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Double Chocolate Brownies

27 min

Dessert

Make-ahead

10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

Brownies can sometimes be overly sweet or too rich, but this recipe is a perfect balance. It tastes indulgent, with a moist, slightly cake-like texture. Top with some coconut whip or ice cream, and enjoy!

Servings

Total

27 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

17 min

Contains

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Ingredients

Serves well with

  • fresh raspberries
  • vegan whipped cream

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the ground flaxseed and water. Let sit for 5 minutes to gel.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and line or lightly grease an 11 x 7 inch (30 x 20 cm) baking dish.
  3. To the bowl containing the flaxseed mixture, add the cocoa powder, milk, oil, sugar, maple syrup, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Then add in the flour, stirring gently until just combined. Try to not overmix.
  5. Lastly, fold in the chocolate chunks.
  6. Pour into the baking dish and bake on the middle rack for 15 - 17 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch, and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and let sit for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely*.
  8. Top the brownies with the vegan whip cream or ice cream. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Refined coconut oil is coconut oil that doesn't smell or taste like coconuts. If you prefer a distinct coconut taste, use unrefined coconut oil instead.
  • * In our opinion, these brownies taste even more flavourful and fudgey the next day after they've been refrigerated.

Storage

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Sans - Nov. 23, 2022, 11:24 a.m.

I dont have an oven. Any tips to make these without an oven?

PUL Team - Nov. 23, 2022, 10:10 p.m.

Hey there, Sans, we haven't tested it out using other cooking methods (such as a microwave) so we can't say with certainty. Our no-bake Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites might be a nice one to try if you haven't already seen them yet: pickuplimes.com/recipe/chocol… 😊


Carolina - Oct. 10, 2022, 1:15 p.m.

Made these brownies and they were a complete success!! Many people asked for the recipe. It is very decadent and fudgy, so if that is what you are looking for, totally recommended. I used unrefined coconut oil and, in my opinion, there wasn't any coconut flavor whatsoever. Thank you ver much for sharing this recipe :)

PUL Team - Oct. 10, 2022, 7:42 p.m.

Oh, Carolina, thank you for the glowing review! We're so glad the brownies were enjoyed 🙂


Anna - Sept. 29, 2022, 1:18 p.m.

Hi, I made these yesterday and they are so quick and easy! The taste is soo rich and good, however I think I overmixed the batter, because it was quite firm and when I read "pour into the baking tray" that was not happening, it was less pouring more spreading haha. And then I also think I baked them for too long... BUT: I made two mistakes and they still taste good! :) If you have any tips on how I can avoid them being too firm I'd appreciate it! How do I fold in the flour without overmixing?

PUL Team - Oct. 5, 2022, 7:28 a.m.

Hey Anna, so glad they were still enjoyed! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It sounds like too much flour may have been added. Did you measure using the gram and mL amounts listed, or using the cup and Tbsp amounts? In case you use cup measurements, perhaps it might help to ensure that the flour isn't too packed in the cup, but rather, gently spooned into the measuring cup and levelled. This will ensure that not too much flour is added if you give the recipe another try, which will make the batter easier to fold and pour. Aside from overmixing, overbaking can lead to extra firmness so we'd recommend keeping a close eye on the brownies if you give them another try. We hope this helps for now 😃


izzi - Sept. 13, 2022, 8:30 p.m.

I have high cholesterol and need to avoid coconut oil. Will it matter if I sub another?

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2022, 5:27 p.m.

Hey there, Izzi! Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and below which helps the brownies stay firm. You could substitute the coconut oil with a neutral vegetable oil, such as refined olive oil that doesn't impart the olive oil taste. The brownies may just end up a bit more crumbly and less moist 🙂

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2022, 5:27 p.m.

Hey there, Izzi! Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and below which helps the brownies stay firm. You could substitute the coconut oil with a neutral vegetable oil, such as refined olive oil that doesn't impart the olive oil taste. The brownies may just end up a bit more crumbly and less moist 🙂


Visnja - July 3, 2022, 12:09 p.m.

