Melt in Your mouth Vegan Brownies

I wasn’t feeling too well over the weekend but I had this urge to bake something. I was watching youtube and came across this channel called Deliciously Ella and found this recipe (I’ll link her video at the end of the page) and I just HAD to try it.  I added a little bit of nutella to some of the brownies and it was yummy. Of course, adding nutella is completely optional depending if you want to be a tad cheeky 😛

The next time I make it, I would do a few things differently as everyone has their different preferences in taste and I’ll definitely share with you later. Nonetheless, this recipe (as is) was a great healthy alternative to those gluten intolerant and health conscious.


  • sweet potatoes (medium size) x 2
  • raw cacao – 4 tablespoons
  • pure maple syrup- 3 tablespoons
  • dates (preferably medjool) x 14
  • crushed up almonds- 2/3 cup
  • brown rice flour- 1/2 cup
  • salt
  • nutella (optional)

sweet potato brownie ingredients


  1. peel and chop up the sweet potatoes into cubes
  2. boil the sweet potato for 15-20 minutes until they are soft and  fall apart easily
  3. pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
  4. take out the pits of the dates
  5. crush the almonds so it is a medium course consistency (or you can have ‘ground almonds’)
  6. drain the sweet potato and let it cool down for 5 mins
  7. blend the dates and sweet potato (ideally with a food processor or a good quality blender- I tried to use the nutribullet but it didn’t work so we ended up using a blender)
  8. put the dates and sweet potato into a mixing bowl and add the almonds, brown rice flour, raw cacao, maple syrup to the mix and mix altogether
  9. add salt to taste (I don’t generally put salt in my dishes so a pinch was enough for me)
  10. line your baking tray with baking paper
  11. place the mix in the baking tray and spread evenly
  12. place in the oven and check for 15 – 20 minutes and keep checking regularly to see if it is ready.
    • you can check to see if it’s ready by peircing the brownies with a knife or a toothpick, when it comes out clean- it’s ready
    • for this step (it wasn’t setting properly), I put it in the oven for 30 mins and then transferred it over to our flavour chef and put it in for another 10 minutes and got a better result with a crispier base and top.
  13. let your brownies sit at room temperature for about another 10-15 mins before you start cutting up the pieces
    • the consistency of the brownie is much softer than a normal brownie but should be able to hold it’s shape. If it doesn’t hold it shape, I suggest to put it back in the oven (or in my case, the flavour chef).
  14. spread nutella on top (thickness is all up to you)

NB: there were some slight differences to the process while making these so the original is in the link below.  I added a few tips in the Method section because I found it helped me along the way 

Link to Deliciously Ella

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