Prep: 20 min
Total: 50 min
These homemade brownies are great for everyone, vegan or not. They have the perfect texture, crispy edges and fudgy middle, and as befits chocolate brownies they have a strong chocolaty flavor (my favorite!).
Although I'm not vegan, I prefer to make vegan brownies, or other vegan desserts. This way I don't need to calculate which of my guests will be able to grab a piece and who will be left with a sad look on their face. Almost anyone can enjoy these vegan brownies.
Easy brownies recipe
7 oz. (200 g) dark chocolate
2.8 oz. (80 g) coconut oil
5.3 oz. (150 g) sugar
½ ts vanilla extract
¾ cup unsweetened apple sauce
5 oz. (140 g) flour
1 oz. (30 g) high-fat cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
½ ts sea salt
20x20 baking dish
Preheat an oven to 350F (180C) and line the baking dish with baking paper.
Melt the dark chocolate with the coconut oil (microwave or use a double boiler).
Let it cool down at room temperature for about 5 minutes.
Mix-in sugar, vanilla extract and unsweetened apple sauce.
Sift the flour and cocoa powder over a large bowl. Mix-in a pinch of salt.
Add the dry mixture to the brownies batter and mix with a spatula just until combined. Do not overmix the batter.
Spread the brownies batter in the baking dish and sprinkle the sea salt on top.
Bake the brownies for 15-20 minutes, until the edges of the batter are ready, but the middle is a little under-baked. At this stage remove the brownies from the oven directly to the freezer, to stop the baking process. Leave in the freezer for 2 hours.
Cut the brownies to 16 equal pieces. Keep the brownies in a sealed box in the refrigerator (good for 2 weeks).
Want to make your homemade brownies with homemade chocolate? Choose your DIY Chocolate Kit. I recommend to use in this recipe the 60% cocoa or 75% cocoa if you want it to be extra dark.