One of the first things most vegans do when they go vegan is to find out which products they can still have. And then they find out that Oreos are vegan. They develop a serious oreo addiction for a couple of weeks and tell all the people they’re trying to convert to veganism. But they can still have Oreos if they go vegan. Because people will be like, “what I didn’t know that,” and then all the vegans are like, “I know right, it’s awesome, see being vegan isn’t so hard.”
Naturally, I’ve started to appreciate Oreos more and more as my vegan journey continues. One of my vegan friends made delicious vegan oreo brownies that I really need in my life. So I’ve tried to make my own version, and they’re pretty close to perfection. It literally takes 10 minutes to throw all the ingredients in a bowl, and after that, you just have to wait for the oven to do its job. I’m an actual idiot in the kitchen, so if I can do this, anyone can.
I stole this recipe from Jamie Oliver but changed a few things because I’m creative like that.
Best Tasting Vegan Oreo Brownies, you need:
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 200 g dairy-free dark chocolate (I advise you to get the dark sea salt chocolate from Moser Roth sold at Aldi, it’s terrific!)
- 170 grams self-raising flour
- 3 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 180 grams sugar
- a little bit of sea salt
- 230 ml unsweetened organic soy milk
- A whole pack of Oreos, or as many Oreos as you want. I used about 12.
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Grease a square baking tin with a bit of oil, then line with greaseproof paper. Seems a bit like duplication to me, but I guess Jamie knows what he’s talking about.
- Melt the 200 grams of chocolate au bain-marie.
- Meanwhile, sieve the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl, then stir in the sugar and a pinch of salt. Stir in the oil, soy milk, and melted chocolate until combined. Make sure you do it in these steps. Else, you might get chunks in your brownie.
- When the mixture is done and has no chunks in it, break 2/3 of the Oreos from one large oreo pack in the mix. Make sure everything is spread nicely. It should look like this:
- Put the brownie in the oven for about 15 minutes. After that, take it out and gently crumble and push the remaining oreo bits on top of the brownie. Then place back into the hot oven for another 10/15 minutes, until it’s cooked outside but still gooey in the middle.
- Leave to cool for around 5 minutes or eat it while it’s still hot, whatever you like best. Add some vanilla ice cream from Soy Good to impress the people you’re serving the brownie to or impress yourself because it will. Enjoy!
*In most countries, Oreos are vegan, but in some countries, they do contain milk. The regular Oreos are usually vegan; make sure you check the ingredients before you use them. The brownie is also good without Oreos, or replace the Oreos with some pecans!