Brownies - chunky, crunchy & vegan
I mean, some people don't like chocolate. And that's fine. And I'm sorry, but I AM OBSESSED WITH CHOCOLATE.
To all my chocoholics out there - see that chocolate oozing out of those brownies? That's what my dreams are made of. I live for the chocolate ooze. Live for it.
I'm not going to lie, I created this recipe by just closing my eyes and throwing anything that I wanted to into one big bowl. I had one of those true creative artist-outbursts. And I'm pretty happy with what that ended up looking like.
Because this recipe initially was a simple try-out, I didn't shoot the batter and every single step like I usually do. But believe me, this an entry-level brownie, even though it doesn't look like it. Enjoy!
3 cups self raising flour
1 cup fair trade unsweetened cacao powder
1½ cup cane sugar
Pinch of salt
2½ cups any plant based milk (I used oat milk) at room temperature
½ cup coconut oil (before melting)
½ cup apple sauce
biscuits of choice
4 squares of vegan chocolate
- Start off by preheating your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Combine all dry ingredients in 1 big mixing bowl (except the chocolate and biscuits).
- Melt & combine all wet ingredients in a separate smaller bowl.
- Now add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix until your batter is just about (big) clump free, but make sure not to overmix.
- Line your oven tray with baking paper and pour half the batter in your pan.
- Cover this batter with your biscuits by simply laying them on the batter (no need to press down). Make sure they're not stacked on each other, just neatly next to each other.
- Now pour the other half of your batter and cut up your chocolate down to your desired size (I like big chunks, so I just cut my squares in half). Arrange these chocolate chunks wherever you'd want the melted chocolate to be and press the chocolate down slightly, just until it's covered by batter.
- Transfer the tray to your oven and allow to transform in there for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean after poking your brownie. The top will crack and look crunchy.
- When done, transfer the brownies, with baking paper and all, onto your cooling rack and allow your creation to cool off for about 10-15 minutes. Cut carefully.