The photos in this post were updated in September 2020.
If you're not a vegan then you might not know that Oreo biscuits are suitable for vegans. Yes that's right, those 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 make these moist chocolate Vegan Oreo Brownies and drizzle on some dark chocolate for good measure, the perfect treat! They are so yummy, and really fudgey, plus they taste super chocolatey and indulgent! Any Oreo fan is sure to love them, and they're so easy to make too!
How to make Vegan Oreo Brownies...
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 a large jug 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 sprinkled over the broken up Oreo pieces.
I baked it for 35 minutes, then left the Vegan Oreo Brownies to cool completely. I sliced up the brownies and drizzled melted dark chocolate over them.
Tips for making the Vegan Oreo Brownies:
- I recommend using a serrated knife to slice the brownies as it is easier to saw through the Oreo biscuits.
- If you are serving the brownies to vegans, make sure the dark chocolate that you use 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.
- You can freeze the brownies if you wrap them up well, for up to 3 months.
Are Oreos really vegan?
There has been some debate over whether Oreos are actually vegan, with the company themselves saying "Oreos have milk as cross-contact and therefore are not suitable for vegans". However, Oreos do not contain any animal derived products so they are suitable for vegans. If you have a serious dairy allergy though, you may need to avoid them. Of course, as with everything, it's up to you whether you eat them or not.
What are flax eggs?
Flax eggs are an egg substitute used in vegan and egg free baking. They are made from ground flaxseeds (also known as linseeds) and water. You can either ground the flaxseeds yourself using a pestle and mortar, or a blender, or you can buy ready ground flaxseeds. Ready ground ones are becoming more readily available now as lots of people add them to porridge and smoothies due to their health benefits. When water and ground flaxseeds are mixed together, after a little while, they become gelatinous. This creates a similar texture to an egg and it becomes a binding agent in your bakes, as well as adding necessary moisture.
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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 see instructions
- 250 ml Vegetable oil
- 154 g Oreos broken up
- 65 g Dark chocolate
- Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and grease and line a 12" x 9" traybake tin
- To make the flax eggs: 2 tbsp linseeds/flaxseeds (ideally ready ground or you can grind them up in a food processor, with a pestle and mortar 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 or a large jug, 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 or until a skewer comes out clean, leave to cool completely
- Once cool, melt the dark chocolate and drizzle it all over the brownies, allow the chocolate to set (if you can!), then cut into squares then serve
- Store in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 4 days
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