Vegan Brownies

This recipe is a bit different from all my usual and that is because it is Vegan!

I, myself am not Vegan but I have friends and colleagues that are and I always feel bad that they can’t enjoy a delicious treat along with everyone else.

I had really hoped to have these ready in time for Veganuary but as you can tell because I am posting them just now and now last month they weren’t ready.


I wanted to keep them as close to an original brownie as possible and I wanted them to be light, fudgy and chewing like a brownie made with eggs.

If I were to make a brownie using eggs I would whip the eggs until the were almost double in size which makes the brownies thick and delicious, but fo these brownies I couldn’t use eggs.

I’ve been working out the measurements of each ingredient to make sure that the brownies are still as thick, fudgy and chewy as the brownies I would make using egg and I think I finally succeeded.

I had some disasters with these brownies, I baked them using a 24cm square spring form cake tin. When I took them out the oven the spring popped open and the brownies fell out! I was gutted I have made them so many times in the same cake tin and it has never done that.

But, there was some good news I managed to salvage some of the brownies, not all of them landed on the floor (wooo!)

The brownies I have taken pictures of are the ones that I had the disaster with when the tin burst open, the brownies spread so they are a little thinner than I had hoped they would be. If you make them following this recipe they should be a lot thicker.

I used Dark Chocolate in this recipe. You can use either vegan dark chocolate or good quality dark chocolate that doesn’t include any milk of cocoa butter.

These brownies will last for 2-3 days in an airtight container.

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This recipe makes 12-16 brownies depending on how large you cut them.

Shopping List

300g Good Quality Dark Chocolate or Vegan Chocolate

150g Vegetable Oil

2tbsp Golden Syrup

200g Dark Chocolate

200g Self-Raising Flour

75g Cocoa Powder

200g Light Brown Sugar

75ml Almond/Coconut/Soya Milk

1tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 200C (180C Fan) and grease and line a 24cm square cake tin.
  2. Add the 300g of chocolate and golden syrup to a bowl and melt in the microwave. I put mine in the microwave on 20 second bursts until the chocolate has completely melted.
  3. Leave the chocolate to one side to cool. Chop the 200g of dark chocolate into small chunks and in another bowl add the chocolate, flour, cocoa, sugar. Mix so all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Add the chocolate mixture, milk and vanilla to the dry ingredient and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes. The brownies should look set and a skewer interested into the centre has moist crumbs attached.


Dark Chocolate – I use a good quality dark chocolate.

Vegetable Oil – I used this in replace of butter and I used a supermarket own brand.

Golden Syrup – I used Lyles Golden Syrup

Self-Raising Flour – I used a supermarket own brand

Cocoa Powder – I used a supermarket own brand

Almond Milk – Again I used a supermarket own brand

Vanilla Extract – I used Neilson Massey

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you make it please tag aspoonfulofvanilla on Instagram so I can see them. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Also you can leave me a comment at the bottom of this page and let me know what you think of this recipe.


  • nortoncharity

    25 February 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Wow these brownies look so delicious! And how awesome that they are vegan too! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

  • bournemouthgirl

    26 February 2020 at 4:47 pm

    The brownies look really yummy! That’s great they are vegan too! An easy recipe, thank you for sharing!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      26 February 2020 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you!

  • a Life on a Dime

    27 February 2020 at 12:00 pm

    These look delicious! And such a simple ingredient list!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      2 March 2020 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you! They are super simple to make and taste incredible!

  • Leslie Nichole

    27 February 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Oh my gosh, these look so good! I’ve tried to bake vegan treats and they turned out pretty good, as I too have a few vegan friends. I would’ve cried if my brownies fell out of the pan, oh no. You did great they look yummy.

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      2 March 2020 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you! I was so upset but at least some of them survived!

  • Lia

    2 March 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Very delicious thank you for these baking instructions. Baking can be so soothing and relaxing. I need to get back into it again.

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      3 March 2020 at 6:51 pm

      This is exactly why I love baking it is so relaxing!

  • Kayleigh Harris

    3 March 2020 at 10:56 am

    Brownies are my all time favourite! These look so delicious and baked to perfection! 🙂

    Kayleigh x

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      3 March 2020 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you!

  • Kneading Patience

    3 March 2020 at 3:31 pm

    What a great vegan recipe! These are the best looking vegan brownies I’ve ever seen (and they even survived a fall.)

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      3 March 2020 at 6:52 pm

      I am so glad they survived haha! Thank you very much!

  • Mary Lee

    7 March 2020 at 10:20 pm

    These brownies look sooo delicious! Their texture looks soo good. I’m sorry the baking process involved a disaster, but I’m glad your brownies turn out great! I also love your cutlery and plate. They look so pretty 😀 x


    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      8 March 2020 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you! I was so upset when they fell but I am so lad I was able to salvage something!

  • katelyn | embark to explore

    8 March 2020 at 7:05 pm

    OMG these look amazing! I really wanna make these, i’ll be sure to tag you when I do haha!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      8 March 2020 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you! I can’t wait to see them if you do! I hope you enjoy them!

  • drvador

    4 April 2020 at 10:11 pm

    I wish There was a way I could sample the brownie through your blog. looks delicious

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      7 April 2020 at 11:18 am

      Thank you! If I could post some to you I would!

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