Vegan Chewy, Fudge Avocado Walnut Brownies

August 19, 2018

These Vegan Chewy, Fudge Avocado Walnut Brownies are the perfect sweet treat that is full of chocolatey goodness! You’ll be surprised that it’s made from completely vegan ingredients, little chunks of crunch from the tucked away walnuts, and chewiness/fudge from the creamy avocado. It’s definitely a killer sweet treat to add to your list of must-bakes!

Vegan Chewy, Fudge Avocado Walnut Brownies

Hey ya’ll! It’s another day of vegan recipes and I’ve been dying to show you guys these delicious brownies. I can still smell the sweet aroma of chocolate as these little beauties are almost finished baking. In this recipe (and any of my other vegan chocolate recipes), I love using my absolute favorite brand of chocolates—-Enjoy Life.

Slowly, I’ve been replacing my little guy’s snacks with this brand’s snacks (all vegan) and surprisingly, the transition has been super easy! He loves them, especially the soft cookies and he’s not a chocolate fan, so you know that it’s GOOD! Haha. Now, this is our new family favorite!

Vegan Chewy, Fudge Avocado Walnut Brownies

It’s no surprise that I would indulge in this chocolate goodness by adding a few extra chocolate chips. Haha. And trust me, it didn’t disappoint.

Previously, I made these Vegan Fudge Zucchini Brownies with Pistachio, which have the best taste and texture that will automatically keep you on your toes and thrilled after every gooey bite. This recipe will leave you surprised that it is mostly made of vegetables and non-dairy ingredients.

I’ve finally mastered making brownies although I often struggled with it in the beginning. I remember making brownies and having them extremely oily and uneven or totally distorted. Yes, I know. It sounds like a disaster and it was. However, after enough practice and a few fails, I’ve learned the tricks and trades of making the perfect brownie.

Here’s a few tips that I’ve learned for making the perfect Brownies:

  • Don’t over-mix! Over-stirring will cause the gluten to overdevelop, which makes it too chewy and dense.
  • ALWAYS use room temperature eggs as cold eggs will make the brownies too dense, much like with other baked goods. (Let them sit out for at-least 30 minutes before using)
  • Use the right baking pan! THIS IS IMPERATIVE! Metal pans (which are the best ones to use–makes your brownies bake faster; Glass pans make them take longer.)
  • USE PARCHMENT PAPER! This helps your brownies to come out clean, well-structured, and just perfect!
  • Lastly, always wait for them to FULLY cool before cutting them. Brownies are best structured and textured when cooled entirely.

Do you have a sweet tooth and are looking for a few vegan sweets to indulge in? I’d recommend these Vegan Cinnamon Banana Crumble MuffinsGluten Free + Vegan Maple Peach Blueberry Crispor Healthy Blueberry Vegan Donuts with Blueberry Glaze.

But if you’re looking to enjoy a few bites without using vegan ingredients, Classic Homemade Shortbread Cookies, Mini Salted Caramel Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bitesand Gooey Banana Monkey Bread with Strawberry Sauce are a great place to start.

Vegan Chewy, Fudge Avocado Walnut Brownies

Now let’s dig into this recipe!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and add parchment paper to a 8×8 square baking pan (Remember, metal pans are best!).

In a medium bowl, add avocado and using a pastry blenders, cut and puree it until fully broken down. **NOTE: if you don’t have a pastry blender, using a food processor or blender works too!.**

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, pure cane sugar, vanilla extract, and all-purpose flour until well incorporated (It should look like “wet sand”). Then turn the mixer on low and slowly add cocoa powder, pureed avocado, sea salt, and baking soda and continue to mix until well combined. 

Using a rubber spatula (much easier to work with), stir in the vegan chocolate chips and chopped walnuts until fully incorporated.

Next—pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until center is fully done. You can always insert a knife or toothpick to test. **NOTE: It should only leave a tiny bit of chocolate on either utensil used to test.**

Remove from the oven and let it cool for about 10-15 minutes before removing brownie square from pan and letting it continue to cool.

In the meantime, add remaining chocolate chips and 1-2 Tbsps of coconut milk to a small pot on low heat and stirring as they melt. Also, finely chopped a handful of walnuts and set aside.

Once fully cooled, cut brownies into squares, brush melted chocolate atop brownies, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts, optional.

Bon appetit!

Vegan Chewy, Fudge Avocado Walnut Brownies

Vegan Chewy, Fudge Avocado Walnut Brownies

Vegan Chewy, Fudge Avocado Walnut Brownies

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1 large hass avocado, peeled + pitted
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup organic pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Toppings:

  • handful of finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1-2 Tbsps coconut milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and add parchment paper to a 8x8 square baking pan (Remember, metal pans are best!).
  • In a medium bowl, add avocado and using a pastry blenders, cut and puree it until fully broken down. **NOTE: if you don't have a pastry blender, using a food processor or blender works too!.**
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, pure cane sugar, vanilla extract, and all-purpose flour until well incorporated (It should look like "wet sand"). Then turn the mixer on low and slowly add cocoa powder, pureed avocado, sea salt, and baking soda and continue to mix until well combined.
  • Using a rubber spatula (much easier to work with), stir in the vegan chocolate chips and chopped walnuts until fully incorporated.
  • Next---pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until center is fully done. You can always insert a knife or toothpick to test. **NOTE: It should only leave a tiny bit of chocolate on either utensil used to test.**
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for about 10-15 minutes before removing brownie square from pan and letting it continue to cool.
  • In the meantime, add remaining chocolate chips and 1-2 Tbsps of coconut milk to a small pot on low heat and stirring as they melt. Also, finely chopped a handful of walnuts and set aside.
  • Once fully cooled, cut brownies into squares, brush melted chocolate atop brownies, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts, optional.
  • Bon appetit!

Tips & Tricks

Storage: Keep brownies in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 days. Best when refrigerated. 

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  1. These look like some absolute chocolate goodness. The baking tips were excellent, glad you included them to make a better brownie.

    • Haha! That’s how I love to make my vegan recipes! You definitely should still feel satisfied while eating healthy! Thanks so much, Danielle!