12 Vegan Desserts Using Sweet Potatoes! From ice cream to cookies to fudge to pies, the super healthy sweet potato has a place even in desserts!
Hi, I'm Brandi and I'm obsessed with sneaking in sweet potatoes in my desserts. I feel like today's post should come with that "warning". I've been doing it for over 5 years and there is no end in sight, sorry, haha. Y'all really seemed to love my last 2 roundup posts...20 Vegan Recipes to Wow Non-Vegans resulted in the most traffic a new post has ever received and then my 13 Best Vegan Potato Soup Recipes has also been a big hit.
So, I figured since you all loved the potato roundup for savory recipes, it was only fitting that I did one for DESSERT. After all, you might have noticed I've been a little obsessed with putting potatoes in desserts, specifically sweet potatoes, since way back when....2012. Those of you who've been with me since the beginning of blogging (June 2012) know how much potatoes are my very favorite food of allll food and if I run out of potatoes in my house, a pure panic is about to happen. So, while I have dozens and dozens of potato-based savory recipes, it's only fitting that I would have started putting them in desserts too years back. I must say, when the right amount is used, it gives desserts added moisture, body and even flavor.
So, let's cut the chit chat and get to the 12 Vegan Desserts Using Sweet Potatoes! I can't believe I have 12, lol. FYI: Just click the orange link to be brought to the recipe.
By the way, I do not use large amounts of potato (except in the pudding which is masked by chocolate) in each of these recipes because it's not meant to TASTE like sweet potato, but rather to aid in moisture, texture, body and natural sweetness but none of them taste like you are eating a sweet potato, haha. They just taste like dessert.
Mexican Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding...just enough to give body and creaminess, but not enough to detect the potato. I don't want mashed potatoes for dessert, lol.
Low-Fat Gluten-free Vegan Iced Oatmeal Cookies...this is my recent cookie post where I used sweet potatoes and seed butter for the moisture. Worked out perfectly.
Sweet Potato Caramel...yes, caramel. This is what you will want to put on the above muffins.....oh, and everything else too!
Sweet Potato Life Changing Pancakes....these are so amazing that you don't even need syrup. For real.
Sweet Potato Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream...the one that started it all, haha! My very first recipe (dessert) using sweet potatoes way back in 2012.
Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Pie....hey, the sweet potato wanted in on the fun too, parties aren't just for pumpkins, ya know.
4 Ingredient Chocolate Ice Cream...if you don't know this one yet, you must be a new subscriber, lol! It is by far my most popular ice cream.
5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Ice Cream...this one shortly followed the success of the chocolate one.
Sweet Potato Caramel Chocolate Chip Blondies...if you are wondering how good these are, don't. Just go read the reviews at the bottom of the page. That will convince you.
There you have it...my obvious obsession with sweet potatoes. If this doesn't get you in the mood to go buy an abundance of sweet potatoes, I don't know what will. Either you are drooling by the end of this post or are thinking I have a serious problem.
For an added bonus, this isn't actual sweet potato, but it is yukon gold potato in this vanilla ice cream and it's a potato in dessert, so it deserved a mention. This has been quite the hit with you all and your kiddos, so if you haven't tried it yet, give it a whirl!