These brownies are delicious and very filling! Very easy to make (also due to quite simple ingredients). 10/10!

PUL Team - July 4, 2022, 6:35 p.m.

Aw so happy to hear, Visnja, thank you!


Vicky - June 15, 2022, 3:21 p.m.

Not my first time making these brownies! They turn out amazingly chewy and flavourful again and again, so they truly deserve this five star rating. I used oat milk instead of soy and i also have used a different vegetable oil before. It works every time! Friends and family (also the non-vegan ones) love them, too!

PUL Team - June 17, 2022, 7:16 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Vicky, thanks for the insight and for taking the time to share!


Christine - May 29, 2022, 2:16 a.m.

Ok, this recipe TOTALLY deserve the review! The vegan brownies turned out to be amazing. Easy to make and the flavor was just perfect. I used almond milk instead of soy and unrefined coconut oil (I love the coconut flavor hint) instead of refined and it tastes amazing. Honestly, thank you for this recipe! Really easy to make and mess free (important). I can’t wait to try the Vegan Chocolate Layer Cake recipe too! 🙂 Oh and btw, I love the way every step is explained written and in the videos too. Thanks! 🙏🏻❤️

PUL Team - May 29, 2022, 5:29 p.m.

Oh thank YOU, Christine, for the glowing feedback and support! It means so much. We hope you love the chocolate cake when you're able to give it a try - it's one of our favourites 😃


Madzia - May 5, 2022, 7:13 p.m.

I made it for my Sis, it's her 21st birthday tomorrow <3
The frosting wouldn't harden - it was too 'watery', but maybe I just overmixed. I put it in the fridge for some time and it was all good.
The taste is amazing, thank you!!!

Madzia - May 5, 2022, 7:15 p.m.

Sorry, this comment was meant for another recipe hehe
But I also made this brownie and it turned out also gorgeous <3

PUL Team - May 6, 2022, 12:31 a.m.

So glad the brownies were enjoyed, Madzia, and wishing your sister a very happy birthday 🥳✨


Makayla - March 19, 2022, 6:08 a.m.

These were soft, chewy, and all around delicious!! I used Bob’s Red Mill GF All-Purpose Flour and they turned out great! I finally found a brownie recipe I can enjoy 😄

PUL Team - March 19, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing the insight and your experience with it, Makayla! We're so glad they were enjoyed 😊


Mona - Dec. 23, 2021, 4:31 p.m.

What gluten-free flour/ingredient can i use to replace all purpose flour?

PUL Team - Dec. 24, 2021, 3:53 a.m.

Hi Mona, thanks for the question! We haven't experimented with it yet so we can't say with certainty. The gluten helps give the brownies a fluffier texture and structure that an alternative flour may not offer. However, a mix of gluten-free flours generally works better than using just one gluten-free flour on its own if you're interested. If so, here's a flour blend recipe from Minimalist Baker that might help: https://minimalistbaker.com/d…. Do let us know if you experiment with it☺️


Saskia - Sept. 17, 2021, 12:17 p.m.

i made muffins instead of brownies because i didn’t have a matching baking dish and they turned out AMAZING. Even my father, who is very suspicious about vegan food, loved them!!

Thanks for all your amazing recipes😍

PUL Team - Sept. 18, 2021, 3:23 a.m.

Mmm muffins sound incredible! Thank you, Saskia 🤗


Louise - Sept. 10, 2021, 9:03 p.m.

Sooo good, would never of thought of adding flax seed!
Ok, I swapped a few things and added a couple of others;
-used honey instead of maple syrup.
- dairy milk instead soy milk.
- added mint hot chocolate powder.

Very good! Will make more soon after I get some soy milk.


Margje - July 22, 2021, 11:02 p.m.

Just the best brownies! Not too sweet, super chocolaty, super tasty!

So many people asked for the recipe after the ate these brownies :)


Liana Meloche - June 20, 2021, 8:59 p.m.

Very rich and decadent, fantastic recipie!