Vegan Chocolate Brownie

Vegan Chocolate Brownie

It is a hot summer afternoon, I am in my room lying on the bed scrolling the endless feed on Instagram with lo-fi hip-hop music in the background looking for some inspiration to cook something sweet out of the limited ingredients I have left in my pantry.

I found a recipe for a vegan orange brownie on an app I just discovered, “vegan recipe browser”. What I really like about this app is that it is very simple, “I had a problem and it could solve it” and that’s why I thought to share it with everyone in the community.

I can make anything vegan but for that, I need the right ingredients and as of now finding the right vegan substitutes/ingredients isn’t easy in the Indian market due to the current lockdown. This is where this app helped me, I can enter the ingredients I have and it’ll suggest to me all the possible dishes I can cook. I’d recommend you to explore the app and find an apt recipe as per your preference. For now, let’s head to the brownie.


  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1 C cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C Chocolate chips or chunks
  • Zest of 1 orange, grated
  • 1/3 C vegan shortening (melted coconut oil)
  • 1 1/3 C water
  • 3 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 small over-ripped banana mashed or blended


  • Preheat an oven to 175˚C
  • Blend small over-ripped banana and mix it with melted vegan shortening, water, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract.
  • In a separate larger bowl mix all the dry ingredients except chocolate chips and orange zest.
  • Pour liquid ingredients into dry. Stir well.
  • Then fold in chocolate chips and orange zest and mix to spread it evenly.
  • Grease the mould and sprinkle it with some flour. Transfer brownie batter in it.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.

The brownies turned out really well. I really enjoyed preparing and eating with my parents. It’s pretty easy, when are you making it? Don’t forget to share it with me on Instagram.

Also, there are more than 6.5K such amazing recipes on the vegan recipe browsers, download the app and let’s get started. Stay tuned foodies I’ll be back soon with another mouth-watering recipe.