Recipe: Gorgeously gooey vegan chocolate brownies

Dark, gooey, fudgy brownies that you wont be able tell are vegan and low in sugar. An awesome yet healthier teatime treat than a traditional brownie or why not serve warm with ice cream for a delicious dessert?

My husband is dairy intolerant so I am always looking for inspiration for puddings and cakes that I can make for him and that we can all enjoy as a family. With young children too, I am keen to reduce the sugar intake if possible and use natural alternatives instead of sweeteners. This recipe uses only a small amount of sugar, but uses dates instead for sweetness and coconut milk in place of butter which also adds to the sweetness and the brownies fudgy centres. This is a popular pudding in our house straight from the oven with ice cream and then the remainder is ready for packed lunches in the week. A winner!

Gorgeously gooey vegan chocolate brownies
Gorgeously gooey vegan chocolate brownies

Ingredients:

  • 200g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g dark vegan chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 can (400ml) coconut milk
  • 100g soft dried dates

Method:

  • Begin by roughly chopping up the dates and the chocolate. I used a food processor to save time – and energy!
  • Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and gently mix together until you form a wet dough.
  • Pour the mixture in to a greased and lined square baking tin (approximately 20cm x 20cm) and bake at 190C for 20-25 minutes. The brownie should be firm on top but with a wobble – be careful not to overcook.
  • Leave to cool slightly in the tin for about 10 minutes and then serve with ice cream as a tasty pudding or leave to fully cool on a wire rack then cut into 12 slices – or 9 if you are feeling hungry! As with all chocolate recipes, if you can wait until the next day then they taste even better!
gooey brownie
Gooey vegan brownie straight from the oven – served with soya ice cream

Enjoy!

Thedancingbaker x

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One Comment Add yours

  1. chefkreso says:

    Yummy, lovely post!

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