Try these super easy fudgy vegan brownies, they are delicious and require only 5 ingredients!
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As my birthday is coming up this weekend (september 6th 🥳 ) I felt like publishing a new dessert recipe: fudgy vegan brownies!
⭐ Why you'll love this recipe
- Only 5 ingredients.
- Easy to make.
- These fudgy brownies are gluten free, coconut free, vegan, paleo and AIP compliant.
📖 Ingredient notes
- Sweet potato purée. To make this sweet potato purée you will need to use orange sweet potatoes (do NOT use white or purple sweet potatoes). See below for more explanations on how to make sweet potato puree.
- Tigernut flour (or almond flour for those who are not on AIP nor nut free). If you don't know what tigernut flour is and want to learn all about it, you can read my complete guide to tigernut flour. If you are on AIP and still in the elimination phase, you have to use tigernut flour (because almond flour is not AIP compliant). Those who are not on AIP nor allergic to nuts can use almond flour instead of tigernut flour.
- Oil of your choice. Personally, I like to use coconut oil which makes the brownies even more fudgy especially once they have been stored in the fridge. But you can also use extra virgin olive oil or any other kind.
- Maple syrup. Make sure to use pure maple syrup.
- Carob powder. It is an AIP compliant cacao powder alternative. It is made from dried, roasted carob tree pods. It has a lighter flavor than cacao powder. It tastes a little bit like caramel. If you are not on AIP, you can use cacao powder.
🥣 How to make sweet potato puree
To make sweet potato puree, you can either :
- use a steamer (my personal favorite) : peel and slice the sweet potatoes. Put them in your steamer and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until they are soft.
- use an oven : use a fork to pierce several holes into the sweet potatoes, then place them on a baking dish and cook in the oven for about 1 hour at 400°F (205°C) or until they are soft. Then slice them down the middle and scoop out the flesh, discarding the skin.
- use a microwave-oven : use the same process as with the oven, then place them on a microwave-oven safe dish and cook for about 10 minutes or until they are soft.
Whichever way you decide to cook your sweet potatoes, once they are cooked and cooled down, just add them to your blender with the other ingredients of this recipe.
👩🏻🍳 How to meal prep this recipe
To make this recipe easier, I prepare a big batch of sweet potato puree that I use to make many recipes :
💬 Can I freeze these fudgy brownies?
With all the dessert recipes that I publish, you are probably thinking that I’m eating way too much desserts. But don’t worry, if no one is around me to share it with, the biggest part of what I’m baking ends up in the freezer so I can eat it later.
Best thing about this is, whenever someone comes visit me (well, obviously it hasn’t happened since the beginning of March due to the pandemic) I always have a little homemade treat ready to go with a nice cup of tea (or coffee if my guest prefers coffee). So convenient! So yes you can store these in the freezer.
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📋 Recipe / Recette
Fudgy vegan brownies (gluten free, AIP, paleo)
- 75 grams (⅔ cup + 1 tsp) tigernut flour (if you are not on AIP nor nut intolerant, you can use almond flour instead of tigernut flour)
- 330 grams (1.5 cups) sweet potato puree (use orange sweet potatoes)
- 90 millilitres (¼ cup + 2 Tbsp) oil of your choice (see notes)
- 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 75 grams (¾ cup) carob powder (or cocoa powder if you are not following AIP)
- Preheat oven to 360° F (180° C)
- In a blender combine the maple syrup, sweet potato puree and oil. Blend until combined.
- In a large bowl, combine the tigernut flour and carob powder. Stir.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until well combined.
- Line or lightly oil a 7x7 inches (18x18 cm) baking dish.
- Bake for about 10 minutes. And voilà! Serve when they are at room temperature. Store in the fridge if you have leftovers. They are even more fudgy straight out of the fridge.Bon appétit !
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This Fudgy brownies recipe has been selected as one of the featured recipes in the “reader favorite” category from Phoenix Helix Paleo AIP Recipe #335!! 🤩 Thank you!!!
This is heavenly. Thank you so much for a delicious and easy recipe.
I did a minor adjustment, left them in the oven for another about 7 min after I turned the oven off (but I think, it will depend on a oven).
Bonjour Irena. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! I'm thrilled to hear that you love this recipe. ❤️❤️❤️
Can you use cassava flour in place of tigernut flour?
Bonjour Marisa. No I wouldn't use cassava flour in place of tigernut flour because those 2 flours have extremely different textures.