This easy vegan brownie recipe is the perfect treat for any time of year, it's simple to make and requires only 8 ingredients! The rich flavor will be sure to delight your taste buds with every bite.
These Vegan Brownies do not require butter, eggs, or chocolate.
Even without them, they are rich and chocolaty! Made with a secret ingredient that will make your mouth water - cacao butter & powder. These superfoods add a rich chocolate aroma to your treat.
- This recipe is for you if:
- You love brownies
- You are looking for an easy and simple brownie recipe
- You want to use cacao powder and cacao butter for your desserts
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About this recipe
- Easy vegan brownies
- Require only 8 ingredients
- Use cacao powder and cacao butter
- No eggs, no dairy
- One bowl recipe
- Baking time is 50 minutes
Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).
- Cacao Butter: Any cacao butter is ok. See below.
- Oil: I use taihaku sesame oil for baking sweets. This particular sesame oil is squeezed raw, so it does not have the color and aroma compared to common sesame oil (squeeze after roasting). You can use any oil that doesn't have a strong flavor.
- Soy Milk: Use unsweetened soy milk.
- Maple Syrup: Any maple syrup is ok.
- Flour: You can use all-purpose flour or Cake flour.
- Almond Flour: Use blanched almond flour (no skin).
- Cacao Powder: Use unsweetened cacao powder. See blow.
- Baking Powder: Use aluminum free baking powder.
Is cacao healthy?
You may already know that cacao is beneficial for your health. Especially the polyphenols contained in cacao is the one which makes cacao attractive.
Health Benefits of Cacao
These are some of the good things about cacao polyphenols.
- Lower blood pressure
- Prevent arteriosclerosis
- Improve skin health
- Improve allergy symptoms
Nowadays high cacao chocolate such as 70%, 80% cacao is easy to get at a store, and it is recommended to consume 25g (about 5 pieces) of them daily for health benefits.
Just eating high cacao chocolate daily and improve your health, sounds easy and doable!
And I will use excellent cacao products such as cacao powder and cacao butter for our brownies.
The cacao beans are processed at low temperatures. The beans are crushed into small pieces and ground into fine powders to make cacao powder.
This way it maintains the nutrients, minerals, and vitamins which usually lose during the roasting process of cacao beans.
It is different from cocoa powder which is processed at high temperatures. And it sometimes contains sugar and additives (depends on the brand though).
Cacao butter is fats extracted from cacao beans. It's called "butter" because they are solid at room temperature. They melt above 30-35 C and become liquid.
Some are sold in blocks, some are sold in small pieces, and they look like white chocolate.
Both cacao powder and cacao butter may not be sold at regular supermarkets (not in Japan), so I recommend buying at amazon or iherb.
The ingredients are ready! Let's make some brownies.
First of all, preheat the oven to 160C/320F.
- Melt cacao butter in microwave.
- Put melted cacao butter, soy milk, oil, maple syrup in a large bowl and mix well.
- Add all-pourpose flour, almond flour, cacao powder, and baking powder.
- Sift them.
- Use a whisk to mix well.
- The batter will be like this.
- Pour it into a cake pan.
- Bake for 50 minutes at 160C/320F.
I use a square cake with a removable bottom, but if you don't have it, you can use any baking pan and line it with parchment paper to remove the cake from the pan.
The perfect vegan brownie is here!
Place the pan on a cooling rack, and cool it completely before slicing and serving.
Just go ahead and enjoy these delicious treats with your favorite drink. By the way, if you wait until tomorrow or later they will be even more moist and rich in flavor than right now.
You can keep them at room temperature or in the fridge. If you don't finish it in 5 days, make sure to wrap up any extra pieces before freezing for later!
The photo above has walnuts and chocolate chips added. I love mixing different ingredients, so let's try with your favorite things too!! Here are my favorites:
- Add chopped walnuts
- Add chocolate chips
- Add chopped dry figs
- Add mashed banana
- Add marshmallows
- Put the cookie on top
Thanks for Stopping By
I hope you will try this at home and enjoy it with your family or friends. It's super easy, so I'm sure you will love it!
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Chef JA Cooks is a Japanese food blog that shares simple, easy-to-follow, and healthy Japanese home cooking recipes include vegan and vegetarian. From traditional Japanese recipes to modern recipes with step-by-step instructions.
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Simple Vegan Brownies (Rich, Chocolaty)Print Pin Rate
- 50 g Cacao Butter
- 50 g Oil
- 200 g Soy Milk
- 130 g Maple Syrup
- 120 g All-purpose Flour
- 40 g Almond Flour
- 60 g Cacao Powder, unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- Preheat oven:Preheat oven at 160C/320F.
- Put wet ingredients: Microwave the cacao butter until it melts, and put A ingredients into a bowl and mix.
- Add dry ingredients: Place a strainer on the bowl, add B ingredients, sift them, and mix.
- Pour the batter: Pour the batter into a cake pan and lightly tap it on the counter to remove the bubbles.
- Bake: Bake for 50minutes at 160C/320F.
- Cool: Remove from the oven, place the pan on a cooling rack, and cool it completely before slicing and serving.
- Equipment: Square cake pan with removable bottom (18cm/8 inches)
- Storage: It will last for 5 days at room temperature and one month in the freezer.
- Substitute: You can substitute soy milk with your favorite milk, such as oat milk and almond milk. You can substitute cacao butter with coconut oil.
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