Fudgy Vegan Brownies – 6 Ways

The ultimate fudgy vegan brownies, made 6 delicious ways, including peanut butter, peppermint, s’mores and so much more!

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The Absolute Best Fudgy Vegan Brownies… Made 6 Ways!

Fudgy. Moist. Rich and decadent. What is it about fudgy vegan brownies that are simply magical? There’s something so pleasing and happy-making about the perfect batch of brownies. And today, we’re going to be making the best fudgy vegan brownies 6 ways! Whether you’re a fan of peppermint, peanut butter or even marshmallows, I’ve got something for you. Ready? Let’s bake brownies!!

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Vivacious Vegan Ingredients for Very Velvety Vegan Brownies

There are only so many words that start with “v”, ya know? 😉  Today’s vegan brownies are made with simple vegan ingredients you most likely already have on hand. And in case you don’t, I’ve included close substitutions for your convenience.

Almond Butter

Almond butter is one of my favorite vegan ingredients to work with because it has almost a neutral flavor when baked into vegan treats. This ingredient adds creaminess and delicious fudginess to these vegan brownies! You can also use peanut butter, sunflower seed butter or cashew butter.

Dark Brown Sugar or Coconut Sugar

I love using two different sweeteners in my vegan brownies because they each add a different flavor of sweetness to these fudgy brownies. You can feel free to use dark brown sugar or coconut sugar. 

Pure Maple Syrup

Pure maple syrup is more liquidy than regular, granulated sugar, and so I’ve used it to add a bit more moisture to these vegan brownies. I’ve found that maple syrup helps to increase the fudginess of these brownies like a charm.

Coconut Oil

In a pinch, melted vegan butter might work in place of coconut oil. Don’t worry, it doesn’t add a coconut flavor to the brownies!

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

You can interchangeably use cocoa powder or raw cacao powder to make your vegan brownies. Remember to make sure to sift your cocoa powder to get rid of clumps.

Flax Eggs

One of my favorite vegan ingredients! You can learn how to make flax eggs here. It’s basically a vegan substitute for eggs. It’s made with just ground flaxseeds and water.

Almond Extract

You can swap the almond extract in this recipe with pure vanilla extract. But if you ever get a chance, try the almond extract! It’s so good and adds a delicious sweetness to the fudgy vegan brownies’ flavor.

White Whole Wheat Flour

White whole wheat flour is one of the first ingredients I learned to bake with. Since then, I’ve been converted to being a fan of oat flour, but I don’t forget my roots! 😉 You can use white whole wheat flour or oat flour to make your fudgy vegan brownies. Both will yield similar results. Learn how to make oat flour.

How to Make Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Let’s start by learning how to make the base for fudgy vegan brownies. Then, we’ll get creative and start adding in more flavors.


Begin by preheating your oven to 325°F. Then, line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or greased foil. You can set this aside for later. 


Add the almond butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and coconut oil to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Whisk these ingredients together until it’s well mixed and you get a caramel-like mixture.


Now, it’s time to add the cocoa powder. In ¼ cup increments, begin adding in the cocoa powder. Whisk in the cocoa powder until the batter becomes shiny and smooth. Once all of the cocoa powder is in, add the flax eggs, extract and salt. Whisk in.

Fold in Flour

Add the flour into that same bowl. Grab a rubber spatula and fold it in until no flour patches remain.

Fold & Pour

Fold in your favorite vegan chocolate chips. Your vegan brownie batter is ready! Now, pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Bake, Cool and Enjoy

Place the pan into the preheated oven. Bake for about 30 minutes, then cool, slice and enjoy the very best fudgy vegan brownies!

6 Delicious Ways to Make Indulgent Fudgy Vegan Brownies

4. S’mores Vegan Brownie Recipe

For the add-ins, use:

  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chunks
  • ¼ cup vegan marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons chopped vegan graham crackers

For the topping:

  • Use 3 tablespoons total of vegan chocolate chunks, vegan marshmallows, and vegan graham crackers

5. Cashew Lovers Fudgy Vegan Brownies

For the nut butter use:

For the add-ins, use:

  • ¼ cup chopped, roasted cashews
  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips

For the topping:

  • Use 3 tablespoons total of chopped, roasted cashews and vegan chocolate chips

6. Raspberry Walnut Vegan Brownies

These fudgy vegan brownies are made especially for fruit lovers! Fresh raspberries and chopped walnuts perfectly complement moist 'n fudgy brownies. Just make sure to eat these the first day, as fresh raspberries don't last long!

For the add-ins, use:

  • 1/3 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts

For the topping:

  • Use 3 tablespoons total of fresh raspberries and chopped walnuts

BONUS 7th way: Gluten Free Vegan Brownies

Everything you love about fudgy vegan brownies, and nothing you don't! Here's the gluten free + vegan version of today's fudgy brownies. 🙂

Tools You Need

Vegan Chocolate Chips

Vegan Baking Essentials

Keepin’ it Fudgy

Aren’t fudgy desserts the best desserts? I hope you love today’s fudgy vegan brownies and all the delicious ways to make them. Be sure to share your favorite below! It’s always so much fun hearing about the creative ways you’ve customized BB recipes to make them your own. ‘Til our next vegan baking adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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The ultimate fudgy vegan brownies, made 6 delicious ways, including peanut butter, peppermint, s’mores and so much more!



Best Vegan Brownies

  • ¼ cup natural, unsalted almond butter – or other nut butter
  • ½ cup organic dark brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 6 tablespoons water whisked together, set for 15 mins)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour – or homemade oat flour


  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips




  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and melted coconut oil. Whisk until it resembles caramel.
  3. Add cocoa powder in ¼ cup increments, whisking until shiny and smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add in flax eggs, extract and salt. Stir just a few times to gently incorporate.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, fold in flour until you get the consistency of soft dough or very thick batter, and no flour patches remain. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into pan. Using a rubber spatula, smooth batter into an even layer.
  6. Bake for 25-35 minutes. Mine took 30 minutes. Cool for 1 hour, or until completely cool.* Slice into 16 brownies. Enjoy!


*Brownies will be very fudgy and gooey after the first 2 hours of cooling. If you like them firmer, allow to cool & set for an extra 2-4 hours before enjoying. Or, after cooling completely, chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours and enjoy.

Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container for up to a week at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator if you like them firm.

Freezing Instructions: These brownies freeze well. Store in an airtight, freezer-friendly container for up to a month. Thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes before enjoying. Or, heat in the microwave in 10-second increments until warm.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. My mouth is watering just looking at these brownies! I love the addition of maple syrup in them. I don’t think I’ve ever seen brownies made with that before.