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healthy vegan brownies with a chocolate glaze
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Healthy Vegan Brownies

These are the best vegan brownies, and they have a secret ingredient. They are plant-based, gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free, chocolaty, moist, rich, low in fat, pretty healthy, easy to make, and super delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

Dry ingredients:

Wet ingredients:

Chocolate glaze:

Instructions

  • I recommend measuring the ingredients in grams on a kitchen scale.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a big bowl and stir until there are no clumps.
  • Blend the sweet peas with all other wet ingredients in your food processor or blender.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until the mixture is combined. If the batter is too thick add a splash of plant-based milk. If it's too runny add a tbsp of coconut flour.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper (with an overhang on all sides, for easy removal) or grease it with a little coconut oil. My pan measures 7 x 11 inches (18 x 28 cm).
  • Bake in the oven at 390 degrees F (200 degrees C) for about 50 minutes (it can take longer, depending on your oven and the pan you use) or until a toothpick comes out almost clean (it can still be sticky but not wet). Check after 40 minutes with a toothpick. The brownies will still look slightly undercooked but don't worry as they will firm up in the refrigerator.
  • To make the chocolate glaze, simply put all ingredients to a small bowl and stir well with a whisk. Spread the cream on top of the cooled brownies. Slice into squares with a large, sharp knife. Enjoy!
  • They taste even better on day 2! Store them covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can freeze leftovers!

Notes

This blog post was published in January 2017 and has been updated in August 2020 with new helpful information.
 
  • You can use 1/2 cup (100 g) of brown sugar or any other granulated sweetener instead of coconut sugar.
  • You shouldn't replace the coconut flour as it's unique and very absorbent. However, if you really want to use a different flour (like almond flour) then use at least 1/2 cup more of it but I highly recommend using coconut flour.
  • I use this brand of peanut flour/powdered peanut butter. You can skip it and use 7 tbsp of cocoa powder and leave out the water (as the peanut flour absorbs a lot of liquid). Or use regular peanut butter.
  • I am using canned sweet peas which are labeled as "sweet peas" but some brands might be labeled as "small/young peas".
  • You can also skip the chocolate glaze and bake the brownies with dairy-free chocolate chips on top
  • Recipe makes 12 brownies. Nutrition facts are for one brownie WITH the chocolate glaze.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Vegan Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.9g11%
Saturated Fat 5.3g27%
Carbohydrates 25.6g9%
Fiber 5.1g20%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 4.2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.