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Easy Vegan Brownies

Easy vegan brownies with walnuts and a hint of lemon, the much-loved brownie taste, but dairy and egg free. Awesome!

A stack of 3 easy vegan brownies on a white plate with strawberries next to it

I have always tried to share with you only easy homemade recipes that anyone can do. But there is easy, and Easy vegan brownies. Literally, the easiest dessert you could possibly come up with.

And guess what, it does taste like the real deal. Yeah, it might not have that richness of the buttery brownies, that by the way I absolutely love. Instead, the vegan brownies have a much lighter texture, but the same fantastic flavour.

Those of you who follow a strict vegan diet will find that perhaps smaller shops have not got that much to offer. So, what’s the solution then? Yes, home cooking, that’s right. You get to use fresh ingredients, adjust everything according to your own taste and know exactly what’s in there.

And this recipe will put a big smile on your face. It’s super douper simple, uses just a very few ingredients and it tastes like nothing else in the world. You won’t even tell it’s absolutely egg and dairy free.

Overhead shot of a white plate with 3 slices of easy vegan brownies and 3 strawberries.

Even people who can swear they can’t live without eggs and dairy will be impressed with these beauties. For this vegan version, it is entirely up to you if you want to use a square baking tray and cut the cakes into a square brownie shape, which is the popular shape of brownies.

I just thought it looks quite nice as a cake and baked it in a round cake tin that has removable walls. That makes things fairly easy, no stress whatsoever that the cake will stick to the tin. Who said baking is difficult?

Not difficult at all, especially when all you have to do is mix the ingredients together and get them in the oven. No complicated icing, no fancy cream, but still a delish. Who’s in for a few slices?

Overhead shot of a red cake stand with vegan brownie cake

Adding walnuts gives a bit of crunch, but they can be omitted if you don’t happen to have any, it’s not crucial. Or they can be replaced with pecans, or unsalted peanuts.

The idea is that making vegan brownies from scratch is far easier than you think, no need to go for a mixed stuff box. I never actually bought something like that, I just think that adding the ingredients yourself if a lot better, you know what you used, and it’s actually a lot cheaper too in the end.

Some simple recipes don’t require fancy ingredients, but ingredients you already have in your pantry. So there you have, a super easy vegan brownies recipe, that can be baked even by a complete beginner.

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5 from 1 vote
Easy vegan brownies with a light texture and a fantastic flavour. The walnuts bring a nice crunch and extra flavour, while the cocoa powder makes them taste like the traditional brownies.
Easy Vegan Brownies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Easy vegan brownies with a light texture and a fantastic flavour. The walnuts bring a nice crunch and extra flavour, while the cocoa powder makes them taste like the traditional brownies.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 307 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 125 g plain flour
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 125 ml soya milk
  • 125 ml sunflower oil
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp icing sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. (375 Fahnrenheit).
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt.
  3. Add the lemon zest, soya milk, sunflower oil and chopped walnuts.
  4. Mix everything well.
  5. Oil and butter a round cake tin and pour the mixture in.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes depending on the oven.
  7. Insert a skewer in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean, it's done.
  8. Allow to cool, then dust with icing sugar.
Recipe Notes
  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.

  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Vegan Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 140mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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  • Reply
    April 27, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Cat de bine arata, iar pozele sunt fantastice :). Nu am mancat brownies niciodata, trebuie sa fac odata. Pare simplu.

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      April 27, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Multumesc! Sunt foarte asemenatoare cu negresa noastra, imi plac mult ambele variante.

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