If you’re not a vegan then you might not know that Oreo biscuits are suitable for vegans. Yes that’s right, these delicious chocolate sandwich biscuits are completely free from animal products! They are known as “accidentally” vegan, which is a group of products that were not made to be suitable for vegans, but by chance they are. This often happens because retailers use cheaper ingredients (for example oil instead of butter), so most accidentally vegan products are not exactly the healthiest of options! But hey, vegans need junk food too! I decided to fill these chocolate brownies with Oreos and drizzle on some dark chocolate for good measure, the perfect treat!
To start, I made the flax eggs. I whizzed up 2 tbsp linseeds in my Nutribullet, added 4 tbsp water and put the mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes. Linseeds and flaxseeds are the same thing, but they are called linseeds in the UK and flaxseeds in the US. You can get golden ones, or brown ones, and either are suitable.
For the brownie batter I put the plain flour, caster sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl and stirred it together.
In another bowl I whisked up the almond milk, flax eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
I poured the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisked it all together.
Then I poured the batter into a lined baking tray, and covered it with the broken up Oreo pieces.
I baked it for 35 minutes, then left them to cool completely.
You can slice them up before or after drizzling on the chocolate, it doesn’t make a difference. I melted the dark chocolate and put it into a small piping bag then snipped off the end and drizzled it all over. Make sure to use a dark chocolate with a high cocoa percentage so that it is suitable for vegans (I used Green & Blacks 70%) Check the label, if it says ‘may’ contain milk then that is ok as this warning is for people with allergies and doesn’t mean the product contains milk.
The brownies were so yummy and didn’t stick around for long! I got the thumbs up from my sister who is vegan, and I really enjoyed them too (I even stole my boyfriend’s piece, whoops! Guess I’ll be making another batch soon!) They are really moist and fudgey, they taste super chocolatey and indulgent, and the pieces of oreo and chocolate drizzle are absolutely scrumptious! Any oreo fan is sure to love these, and they’re so easy to make too!
I’m linking this recipe up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, Cook Blog Share hosted by Hijacked By Twins, Bake of the Week hosted by Mummy Mishaps, and Free From Fridays hosted by Le Coin De Mel.
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Vegan Oreo Brownies
- 250 g Plain flour
- 350 g Caster sugar
- 90 g Cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 250 ml Almond milk
- 2 Flax eggs
- 250 ml Vegetable oil
- 154 g Oreos broken up
- 25 g 70% Dark chocolate
Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4, and grease and line a 12" x 9" traybake tin
To make the flax eggs: 2 tbsp linseeds, ideally ground up in a food processor or spice grinder, soaked in 4 tbsp water for at least 10 minutes in the fridge.
In a bowl mix together the plain flour, caster sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt
In another bowl whisk together the almond milk, flax eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla extract, then add it to the dry ingredients and mix together
Pour the batter into the lined baking tray, then add the broken oreo pieces all over the top
Bake for 30-35 minutes until a skewer comes out clean
Once cool, melt the dark chocolate and drizzle it all over the brownies, cut into squares then serve