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You would never think that brownies this gooey, chewy, fudgey and crispy on the outside could be vegan. But they ARE.

When I found out that Oreos were actually, in fact, vegan (in the UK at least, always check the label), my game was changed. It’s been a packet of Oreos in the cupboard ever since. And here I am, combining my 2 loves – Oreos and nut butter – with arguably the best brownie recipe I have ever made – or eaten.

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So, go forth my feathered friends. And why not try adding surprisingly vegan treats into the mix to leave your friends utterly BAFFED.

You can watch the video of me making these with Tastemade, HERE.

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Warning: these brownies will induce this gremlin like expression pon da face.

Ingredients:
4 level tablespoons of chia seeds (whole seeds will give a chewier texture, milled a smoother texture)
12 tablespoons of water
3 heaped tablespoons of smooth peanut or almond butter
240g of dark brown sugar (coconut sugar also works)
11 tbsp of maple syrup
13 tbsp of coconut oil gently melted
60g cocoa powder
60g buckwheat flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of apple cider vinegar

Dutty: 100g of dairy free milk/white chocolate buttons (saving a few for the top)
Super dutty: 10 oreos broken into bitesize pieces (saving a few for the top)

You will need:
Baking tray
Baking paper
Pyrex bowl
Good hand whisk
Knife
Chopping board

Method:
1. Preheat oven to to 180g and grease and line baking tray
2. Combine your chia seeds with the water and set to one side
3. Using a hand whisk, mix the almond butter with the sugar, maple syrup and cocount oil until you have a caramel – your guns are going to get a good workout!
4. Sieve in your cocoa powder gradually and whisk until batter is shiny and silky
5. Whisk in the chia eggs 
6. Fold in the flour until well incorporated
7. Add in the vanilla essence, 3/4 of the salt, the baking powder and bicarb of soda and the apple cider vinegar
8.Roughly break the Oreos into bitesize pieces (saving a few to garnish) and gently fold them into the batter with most of the chocolate drops and then tip the batter into baking tray
9. Top with the remaining chocolate and oreos and a final flourish of salt
10. Place in the preheated oven at 180g
9. Bake for 20-25 mins – keep an eye on them. Stick a knife in, you want it to come out clean then you will know they’re ready
10. Allow to cool for a minimum of 1 hour, then slice into squares

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Let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below. And if you make them, make sure you tag me on Instagram!

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