Hairy Bikers' vegan brownies recipe

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The Hairy Bikers' vegan brownies are perfect if you're looking for a guilt-free sweet treat to enjoy with a cuppa.

Vegan brownies
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories569 Kcal28%
Sugar32.3 g36%
Fat35.9 g51%
Saturated Fat9.6 g48%
Salt0.44 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein10.3 g21%
Carbohydrates47.1 g18%
Salt0.44 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Prepare these gooey, moist vegan brownies by the Hairy Bikers in just 10 minutes.

Unlike our classic chocolate brownie recipe, these brownies are dairy-free made with vegan chocolate, nut butter, and plant-based milk. This recipe serves six to eight people. Store these brownies in an airtight container on the kitchen side for up to 3 days. If your brownies begin to dry out, you could always warm up in the microwave when serving again.


  • 275ml plant-based milk, any sort
  • 150ml groundnut or walnut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 60ml hot water
  • 125g plain flour
  • 125g cocoa
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 100g light soft brown sugar
  • 75g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 150g vegan chocolate chips
  • 100g nut butter, any sort




  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Line a 20 x 20cm brownie tin with baking paper or brush with cake-release spray. Whisk the milk, oil and vanilla extract together in a bowl and set aside. Mix the ground flax seeds with the hot water and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Whisk all the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips and the nut butter, together in a separate bowl.
  2. Beat the flax seeds into the wet ingredients, then add the dry mixture and fold in as gently as you can. Add the chocolate chips. Scrape the mixture into the prepared tin. Dot spoonfuls of the nut butter all over the batter, then swirl it through, using the tip of a knife. Don’t mix it up too much!
  3. Bake for 20–25 minutes until the brownies have just set. Leave to cool completely, then cut into squares. If you want them extra fudgy, put them in the fridge for several hours. Otherwise transfer to an airtight container.   Recipe from The Hairy Bikers’ Veggie Feasts, available to buy now (Seven Dials, £11)

Top tips for making vegan brownies

The Hairy Bikers say; ‘No butter, no eggs but these beauties still taste fantastic. Swirling the nut butter in at the end is a great touch – we like peanut butter but almond or hazelnut both work fine too. There are lots of recipes for vegan brownies these days but we think these are the best we’ve tasted.’

Please note, nutritional information is based on using oat milk as the plant-based milk option and peanut butter as the nut butter option. If you're using almond, coconut or other this info may change.

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Simon King and David Myers are the fantastic duo that make up the Hairy Bikers and are best known as Si and Dave. The Hairy Bikers have several cookbooks published including How to Love Food and Lose Weight and Eat for Life. Hairy Biker recipes are always triple tested and try to be as fuss-free as possible so you can trust the timings. Si and Dave have also had several hit cooking shows as they remain as one of the UK’s favourite cookery duos.