Vegan | | Feb 27, 2019

Vegan Brownie

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Hello hello! How are you?

Not liking chocolate doesn’t stop me from making chocolate stuff for my family. Well, if there is a way to reach someone’s heart is giving them chocolate cake or cookies or bonbons! Not that I need to use those methods (/me sobbing in a dark corner).

Anyway, today I bring you one of those chocolate treats that I make to present my loved ones. It’s a result of some adjustments to other recipes that I’ve found online: ones had too much sugar, others had too much oil, some didn’t have vanilla (trust me on this: it makes a difference!), others weren’t moist enough (I mean, I don’t like it and I don’t taste it, BUT I still think it’s better when it is moist inside and properly baked on the outside. Right?)…

So, I’ve come up with is one recipe! Here goes nothing!


  • 500 g of sweet potato
  • 200 g of dark chocolate
  • 20 g of coconut oil
  • 100 g of flour (I used white wheat flour, but any will do)
  • 111 g of brown sugar (ahah actually, I was aiming for 110 g, but in the first try I got 111 and since I love numbers and find them interesting and beautiful – crazy much? – I left it at that)
  • 100 ml of warm water
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of ground coffee (this will enhance the chocolate flavour)
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. Peel and slice the sweet potato, and steam it for about 25min (Tip: save the peel and freeze it for making your own veggie stock when you have enough food scraps, like peels and ends)
  2. In a double-boiler, melt and blend the chocolate and the coconut oil together
  3. With a blender, mix all the ingredients together (or in a bowl and a spoon)
  4. Pour the dough into a pan (I used a rectangular one, but it’s up to you really)
  5. Put in the oven at 180º for around 40 minutes (it will depend on your oven, so check it after 30 min)

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And there you go! A delicious brownie! Am I right? It was a huge success in my house! For me not so much, cause the house smelled like chocolate for hours. (blergh! Ahahah)

Try this recipe out, leave a comment and tell me if you like it!

Hope you have a great week! *

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Vegan Brownie written by Joana Vieira

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