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Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

September 2, 2020
Fudgy brownies are a requirement in my house, and these Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies use no animal products while being the most delicious brownies ever!

Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Need a vegan brownie recipe that is as easy as using a box? My Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies use pantry staple ingredients, good-quality chocolate, and flaxseed in place of the egg, keeping that superbly fudgy texture. This plant-based alternative is better than traditional brownies!

Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Let me introduce you to the best vegan brownies on the planet! Brownie recipes are not exactly rocket science, however, they often require eggs to achieve that fudgy texture. Instead, my extra-fudgy brownies use vegan flaxseed eggs made with flaxseed meal and warm water. It keeps these brownies moist and completely plant-based!

Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

You won’t even be able to tell these Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies are plant-based thanks to their amazing texture and ultra-chocolatey flavor. I like to use high-quality ingredients in my baking because I believe it makes a huge difference in the final product. Especially in dishes like vegan brownies, you want to have mega-delicious ingredients make up the bulk of the recipe. This sets my vegan brownies apart from others!

Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

No More Brownie Mix!

A box of brownies is an easy go-to for a quick dessert. Did you know that you likely already have the 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 Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies are cheaper when bought and used individually. Even the most novice bakers likely 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 is not only important to keep these ingredients around, but it is also important to buy a high-quality brand. For example, look for fair-trade cocoa powder to ensure it is coming from a company that ensures the safety of its workers. Look for high-quality flour since it is one of the main ingredients of this dish. Also, be sure to change out your baking powder and baking soda before their expiration dates. Baking powder can lose its lifting capabilities over time, so change it out at least once per year.

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

Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

How to Make Easy Extra 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”.
Easy Extra 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

Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Easy Extra Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Serves: 8 servings
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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!