These peanut butter blast brownies not only make a delicious dessert, but include 2 heaping cups of sweet potatoes in them! These brownies are everything you need: gooey, peanut buttery, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. These brownies make an excellent dessert to share with friends on a night in, or have them all to yourself! The peanut butter and chocolate pairing is so perfect in this recipe that you won't even realize that there's sweet potato in it!
Peanut Butter Blast Brownies [Vegan, Gluten Free]
For The Brownies:
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax meal + 3 tablespoons warm water)
- 2 cups sweet potato puree
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons almond or soy milk
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cacao powder or high-quality cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup gluten-free flour mix (I use Bob's Red Mill)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Peanut Butter Sauce:
- ¼ tablespoon creamy all-natural peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup
For the Brownies:
- Preheat oven to 400° F, grease a 8x8-inch baking pan with oil or cooking spray and set aside.
- In a small bowl stir together flax seed meal and warm water, set aside for 10 minutes or until a gel is formed.
- In a large bowl combine flax egg, sweet potato puree, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, milk and vanilla. Use a hand-held mixer and mix until well combined and fluffy.
- In another bowl mix together cacao powder, GF flour, baking soda and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Pour batter into baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool before cutting.
- In a small saucepan whisk together peanut butter, coconut oil and agave syrup until smooth.
- Drizzle over cooled brownies.
Roast two medium sized sweet potatoes and let them cool before scooping out the inside. You can also boil peeled and cut sweet potatoes, but roasting them brings out more of a naturally sweet flavor. If you don’t get a full 2 cups of sweet potatoes, add applesauce to make up the remainder.