At a Christmas party last year, I was in charge of sweets and cakes (what else?). But because there were a couple of vegans there, I was quite nervous.. Vegan baking isn’t really my thing, actually I’ve never even done it before. But these vegan brownies were a straight up success!
After I asked around on Twitter a lot of people tipped me Laura’s vegan brownies. Because I didn’t have enough time to make a test-run, I made them in no-time and served them the next day on the Christmas party. And not only the vegans were impressed.
I’ve made them several times after that party but I changed the recipe to make it more my own and make the brownies even more special. I added extra chocolate chunks and topped them of with coconut. I’m a big fan of the bounty-combination and it really fits perfectly together in these brownies.
Vegan brownies with coconut
- 60 gr cacao
- 250 gr sugar
- 250 gr flour
- 16 gr baking powder
- Half bag vanilla powder
- Pinch corn starch
- Pinch salt
- 250 ml water
- 150-200 ml sunflower oil
- 50 gr dark chocolate chopped
- 50 gr coconut
Add all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Pour in the water and gently fold everything together with a spatula.
Bit by bit start adding the sunflower oil. You might not need all the 200 ml, I often use something between 150 - 200 ml. Just start adding a little bit and after stirring it through, add a bit more. Be aware that it's really mixed well and not forming a oily layer on the dough.
Stir in the chocolate.
Line a baking tin with a sheet of parchment paper and pour the dough on top.
Put your brownies in a pre-heated oven on 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
After ten minutes, take them out and sprinkle the coconut on top.
Place it back in the oven for another 20 - 30 minutes, after 20 minutes, check if they are done and otherwise bake them for a couple of minutes more.
When it's done, let it slowly cool. Then lift the brownies out of the can and sprinkle them with extra coconut when you're serving.
The brownie base is divine by itself but because of the coconut topping, the top layer gets all nice and crusty and the chocolate chunks make them completely irresistible!