These Chewy Vegan Brownies remind me of those boxed brownie mixes I used to eat ALL THE TIME in college. Often me and my friends would make the brownie batter and just eat it straight from the bowl and never even bake them! Kinda gross when I think about the fact there were raw eggs in there, ew! The great thing about making vegan brownies is that you don’t have to worry when you lick the bowl clean (not like I EVER do that…riiiight).
There are no beans in these brownies or anything else “weird” for a brownie recipe; though I do love me some black bean brownies. Nope, these are just a good old fashioned, ultimate chewy brownie kind of a recipe. They are also easy enough to make that you may never make brownies from a box again!
These Chewy Vegan Brownies:
Are crowd pleasing
Have super chewy edges and a crisp top
Have a moist and fudgy middle
Pack a triple chocolate punch with melted chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and more chocolate chips folded in….Mmmmm..
The almond flour gives these brownies an extra chewy quality about them while adding protein and healthy fats, making them a little healthier for all the kids in your life. Whenever I make these they are gone within a day! Give em a try.
- 1 flax egg (2.5 tablespoons ground flax, 5 tablespoons water)
- 3/4 cup flour-all purpose, white whole wheat or gluten free mix
- 1 cup almond flour or almond meal
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 8 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup earth balance vegan butter
- 1/2 + 1/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8 by 8 baking pan or line with parchment paper.
Prepare the flax egg by combining ground flax and water in a small bowl. Set aside to let thicken for a few minutes.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, almond flour or meal, salt and baking soda.
In a large microwave safe bowl, add the cocoa, earth balance, 1/2 cup chocolate chips and water. Melt in the microwave in 30 second increments until mostly melted, and stir well at each interval. It took me 2 minutes.
Add the sugar and vanilla to the melted chocolate mixture. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Now add the flax egg and mix again until well combined.
Add the flour mixture to the large bowl and stir until just combined. The mixture will be thick. Fold in the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 28 minutes. Let sit for at least 20 minutes before cutting if you can wait that long!