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Best Fudgy Vegan Brownies

September 2, 2020
Recipes - Dairy-Free - Dessert - Gluten-Free - Vegan Dessert
In my home, fudgy brownies should be on hand at all times, and these really are the Best Fudgy Vegan Brownies EVER! Think chewy-gooey with a deliciously dangerous rich chocolatey flavor. A total game changer that you won't believe is plant-based!

Best Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Searching for the Best Fudgy Vegan Brownies recipe out there?  Well, you are in the right place. This easy vegan brownie recipe is as quick and easy as using a box and even better than traditional brownies (Seriously!). Our plant-based version has the soft, fudgy, chocolatey center we all love with a delicious crackly chewy crust that is to die for. These beauties are sure to melt-in-your-mouth

Best Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Let me introduce you to the best vegan brownies on the planet! Vegan brownie recipes are not exactly rocket science. However, traditional brownies often require eggs to achieve that fudgy ooey- gooey texture.

Instead, my extra-fudgy brownies use a vegan alternative.. Low and behold, the flaxseed egg! (Flaxseed meal and warm water..Taa-Daa!) It keeps these brownies moist and chewy in all the right places while remaining completely plant-based!

Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

These homemade vegan brownies never last long in my house and are quick to disappear thanks to their crispy edges, fudgy centers, and a rich, decadent chocolate burst of flavor. You won’t even be able to tell these Fudgy Vegan Brownies are plant-based, thanks to their amazing texture and delicious ultra-chocolatey flavor. So what’s the secret?

Well, it all comes down to using the good stuff, and by that, I mean using high-quality ingredients in my baking. I believe it makes a huge difference in the final product.

Especially in dishes like vegan brownies, when you want that rich, warming chocolate brownie flavor to melt in your mouth (fresh out of the oven, of course).  This sets my vegan brownies apart from others!

Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Time To Ditch The Boxed Brownie Mix!

I know, I know, not everyone prefers to bake from scratch, and that boxed Betty Crocker mix sounds so tempting when it comes to ease. Let’s be honest, it’s most people’s go-to for a quick dessert. But I’m telling you, this easy and quick vegan brownie recipe is going to give that box a run for its money!

Did you know that you likely already have the staple ingredients found inside boxed brownies right in the pantry? And honestly, the ingredients you currently have are likely to be of higher quality than those found in the box.

Boxed brownie mix generally consists of flour, baking powder or soda, and cocoa powder. These simple ingredients for the Best Fudgy Vegan Brownies are cheaper when bought and used individually.

Even the most novice bakers are likely to have each of these ingredients in the cupboard. If not, that’s okay! It is so easy to learn how to make homemade versions of boxed baked goods.

Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

It’s important to keep these basic ingredients on hand for any chocolate craving emergencies, but you should also invest in high-quality goods. For instance, look for fair-trade cocoa powder to make sure it comes from a company that cares about the well-being of its employees.

Since flour is a key ingredient, it’s essential to source the best you can. Additionally, you should replace your baking powder at least once a year because it can lose its lifting power over time and nobody wants their vegan brownies to come out looking like a sad pancake, am I right?

Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Ingredients in Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

  • 1 cup organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup organic pure cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons flaxseed meal 
  • 8 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips

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How to Make The Best Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a square 8 x 8 baking pan with vegan butter. Also, line with parchment paper.
 
Begin by adding the flaxseed meal + water to a small bowl, stirring until combined, and letting it sit for 5-10 minutes. Set aside.
 
In a large bowl, add the melted butter and sugar together, whisking until combined.
 
Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies
 
Add in the flaxseed meal mixture, milk, and vanilla, whisking to combine.
 
Now, add in flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder, mixing everything together with a spatula or wooden spoon until fully combined. 
Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies
 
NOTE: The batter will be thick, that’s OK!
 
Finally, add in 1/2 of the chocolate chips and fold them in gently.
 
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and evenly spread it in. Pour the remaining 1/2 of chocolate chips and gently press them in slightly.
 
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center comes out “mostly clean”.
Best Fudgy Vegan Brownies
 
Remove from oven and let cool for about 20 minutes or so before lifting brownies out from the pan.
 
Once fully removed, let the brownies cool for another 10-15 minutes before slicing into squares.
 
Serve each brownie with your favorite non-dairy ice cream, fruit, or sprinkled powdered sugar, if desired.
 
Bon Appetit!

Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

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Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Best Fudgy Vegan Brownies

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In my home, fudgy brownies should be on hand at all times, and these really are the Best Fudgy Vegan Brownies EVER! Think chewy-gooey with a deliciously dangerous rich chocolatey flavor. A total game changer that you won't believe is plant-based!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic All-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill; See Notes for GF option!)
  • 1 cup organic pure cane sugar (I use Wholesome Sweets)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 Tbsps flaxseed meal + 8 Tbsps WARM water (This makes your 'Flax Eggs')
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted (See Notes!)
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips, semi-sweet (See Notes!)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a square 8 x 8 baking pan with vegan butter and line with parchment paper.
  • Begin by adding the flaxseed meal + water to a small bowl, stirring until combined and letting it sit for 5-10 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the melted butter and sugar together, whisking until combined.
  • Add in the flaxseed meal mixture, milk, and vanilla, whisking to combine.
  • Now, add in flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder, mixing everything together a spatula or wooden spoon, until fully combined. **NOTE: Batter will be thick, that's OK**
  • Finally, add in 1/2 of the chocolate chips and fold them in gently.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and evenly spread it in. Pour the remaining 1/2 of chocolate chips and gently press them in slightly.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center comes out "mostly clean".
  • Remove from oven and let cool for about 20 minutes or so before lifting brownies out from the pan.
  • Once fully removed, let the brownies cool for another 10-15 minutes before slicing into squares.
  • Serve each brownie with your favorite non-dairy ice cream, fruit, or sprinkled powdered sugar, if desired.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Keep leftover brownies in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 days at room temp. You can refrigerate them for up to 5 days.
GLUTEN-FREE: You can make these brownies GF by substituting the flour with 1-to-1 baking flour blend by Bob's Red Mill and reducing the Almond milk to 1/3 cup and the vegan butter to 1/3 cup.
BUTTER VS. OIL: If preferred, you can always substitute the vegan butter with coconut oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil. 
 
CHOCOLATE: You can substitute chocolate chips with chopped vegan chocolate, if desired as well.

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  1. Looks great! I am wondering which step the almond milk goes in as it is in the ingredient list and not in the written steps (unless I am missing something). I mixed it in with the other wet ingredients. Pulling them out of the oven now – smells great!

    • Hi Lauren! So sorry for the confusion! They actually do go in with the other wet ingredients! Hope that they turned out great! 🙂

  2. I love anything extra fudgy and I am a brownie lover too. I don’t eat GF but I have started using Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 flour and really enjoy the texture. I am interested in using the flaxseeds to replace the eggs.

  3. I am trying to eat healthier lately but I have really brownies, which are my favorite treat. Now I don’t have to. Thanks so much for this recipe!