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Fudgy Pumpkin Sweet Potato Brownies

Two sweet potato brownies stacked on a plate
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These are very fudgy, moist brownies with a thick batter. Super good warm with ice cream! The flavor is intensely chocolate. If you are a dark chocolate lover then you’ll love these. 

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup baked sweet potato, mashed
  • ⅓ cup agave
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (I like Trader Joe’s)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided use

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8×8 baking dish with foil and spray with PAM or another cooking spray. Make sure the foil hangs over the sides of the baking dish a bit so that you can use it to lift the brownies out of the pan later.
  2. In a large bowl combine the pumpkin, sweet potato, agave, brown sugar, vanilla, olive oil, and almond butter. Mix well.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the cocoa, salt, and flour. Mix well.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Stir until no dry bits of batter are left. Add ½ cup of the chocolate chips and stir just to combine. The batter will be thick.
  5. Spread the batter into your prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips on top.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the brownies have risen slightly and the tops bounce back when pressed gently with your finger.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan 5-10 minutes. Use the edges of the foil to lift the brownies out of the pan and place on a cutting board to cool another 10 minutes. 
  8. Cut into slices and serve! I especially like these topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Notes

I usually cut these into small, bite-sized brownies and store them in the fridge in an airtight container so that I can grab a sweet snack whenever. The brownies have such rich flavor that you really only need a bite or two to satisfy your chocolate sweet tooth.

Keywords: sweet potato brownies, vegan brownies, pumpkin brownies