honey yanibel minaya cruz unsplash chocolate brownies

Make Delicious Vegan Brownies in Less Than An Hour

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 35 min
Serves: Makes 11 servings

Brace yourself for the most sinful vegan brownies you have ever eaten! It took me a few tries (and lots of calories!) to get the recipe right, but believe you me, this brownie is heaven!

As the title suggests, this is a vegan take of the traditional recipe. If you are gluten intolerant, please use gluten-free flour and baking powder. You could potentially replace the flour with extra cacao powder, but I have not tried this, so cannot guarantee the end result. I can only suggest the brownie might come out a bit softer, due to the lack of solidification the flour gives it.

If you try this recipe, please leave a comment below, I love to see how yours turns out! 😌

Without further ado, here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

2 cups* organic cacao powder (I used this one)
3/4 cup organic brown flour (I used seeded bread flour)
1.5 cup fair-trade Demerara sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups no added sugar lemon squash
4 tbsp pure coconut oil (in solid form, not melted)

Optional

sprinkle of Madagascan vanilla extract
dash of organic Ceylon cinnamon
pinch of low sodium salt 

*I used this 0.25L measuring cup for all my cup measurements

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 200º C.
  2. Place all the dry ingredients in a big bowl and whisk them lightly with a fork.
  3. Add the coconut oil and the 1 cup of lemon squash. Mix gently with a fork or a spatula, until all the squash is absorbed.
  4. Add the second cup of lemon squash and fold gently, until incorporated. Don’t over mix.
  5. Use a little coconut oil to oil a brownie baking tray and place the mixture in it.
  6. Bake for 35-40 min, depending on your oven, at 180º C or until the sides of the brownie are not sticking to the baking tray walls.
  7. Take the brownie out of the oven when ready, and leave it to cool down for at least 15 minutes.
    tip: You can check if it’s ready by piercing it with a toothpick or a thin knife -if they come out clean, it’s fully baked.
  8. Cut the brownie in pieces (this recipe makes 11 servings).
  9. Serve with vegan ice-cream, vegan whipped cream and/or berries. Sprinkle icing sugar or cacao powder on top if you wish.

Enjoy and don’t forget to share the recipe with your friends!

M. x

*Featured image by Jb Jorge Barreto and Honey Yanibel Minaya Cruz

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