Vegan Salted Caramel Brownies {Recipe}

Although I'm vegetarian, not vegan, I love eating and cooking vegan. It's a challenge, it's healthier, and it shocks people. I'll cook/bake something, give it to a omnivore, and tell them it's vegan. "WHAT? No way." It's a boost of confidence for the cook, and shows people eating a vegan diet isn't that hard.

So, here's what to do!

what you'll need for the brownies:

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup earth balance butter (partially melted)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
what you'll need for the caramel sauce:
  • 2/3 cup coconut nectar
  • 1.5/4 cup dairy free butter (works best with cashew butter, but earth balance works)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
Here's how to get the delicious vegan salted caramel brownies of your dreams.

1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the ingredients for the caramel together. Put it in the fridge so it can thicken.
3. Mix all the ingredients for the brownies in a separate large bowl. The banana is a substitute for eggs, but gives the brownies a nice taste. I like adding a little bit of coconut oil too, but that's optional.  
4. Pour brownie mix in a 8x8 pan. Pour caramel sauce on top. Works best in a checkered pattern.
5. Cook for 35-38 minutes. If cooking in a larger pan, it will most likely cook in 25-30 minutes so be sure to watch.

That's all there is to it. These brownies turn out DELICIOUS, the caramel is the best part! Let me know what you think! xo