Renee's Vegan Brownies

Updated on April 13, 2017

Renee's Vegan Brownies

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Best Brownies Ever!

Renee and I developed this recipe while searching for a tasty vegan brownie recipe. As a single mom living in College Station, Texas, she was hoping to find a healthy chocolate recipe for her children. We think we found it! These brownies are delicious, without the use of eggs or dairy. The applesauce is a wonderful substitute for eggs. The brownies are firm and moist, a much nicer texture than traditional brownies. Using coconut sugar as one of the sweeteners gives the brownies a more sophisticated taste: not overpowering, sickeningly sweet. Try this recipe! You'll be glad you did.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 16 brownies


  • 1 c. flour, whole wheat pastry
  • 3/4 c. sugar, coconut
  • 1/2 c. cocoa powder, unsweetened, baking
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 1/4 c. flax or cashew milk, nondairy, unsweetened
  • 2 T. coconut butter, melted
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips, vegan
  • 2 T. mini chocolate chips, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8" X 8" cooking pan or dish with coconut or vegetable spray.
  2. Place the dry ingredients (1st five ingredients) into a large bowl and whisk. In another bowl mix the wet ingredients (next five ingredients). Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring. Next, stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour the batter into the cooking pan/dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips over the top.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. The chocolate chips inside the brownies may cause the knife to come out gooey, so the knife may need to be inserted in several locations to determine if done.
  5. Allow 15 minutes to cool before cutting. If saving, cool completely and cover tightly. Save at room temperature for not more than two days.


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      Beverly Jean 11 months ago from Denton

      I haven't tried black beans in brownies, but I have seen recipes like that. I had Japanese restaurant owners living next to me once and ate their bean candies. They were good.

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      Lena Durante 11 months ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      I'm not vegan, but I still love vegan desserts! Have you tried making brownies with black beans? I haven't yet, but I do make delicious blondies with pureed chickpeas.