The best vegan brownie recipe

The problem with lots of vegan brownie recipes is the high oil content. In lieu of eggs the oil quantity is ramped up to achieve the moistness. The issue is that your brownie is often dripping in the stuff which isn't that palatable! We found that the trick is to half the quantity of oil and make up the difference with a fruit puree. Dicing a few apples and simmering with a little water is perfect. Your brownies are both perfectly moist and sweet. 


250g plain flour

250g sugar

120ml oil

120g apple puree 

65g cacao powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking powder

250ml water

Raw choc chips (optional)

Who says a vegan can't eat cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
  2. Put your flour, sugar, cacao powder and baking powder in a bowl and mix together.
  3. Pour in the water, oil and vanilla essence and mix together to form a smooth batter.
  4. Stir in your raw choc chips if using them. I made the raw chocolate and froze it before bashing into pieces. Melt 100g of Cacao butter and whisk in 60g of Cacao powder with a desert spoon of maple syrup.   
  5. Pour your mixture into an oiled baking tin and bake for 25-30 minutes intil the top is firm.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting into squares. 

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    • Hi Angelina what a delight to meet you and your gorgeous son at the Camphill craft and food fair stall today. What lovely packages of goodness you sell. And just checked out your web site and saw wonderful recipes. Hope you managed to see my Easy Indian Vegetarian Cookery book in the Camphill bookshop (in fact all the recipes are vegan) as I am too and have been for over 20 years. Will post you my recipe for raw chocs soon and a recipe or two from my cookery book. Warm regards Ashra.

      Ashra Burman

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