Vegan Chocolate Brownies

Quick and easy to make post ride or rest day treats – to make vegan versions use strong dark chocolate ( 80%+ ) and vegan protein / cocoa powder

chocolate brownies
Chocolate Brownies

You need –

  • Large bar – 170 / 200 g – dark chocolate ( 80%+ vegan? )
  • 170 g self raising flour
  • 50 g light olive oil
  • 230 g soya milk
  • 180 g brown sugar
  • 30 g chocolate protein  or cocoa powder ( vegan? )
  • 15 g vanilla extract
  • Optional – pinch of salt – raisins – sultanas – goji berries – cherries

To make – 

  • Pre heat oven to 160o C
  • Line a medium sized ( 20 cm square or 28 x 18 cm ) baking tray with grease proof paper
  • Warm a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water – make sure bottom of bowl stays out of the water
  • Break 150 g of chocolate into pieces and put them into the bowl to melt
  • Sieve the self raising flour and protein / cocoa powder into another bowl
  • Add brown sugar – salt (if used) and vanilla extract to the flour / powder bowl and mix well
  • Then add the olive oil – soya milk and melted chocolate to the bowl and mix well
  • Roughly chop or grate the remaining chocolate and add to the mix along with any optional fruit
  • Pour the mix into the lined baking tin – spread the mix out evenly
  • Put tray in pre heated oven for 20 / 25 minutes – until the the outside is browned while the inside remains moist
  • Remove from oven – allow to cool and chop into squares

* These are great with a coffee after a long ride or relaxing on a day off – but beware that they won t be around very long*