The best vegan brownie recipe

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?!

A tray of vegan brownies with a knife


The recipe

3 vegan brownies

Basic Vegan Brownies

All you need is 6 ingredients and 35 minutes to make these delicious vegan brownies.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 people


  • Large bowl
  • 9 x 9 inch tin


  • 2 bananas ripe
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil or other unflavoured oil
  • 175 grams light brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp oat milk or other non dairy milk
  • 100 grams self raising flour sifted
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder sifted
  • 75 grams chocolate chips, chopped nuts or dried chopped fruit optional


  • 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.
Keyword banana, cocoa powder, light brown sugar, oat milk, self raising flour, sunflower oil
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