Vegan Chocolate and Walnut Brownie Recipe

Vegan Chocolate & Walnut Brownie

This absolutely delicious Vegan Chocolate and Walnut Brownies recipe comes from Healthy Food Blog on Instagram.  It makes 12 mouth-watering and ‘eat me all’ brownies. The recipe is so easy to make and so yummy served warm with ice-cream.

I purchase coconut oil and cacao powder from Aldi UK as the cost is much lower than a traditional supermarket.  For example, a 100g of Sierra Organic  100% cacao powder is £1.69 but you need to keep an eye on their ‘special buys’ baskets. But also visit the section near the soya and almond milk as they have a selection of superfoods, seeds and nuts here.  

Cacao has less fat and no sugar so makes it a healthier alternative and ideal for baking and smoothies. My jar of CocoLoco coconut oil at £1.55 at Aldi UK (Summer 2020 prices).  I was given a bar of dark Green and Black chocolate for Christmas so I used this in my brownies.

Vegan Chocolate and walnut Brownie Ingredients for 12 squares

If you preferred, visit @heathlyfoodblog on Instagram and she will send you the recipe which you can then download to your mobile.  

  • ⅔ cup coconut oil 
  • 100g dark vegan chocolate
  • 1 cup of sifted plain flour
  • ¼ cup of sifted cacao powder
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder 
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

How to make Vegan Chocolate and Walnut Brownies

How to make vegan chocolate walnut brownie
  • Preheat your oven at 180 degrees celsius
  • Line a square baking dish with baking parchment
  • Heat a saucepan of water, put a bowl inside and melt the chocolate and coconut oil together.  Don’t let it burn.
  • In a second and larger bowl, add the flour, cacao powder, brown sugar, baking powder and chopped walnuts and mix.  Put aside for now.
  • Put the eggs and vanilla extract into a third bowl and whisk until combined
  • Add the melted chocolate and oil to the larger bowl and fold the mixture together
  • Then add the egg and vanilla mixture and combine
  • Pour the batter into the lined baking dish and bake for 35 to 40 mins on the middle shelf.
  • Allow to cool before removing from the baking dish. Then cut into 12 squares.

What are the benefits of some of the ingredients used to make the brownies?

Benefits of vegan chocolate walnut brownies ingredients
  • Coconut oil – used instead of butter as a vegan brownie. Contains healthy fatty acids which may encourage the body to burn fats, and provide quick energy to the brain and body.
  • 100% organic cacao chocolate – ideal for vegans and is a superfood. Contains fibre, protein, potassium, magnesium, antioxidants, vegan friendly, No sugar, chocolate alternative.
  • Walnuts – rich in antioxidants and omega-3

Credited to:

Recipe credit: Instagram @healthyfoodblog

Photography credit: Lesley @foodbombkitchen 

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