Chocolate Chip Black Bean + Sweet Potato Vegan Brownies
Serves: 9 squares
  • 1 small sweet potato, cooked (will only use ¾ cup cooked sweet potatoes)
  • ½ cup black beans, cooked
  • ¼ cup vegan butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup white all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup non-dairy chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegan butter for greasing baking pan
  • ½ tablespoon confectioners sugar for dusting (optional)
  1. To cook the sweet potatoes:
  2. Peel and chop sweet potato and place on baking pan. Cover with tin boil to create an 'oven' and bake at 420 degrees F for 35-40 minutes, or until fork tender. Let cool.
  3. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F.
  4. Add potatoes and beans to a food processor and pulse until completely smooth.
  5. Transfer to large bowl.
  6. Add melted vegan butter, vanilla extract, cacao powder, maple syrup, flour, baking powder and sea salt. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and mix.
  7. Grease a 9x9 baking pan with the vegan butter. Spread batter in pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes.
  8. Cut into 9 squares and dust with confectioners sugar for serving.
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe by The Balanced Mommie at