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!
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!
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.
Healthy Vegan Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5.3g27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.