Chai Brownies

For my 20th birthday in September my friend Emily made some awesome vegan chai brownies, and they tasted so good! I decided to finally try and replicate them this weekend, as they’re so gooey and chocolatey, and the chai tea inside gives them a really rich, spicy flavour. I love brownies so much, but I never think of making them, as it’s a well known fact that making vegan brownies is significantly harder than when they contain eggs, but these turned out really well, so I’m glad I made them today, they’re just the perfect treat to have on the weekend (especially when you’re seriously tired and craving chocolate like I am today) – so thanks so much to her for the inspiration for these :)

Hope you love the recipe, I’ve just had a reading week and I’ve got classes again on Monday, so it was a nice way to spend some of my Saturday before I go back to waking up really early every day again… Not particularly looking forward to it now that I’ve messed my sleeping pattern up, but at least now I have chocolate to get me through… Well, if they last that long…

Chai Brownies

Chai Brownies

Ingredients

30g of unsweetened desiccated coconut

125g of plain flour

200g of caster sugar

4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

Half a teaspoon of baking powder

Half a teaspoon of salt

125ml of very strongly brewed chai tea

125ml of rapeseed oil

Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a square baking tin with lots of vegan margarine.
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix in the brewed chai, rapeseed oil and vanilla extract, just until all ingredients are moistened. Fold in the coconut. Spread the mixture in the greased tin.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 1 hour before cutting.

Makes about 8 or 9

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16 thoughts on “Chai Brownies

  1. These look lushh! Let’s have a baking Session over Easter and you can teach me :)
    The blog’s looking amazing! Love you lots,
    Pips xxx

  2. Afternoon tea and brownies is a brilliant combination but I’ve never thought to actually combine the tea with the brownies! Brilliant. These sound amazing and I will definitely be trying this soon.

  3. How interesting using chai tea. I made brownies the other day; just the regular kind but so yummy. I have a boiled fruit cake recipe that uses tea. Chai tea would be good for that I think.

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