These little vegan sweet potato brownies are a total powerhouse. They contain not one but two vegetables – there’s also zucchini hidden in there. Plus, the brownies are oil-free, whole grain, and naturally sweetened with dates.
If you think it sounds impossible to make a zucchini sweet potato brownie that’s so nutritious and also tastes good, that makes two of us. Luckily, I didn’t have to imagine anything – I simply followed Marisa Alvarsson’s recipe from her cookbook, Naturally Sweet Vegan Treats.
As the title suggests, this book is all about vegan recipes (mostly – but not completely – baked goods) that are lower in added sugar, or sweetened with whole foods like dates or fruit. My eyes went straight to what Marisa titled “Veggie Patch Brownies”. Sometimes I like to try the weirdest or most ambitious sounding recipe in a cookbook, and that’s how I found myself blending shredded zucchini, sweet potato and dates in my food processor to make these vegan sweet potato brownies.