4-Ingredient Super Healthy Vegan Brownie that’s easy, foolproof, full of fiber and loaded with nutrition. It’s moist and fudgy with a rich deep dark chocolate flavor but not too bitter with sweet almonds and sweet potato.
We like having this for a cheeky quick breakfast ( I mean who thought having a chocolate brownie for breakfast would ever be a good healthy choice? ) but this brownie is not like the brownies we know! It’s packed full of goodness.
There’s more nutrition in a slice of these healthy chocolate brownies than many people have in a day!
This brownie recipe is suitable for vegan, plant-based, gluten-free and general healthy whole food diets.
Our healthy chocolate brownie contains no flour or butter but instead, ground almonds and sweet potato are used to give a brownie with great texture. This also means it’s high in protein and low in saturated fat.
We added nuts to the mixture, for extra texture and crunch, but that’s absolutely optional.
As this is a healthy chocolate brownie recipe We are using an 84% dark chocolate bar that is low in sugar.
As this is a vegan blog, we use dark chocolate that’s free of butter oil and palm oil as these are creeping into dark chocolate as cheap replacements for cacao butter. Do always choose high-quality chocolate to make these brownies to avoid inferior grade cocoa beans and cheap padders.
Use your favorite chocolate you like to make these brownie recipes. Some that are less keen on dark chocolate has made it with sweeter chocolate that has more sugar and rice to be a vegan alternative to milk chocolate.
You could just add 1/3 cacao powder, sweetener (like maple or date) and fat (cacao or coconut butter) into the brownie batter instead of block chocolate. That would obviously make it more than 4 ingredient brownie recipe anymore but it would be less processed.
High-quality dark chocolate often contains natural vanilla so no need to add any to this gluten-free brownie recipe, unless you want extra!
Another great thing about this vegan recipe is that you can eat it before setting to check the flavor and adust. Think of this healthy brownie recipe as a base to add any extras you like such as dried fruit, nuts, seeds, anything you fancy really!
2 medium Sweet Potatoes, about 11oz / 300g with skin on
1 cup / 120g Ground Almonds
4.4 oz / 125g Dark Chocolate
2 tablespoons of chopped hazelnuts or any nuts of your choice (optional)
1. Top and tail the sweet potatoes, prick and bake at 430F / 220C for 40 minutes, or until soft.
Once cool enough to handle scoop out the hot flesh and mix with the chocolate and almonds. ( the hot potato flesh will melt the chocolate, so no need to pre-melt!)
2. Press the sweet potato brownie mixture into a square dish about 8″ then chill for an hour to set. Or best in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Cut into squares and enjoy the healthy chocolate brownie.
Store this 4-Ingredient Super Healthy Vegan Brownie in the fridge where it will last for 5 days.