Sweet Potato Brownies with Caramel Sauce

Gooey, rich and satisfying. You’ll never look at sweet potatoes the same way!​
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Wait Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Global
Servings 15
Calories 247 kcal


  • Large Saucepan
  • Blender
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Dish


Brownie Ingredients

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 12 Medjool Dates pitted
  • 100 gram Ground Almonds
  • 100 gram Oat Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil melted
  • 6 Tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 6 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Almond Butter optional
  • Aquafaba (Brine) from 1x400g can of chickpeas
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Handful Vegan Chocolate Chips optional
  • Pinch Sea Salt

Caramel Sauce Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Coconut Nectar
  • 1/4 cup Cashew Butter +2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C), fan forced setting.
  • Place the sweet potato into a steamer or in a saucepan with boiling water for 15-30 minutes, until they become really soft (the length of time will depend on the size of the chunks).
  • When soft and beginning to fall apart, drain them and add them to a blender or food processor with the pitted dates. Blend until smooth.
  • Next, add the remaining ingredients (except the chocolate) and blend until smooth. once blended, stir through the chocolate chips (if using).
  • Spoon the mixture into a lined baking dish and cook for 45-50 minutes until you can pierce the brownie with a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  • Remove the tray and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes (the longer the better) – this is important to allow it to firm and hold together.
  • For the caramel sauce, mix together the coconut nectar, cashew butter, and salt in a small bowl until well combined. That's it! The sauce will be thinner at room temperature and thicker once refrigerated.
Keyword plant-based

Photos by Amber Asakura

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