Vegan coffee and walnut brownie

Coffee & Walnut Brownies

I used to make brownies every day in one restaurant I worked. It was a constant routine, almost as soon as I made them they would be sold, and I would have to make some more. After three years of that I was making brownies in my sleep.


If you enjoy the recipes here, please show your support for this blog by clicking on the ads to help keep the free content coming!



This recipe is quite a bit different from that one. For one thing it’s vegan, but also it veers from the basic brownie recipe by the addition of chopped walnuts and espresso coffee. The coffee haters out there need not worry. It adds more depth than it does coffee flavour. If you really can’t be persuaded, then simply then exchange the coffee for more dairy-free milk, which will give you the same liquid content. I do urge you to try it with the espresso, though, as it adds something quite special to the mix. This brownie has a chocolate topping, made with vegan margarine and melted chocolate, and chopped nuts are sprinkled over that while it is still wet.


Vegan coffee and walnut brownie

Coffee & Walnut Brownies

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cooling time 2 hrs
Servings 12 Slices

Ingredients
  

  • For the Brownie
  • 300 g self-raising flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 150 g unrefined sugar
  • 60 g vegan margarine room temperature, plus extra for greasing
  • 150 ml espresso coffee or instant, if that’s what you have
  • 150 ml dairy-free milk I used rice milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 170 g dark dairy-free chocolate, melted
  • 70 g chopped walnuts
  • For the Topping
  • 100 g dark dairy-free chocolate, melted
  • 50 g vegan margarine
  • 40 g chopped walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to gas 4/180C/350F, then grease a 12 x 9 inch baking tray and line it with greaseproof paper.
  • Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl. Add the salt, baking powder, flaxseeds and sugar and mix together. Stir in the margarine and then add the espresso, milk and vanilla extract.
  • Use a whisk to thoroughly combine all the ingredients into a smooth batter. Add the melted chocolate and walnuts and whisk again.
  • Pour or spoon out the mixture onto the baking tray and flatten it out with a spatula. As the melted chocolate cools this will become slightly more difficult because the mixture will thicken.
  • Place the tray in the middle of the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, until cooked but still a little moist in the middle.

IMG_8651 copy
IMG_8711 copy
IMG_8645 copy

ORDER YOUR COPY OF MY LATEST COOKBOOK
VEGGING OUT FROM AMAZON
AVAILABLE IN BOTH PAPERBACK AND KINDLE FORMAT


Sweet Potato, Lentil and Bean Chilli

This is a great chilli recipe for those who don’t like eating fake meat, or who want to get more beans and lentils into their diet. It is modelled very much on the chilli recipe from my book Going Vegan, but with a few variations. For example, there is no coffee in this one but…

Mini Vegan Chicken and Courgette Pies

This is a very straightforward pie recipe that you can use either as a main meal or as part of your buffet on any occasion you might be having. Mini shortcrust pastry pies filled with vegan chicken pieces, courgettes and a creamy vegan cheese sauce. These are great so serve either hot, chilled or at…

Savoy Cabbage, Apple and Walnut Slaw

A slaw in winter isn’t perhaps the first thing one might think of, and one might even eschew the idea in favour of warmer delights, but with the right ingredients a slaw can be a great winter accompaniment to a variety of dishes. Savoy cabbage is under-used in its raw form (often in its cooked…

Caramelised Red Onion and Cranberry Tarts

Fresh cranberries only appear in the supermarkets for a short time leading up to Christmas and just beyond, so it is a good idea to take advantage of their small window of availability using their unique flavour in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. As with most edible berries, cranberries work best with sugar…

Cranberry Sauce

Of course, you can buy cranberry sauce. You can buy it all year round and I do get a jar or two throughout the year. But you can make cranberry sauce unlike anything you can get on the supermarket shelf. So, when cranberries come into season, it’s one of the first things I do with…

Please follow and like us:
error20
fb-share-icon20
Tweet 20
fb-share-icon20

One thought on “Coffee & Walnut Brownies

Leave a Reply