Wake Forest's dining hall, "the pit," recently started making these unbelievably delicious vegan brownies. They are so moist and fudgey regardless of their lack of eggs or dairy. These vegan brownies helped me get through loads of exams, so I decided to recreate this staple recipe while I'm at home for the summer. My ingredients were inspired by Allrecipes' vegan brownies in order to make this dessert just as satisfying as it was at school. 

Vegan Brownies

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:25 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:15
  • Easy


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coffee grounds
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips optional
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  • Step 1

    Mix together all of the ingredients starting with the dry and then adding in the wet.

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  • Step 2

    Grease a baking pan and pour the mixture into it evenly. Bake until the brownies solidify (25 minutes).

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  • Step 3

    Try using vegan ice cream and chocolate sauce to make these vegan brownies into a decadent brownie sundae. With a healthier brownie recipe, there is no need to think twice about adding a bunch of vegan ice cream on top. Heated up brownies are the best way to indulge in them, and vegan ice cream is an irresistible pairing.

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This easy recipe definitely embodies the same bittersweet and rich chocolate flavor as the Pit's amazing creation. Vegan desserts are full of natural and simple flavor that use basic ingredients. Instead of fattening products like milk, eggs, and butter, vegan baking simply uses flour, water, and chocolate to make these brownies incredibly moist, not to mention healthier. Most brownie recipes use dairy, but that doesn't mean ones that don't taste any less chocolatey.

Enjoy more moist and decadent brownies thanks to the Pit and Allrecipes. They are not only animal friendly, but body friendly without tons of fake, greasy, or fattening ingredients.