Lazy Cat Kitchen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca. Hi Misty, I would say that you can simply swap alcohol for water or a bit more espresso if you want to bring out the flavour of chocolate even more! https://www.lazycatkitchen.com/vegan-hazelnut-brownies/?print=true My perfect brownie has a crispy outer shell that reveals a soft, gooey and very chocolaty centre and not being able to use eggs was making this a mission impossible. Weigh your flour, add baking soda and whisk the two together with a hand egg whisk. PS: If you make my vegan hazelnut brownies, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as @lazycatkitchen and use the #lazycatkitchen hashtag. Is the flour plain or self raising? Thanks for letting me know and hope you’ll enjoy the brownies. I don’t know what I could do differently, maybe substitute the flour for a different type of flower? I mean, I gave up meat, dairy and eggs intentionally, but I had no idea that meant having to give up brownies too? My perfect brownie has a crispy outer shell that reveals a soft, gooey and very chocolaty centre and not being able to use eggs was making this a mission impossible. While previous attempts only managed to elicit an unconvincing ‘yeah, they’re…OK’, this one singled-handedly stormed it – ‘OMG! I love good food but I love animals more! Poor girl, she has had to eat some proper Frankenbrownies and did not complain one bit. I think you call it both in the ingredients and recipe (and I know there is no consensus on the correct use of the name cacao) so just wondered which you used. It will work as long as the alcohol content is roughly the same (20%) and you use matching nuts on top – almonds and Amaretto would be my second choice if I didn’t have a self-imposed ban from making baked goods for the next two weeks at least. I must say I didn’t quite understand the fuss about baking without eggs until I attempted to bake a vegan version of my all time favourite: chocolate brownies. Awesome, so glad to hear that. Add little at a time and stir it into the chocolate mixture with a spoon. Bring both to boil. Don’t get me wrong, a few versions were pretty tasty, but they certainly weren’t a brownie as I know it. Don’t get me wrong, a few versions were pretty tasty, but they certainly weren’t a brownie as I know it. I rose to it and over the past couple of weeks made about 15 different brownie versions. These Nutella Hazelnut Brownies have crunchy hazelnuts mixed in the batter for a crunchy surprise. A food blog with plant-based recipes from all over the world. If you don’t have any handy, you can simply swap it for a different kind. Stir just enough until there are no flour pockets anymore, but no more than that. I must say I didn’t quite understand the fuss about baking without eggs until I attempted to bake a vegan version of my all time favourite: chocolate brownies. Finally, after a few more tries, lots of reading on eggless baking and coming across a great brownie recipe on veganbaking.net, I nailed it. These are soooo good!’ he said grabbing another piece. https://myfoodstory.com/homemade-eggless-chocolate-brownies-recipe https://www.saudereggs.com/recipe/chocolate-and-hazelnut-brownies These are soooo good!’ he said grabbing another piece. Hi, I'm Ania. These are so delcious, they turned out perfect when i made them. The top should be nice and crispy, but the inside gooey. Add hazelnut liqueur and blend it into the mixture. I used cacao in these (will amend the instructions) and I totally struggle with these two names being so similar. Crispy shell reveals gooey and chocolaty interior with a subtle hint of hazelnut liqueur. Hi, Ania. Will definitely try soon. These vegan hazelnut brownies are what brownies should be like. Poor girl, she has had to eat some proper Frankenbrownies and did not complain one bit. Have the measurements of this vegan granola recipe as the base to create a variety of flavor combinations to suit the season. In a small pot boil water (50 ml for tall brownies, 35 for flatter ones) + add 2 tbsp of hot espresso. I’m in a medical treatment and cannot have any alcohol at all. If you don’t have any handy, you can simply swap it for a different kind. Some landed straight in the bin (even though I HATE binning food), others have been eaten by us or my neighbour, Suzie, who has kindly volunteered to do taste testing of all sweet stuff I make. Be careful not to overwork the batter or else gluten will develop in the flour and it will affect the texture of the brownies negatively. The brownie … As for the flour pockets, again, sounds like it wasn’t mixed in well enough either. Put it into a big mixing bowl, with cacao and salt. Add little at a time and stir it into the chocolate mixture with a spoon. The recipe says not to use electric mixer at this stage as when flour hits moisture in a thick batter like this one, flour needs to be handled very gently or else gluten will activate and that leads to tough, bread-like cakes. Set aside. These brownies have a crispy exterior, very gooey interior, a satisfying crunch from roasted hazelnuts and a subtle taste of hazelnut liqueur. Chop your chocolate very finely. Do not be tempted to use an electric mixer as it will overwork the batter. Any advice would be great. Overall it would be good with some ice-cream, but I found the dough too flour dense and bitter. Now, that’s a challenge! Using a hand mixer, blend the mixture until it’s smooth. Brew an espresso. Weigh your flour, add baking soda and whisk the two together with a hand egg whisk. Please do let us know how you liked them too! Let me know how you got on! Thanks! FLATTER BROWNIES (fewer calories per piece). I’m a newish vegan myself and have been craving real brownies too. Using a hand mixer, blend the mixture until it’s smooth. Fields marked as * are mandatory. Hope that helps! I love seeing your takes on my recipes!