I was tasked today to satisfy a brownie craving from my sister. It took a little convincing, but I said I could make them vegan and they’ll be just as good (if not better) than any non-vegan brownies.
There is a bit of an online debate whether Oreos are vegan or not. I think they are so I used a whole bunch. If you’d rather not use the Oreo’s you can sub them with any sort of biscuit, or even chocolate pieces.
What you’ll need:
300 g cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 TBS cocoa powder
8 TBS ground flax seeds
250 ml water
100 g dark chocolate, chopped
200 g vegan butter or margarine
400 g sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
⅓ cup canola oil
1 box Oreos (I used a mix of white and dark Oreos), roughly chopped
How to do it:
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a square brownie tin or cake tin with baking paper and a bit of non-stick spray.
In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Give it a whisk with a hand whisk until evenly combined.
In a small bowl or mixing jug, combine the ground flax seed and the water, give it a little stir and set aside.
In a microwave proof bowl, add the butter and chopped dark chocolate. Heat in the microwave for 30 second increments, stirring in between, until it is all melted and mixed.
Add the sugar, canola oil and vanilla essence to the melted butter and chocolate, stir together until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the butter mixture and the flax seed mixture to the dry ingredients. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, mix until combined or you can see no pockets of flour.
Add half the chopped Oreos to the mixture and stir through.
Add the mixture to the lined tin and using the spoon or spatula, smooth the top down.
Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
After the 30-minute mark, sprinkle the brownies with the rest of the chopped Oreos.
Bake for a further 10-15 minutes until the top has cracked a bit and the mixture doesn’t jiggle when moved.
Cool in the tin for about 30 minutes before taking them out the tin and cooling the rest of the way on a rack.
Cut into desired sized pieces and put them in your face.
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