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stacked brownies with powdered sugar sprinkled on top.
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Vegan Brownies Recipe

You will never know these are egg free brownies! These are still rich and fudgy, but made with applesauce instead of egg – the perfect vegan dessert recipe.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 9 brownies
Calories: 477kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $5


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 ounces unsweetened applesauce (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate , melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (Vegan ones, to keep it vegan)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x9” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Stir together oil and sugar. Stir in vanilla, cocoa, and applesauce. Add melted chocolate and salt, stir until smooth. Slowly stir in flour. Add chocolate chips.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake 25-28 minutes. Cool before cutting.
  • Top with a sprinkling of powdered sugar for a pretty presentation!


  • If you're not used to vegan baking like me, be sure the ingredients you purchase are actually vegan. Things like chocolate chips and baking chocolate might not be - so check the labels.
  • Don't over bake the brownies - you want a rich fudgy texture. They should just lose their glossy sheen and not look wet in the center when they're done.
  • I often line my pan with foil but you can also use parchment paper.


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 4mg