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Vegan chocolate and nut brownies

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Preparation time:
20 minutes
Cooking time:
20 minutes
Difficulty:
medium

What you'll need and how to make this dish

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 80g vegan dark chocolate
  • 170g plain flour
  • 80g coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 9 tsp cocoa powder
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 230ml unsweetened organic soya milk
  • 100g pecan nuts
  • 80g walnut halves

Method

  • <ol> <li>Use a little of the sunflower oil to grease an 8 inch square baking tin (or similar size) and line the tin with greaseproof paper.</li> <li>Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.</li> <li>Break approximately 1/3rd of the chocolate bar off and chop into small pieces. Roughly chop 2/3rds of the pecan nuts and mix together with the chopped chocolate. Set aside.</li> <li>For finishing the brownies
  • chop or crush the remaining pecan nuts and walnuts
  • mix together and set aside.</li> <li>Melt the remaining chocolate by bringing a couple inches of water to the boil in a small saucepan that is suitably sized for holding a heatproof bowl in the pan opening. Do not allow the bottom of the heatproof bowl to touch the water. Place the chocolate into the bowl to melt
  • stirring occasionally to ensure the chocolate has fully melted. Once melted
  • set aside and allow to cool slightly.</li> <li>Whilst the chocolate is melting
  • begin to sieve the plain flour
  • coconut flour
  • and cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl and mix. Once mixed
  • stir in the baking powder and sugar.</li> <li>Once the chocolate has cooled a little
  • begin to slowly stir the vanilla essence
  • sunflower oil
  • soya milk
  • and melted chocolate into the flour and cocoa mix.</li> <li>Now stir in the previously chopped chocolate and pecan nuts
  • ensuring they are stirred evenly into the mixture.</li> <li>Pour the mixture into the baking tin and spread evenly with a spatula.</li> <li>Sprinkle the chopped pecan nuts and walnuts across the top and bake in the centre of the oven for 18 to 23 minutes.</li> <li>Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 45 minutes. Carefully use the edges of the greaseproof paper to lift the brownie out of the tin and place onto a chopping board. With a sharp knife
  • gently cut into evenly sized pieces.</li> <li>Serve on their own or with some vegan cream or ice cream.</li> </ol>