Vegan, Small-Batch Raw Cacao Nib Brownies

February 23, 2021
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as sinking your teeth into a decadent, freshly baked, vegan brownie. With just 30 minutes and items easily found in your pantry, prepare yourself for a chocolate indulgence of a lifetime!

This incredibly simple, 30-minute small-batch brownie is the perfect way to sweeten any of your nights. I love adding raw cacao nibs since they’re basically nature’s dark chocolate but feel free to switch it up and add any toppings you love the most! I’ve made these before with unsweetened coconut flakes and honey-roasted pecans and they turned out absolutely phenomenal so get creative with it!
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Vegan, Small-Batch Raw Cacao Nib Brownies

Recipe Type: Sweets
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  • 4 tbsp vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut brown sugar (add more if you like it sweeter)
  • 2 1/4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 flax egg (3 tbsp water + 1 tbsp flax seed)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs
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1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.

2. Microwave butter, sugar, and cacao for 30 seconds.

3. Stir and microwave again for 30 seconds.

4. Stir mixture with salt, vanilla, and the flaxseed egg.

5. Add the flour and mix until it’s all incorporated.

6. Add anything you love—raw cacao nibs, pecans, coconut flakes, etc.

7. Spray a small glass loaf pan with olive oil or coconut oil.

8. Spread the batter into a small pan and sprinkle with raw cacao nibs.

9. Bake for 23 minutes in the preheated oven.

10. Let it cool completely before cutting with a greased knife.

11. Enjoy & bask in all the yummy, vegan chocolate goodness!

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Photo: Wendy Bess Chiu

Wendy Bess Chiu
Wendy is a passionate home-cook, psychology graduate student, yogi, and lover of all that life has to offer! She began a meal prep delivery business in Los Angeles, CA which strives to bring optimal nourishment to her clients through whole foods all while creating a positive social impact. Every meal ordered is matched with a donated meal to families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. :) Wendy also loves to promote the importance of self-care and encourage others to live a beautiful, creative, and vibrant life each and every day. You can find more cooking, yoga & life inspiration on Instagram @homemadebybess!


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