Vegan Cosmic Brownies
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Vegan Cosmic Brownies are light, fudgey and incredibly delicious.
- Despite how indulgent these brownies taste, this recipe is actually secretly healthy.
- As written, this recipe is vegan, dairy free, plant based, gluten free, and grain free.
- Taste just like the real thing, but way better!
- Free from refined sugars.
- Made with a coconut cream frosting which is creamy and smooth.
- A great way to use up any almond flour that you have lying around.
- Comes together in just about 30 minutes.
- Can be frozen and eaten all month long.
- Check out my matcha brownies for another great recipe idea!
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Vegan Cosmic Brownies. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
To keep this recipe vegan and plant-based, use flax eggs instead of chicken eggs. If you aren’t vegan, then you can substitute for regular eggs instead!
Coconut sugar is an unrefined sugar that I love using in my recipes. It adds a great flavor to these brownies too. You may sub for cane sugar, brown sugar or monk fruit sweetener.
Almond butter is a healthy fat that I love using in my recipes in replace of butter. You may sub for any other nut or seed butter such as cashew butter, pecan butter, or to make this recipe but free, sunflower seed butter or oat butter.
Coconut oil helps keep these brownies moist and fudgey. You may sub for any other oil such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Avocado Oil.
Vanilla extract adds flavor to any baked good.
Almond flour is a grain free gluten free flour that keep this recipe gluten free. I have not tested this recipe with any other flours.
Cacao powder is going to add a deep and rich flavor to this brownie recipe and it’s full of antioxidants.
Baking powder will help the brownies rise and have a fluffy texture.
Salt helps balance out all the flavors.
Use vegan chocolate chips to keep this recipe vegan, otherwise, feel free to use your favorite dark or milk chocolate.
Coconut cream is used for the frosting. You must use coconut cream and not coconut milk from a can. Milk from a carton will not have the same effect.
Your choice of sprinkles, look for the round candies for that same iconic little debbies look.
How To Make
ONE: Start by making the brownie batter. In a bowl, combine flax eggs, coconut sugar, almond butter, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well incorporated.
TWO: Next, add in the almond flour, cacao powder, baking powder and salt. Fold in the chocolate chips and press the batter into a prepared 8×8 baking dish that’s been lined with parchment paper. Bake for 17 minutes.
THREE: Let brownies cool for about 30 minutes. When ready, make the frosting by combining the thick part only of the coconut cream and vegan chocolate chips together on the stovetop over med/low heat. Whisk until ingredients are well combined and then pour over baked brownies.
FOUR: Top with sprinkles and set brownies in the freezer to harden completely, about 1.5-2 hours. When ready, slice into and enjoy!
Tips And Tricks
Use all natural runny almond or nut butter. Stay away from nut butters that contain palm oil and are thick.
If you aren’t vegan, feel free to swap the flax eggs for regular eggs.
To make a single flax egg, mix together 1 TBSP of ground flax with 3 TBSP of water. Stir well and let sit on the counter for 10 minutes to thicken.
Use coconut cream and not coconut milk, there is a big difference between the two.
Only use the solid part of the coconut cream and not the liquid part. If your coconut cream isn’t solid, place it in the fridge for 2-4 hours.
If your sprinkles sink to the bottom, then set your brownies in the freezer for 10 minutes so the frosting can thicken slightly. Then, once it’s slightly firm, add on the sprinkles.
How To Serve And Store
Serve Vegan Cosmic Brownies cold, straight out of the fridge and enjoy with a cup of coffee, glass of milk or tea.
Store these brownies in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 5-7 days. Alternatively, you can freeze and enjoy up to 60 days.
Taste And Texture
These Cosmic Brownies are sweet and filled with rich, chocolate flavor. The coconut cream isn’t overpowering and you can’t really taste it, in my opinion.
The texture is light, fudgey and creamy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, sub 2 regular eggs instead of flax eggs.
To make a single flax egg, mix together 1 TBSP of ground flax with 3 TBSP of water. Stir well and let sit on the counter for 10 minutes to thicken. This can be used in MOST recipes in replace of a regular egg.
I have not tested this recipe with all purpose flour. If you give it a go, please let me know in the comments below!
Other Recipes You May Like
- Lofthouse Sugar Cookies
- Copy-cat Girl Scout Samoa
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- Healthy Snickers
- Homemade Healthy Pop Tarts
If you make these Vegan Cosmic Brownies, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!