Brownies have been a long time favorite for a quick treat or dessert! These Vegan Chocolate Brownies are moist, rich, and fudgy! They are a delicious and indulgent dessert that is perfect for anyone who loves chocolate. Made with simple and wholesome ingredients, these brownies will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Ingredients

  • Flour: Use all-purpose flour or almond flour for gluten-free options.
  • Sugar: Use granulated sugar, brown sugar, or maple syrup for a healthier alternative.
  • Cocoa powder: Use unsweetened cocoa powder to give the brownies a rich chocolate flavor.
  • Oil: Options can be vegan butter or coconut oil. Use vegan butter or coconut oil to give the brownies a fudgy texture.
  • Water or plant based milk: Adds moisture and helps mix together.
  • Applesauce: Egg replacement.
  • Baking powder: Use these leavening agents to help the brownies rise and become fluffy.
  • Vanilla extract: Use vanilla extract to add a sweet and comforting flavor to the brownies.
  • Salt: Use salt to balance the sweetness and enhance the chocolate flavor.
  • Add-ins: Add your favorite add-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, or coconut flakes to give the brownies extra texture and flavor.

How to make vegan chocolate brownies

They are so easy to make and the brownies bake in just 30 minutes. Simply start by preheating the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease an 8-inch square baking pan. Then whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt, in a large bowl. Add the applesauce, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the bowl and stir until combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips. Lastly, you’ll pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. The hardest thing to do is to let the brownies cool in the pan, without sampling, for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

What toppings can I add to the brownies?

Some popular toppings for brownies include chocolate chips, chopped nuts, whipped cream, ice cream, caramel sauce, and fresh berries. These brownies are perfect just like they are! But if you want get more indulgent or make them special here are some tasty topping choices: :

  • Vegan ice cream: Top the warm brownies with a scoop of vegan ice cream for a decadent treat.
  • Fresh fruit: Add a pop of color and nutrition by topping the brownies with fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries.
  • Chopped nuts: Sprinkle chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans over the brownies for some crunch and extra flavor.
  • Carmel Sauce or other sweet sauces
  • More Chocolate chips: Add some extra chocolate flavor and texture by sprinkling vegan chocolate chips over the brownies while they are still warm.
  • Coconut whipped cream: Top the brownies with a dollop of whipped coconut cream for a creamy and decadent treat.
  • Peanut butter or almond butter: Swirl some peanut butter or almond butter on top of the brownies for a rich and nutty flavor.

These toppings can be added to the brownies before or after baking, depending on your preference. Experiment with different combinations to find your favorite!

Recipe tips

Here are a few additional pieces of information that might be helpful when making vegan chocolate brownies:

  1. Substituting ingredients: You can substitute different ingredients to make these brownies work for your dietary needs. For example, you can use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour, or use maple syrup instead of sugar. However, keep in mind that these substitutions may change the texture or taste of the final product.
  2. Adding toppings: If you want to add some extra flair to your brownies, try adding toppings like chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or a sprinkle of sea salt on top before baking.
  3. Storage: Store your brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.
  4. Adjusting baking time: Depending on your oven and the size of your pan, you may need to adjust the baking time to ensure that your brownies are fully cooked. Keep an eye on them while they’re baking and use a toothpick to check for doneness (it should come out clean when inserted in the center).

Serving Suggestions

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More Delicious Vegan Brownies

Vegan Chocolate Brownies

These vegan chocolate brownies are a delicious and indulgent dessert that is perfect for anyone who loves chocolate. Made with simple and wholesome ingredients, these brownies are fudgy, rich, and satisfying, and will satisfy your sweet tooth without any animal products.
Print Recipe
A plate of cut into squares of vegan chocolate brownies.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup water or plant based milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil or melted coconut oil or vegan butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a baking pan or line with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients of flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl mix the wet ingredients of applesauce, water, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the bowl and stir until combined.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the brownies cool in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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