Friday 18 December 2020

Vegan Gingerbread Brownies

Fudgy brownies made with a warm festive gingerbread flavour and topped with mini gingerbread men!

It's only as I've gotten older that I've started to appreciate ginger flavoured foods, be it sweet or savoury. I've really underrated it and now I'm making it up for slowly but surely - starting with this delicious brownies! I needed to make a festive themed brownie and this seemed perfect! The treacle and spices really give them that christmassy touch, plus the gingerbread men are so cute on top! Behind the scenes you can't tell but I get quite frustrated with vegan brownies, I do find it hard to crack the no egg replacement - no pun intended haha!- but I may have nailed it with these ones. They are everything you need in a brownie and so much more :)

Check out my other brownie recipes for more inspiration!


Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Serves: 12


  • 120g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 60g Cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp Chia seed + 60ml water
  • 130g Butter
  • 60ml Soya milk
  • 150g Dark brown sugar
  • 60g Black treacle
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 140g Dark chocolate melted
  • 12 Mini Mcvities Gingerbread men
  • Gold stars optional
  • Melted chocolate on top optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃ and grease and line an 8x8 inch baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the chia seeds and water and leave in the fridge to form a gel for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Melt together the dark chocolate and butter in the microwave and then leave to cool. 
  4. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt and whisk to combine. 
  5. Add the soya milk, treacle, brown sugar, vanilla and chia egg into the chocolate butter mixture and mix well.
  6. Then pour this mixture in with the flour and fold together. Pour into the prepared baking tray and spread out evenly. Top with the gingerbread men and then bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  7. Leave to cool completely in the tin, do not be tempted to cut these whilst warm otherwise they will fall apart, they need to set first and you'll like them more that way! Once cool, you can drizzle on some melted chocolate and sprinkle the stars on but completely optional, I thought they would look even more festive!
  8. Best kept in an airtight container at room temperature up to a week. Enjoy!


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