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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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cognac brownies, vegan brownies
Servings: 12
Calories: 215kcal


  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed and 4 Tablespoons water (flax egg)
  • ½ cup vegan butter (Earth Balance), melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Hennessy cognac
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ 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