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I’m the first to admit that I’m not the hugest fan of chocolate. I enjoy it on occasion, but somehow I was born into that 0.00001% percent of the female population who usually prefers something fruity, caramel-y, cinnamon-y, or (my favorite!) vanilla-y when it comes to dessert.

I know. My chocolate-obsessed mom still cannot understand how we’re related.

Don’t get me wrong, I still totally like chocolate. It has just always felt super rich to me, and I’m usually satisfied after a few bites. But that said, whenever those chocolate cravings do pop up, there is one recipe I love to make that always comes to the rescue. It’s quick and easy to bake, it calls for simple everyday ingredients, it includes some healthier ingredients (including olive oil and avocado!), it just so happens to be naturally dairy-free and vegan, and it is basically everything you could ever want in a rich, warm, fudgy, chewy, decadent chocolate dessert.

Meet my favorite vegan avocado brownies!

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Vegan Brownies

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 -16 servings 1x


  • 1/4 cup well-mashed avocado
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or any neutral-flavored oil)
  • 1 cup (140 grams) all-purpose flour (or white whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2/3 cup water (or coffee, see note below)
  • 1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips


  1. Prep oven and pan. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper or grease with cooking spray.
  2. Mix the batter. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mashed avocado and oil to combine, taking care to break up any chunks of avocado. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, vanilla extract, salt, and water (or coffee) and stir until combined. The batter will be slightly lumpy. Use a spatula to gently fold in 1 cup of the chocolate chips until just combined.
  3. Bake. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it in an even layer. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for at least 20 to 25 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve. Cut into squares, serve and enjoy!


Water or coffee: I prefer to use brewed coffee in place of water, which really helps to enhance the flavor of the chocolate. You are welcome to use caffeinated or decaf coffee. Or plain water will still work just fine too.

Source: Recipe slightly adapted from The Pastry Affair. I also edited the recipe in 2022 to slightly reduce the amount of water (or coffee) from 3/4 cup to 2/3 cup and add in the vanilla extract.

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229 comments on “Vegan Brownies”

  1. Super easy to make and honestly taste so good.. I doubled the batch and may have cooked a little too long so it has more of a cake texture than brownie but none the less really good! Will make again

  2. These are awesome! I agree, they are a bit cakey. I added a teaspoon of instant coffee and it tasted much better. Thank you!

  3. I made these for my Grandma! they were super fun to make and look and smell so nice. I hope she likes them when I give them to her

  4. I made these brownies last night and OH MY GOD
    they are delectable. Going to make a second batch tonight