Vegan Candy Cane Brownies

These fudgey vegan candy cane brownies with creamy peppermint frosting are the perfect holiday treat! Make these for a family dinner or your work/school potluck- I promise no one will be able to tell they are vegan and gluten-free!

♡ PS: for more easy and delicious vegan recipes, check out my cookbook Liv B’s Vegan on a Budget!

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Vegan Candy Cane Brownies

  • Author: Liv B
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Description

Make your holidays extra special with this vegan recipe everyone will love.


Ingredients

Brownies:

  • 1 3/4 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (dairy-free optional)

Frosting:

  • 1 tbsp vegan butter, softened
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (you may need more or less, add an extra 2 tbsp at a time until you get the consistency you prefer).
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes

Instructions

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 F.

  • Mix together chia seeds and water. Set aside.
  • Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, sugar and baking soda.
  • Add oil, non-dairy milk, vanilla and chia mixture.
  • Add dry mixture to the wet and stir to form a batter.
  • Pour into an 8×8 parchment-lined baking tray and bake for 28-30 minutes.  Insert a toothpick in the centre, if it comes out clean or with a few crumbs they are done. If it comes out with any batter on it, bake a few more minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before icing.
  • Meanwhile, using a hand mixer, mix all frosting ingredients except candy cane (add the powdered sugar a bit at a time until smooth and combined).
  • Once brownies are cool, add frosting and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

Notes

If you use all-purpose flour instead of buckwheat, the brownies will be more cakey and crumbly

 

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