Emmeline and I have been baking again. And whilst I can’t claim to have invented this recipe, we have tested it out and modified it slightly. I can confidently confirm that it’s a super good’un.
Not typically a Jamie Oliver fan (I have horrible memories of him killing an animal on one of his programmes) BUT I have to say that his dip into vegan food has been wonderful. And honestly, it wouldn’t be a Living with a Jude recommended recipe without a few changes to the ingredients. You’ll see what I mean as we go along…
Vegan Chocolate and Walnut Brownies
- 5 tablespoons oil
- 200g dark chocolate
- 170g self-raising flour
- 3 heaped teaspoons cocoa powder
- 180g caster sugar
- sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 230ml soya milk
- 200g walnuts nuts, chopped up (Jamie Oliver uses pecans but meh, I didn’t have any)
- Preheat the oven at 180 degrees and grease a square baking tin. About 20cms in size.
- Put a saucepan of water on to boil. Place a glass bowl on top and add 150g of the chocolate to melt. Leave to the side to cool once fully melted.
- Sieve the flour and cocoa powder together and stir in the sugar plus a pinch of salt.
- Add the vanilla and stir in the oil, soya milk and melted chocolate.
- Mix everything really well together. Roughly chop the rest of the chocolate and stir this in with most of the chopped walnuts (or pecans a la original recipe), leaving a few to one side.
- Pour the mixture into your tin and sprinkle with the few remaining walnuts.
- Bake for around 20-25 minutes – the brownies should still be a little gooey on the inside.
- Leave to cool for a few minutes before turning onto a wire rack.
- Serve warm with dairy free vanilla ice cream or custard <3
Health warning: These are gorgeously rich and oh so addictive. The inclusion of melted chocolate is divine yet not overly sweet because of the darkness of the chocolate. Amazing!
And luckily for me, I don’t need to wash dishes when it comes to the post-bake clear up. Emmeline did a wonderful job returning this glass bowl to it’s former glory. No one would ever know it had been used.
I’d love to hear if you try these vegan chocolate and walnut brownies. It’s a really easy recipe to follow but one that is sure to impress the masses.