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Imagine the perfect flaky-topped, fudgy, cakey brownie, but with a hint of coffee inside. Yeah, it's just like that.

Instant Coffee Double Chocolate Brownies
Prep:

prep time20Min

Servings:

serving time9

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons vegan butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons ground flax meal

  • 1/4 cup applesauce

  • 1 1/4 cups flour

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee

  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup soy milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x9-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Lay a parchment paper square over the pan to prevent brownies from sticking.

  2. In a medium bowl, melt the butter and sugar together over a saucepan filled with boiling water. Heat until the sugar dissolves.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the flax meal and applesauce. Set aside.

  4. In a separate medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder.

  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flax/applesauce mixture, melted sugar and butter, and vanilla extract.

  6. In a small bowl, add the coconut milk and soy milk. Whisk the instant coffee into the milk until dissolved.

  7. Add the milk/instant coffee mixture to the rest of the wet ingredients and whisk until combined.

  8. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and, using a rubber spatula, fold until combined. Add a pinch of salt and fold in chocolate chips.

  9. Pour brownie batter into pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool slightly, then enjoy.

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Transcript

- Hey guys, if you're looking for the perfect flaky top, fudgie, cakey brownie, with instant coffee inside, look no further. Lemme show you how to make these energetic, pick-me-up brownies. So to get started on these brownies, I'm gonna melt some vegan butter. And I've setup a DIY double broiler and that way the butter melts really nicely and it won't burn the sugar. Alright, so this is looking like the butter is nice and melted. I'm gonna add in the sugar. And I really like to do this step of melting down the sugar and butter together. That way when you bake it you don't see like those little specks of sugar on top, it's just nice, flakey, topping. So while I let this do it's thing, I'm gonna make the rest of the batter. I like to use flax seed and apple sauce for these brownies. This is my vegan egg trick. This really binds the brownie well, just like an egg would. So mix it 'til they look nice and combined. And I'm gonna set that aside. And now I'm gonna mix together my dry ingredients. So I have my flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. I'm gonna whisk these dry ingredients together. I think brownies are my favorite dessert. Even before I was vegan, I would always make box brownies, pretty much eat half the pan. This butter and sugar looks like it's melted a lot, so I'm gonna remove this from the heat. I'm gonna whisk together the sugar and butter mixtures with the vanilla extract and the vegan egg. You could see this flax and apple sauce doing it's work. It just starts to bind everything together. And you don't get lazy with this step 'cause it's really important that the oils get combined with the apple sauce and flax seed. Great. So I'm gonna set this aside. And in this bowl I'm gonna mix together full fat coconut milk and some soy milk. And last but not least, some instant coffee. These brownies, they give you an extra boost, so it balances out the sugar. Stirred until you can't see too many of the pieces of coffee. So now, I'm gonna add the coffee mixture with the egg and butter. And then I'm gonna whisk these until they're nice and combined. So I'm gonna grab my dry ingredients. You don't wanna whisk the dry ingredients, so I'm gonna use a rubber spatula and fold in the dry ingredients into the wet. And be careful not to overmix. In fact you want it to be bumpy 'cause you're not trying to smooth out the ingredients. I'm gonna add a pinch of salt. You don't have to add too much, since there's already butter in it. And then I'm gonna add in these chocolate chips. And then fold those two in. Just like that. Lookin' so good! And I have a lined baking sheet. I like to line it with parchment paper that way the brownies don't stick too much to the pan, and you could easily pull them out if you need to. Ooh, I could smell the coffee and chocolate. They really balance each other out. I'm gonna spread it into the corners of the pan. And I'm gonna bake these at 350 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes. Alright, have my brownies fresh out of the oven. You could kinda smell the coffee in there too. Gonna slice them up. They have such a pretty, flaky top too, 'cause of the melted sugar and butter step. I wonder what it tells you about a person it they're a corner brownie person or a middle brownie person? Honestly, I'm a middle brownie person. There you have it. Double chocolate instant coffee brownies. They're the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

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