Anyone else have a chocolate addiction like me? I could eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mostly likely would feel horrible after that, but you get what I’m saying right?
I love chocolate.
Brownies are always a go-to when trying to curb a chocolate craving. I’m a fan of gooey, fudgy brownies. No cake-like brownies for this girl. I want the chocolateist, gooeyiest brownie around and these vegan ones sure are a winner.
These are healthy by no means! I’m using vegan butter here and plain old white graduated sugar. In the future I’ll come out with a healthier brownie- promise. Sometimes you just need the good stuff though.
I have mixed feelings on vegan butter, melted with brownies. When I lick the spoon after mixing the batter I always feel like it has a funny taste. Does anyone else notice this? I use Earth Balance butter which I love. I think it is a great substitute for traditional cow’s milk butter. But when it’s melted it has a funny taste! Let me know in the comments below if you have the same issue.
Good thing is though is that once the brownies are completely cooled, I don’t taste the funniness anymore. Whew! What we are left with is a nice chocolatey brownie.
TIP: Use some good quality dark chocolate in this recipe. I love this bar from Trader Joe’s. We always have a stack of these lying around the house.
To put these brownies over the top, I did one of my favorite things- added salt! Something about salty and sweet together just makes my taste buds go nuts. I love chocolate with salt. If you haven’t tried my salted peanut butter cups give them a try! Another love of mine.
Alright guys- here it is.
Fudgy Vegan Sea Salt Brownies
- 1/2 cup vegan butter melted
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 flax eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 oz dark chocolate melted and cooled
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp salt
- sea salt flakes to top brownies
Mix together the melted vegan butter, sugar, flax eggs, vanilla and melted chocolate in a large bowl until smooth and combine.
Add in the flour, cocoa powder and salt and mix until it just comes together.
Pour into a 8x8 greased baking pan and sprinkle the top with sea salt flakes (or any sea salt).
Pop into a 350 degree preheated oven and cook for 30-35 minutes until set around the edges. Let cool completely before cutting.
*Adapted from Tasty's Fudgy Brownies
**Instead of a flax egg, I used my Neat Egg, but either will work. The Neat Egg will give the brownie a hint taste of chickpeas
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