The Top 3 Plant-Based Chocolate Brownie Recipes

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If you’re searching for the top three plant-based chocolate brownie recipes, then you’ve come to the right place! Aside from discussing some fruitful options, no pun intended, we will also discuss some basic recipe tips and ideas. Below you’ll find our top three recipes for delicious plant-based chocolate brownies.

Almond Butter Brownies

Almond butter brownies in slices with almond butter jar.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey (use agave or maple syrup for vegan)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup extra dark chocolate chips (60-70% cacao)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Leave an overhang on the sides so it’s easier to remove the brownies when done baking.
  3. Add almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking soda, and salt to a medium bowl. Whisk together. Set aside
  4. Add almond butter, almond milk, apple sauce, honey, and vanilla extract to a small bowl. Whisk together.
  5. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Using a spatula, mix everything together. Fold in the dark chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the almond brownie batter to a prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Optional: Serve with coconut milk vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Bites

Chocolate black bean brownie bites on baking tray.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp dutch cocoa powder, or additional regular
  • 1/3 cup oats or 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 can black beans or 1 1/2 cup cooked
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • 1/4 cup oil – OR –  almond or peanut butter
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, or more for garnish

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Grease a mini muffin pan. A regular muffin pan also works, or you can smooth the batter into an 8×8 pan.
  2. Process all ingredients except chips in a high-quality food processor until smooth.
  3. Stir in chips. Remove chips at your own risk. We only vouch for the final taste if they’re included! 
  4. Portion into the pan, press a few more chips onto the tops if desired, and bake on the center rack for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, and let cool for least 10 additional minutes before going around the sides with a knife and popping out.

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Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet potato brownies stacked.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup mashed sweet potato (steamed, then mashed with a fork)
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder/ cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free flour mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed sweet potato, almond butter, cacao powder, coconut sugar, flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir well, until a relatively smooth batter is formed. If you prefer, you can do this step in a food processor.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips, if using. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and use a spatula to smooth the top. Bake at 350ºF until the edges look dry and the center of the brownies have puffed up for approximately 35-40 minutes.
  4. Let the brownies cool completely before slicing, or they will be too soft. Cut them into 16 small squares, and store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
  5. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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