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Double Chocolate Brownies

27 min



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!



27 min


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17 min


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Serves well with

  • fresh raspberries
  • vegan vanilla ice cream
  • vegan whipped cream
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  1. In a large bowl, mix the ground flaxseed and water. Let sit for 5 minutes to gel up.
  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, plant milk, coconut oil, sugar, maple syrup, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Then whisk to combine.
  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 even out the top with the back of a spoon. 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 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. In our opinion, they taste even more flavourful and fudgey the next day after they've been refrigerated.
  8. Top the brownies with the vegan whip cream or ice cream, or enjoy!


  • * Refined coconut oil is coconut oil that doesn't smell or taste like coconuts. Using refined coconut oil is preferred to unrefined as the brownies retain a more neutral flavour.


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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:…. 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!