Making vegan brownies from scratch can put a dent in your grocery bill and your schedule for the day – especially when you need to stock up on organic sugar, organic flour, and an assortment of other specialty ingredients that require an extra trip to the natural foods store.
Thankfully, there are a number of vegan brownie mixes that can help you manage those chocolate cravings with ease; all that these mixes require is water, vegetable oil, and in some cases, a stick of dairy free margarine and you’ll have a fresh batch of brownies ready in no time. When you need a rich dose of chocolate to get through your days, here are your best choices for a delicious pan of vegan brownies:
Cherrybrook Kitchen Fudge Brownie Mix
This simple vegan brownie mix is perfect for anyone with food allergies since it’s made without eggs, nuts, or dairy products. They’re easy to make and offer a rich chocolate and fudge flavor; you will need to leave these to cool before serving, as they seem to ‘intensify’ after refrigeration. Just add water, oil, and dairy-free margarine for a quick dose of quality chocolate when that craving hits.
Nature’s Path Organic Hemp Plux Brownie Mix
The ultimate in all-natural brownies, this mix is suitable for vegetarians and vegans; it’s made with organic cocoa powder, organic hemp seed, soy flour, wheat bran, and evaporated cane juice for a sweet and rich treat. The company does confirm that the mix is made in a facility that uses wheat, soy and milk products, so steer clear if you have extreme allergies to any of these ingredients. Still, these are a great treat for any vegan baker or dessert lover in the family.
Cravings Place Ooey Gooey Chocolate Brownie Mix
When you need a quick fix of intense chocolate, reach for this vegan brownie mix that puts conventional brands to shame. It’s sweetened with vanilla and cocoa to intensify the chocolate flavor, and the brownies really are very soft and fudgy (not for cake-brownie fans). These are best served warm with a dollop of vanilla soy ice cream or vegan whipped cream, and can also be frozen for a tasty treat. These are also suitable for gluten free diets, and are made with all-natural ingredients.
Good Baker Low-Fat Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
These gourmet brownies are made with imported European cocoa, and contain organic sweetener, organic flour, and pure vanilla powder that further intensifies the chocolate flavor. Bake these up on any rainy day for smiles all around; they’re easy to make, and can also be served warm with some soy ice cream and toppings.
Dr. Oetker Simply Organics Brownie Mix
The Dr. Oetker brand can be found in many ‘regular’ supermarkets, so if you need that chocolate fix pronto, you don’t have to go too far. They’re easy to make with egg replacement and vegan butter. Just make sure to bake them in a 11 x 13″ pan or smaller to maintain a rich, thick consistency. These brownies are more chewy than fudgy, and pack well for lunches or after-school snacks.
Whether you want a quick bite of chocolate or a full fledge brownie sundae topped with soy ice cream, pick up any of these great tasting vegan brownie mixes for a satisfying and indulgent treat.