Ube Brownie Recipe

Ube Brownie Recipe – brownies are a classic sweet treat that plenty of people enjoys. When it comes to brownie flavors, there is no shortage of options you can try. However, have you ever heard of ube brownies. You may be familiar with brownies that make use of different types of chocolate, but there is a way to make brownies without chocolate/cocoa. Ube is a rich ingredient that adds extra depth to all kinds of desserts and makes for a sweet and nutty treat by itself. There are different ways you can make the dish, this is one simple take on the sweet:

ube brownies

Ube Brownies

A different take on classic brownies where ube is used instead of chocolate as the main star
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cups light brown sugar set aside 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons ube extract/flavoring


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Lightly grease 11×7 inch baking pan then line it with parchment paper
  • Sift dry ingredients together in one bowl and mix them with a whisk or spatula
  • Add sugar and melted butter in a seperate bowl and mix them well with a whisk until it thickens and lightens in color
  • Once the sugar and butter is incorporated, add egg and ube extract to the bowl and mix them all together until the mixture is smooth and drips evenly from the whisk.
  • After reaching a smooth consistency, switch the whisk for a spatula and gradually fold the dry ingredients into the mixture until no traces of the powders are visible.
  • Transfer mixture to baking pan and spread the mixture evenly with a spatula
  • Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until you get a clean result from your toothpick or tester
  • If you want to have a more fudgy result, bake the mixture for 14-15 minutes. You should have a few crumbs when testing the mixture.
  • Let the pans cool before cutting even squares and serving.


If you don’t have an 11×7 inch baking pan, you have the option to use another sized baking pan but you will need to adjust your baking time accordingly, especially if the pan is deep in depth. 

Tips and Variations of Ube Brownies

As stated, there are different ways you can create ube brownies. If you are interested in trying out a combination of ube flavoring and cocoa, you have the option to check out recipes on adding ube to a regular brownie mix. You also have the option to add white chocolate chips into the mixture to achieve a result similar to a blonde brownie. Aside from experimenting on different additions and flavors to enhance the dish, you’ll also find that this treat comes with a vegan option.

Try out even more ube flavored desserts by checking out our “Ube Leche Flan Recipe” and “Ube Hopia Recipe.”

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