Seriously the best fudgy dairy free brownies, that are also oil-free and gluten-free. Made with sweet potato, maple syrup, and cacao. A healthier treat for the whole family to enjoy.
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😋Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Albeit these are oil free brownies, they are super moist, fudgy and the right amount of chocolateyness.
- A naturally sweetened vegan dessert
- Ticks a few free-from boxes - dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar free, corn free, nut free, soy free and oil free.
- A crowd-winning dessert - seriously everyone will be eating these!
- Healthier - hidden veggies are always a bonus!
✔️Ingredients You’ll Need
The full list of ingredients, quantities and cooking methods can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post.
Sweet potato puree is easily made by either boiling or steaming orange sweet potato.
Once they are cooked through, remove the skin and mash them with a fork or puree them in a food processor. Do not leave any lumps.
Maple syrup - use a good grade and organic syrup.
Tahini is a sesame paste, now generally found at any supermarket or your local ethnic grocer, e.g., Middle Eastern.
Pure vanilla extract helps to boost the choc flavor.
Sorghum flour is a gluten-free flour that is great for baking. It’s usually found in your gluten-free aisle or online. Sorghum is an ancient grain boasting a good amount of nutrients.
Cacao powder is used rather than cocoa powder. The difference is that cacao is generally 100% cocoa bean, whereas, cocoa powder has added ingredients (e.g., sweeteners). You may want to check this depending on the country you are in. I also use this ingredient in my ultra decadent vegan chocolate muffins.
This recipe was inspired by Broma Bakery.
🍫How To Make Dairy Free Brownies
Step 1 - In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Ensure everything has combined evenly.
Step 2 - Add in all wet ingredients and fold together until a sticky batter comes together. If you mashed your sweet potato with a fork, there may be chunks, smooth these out with a fork whilst mixing it through the batter.
I don’t mind a little bit of chunk here and there.
Step 3 - Line a (20cmx20cm) 8”x8” baking pan with parchment paper. Place batter into the lined tray/pan and spread out evenly using a spatula. Bake in a preheated 180C (356F) oven on the middle rack, for 30 minutes. Allow too cool. Enjoy.
⭐ Pro Tips
Prepare the sweet potato puree prior. I like to have this ready in the fridge, so when it comes to making these sweet potato brownies, I can just focus on mixing the ingredients together.
I fluffed, scooped and leveled the measuring cup to measure the sorghum flour.
The batter is on the thicker side, use the back of a spoon or a spatula to even out the batter in the tray. Evening out the batter will make sure that these dairy-free brownies bake evenly.
When the dairy free brownies are taken out of the oven, the tops will look a little dry. As they cool down, they will become shiny and moist on top. Trust me these gf brownies are so moist!
Tahini in this recipe is best used when it hasn’t hardened.
Additions such as chopped nuts, chopped berries or vegan chocolate pieces and be mixed through the batter prior to baking.
Add a spoonful of instant coffee. This is great for adding depth in flavor. I personally love this.
Once they have cooled down, placed them into a sealed container, with a layer of parchment paper in between layers. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Enjoy these with a warm cup of tea, check out this list of fresh herbal teas or a glass of homemade cocoa oat milk, which the kids seem to love.
Speaking of kids, check out this list of vegan recipes for kids.
Or for a caffeine hit, try a delicious foam coffee.
Another WFPB no oil gluten-free recipe to try is my vegan oatmeal pancakes.
Or try my easy eggless chocolate chip muffins (no oil too)
For a healthy raw treat, try my chocolate date balls, aka vegan truffles.
More healthy cacao snacks? Try these chocolate bliss balls
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Fudgy Dairy Free Brownies (Vegan and Gluten Free)
- 1 cup Sweet Potato Puree
- ½ cup Maple Syrup
- 2 tablespoons Tahini heaping
- 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
- ⅓ cup Sorghum flour
- ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt
- ½ teaspoon Baking powder
- ½ cup Cocao powder
- In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients.⅓ cup Sorghum flour, ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt, ½ teaspoon Baking powder, ½ cup Cocao powder
- Add in all wet ingredients and fold together until a sticky batter comes together.1 cup Sweet Potato Puree, ½ cup Maple Syrup, 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract, 2 tablespoons Tahini
- Line a 8"x8" baking pan with parchment paper. Place batter into the lined tray/pan and spread out evenly. Bake in a preheated 180C (356F) oven for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
These were hands down the best vegan brownies I have tried thus far. They are fudgy, sweet, chocolatey, and so easy to make!
Best vegan brownies we've ever had!! I used cocoa powder, wheat flour, and added chocolate chips. so rich, moist and fudgy! thank you so much for this recipe! I'll be making these again!
I am thrilled for your comment! They are one of our favourites too! Enjoy!
I'm so bad (forgetful) about leaving recipe reviews, but I made a point to comment here.
These are sooooooo friggin good!
For my first try, I made a double batch, and used 1/4 cup less maple syrup than recipe called for. Perfect sweetness right there. We also used canned sweet potato because we were short on time, but needed brownies around. These taste so wonderful after spending a night in the fridge. They remind me of a healthy and richer Cosmic Brownie due to the fudginess. Will be making them over and over and over again.
Hey Elise, so great that you made the adjustments to suit your needs and tastes. I love the idea of putting them into the fridge, yum!!!
I too can never get enough of these when I make them.
Thank you for leaving a review - it means so much to me!!
Is it possible to use something different to sour sourgum flour? I'm not gluten free I just have no idea where to get it in the uk
You should be able to use all purpose flour.
Otherwise you can order sorghum flour from amazon
Hope that helps 🙂
Thank you 👍
holy sh1t these are good. I ate about 5 today.
so much love for this fudgy recipe. we all fight for the last piece
I love that these brownies are oil-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. The kids couldn't believe there was sweet potato hidden in there 🙂