When I found this recipe, I thought it looked too delicious to pass up. It’s original name was ‘Vegan Brownie”, but, when I first made this and spread it into the baking square, I thought to myself, “this is just like fudge”. Hence the new-name, vegan fudge nut brownie!
This is a simple, delicious adaptation to satisfy a quickie craving of chocolate! Though for this recipe, it’s important to have on hand the aqua-fab liquid (juice from chick peas). But don’t be intimated by this vegan liquid. In fact, it’s a simple ingredient to work with as well as to create. You can pop it from a can of chick peas by draining the liquid, or you can cook your own batch of chick peas and reserve the liquid for the bake.
Either way, it’s an easy solution and this ‘aquafab’ (as it’s called) is your egg replacement in vegan baking. You might recall, we use this same liquid in the vegan macron recipe on our site, and you’ll find more and more vegan recipes requiring it. Since we always have fresh made hummus on hand in my house, it’s quite usual to have the aquafab on hand too.
The next step in creating these delicious fudge brownies is the water bath to melt the dark chocolate bars and the coconut oil. Again, don’t be intimidated thinking it’s difficult. This step takes about 2 minutes and is super easy. I will note that the original recipe called for 300 grams of dark chocolate-which seemed wayyyy too much for me. I did half the amount which seemed was perfect. But if you’re a chocolate lover, up the level and stick with the original amount.
Note to self: I like my brownies a bit under cooked in the middle, so next time I’ll adjust the baking time to 22 minutes rather the recommended 30 minutes. Think about serving this dessert for your dinner guests sandwiched in-between a perfect ball of vegan vanilla ice cream. Thus making it the perfect ice cream fudge dessert.
Vegan Fudge Nut Brownie
- 160 grams sugar
- 150 ml aquafab
- 1 pinch salt
- 300 grams dark cacao/chocolate dark is vegan and I used 150 grams instead
- 50 grams coconut oil
- 200 grams white flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 200 grams nuts pecans and or walnuts
- first, get yoru baking tray and line it. Turn on the oven to 180 Celcius.
- begin with the water bath of melting the cacao/chocolate with the coconut oil. this takes only a few minutes.
- in a mixing bowl, mix with a mixer the aquafab and sugar until well combined and a bit fluffy.
- combine the cooled portion of melted chocolate togeter with the sugar and aquafab mixture.
- add your nuts
- and pour/spread into baking square
- bake anywhere from 22 minutes to 30, depending on your preference for a gooey result