake the brownies for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Let the brownies cool completely before removing them out of the tray.
  8. Divide the piece into 12 or 15 small pieces and enjoy!
sheet with sweet potato brownies
top with chocolate drizzle and orange zest, if desired

Recipe Substitutions 

  • I strongly recommend almond flour for this recipe. 
  • Substitute almond milk for oat milk or soy milk. 
  • Figs or dried raisins may be substituted for dates.
  • Not a fan of orange zest? Top with coconut chips instead. 
  • Coconut oil may be substituted for your oil of choice. 
  • Substitute tapioca flour for 1:1 ratio of regular flour 
  • Tapioca flour may be substituted for 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch 
hand grabbing a sweet potato brownie
bet you can’t just have one

Recipe FAQ

When are the brownies finished cooking? 

You’ll notice that inserting a toothpick it won’t come out perfectly clean, a few lumps are ok as these brownies have a fudgy consistency. Once the brownies are cool they will harden.

Can I freeze brownies? 

Yes, freeze brownies individually, then transfer to a zippered freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. 

Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat in the microwave.

brownie pieces with almonds all around
a wholesome dessert choice

Tips for perfect brownies every time

These brownies are even better when cold, so if you have the chance to make them the day before you won’t regret it.

thick and fudgy sweet potato brownie with gooey insides
paleo+gluten-free+sugar-free

What to serve with sweet potato brownies

Enjoy this great recipe as a dessert, just like traditional brownies.

Serve with fresh fruit, ice cream, or a tall glass of ice cold milk.

The texture of these brownies are dense and moist, chocolate-y and naturally sweet. 

Adding the orange zest for me was a game changer, but if you don’t enjoy the chocolate and orange combination is ok to leave the orange zest out!

hand holding a thick sweet potato fudge brownie

Sweet Potato Fudge Brownies

These sweet potato fudge brownies will melt in your mouth with gooey goodness. Made with dates and all natural, sugar-free treat!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 289 kcal

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sweet potato purée
  • 1 cup medjool dates
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp tapioca flour
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • zest of ½ orange

Instructions
 

  • Bake Sweet potato ahead of time and remove peel. Purée in food processor until smooth.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a 11’’ x 7’’ baking tray with baking paper.
  • Softened the medjool dates in boiled water for five minutes, then drain them. Add softened dates, 1 cup sweet potato puree, almond milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract into a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Mix almond flour, cacao powder and tapioca starch, salt, baking powder and orange zest in a large bowl.
  • Add sweet potato and dates batter into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Place the brownie batter into the prepared baking tray. Bake the brownies for 25-30 minutes.
  • You’ll notice that a inserting a toothpick it won’t come out perfectly clean, a few lumps are ok as these brownies have a fudgy consistency.
  • Once the brownies are cool they will harden.Let the brownies cool completely before removing them out of the tray.Divide the piece into 12 or 15 small pieces and enjoy!

Notes

When are the brownies finished cooking? 
You’ll notice that inserting a toothpick it won’t come out perfectly clean, a few lumps are ok as these brownies have a fudgy consistency. Once the brownies are cool they will harden.
Can I freeze brownies? 
Yes, freeze brownies individually, then transfer to a zippered freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. 
Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat in the microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 7gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 548mgPotassium: 321mgFiber: 6gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 3181IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 325mgIron: 2mg
Keyword gluten-free, plant-based, sugar-free, sweet potato brownies, sweet potato dessert
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