My gooey vegan fudge brownies will make you want to eat the whole tray! They are rich and sinfully delicious. Plus, if you’re making them for non-vegan friends, they will not know the difference.
It’s been years since I’ve made brownies. As I started to prepare this recipe, I was racking my brain as to when the last time I made them. Dan pointed out to me that it had been years and they were most likely pot brownies. This new vegan fudge brownie recipe will be made often, because wow. I originally found a vegan brownie recipe through My Darling Vegan and then made a few tweaks to create my final recipe.
I’ve been baking vegan for several few years now, basically once I started buying vegan butter and almond milk. I prefer it and now I always adapt a recipe to make it vegan, or search for a vegan recipe.
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I was hosting a dinner with vegan friends and made these brownies for dessert. She mentioned to me that when she tries to make vegan brownies, they always come out more like cake and less like traditional brownies. The secret to these truly fudge brownies and getting that consistency is mirroring the “egg” just right.
Using eggs to bake creates a consistency that is hard to recreate when baking vegan. This recipe calls for “flax eggs” and honestly, I know a recipe will be good when I see that. What are “flax eggs?” They use ground flax seeds and water to substitute as an egg. The secret is to let the ground flax seeds and water solidify together. The consistency becomes similar to egg.
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Another key component of this recipe is creating your fudge for the brownies. I’ve used recipes that just melt butter and them mix all the ingredients together. No, no, no. In this you melt the butter, sugars (brown and white), and cocoa powder together. You can use a double boiler or just melt it all together on the stove top, which is what I did. Just make sure you mix it up as its melting.
Other than creating your “flax eggs” and fudge, this recipe is extremely simple to make. Even if you’re not a baker, you can make this vegan recipe and impress everyone you know. They are fudgey, delicious, and will tempt you to eat way too many!
Vegan Fudge Brownies
- 2 flax eggs (1 tbs ground flax seeds & 2.5 tbs water for one egg)
- 1/2 cup vegan butter
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder (make sure it’s vegan)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper. Spray parchment paper with cooking oil.
- Prepare the flax eggs and set them aside for at least 5 minutes. The longer the better.
- In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, combine your butter, sugars, and cocoa powder. Make sure that once the butter starts to melt, you consistently stir it together. You want this to be thick, but mixed extremely well.
- While your fudge mixture combines, mix together your flour and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.
- Take your fudge off the heat and let it cool for at least one minute. Then transfer it to a large mixing bowl.
- Add your flax eggs, vanilla, flour mixture and stir vigorously. The batter will be extremely thick. Transfer it to the baking pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes. The brownies will be slightly under cooked, but take them out and let them sit for 30 minutes to solidify.
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