The best vegan brownie recipe
Everyone needs a badass brownie recipe in their repertoire. This is it. Get the recipe below.
Back to basics
The good news about vegan baking is that it really doesn’t have to be complicated. With just a few simple swaps you can create tasty treats that are almost identical to their non-vegan counter parts. In the UK you don’t need to worry about sugar or flour including animal products, and a good quality cocoa powder will be dairy free too. There are vegan substitutes for most dairy products now too. If a recipe calls for butter, no problem, just use a non-dairy butter or margarine! Stores are also starting to stock commercial egg replacer like Follow Your Heart VeganEgg or Free & Easy Vegan Egg Replacer.
But this recipe is so simple they’re not even necessary. In fact, this is a plant based brownie recipe that uses basic ingredients you won’t need to make a trip to the store for. To make these brownies you’ll need just 6 ingredients: bananas, oil, sugar, non-dairy milk, flour and cocoa powder. No fancy ingredients here! Would you believe that these simple store cupboard staples make delicious dense and fudgey brownies?! Well they do. So let’s get baking… You’ll need a set of scales, a large bowl, a fork, and a brownie tin. If you’re not all that keen on washing up then I can highly recommend buying Disposable Brownie Trays. They’re also really handy if you’re taking these brownies to a friend’s house or if you’re selling them at a bake sale! Though who am I kidding, I just eat them straight out of the tray!
If you want to customise or pimp these brownies it’s really easy. You can add 75 grams of chopped nuts, dark chocolate chips, or dried fruit to the batter before baking. Or why not try a mixture of all three?!
Basic Vegan Brownies
- Large bowl
- 9 x 9 inch tin
- Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F / gas 4 and line a 23 X 23 cm (9 inch by 9 inch) cake tin / brownie pan with grease proof paper.
- Mash the bananas in a large bowl using a fork.
- Next add in the sugar, oil, milk and mix well.
- Sift the flour and cocoa powder into the bowl and mix well.
- (Optional: if you're adding nuts, chocolate chips or fruit, add them to the batter now ensuring they are evenly distributed).
- Pour the batter into your lined tin and make sure it is level.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes or until the brownies are springy to the touch.
- Let the brownies cool before cutting into 9 equal pieces.