These Vegan Brownies are incredibly delicious, fudgy, and gooey in the center with nice crispy edges and are easy to make from scratch!

The bonus is that these brownies are not made with black beans or avocado! They’re rich and decadent, and anyone, vegan or not will enjoy them.

stack of brownies

This past week I was on the hunt again, to make a treat for our friend, Liv, who recently had to go dairy-egg-free for health reasons. I have been trying to make recipes that a typical teenage girl would love. Last week was a huge win with my Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Now I conquered brownies because to me, they’re the best kind of sweet treat there is. So many of the vegan brownie recipes I read through or attempted had black beans, avocado, or flax seed – my kids hate black beans or avocado in any baked good and I don’t have flax seed on hand.

For this vegan brownie recipe, I went with chia seeds. Now, the only note I would make about them is that the chia seeds do change the texture of these brownies but also made them incredibly rich and moist.

overhead shot of double chocolate brownies

Ingredients for this vegan brownie recipe

  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter melted, I used, Earth Balance
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups non-dairy chocolate chips I used, Ghirardelli® Non-Dairy Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips
stack of brownies with a bite taken out of the top one

How to make vegan brownies

Let’s get baking! In a small mixing bowl add the chai seeds and oat milk, stir together and set aside while you prepare the other ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9 x13 pan with parchment paper.

Afterward combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder in a medium mixing bowl. Stir together a couple of times, and set aside.

brownies on a serving board

Using a stand or hand mixer and a large mixing bowl, beat together the melted vegan butter and sugars. Mix in the chia seeds and vanilla extract.

Add the dry mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix together until just combined. Fold in 1 cup of the chocolate chips. 

brownie batter with chocolate chips

Gently pour the mixture into the pan, using a spoon or your hands to even it out. Scatter the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips over the top.

Place in the preheated oven for 37-42 minutes.

**Note the brownies will look done around the edges but look a little underdone, they aren’t! As long as you can gently touch the center of the brownies and have it keeps its form, the brownies are done.**

brownie batter in tin 9x13 pan lined with parchment paper
brownies baked in tin pan

Remove the brownies from the oven, allow them to cool on a cooling rack in the pan for 15-30 minutes, then pull the brownies out of the pan, using the parchment paper. Let the brownies continue to rest for another 30-60 minutes before cutting. 

Nonetheless, eat a couple of these babies right away or make them a la mode. Is possible for friends, just grab your favorite vegan ice cream, our favorite is Oatly Vanilla Frozen Dessert.

Storing and Freezing

Leftovers should be kept in the refrigerator for optimum freshness. Because they are extremely gooey and fudgy, the cold temperature will ensure that they don’t go bad.

Likewise, you can freeze these brownies! Just wrap each one in parchment paper, then place them in a ziplock bag and place them in the freezer. They will keep for up to 6 months if frozen individually.

Other {vegan) sweet treats you will enjoy

Basically, there are not just a couple of options for your vegan friends when it comes to dessert, the options are endless and taste just as amazing as the “originals”. Here are some recipes we like.

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Vegan Brownies

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Servings: 24 brownies
Calories: 118 kcal
These Vegan Brownies are incredibly delicious, fudgy, and gooey in the center with nice crispy edges and are easy to make from scratch!

Ingredients
 

  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter melted, I used, Earth Balance
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups non-dairy chocolate chips I used, Ghirardelli® Non-Dairy Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl combine the chai seeds and oat milk, stir together and set aside while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9 x13 pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Stir together a couple of times, set aside.
  • Melt the vegan butter, either on the stove top over medium-low heat or the microwave in 30-second intervals. Measure the butter in a measuring cup making sure you have the full 1/2 cup needed for the recipe.
  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer and a large mixing bowl, beat together the melted vegan butter and sugars. Mix in the chia seeds and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter, and sugar mixture and mix together until just combined.
  • Fold in 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Gently pour the mixture into the pan, using a spoon or your hands to even it out. Scatter the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips over the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 37-42 minutes. Note the brownies will look done around the edges but look a little underdone, they aren't! As long as you can gently touch the center of the brownies and have it keeps its form, the brownies are done.
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool on a cooling rack the pan for 15-30 minutes, then pull the brownies out of the pan, using the parchment paper. Let the brownies continue to rest for another 30-60 minutes before cutting. 

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Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
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