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Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes: Double Chocolate Pecan Brownies


Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes: Double Chocolate Pecan Brownies
Oh the holidays, my favorite time of the year to enjoy delicious food with great friends and family. One of the things I truly look forward to every year are these double chocolate brownies. These gluten-free tasty bites are literally “super”! Packed with the super food chia seeds, antioxidants from 90% dark chocolate and good fats and nutrients from the use of avocado instead butter! Brownies that are good for you? Now thats something to be thankful for!

Vegan Double Chocolate Pecan Brownies


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 01 hour
Total time: 01 hour and 15 minutes
Yield: 18
  • 2 Bars 90% Dark Chocolate
  • 1 Cup Honey
  • 1 1/2 Cup Gluten Free Baking Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Chia Gel
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Very Ripe Avocado
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans (or any other nuts)
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 9×12 Brownie Pan
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking powder


-Pre-heat Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

1. In a small pot, add the coconut oil and dark chocolate bars.
2. Melt the chocolate on medium heat while continuously stirring so the chocolate does not burn.
3. Once the chocolate is completely melted, remove from heat and set aside.
4. In a small bowl, mash the avocado until it is smooth with no chunks and set aside
5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and baking powder using a whisk or electric mixer.
6. Add the honey, vanilla extract, mashed avocado and chia gel to the flour mix. Make sure to mix throughly in-between each ingredient addition.
7. Add the pecans and dried cranberries to the chocolate batter
8. Grab the brownie pan and oil and flour it with a little extra coconut oil and gluten free flour.
9. Pour the batter into the flour pan and sprinkle with a few extra pecans
10. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour (check at 45 min and poke with toothpick, if it comes out clean you are good to go!)
11. Remove from heat and let cool for at least 5-10 minutes before cutting.
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Also by Lauren Arps: Vegan Pecan Crusted Raspberry Tart

Italian Bruschetta with Homemade Herbed Amaranth Crackers

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Lauren Arps
Lauren lives with her husband and dog Charlie in Los Angeles, California. She loves to cook healthy and delicious recipes and live a healthy lifestyle. Check out her Youtube cooking channel Guiltless Pleasures Cooking Channel to watch her fun cooking videos that teach you how to make all your favorite guilty food cravings into deliciously nutritious treats! Follow her on Instagram @Lauren.Arps. She is also an actress, barre and yoga instructor and the founder of
  • kathy williams

    Hi, i dont understand step #. Combine the flour and baking flour?

    • Hi Kathy! Thanks for spotting that, it was a typo. It should read, “combine the flour and baking powder.”

  • Julie Ann Hamlet

    This recipe isn’t vegan if it has honey in it.

  • EnJunaya Eatrightgetfitcoachgm

    Yummy Lauren:)

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