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The Best Vegan Brownies Recipe

  • Author: Alexis Joseph | Hummusapien
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The ultimate recipe for Vegan Brownies! Rich, ultra chocolatey perfection to satisfy those classic brownie cravings.


Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp instant espresso or instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Kosher salt, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8x8 inch square baking dish with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Stir together flax and water in a small bowl. Set aside to thicken for 10 minutes.
  3. Place coconut oil in a small bowl and melt in microwave for 30 seconds. Set aside to cool.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add almond butter, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, and melted coconut oil. Whisk until smooth. Add flax mixture and whisk again until combined.
  5. Add cocoa powder and slowly whisk until shiny, scraping down the sides as needed. Gently spoon flour into measuring cup without packing and level off with a knife. Add flour, espresso powder, and salt to mixing bowl. Use a rubber spatula to fold in flour, stopping once the flour is incorporated. It will seem thicker than normal brownie batter (see third picture). Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared pan and smooth with spatula. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Allow brownies to cool before slicing. Sprinkle with salt before serving if desired. Store brownies in an air-container on the counter.

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