I’ve been searching for the perfect brownie recipe for such a long time and finally took the plunge to experiment with ingredients myself to make the perfect vegan brownies. They use some of the simplest baking ingredients that you’re bound to have around the house, so there’s no flax seeds, cider vinegar, or apple sauce involved. When it comes to the consistency of brownies, I’ve always wanted mine to be rich in flavour, fudgy on the inside, and slightly crispy on the outside… and this is exactly what the recipe has achieved!
The toppings on these brownies are crumbled Oreo biscuits, however, feel free to replace that with another biscuit of your choice. You could use anything from lotus biscuits, to bourbons, and even choc chip cookies on top if you want to be more extravagant.
150g plain white flour
200g caster sugar
40g cacao powder
2 tsp baking powder
230ml soya milk
80ml vegetable oil
100g dark chocolate (melted)
1 pack Oreo biscuits
100g vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 180 C and line an 8-inch square baking tray with parchment paper. I like to grease the bottom of the tray first with some spread/ oil so the parchment paper can stick to it better.
- In a large bowl, add all your dry ingredients by sifting them in: flour, caster sugar, cacao powder, and baking powder. Mix these together and then create a small dent in the middle.
- Melt your 100g dark chocolate on the stove by creating a double boiler: fill a medium pot halfway with water to a simmer. Place a heatproof bowl that’s just big enough to sit on top of the pot and add your chocolate to the bowl. On medium heat, keep stirring the chocolate with a spoon until it’s all smooth.
- Add all your wet ingredients in the mixing bowl with your dry ingredients: melted chocolate, vegetable oil, and soya milk. Mix them all together with a wooden spoon until combined.
- Add 50g chocolate chips in and 5-6 crumbled Oreos biscuits, fold these into the combined mixture gently.
- Pour your brownie batter into your prepared baking tray. Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top and another handful of crumbled Oreos.
- Bake for 25′ or until a skewer comes out clean. If the skewer isn’t completely clean when you poke the brownies, you can still try taking them out at 25′ for gooey brownies. Alternatively, you can bake the brownies for 30-45′ for a more cakey consistency.
- Before cutting up your brownies, let them cool for at least 20′.