Have you ever wondered what it is about chocolate that it has such an irresistible attraction on most of us?
I personally can never get enough of it.
Most of the time I eat healthy, but I love a good piece of chocolate. Whether it’s a chocolate bar, chocolate ice cream, cake or a chocolate drink, I truly enjoy it.
Cacao is actually really healthy by itself, but because pure cacao has such a strong taste, it needs some sort of sweetener.
These vegan chocolate brownies with coconut sugar are a rich, fudgy treat with a very pure chocolate flavor.
The recipe is adapted from Adam and Joanne’s brownies at The Inspired Taste.
I adjusted their recipe and replaced the butter and eggs with vegan alternatives.
I use coconut oil, which is great for baking instead of butter and Chia seeds and water instead of eggs.
Yes, you can totally bake without eggs using these amazing seeds and I will show you how to do it!
To make the brownies a bit healthier, I use coconut sugar.
I also replaced the all-purpose flour with spelt flour, which is a more nutritious option.
Finally instead of using cocoa powder I use raw cacao, a purer, less refined chocolate powder.
If you’re looking for a soothing warm vegan drink to accompany these chocolate brownies with coconut sugar, try this homemade masala chai.
Vegan chocolate brownies with coconut sugar
10 tablespoons coconut oil
3/4 cup / 90 grams raw cacao powder
1.5 cups / 300 grams coconut sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon Himalaya salt
2 tbsp Chia seeds
6 tbsp water
1/2 cup / 60 grams spelt flour
Start by preparing the egg replacement. You can use ground chia seeds or ground flax seeds.
When you mix the seeds with liquid, they form a sticky, goopy texture, similar to eggs. This is very suitable for baking.
Grind the chia seeds and mix them with water in a bowl. Set aside in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Put the coconut oil with the cacao powder and coconut sugar in a bowl and place it in a saucepan with shimmering water.
Let it slowly melt over medium heat while stirring.
Add the vanilla and the salt.
Once the mixture is fully melted, remove from heat.
Preheat your oven to 325 F / 160 C.
Add the chia seed egg replacement to the misture and mix everything well.
Add the spelt flour and use a whisk to beat it for about 2 minutes to get it nice and airy. This is important, otherwise the fat might separate during baking. The batter should be thick and well mixed.
Pour the batter in a baking pan greased with coconut oil.
Bake for about 20 minutes. You know it’s ready when you put a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
The brownies should be firm, but moist.
If you’ll make these vegan chocolate brownies with coconut sugar let me know how they turned out!
Share your picture on Instagram #coconutqueendom, I’d love to see!