stacked vegan chocolate chip brownies

Easy Vegan Brownies

  • Author: Deborah Davis
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Vegan, American


These one bowl vegan brownies can be whipped up in just a matter of minutes! They have a delicious fudgy texture that you would never guess was vegan.


  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 5 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips + extra for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8″x8″ glass baking dish with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flax seeds and water. Allow to sit for a couple minutes until gel starts to form.
  3. Add the sugar, brown sugar, oil, and almond milk. Whisk together until sugar starts to dissolve. 
  4. Place sifter over bowl and add flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and espresso powder (if using). Remove sifter and add salt. Stir with wooden spoon just until all ingredients are incorporated. 
  5. Add chocolate chips and stir a couple times to distribute through batter. 
  6. Transfer batter to prepared baking dish. Top with additional chocolate chips. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into brownies comes out clean. 
  7. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Lift brownies out of the pan using the parchment paper and allow to cool an additional 15-30 minutes before slicing and serving.


  • Serving Size: 1/9th Recipe
  • Calories: 304 kcals
  • Sugar: 26.5 g
  • Sodium: 82 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44 g
  • Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg