The BEST vegan brownie recipe out there! The triple-chocolate punch is sure to quench any chocolate cravings you may be having. A crispy-crackly crust covers a moist & fudgy center filled with chocolate chips and walnuts (if you want!).
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:45 minutes
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp ground flax seed + 3 Tbsp water
4 oz (3/4 cup) chocolate chips
7 Tbsp cocoa powder (not dutch processed)
3 Tbsp applesauce
3 Tbsp (1 1/2 oz) butter (I used Earth Balance)
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line an 8×8″ baking pan with parchment (or grease very well) and set aside.
Combine the flours, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
Combine the flax and water in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the 4 oz chocolate chips, cocoa powder, applesauce, butter, and water. Toss together but don’t worry about getting it too homogenous. Melt in the microwave in 30-second intervals until mostly melted, stirring well between each interval. This should take no more than 2 minutes total. When it’s melted you might see some small non-melted looking bits all over – this is okay.
Add the sugar to the chocolate mixture and mix well. Add the flax mixture and the vanilla and stir until smooth.
Dump the flour mix into the chocolate mixture and stir with a large spoon until just combined. The batter may be very thick – it’s okay. When the batter is just about together, fold in the chocolate chips and nuts, if using.
Pour the batter into your prepared pan. Smooth it out with the back of a large spoon, making sure to press it into all the corners.
Bake for 27-30 minutes, until a pick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving. Try not to eat them all in one sitting!