Vegan Oreo Brownies

Vegan Oreo Brownies

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.

Vegan Oreo Brownies

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.

Vegan Oreo Brownies

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.

Vegan Oreo Brownies

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Vegan Oreo Brownies

Vegan Oreo Brownies

Chocolate brownies stuffed with Oreos and drizzled with dark chocolate
5 from 10 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition

Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 36g | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    mmmmmm I love Oreos in cakes or cookies or brownies , I love how they keep their shape and flavour even after being baked in something! Your brownies look so delicious and it is great that you have made the vegan . thank you for linking to #Bakeoftheweek x

  2. 5 stars
    Wow these look amazing!! Def pinning for later! Love a good vegan brownie making an espresso batch this morning!! Somehow chocolate bakes taste so much better vegan, maybe it’s the dark chocolate yum!!

    Had to read the bit about the may contain warning a couple of times as it sounded like ‘may contain’ makes it suitable for those with allergies… It’s not what you meant I just hadn’t had coffee!!

    1. I’ve updated that sentence to make it clearer! Thanks for letting me know and I hope you try this recipe!

  3. have baked these 3 weeks in a row every weekend, I do a mix of dark brownies and white brownies with choc chips in it.. my kiddos love it. I also use stevia instead of sugar. Its a family hit. Thank you

  4. This looks so tasty. We are always looking for great content over at Cake Cetera.

    Would you mind if we shared on our Facebook page?

    Thanks

    Polly

  5. 5 stars
    Fab. We will get this scheduled on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for you. We are always looking for great content so please tag us on twitter for any posts that you think our audience will love. Thanks again x

    1. Hi Iliana, this is the conversion:
      250 g Plain flour – 2 cups + 1 tbsp
      350 g Caster sugar – 1 + 3/4 cups
      90 g Cocoa powder – 3/4 cups
      1 tsp Baking powder
      1 tsp Salt
      1 tsp Vanilla extract
      250 ml Almond milk – 1 cup
      2 Flax eggs see instructions
      250 ml Vegetable oil – 1 + 1/4 cup
      154 g Oreos broken up – This is one packet, or one ‘roll’
      65 g 70% Dark chocolate – 1/2 cup dark choc chips

      I’m assuming you are ok with the tsp/tbsp amounts?

    1. Hi, yes I don’t see why not. I’ve never made them with oat milk but I think it would work fine, please let me know how it goes!

    1. Yes of course, althought they would no longer be vegan if you use any milk from an animal

  6. Hi Kat
    I have just recently come across your website and found this recipe – they are without doubt amazing! They have gone down a treat in our house! I just wanted to ask how long will they last and should they be stored in an airtight container? Thank you! Paula

    1. Hi Paula, I’m so happy to hear this! Yes store them in an airtight container in a cool place and they will last 3-4 days.

    1. Hi Sharon, I’ve not had this feedback before, did you bake it in a smaller tin? If so, the mixture will need longer in the oven. As they’re vegan, if they’re a bit gooey in the middle it’s not bad as there isn’t any raw egg in them, and also brownies can be quite tasty when gooey (well I like them this way!)

  7. 5 stars
    Will definitely be making these again! They turned out incredible, really enjoyed the recipe- I used egg replacer (from holland&barett) as i didn’t have any flax and it still turned out amazing! 5 stars for sure!

  8. 5 stars
    I’ve been looking for a good vegan brownie recipe as I’m allergic to eggs and this turned out amazing! The oreos gave such a good crunch.

    Thanks so much Kat!

  9. 5 stars
    One word- yummy! They are definitely the best vegan brownie recipe I have tried and I have a tried a few!

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