Easy vegan raspberry chocolate brownies
What’s better than fudge chocolate brownies you ask? The best vegan raspberry chocolate brownies, of course! You get all the fun of a chocolate brownie, but the added hit of flavour from one of the worlds most delicious fruits is such to up level it. You can dig these freshly baked and served warm, stacked up with a serving of vanilla ice cream!
Australian owned and grown, our range of berries are hand-picked at our local farms in Victoria to ensure that they are of the high quality and freshness that we have come to expect from Australian produce. Now, they are available at your nearest Coles, Woolworths and Aldi too! so grab yours and make start making some Holiday preperations!
These easy vegan raspberry chocolate brownies are perfect served warm and topped with vegan ice-cream as a decedent dessert. 9 ingredients, one bowl, decadent and fudge and so delicious.
1 1/2 cups YV Fresh Erika raspberries, divided
2 Tbsp (14g) chia seeds, ground
6 Tbsp water (90g) water
1/4 cup (65g) vegan butter
3/4 cup (130g) brown sugar
1/2 cup (125g / 125ml) almond or soy milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup (132g) plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup (60g) dutch pressed cacao
1/4 tsp salt
Use kitchen scales to get this recipe accurate. If you don’t have access to scales, use the spoon and flatten method to fill Australian standard cups.
Preheat the oven to 180 C or 350 F. Set a small baking tin aside- 20cm (8 inch) square.
Grease the bottom of the pan well with vegan butter, then sprinkle 1-2 tsp brown sugar over the bottom to coat well. Don’t worry too much about spreading the sugar perfectly, just a rough job will do. Lightly grease the sides of the tin, too, then take 3/4 cup of the raspberries are spread around the base. They don’t need to pressed down, just leave them whole and then set aside the tin.
Add the butter, milk and sugar to a saucepan and melt over a low flame, stirring regularly. Once the butter has completely melted turn off the heat set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes. You want the mixture to be liquid, but not hot. You should be able to stick your finger into it comfortably.
In a large mixing bowl create ‘chia eggs’. Ideally you want to grind the chia seeds to first- this is easily done in a mini blender (like a nutribullet), but if you don’t have one you can leave them whole. Add the chia seeds and water, and whisk together. Allow to stand for 5 minutes then whisk again. Once the mixture has become thick and somewhat jelly like you are ready to add the next ingredients.
Pour cooled butter mixture into the chia egg bowl with the vanilla and use a whisk to incorporate well. Next, sift in the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Add in the salt and then gently fold together only until it just comes together. Add the remaining raspberries and very gently fold through, then scrape batter into the prepared tin. Use a wet metal spoon (the backside) to carefully spread the thick batter around teh tin to create an even layer.
Bake for approximately 35 minutes, or util cooked when tested. The middle should feel springy, and a skewer should only have a few small, moist (not wet) crumbs when inserted and removed from the cake.
To serve, allow the brownie to cool for 5-10 minutes, then serve hot with vanilla ice-cream. Left overs can be left to cool completely, and stored in an air tight container in the fridge. The brownie is best eaten at room temperature, so allow time to warm up before eating from the fridge.
Have a Merry Christmas and the the Happiest New Year. We hope you enjoy these amazing desserts with your family as much as we loved growing the berries for you!
Recipe credits: Jade (Instagram: @panaceas_pantry