Delicious Vegan Chocolate Brownies: A Decadent Treat
Are you craving a rich and indulgent dessert that satisfies your sweet tooth without compromising your dietary choices? Look no further than these mouthwatering vegan chocolate brownies. This recipe takes the classic brownie and gives it a vegan twist, resulting in a treat that is both delectable and cruelty-free. With a fudgy texture and a deep chocolate flavor, these brownies are sure to please even the most discerning palates. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover how to create these delectable delights.
Ingredients for Vegan Chocolate Brownies:
- ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon/73 grams of organic all-purpose flour
- ½ cup/70 grams of organic whole wheat pastry flour
- ½ cup/58 grams of Dutch-process cocoa powder
- ½ cup minus 1 tablespoon/98 grams of organic granulated sugar
- ¼ cup/38 grams of organic whole cane sugar, ground in a blender until powdered
- 2 tablespoons/12 grams of arrowroot or organic cornstarch (14 grams)
- 1 teaspoon/5 grams of aluminum-free baking powder
- ½ teaspoon/2.5 grams of fine sea salt
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons/90 ml of mild-tasting extra-virgin olive oil or an organic neutral vegetable oil
- ½ cup/20 ml of pure maple syrup, Grade B or dark amber
- ¼ cup/60 ml of any nondairy milk
- 2 teaspoons/10 ml of pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon of chocolate extract (optional)
- Heaping ½ cup/85 grams of vegan chocolate chips or mini chunks
- 1/3 cup/43 grams of lightly toasted walnuts or mixed nuts, coarsely chopped (optional)
Directions for Vegan Chocolate Brownies:
- Prepare the Oven and Pan:
- Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 350˚F / 180˚C.
- Oil an 8 x 8-inch / 20 x 20-cm square pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Avoid oiling the paper.
- Sift and Combine Dry Ingredients:
- Place a wire mesh strainer over a medium bowl.
- Add the all-purpose flour, pastry flour, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, powdered whole cane sugar, arrowroot or cornstarch, baking powder, and salt to the strainer.
- Stir with a whisk to sift the ingredients into the bowl. If there are any small bits remaining in the strainer, add them to the mixture in the bowl.
- Whisk the ingredients to aerate the mixture.
- Mix Wet Ingredients:
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, maple syrup, nondairy milk, vanilla extract, and chocolate extract (if desired) until fully combined.
- Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
- Pour the wet ingredient mixture into the dry ingredients.
- Mix the batter using a silicone spatula until it becomes smooth. The batter will be thick.
- Allow the batter to rest for ten minutes.
- Add Chocolate Chips and Nuts (Optional):
- Stir in the vegan chocolate chips or mini chunks and the coarsely chopped nuts, if desired, into the batter.
- Bake the Brownies:
- Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer using a metal spatula.
- Bake for approximately 23 minutes until the top is set and dry, and the sides have slightly pulled away from the pan.
Tips for Storage and Serving:
- To keep your brownies fresh, refrigerate them in a covered container, with layers separated by parchment paper, for up to three days.
- If you want to enjoy them later, you can freeze the brownies for up to one month. Simply defrost them unwrapped or enjoy them straight out of the freezer.
These vegan chocolate brownies are a delightful treat that can be enjoyed guilt-free. The combination of organic ingredients, rich cocoa flavor, and optional additions of chocolate chips and nuts create a truly indulgent experience. Whether you follow a vegan lifestyle or simply appreciate a delicious dessert, these brownies are a must-try.
So why wait? Gather your ingredients, preheat that oven, and embark on a journey of chocolatey goodness. These vegan chocolate brownies are bound to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more. Enjoy the delightful flavors and the knowledge that you’re treating yourself to a dessert that’s both scrumptious and ethically conscious