This is the first part of my new series: „How to bake vegan and healthy at a students home in London with almost no equipment“ We will kick this off with a recipe that has the potential to become my new favorite recipe! Freshly out of the oven: 10 minutes vegan sweet potato brownies
The amazing thing about this recipe is, that is will just take you 10 minutes to make it and secondly, you barely need equipment or fancy baking tools. It is low-fat, gluten-free and just contains coconut sugar as a natural sweetener. Since, I am away from home and my kitchen, I was looking for an easy, yet healthy dessert that I could make in my students home kitchen as I was desperate and miserable without my weekly baking routine. Tools I used: a cooking pan that served as a bowl, a wooden paddle as a mixer and a fork as a food processor.
So, while watching my favorite tv show „NEW GIRL“ on my laptop, I was boiling the sweet potatoes until really really soft. Think, I left them in the pan for 40 minutes or an hour. Hard to remember as the show was so intense that I forgot about time and place. Well, lucky me this was perfectly fine because then the sweet potatoes were ultra soft and I could easily make puree.(with my fork)
What I want to show you with this is that it is so easy to bake in a healthy and easy way. You can add chocolate chunks as I did if you want but can leave them out if you want them to be really low fat.
I promise these brownies taste better than any store-bought brownie you ever had!
- 3 medium size sweet potato (about 700gr puree)
- 1¼ cup gluten free rice flour
- ⅓ cup + 1 tbsp cup cacao powder
- 3 tbsp flax seed
- ⅓ cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp coconut nectar (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of fine sea salt
- ½ cup vegan dark chocolate chunks (more for decoration)
- Cook the sweet potatoes until very very soft
- Preheat the oven to 350F (175 Degree)
- Once the sweet potatoes have cooled down take a fork or a blender and make puree
- Add the flax seed, almond milk, coconut oil,cacao powder, coconut sugar, vanilla and salt until well combined
- Add the rice flour and combine until you have a sticky mixture. Add more milk if too sticky or more flour if too runny.
- Fold in the chocolate chunks. (add as much as you want)
- Fill the mixture into a rectangular baking tin and decorate with more chocolate drops
- Bake the brownies (like me) for about 30 min to have them "fudge alike" and for 40 minutes if you aim for a firmer consistency
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Die Idee finde ich klasse!
Oft sind viele Rezepte immer sooo kompliziert oder haben Zutaten, die man in keinem normalen Supermarkt bekommt. Das ist dann echt schade!
Und deine Brownies sehen genial aus, so richtig schön fudgemäßig! Mit Süßkartoffeln habe ich auch mal welche gemacht und es schmeckt einfach so lecker! 🙂
These brownies look incredible! sweet potatoes literally do wonders in baked goods!
Wow die sehen genial aus!! Ich liebe Süßkartoffeln über alles also werde ich dieses Rezept bestimmt auch ausprobieren (:
Deine Rezepte sind super! Weiter so 😉
Janine Hegendorf meint
Haha, you got me when I read 10 minutes. Sometimes we have less time to prepare something healthy right? At the Moment I often eat apple with almond butter as a Snack because I don’t cook really often because of the weather outside. xoxo Janine
You’ve used one of my all-time favorite foods in one of my all-time favorite desserts! WOOT WOOT! I mean, can you really get any better than that?! I love this!!
Hi,today I am gonna try them 🙂 Can I substitue rice flour for corn flour or something else?And do i have to mix the flax seeds in blender or leave them and only mix them with other ingredients?Thanks for an amazing recipe 🙂
I am not familiar with corn flour to be honest but I had a girl making them with buckwheat and it was fine. I think let’s give it a try! As for the flax seed simply soak them in the milk and yes add to the mixer 🙂
Pleeaaasee post more on this new student series. I’m going to college soon and these kinds of recipes are life savers!! You are amazing!
Hi, wow! How about the regular potato, would it work too?
This is a very creative question. So they wouldn’t be sweet You might want to add more sweetener otherwise I’d say go for it 🙂
Just put them in the oven, can’t wait!! Thank you for the recipe, already the dough was sooooo good i couldn’t stop licking my spoon ????
Hope I see a picture Victoria! Feel free to send it to me 🙂
This was so good, but for me, 3 medium sweet potatos equals close to 300 g and not 700.
Thanks for letting me know I will adjust and test. 🙂
Patrick-Angela Hosey meint
What are the macros?
I don’t know I am following an intuitive eating I am not counting 🙂
Hello Lara, thanks for the interesting recipe. Please can you confirm the correct amount of cacao? ( I was a little confused as the recipe says ‚⅓ + 1 tbsp cup cacao powder‘. Thanks
1/3 is fine the 1 tbsp is for dusting 🙂
And I meant 1/3 cup! 🙂