Vegan Brownie Recipe with Cognac

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Vegan Brownie Recipe – This simple vegan brownie recipe is taken to the max by adding in a little cognac to the mix. So delicious!

We are knocking on the door of 2016…Are you ready?

This year went by so unbelievably fast.

Lately, I have been reviewing what this year has looked like for me and setting my intentions for the New Year and I just want to take this time to say ‘Thank You’!!

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share with you and connect with you on the blog, e-mail, and social media. I am looking forward to being able to share so much more with you in the new year. And because things are usually pretty serious around here, today I decided to take a break and share something fun with you…And…there is booze!

vegan brownie recipe

Vegan Cognac Brownie Recipe

Vegan Brownie Recipe - This simple vegan brownie recipe is taken to the max by adding in a little cognac to the mix. So delicious!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cognac brownies, vegan brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 215kcal


  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed and 4 Tablespoons water (flax egg)
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter (Earth Balance), melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Hennessy cognac
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees F. and lightly oil an 8×8-inch square baking pan.
  • Prepare the flax egg by combining the ground flaxseed with the water, stir, and set aside and allow it to thicken.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients – sugar, baking powder, salt, instant espresso, cocoa powder, and flour and set aside.
  • Using a double boiler, melt the butter by continuously stirring and then remove from the heat and add in the chocolate and stir until it is melted and smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the flour mixture and slowly stir in the flax egg until the mixture becomes thick.
  • Stir in the vanilla and cognac and the mixture will become much thinner; continue to stir until everything is combined. 
  • Pour the batter into the baking pan, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester come out clean.
  • Allow the brownies to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting.


*recipe adapted from Sweet Potato Soul


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
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    January 2, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Yours look awesome.
    I have never baked with cognac, but we happen to have it here after all the weekend’s holiday and foodie party stuff.

    • Reply
      January 2, 2016 at 7:53 PM

      Thank you! That is the exact reason for the brownies…I had some leftover from holiday entertaining and I needed to use it and what better way than with some brownies 🙂

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    January 4, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    I’ve never thought of baking with Hennessy before! These brownies do look delicious. I need to save this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply
      January 5, 2016 at 8:51 AM

      Thank you and you are welcome…I was surprised at how great they turned out.

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