Vegan Sweet Potato Protein Brownies

Vegan Sweet Potato Protein Brownies Vegan Sweet Potato Protein Brownies

These brownies deliver a 1-2 punch of flavor and nutrition for a tasty post-workout or anytime treat. We know what you’re thinking – do they taste like sweet potatoes? Nope, the flavor here is 100% brownie goodness, but they’re packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins to help you refuel. Pair with a glass of plant milk and enjoy!

Simple & Delicious Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe


  • • 2 cups Cooked & Mashed Sweet Potato, (about 2 medium sweet potatoes)
  • • ⅓ cup Elmhurst® Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • • ⅓ cup Vegan Chocolate Protein Powder
  • • ½ cup Flour or Oat Flour
  • • ¼ cup Unsweetened Cocoa or Cacao Powder
  • • 2 Flax Eggs (2 tbsp Ground Flax, ¼ cup+1 tbsp almond milk or water)
  • • ⅓ cup Natural Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
  • • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Optional – ⅓ cup Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips


  1. Cook your sweet potatoes in the microwave or oven. Microwave: Rinse & prick the skin of your potatoes with a fork, then microwave for 5-6 minutes on high, flipping halfway through. Oven: Bake whole at 400F for about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350F and grease or line an 8x8-inch baking pan.
  3. Peel the sweet potatoes and mash in a large bowl or food processor until smooth. Add the almond milk and fold in your remaining ingredients. Mix until well combined - the batter will be thick.
  4. Spread batter into your prepared baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out almost clean from the center.
  5. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan before slicing so they fully firm up. If cut too soon, they may break apart.

Makes 9

Before You Bake: 6 Reasons to Try Our Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies

When you think of brownies, you think of decadence, indulgence, and that irresistible chocolate sweetness that leaves you wanting more.

The downside is that a regular brownie isn’t all that good for you, what with being loaded with sugar, dairy, and many other things that our bodies would work better without having to deal with.

The best way to solve that problem?

We took the brownie and made it healthy! Read on to learn more about our amazing Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies – or scroll right to the end for the recipe!

Growing numbers of people are paying closer attention to their health while also being conscious of the impact of their lifestyle choices on the planet. A plant-based lifestyle is one significant, impactful, and increasingly popular way to address both of those concerns.

Thankfully, there’s more to vegan snacks these days than having no choice but to reach for the carrot and celery sticks – both still Elmhurst favorites, by the way! – but finding a grab-and-go that meets all your needs can still be tricky.

Enter our vegan sweet potato brownies!

Our brownies are a delicious, nutritious treat that marry indulgence with nutrition. Combining the unrivaled versatility of sweet potatoes with a range of other natural and wholesome ingredients, including our Unsweetened Almond Milk, our brownies offer multiple benefits worth exploring.

Let’s take a closer look.

They Taste Like Classic Brownies—Not Sweet Potatoes!

We love the taste of sweet potatoes!

But we won't lie - a brownie that tastes like a sweet potato just wouldn't be right. If we want something that tastes like potatoes, we'll make up some hash browns!

Our Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies give you a 100% unmistakable chocolate brownie flavor, so much so that we’d bet that you – and anyone “unsuspecting” who you bake them for, won’t be able to tell the difference between these and the “real” thing. And if anyone does notice, they’ll probably ask you what you've done differently because they taste even better than usual!

Sweet Potato Brownies are a Nutrient-Packed Powerhouse

Sweet potatoes are a staple ingredient in healthy diets worldwide thanks to their nutritional profile. Rich in fiber and vitamin A and containing significant amounts of vitamin C, they are fantastic contributors to better vision, our immune system, and skin health. They can also work to reduce inflammation.

But it’s not just the sweet potatoes in our brownies that pack a nutritional punch!

Another vital ingredient is our nutritious and delicious Unsweetened Almond Milk, which contains 5g of protein per serving. Protein intake is often one of the most significant things we worry about when we first adopt a plant-based diet, and it’s always the first question someone who isn’t plant-based asks when they discover you are.

Question answered.

And there’s more! Our Unsweetened Almond Milk also contains the calcium, iron, and potassium naturally found in almonds for an added mineral boost.

Plus, because our brownies are 100% dairy-free, there’s none of the unhealthy fats or lactose you’d find in your regular brownie, either.

They’re Perfect for (Almost) Every Occasion

Snack. Post-workout fuel. Healthier dessert option. Even a sweet breakfast.

The nutritional profile of these brownies means you can enjoy them pretty much whenever you want. Satisfying and nourishing, our Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies offer your body a perfect balance of carbs, protein, and fats to keep you feeling great throughout the day. Unlike many traditional snacks that are high in refined sugars, nasty hidden ingredients like oils and stabilizers, and loaded with empty calories – including some often assumed to be healthy purely on the basis they're vegan or plant-based – our brownies will give you sustained energy without the mid-morning or mid-afternoon sugar crash.

So whether you’re looking for an alternative snack, a healthier dessert option (and a way to get more veggies into the kids!), or something to aid recovery and growth after a hard gym session, our Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies have you covered.

They Offer Dietary Inclusivity

We've all experienced planning a dinner party and feeling like we need to manage a whole host of dietary requirements.

Our brownies are perfect for vegans as well as for those with lactose intolerance or egg allergies, making them a safe choice as a dessert option.

They’re a Sustainable Snack with No Hidden Nasties

Our vegan sweet potato brownies are good for you and the planet, too.

So they'll make you feel great due to their taste and nutritional benefits, and thanks to their impact - or lack of it! - on our world.

And because we use our Unsweetened Almond Milk and other natural ingredients, there are no hidden oils, gums, or stabilizers going into your food. Just remember to check the labels of the other ingredients you buy!

They’re Easy to Make

Depending on whether you use the microwave or oven to cook the sweet potatoes, you can go from ingredients on your kitchen worktop to a full tray of tasty, nutritious brownies in 1 – 2 hours.

As most of the time in the recipe is simply waiting for your delicious brownies to bake, they're perfect for making during a Sunday afternoon of weekly food prepping or for putting in the oven whenever you have other quick jobs to do around the house.

If there's a job you've been putting off because you really don't want to do it, put the brownies in the oven to reward yourself when they're done!

We could go on, but you have brownies to bake!

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