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Fudgy Vegan Aquafaba Brownies (without butter)

Fudgy, sweet and indulgent, no one will guess that these vegan aquafaba brownies are made without butter or eggs! They are easy to make and only calls for wholesome simple ingredients. Stores well and are freezable too.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 114kcal
Author Meesha

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • ½ cup aquafaba
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup cashew butter ****
  • 3 tablespoons plant based milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C / 350F. Line a 8x8 baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine together all dry ingredients except coconut sugar. Mix well and set aside.
    ½ cup cocoa powder, ½ cup chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon espresso powder, 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • In another bowl, mix together applesauce, cashew butter and plant milk.
    ½ cup applesauce, ¼ cup cashew butter, 3 tablespoons plant based milk
  • Whisk aquafaba until peak forms, either by using a stand-mixer or hand-mixer. It will take 8-10 minutes, so do be patient!
    ½ cup aquafaba
  • Slowly add in coconut sugar, a tablespoon at a time. Continue whisking until mixture is shiny and thick.
    ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • Now, fold in applesauce cashew butter mixture into the aquafaba using a spatula. Add dry ingredients into wet and fold again until everything is well combined.
  • Pour batter into pan and smooth it out using the back of a spoon or a spatula. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until brownies appear to be set. You can also insert a toothpick down the middle to check for doneness. Toothpick should be fairly clean with a few crumbs attached.
  • Take it out of the oven and let it cool for 10-15 minutes in the pan, before transferring it to a cooling tray to cool down further. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

*Oat flour - If you do not have any on hand, you can easily make your own at home by blending up some rolled or quick oats in a high speed blender until they are finely ground. Use gluten-free, if needed.
**Cocoa powder - Both Dutch and natural-processed cocoa powder will work. A good quality cocoa powder does makes a difference, through. I am using either Ghiradelli cocoa or Cacao Barry Extra Brute.
***Applesauce - You can use ½ cup of mashed banana in place. But do keep in mind that your brownies will have a slight banana aftertaste.
****Cashew butter - Feel free to use other nut butter in place like peanut or almond butter. To make this nut-free, use seed butter like tahini or sunflower seed butter in place.
Helpful tips
Measure flour properly. It is highly recommended to use a scale if possible. I am using and loving this Ozeri scale, which is pretty inexpensive. If you are measuring using cups, do avoid scooping flour directly from the bag. Instead, spoon flour into the cup and use a butter knife to level off excess.
If your chickpea water looks thin, watery with little to no color, reduce it first before using. Do check out this post on how to reduce aquafaba for a more detailed instructions.
Be patient while whipping aquafaba. It might take up to 10 minutes for it to turn foamy.
Be careful not to overbake your aquafaba brownies. If a toothpick comes out completely clean, chances are you had overbaked them. Once the brownies appears to be set and there is a few crumbs left on the toothpick when inserted into the middle, it is done baking.
Wait until brownies had cool completely before slicing. This help makes a cleaner cut. 
Storing - Aquafaba brownies will stay good at room temperature for 3-4 days, depending on the climate. To prevent them from drying out, it is recommended to leave them uncut before serving.

Brownie slices can also be stored in the fridge for up to a week, either in an airtight container or wrapped with plastic wrap. Simple let them come down to room temperature, or microwave them for a few seconds to warm them up.

It is also freezable too. You can either freeze it whole or slices of it. Wrap them in a layer of plastic wrap and they can now be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Reheating - To reheat frozen brownies, let them defrost in the fridge overnight or on countertop for a few hours. Or, you can heat them up in the microwave to speed up the process !

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg