Fudgy Pineapple Chocolate Brownies – vegan recipe
A simple recipe for luxurious fudgy chocolate brownies studded with chunks of golden pineapple.
I’m calling these fudgy brownies as some people mistakenly call cake slices brownies. Oh no, no, no!
A brownie must always be a rich chocolatey slice of heaven that is on the fudgy side. If you want a slice of cake, have a slice of cake. Leave our brownies alone!
There, rant over.
To make these fudgy brownies even more special I folded some golden pineapple into the brownie batter and once the tray bake was cool, I topped it with chocolate fudge icing and finished it with slices of pineapple and some dark chocolate strands.
The prefect luxury slice for your guests this festive season.
How do you make fudgy brownies?
So what’s my secret to really fudgy brownies? I pop them in the fridge overnight. Believe me, if you can leave them alone in the fridge until the next day you will reap the benefits. What comes out the fridge is the most indulgent chocolate treat imaginable.
Honestly try it and see. You’ll thank me for the tip.
How do you make flax eggs?
15 ideas for tinned pineapple
- Pop some tinned pineapple chunks in a tub in your packed lunch to help with your five-a-day.
- Add some to your next curry for a fruity bite, you can add it to the curry itself or chop it and add it to the rice.
- Add it to a pizza.
- Add it to vegetable skewers on the BBQ.
- Serve it on crispbreads or rice cakes with cream cheese.
- Add it to salsa for a tropical twist.
- Make chutney or jam with pineapple.
- Add it to a pina colada.
- Whizz up pineapple with a banana and your favourite milk for a fruity milkshake.
- Serve it with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
- Add it to fruit salad.
- Serve it with plain yoghurt.
- Add some to your morning porridge with some coconut for a tropical touch.
- Make a lemon and pineapple loaf cake. It would be great in this moist loaf cake recipe.
- Top a vanilla cheesecake with grated lime peel and pineapple.
Del Monte Gold Pineapple
fudge brownie toppings
brownie topping ideas
Here are a few topping ideas for your next batch of brownies
- chocolate fudge icing
- vanilla buttercream icing
- whipped cream (dairy, coconut or soy)
- dark chocolate chips
- dark chocolate strands
- chopped nuts
- dried fruit
- edible gold dust
- cocoa powder
- icing sugar
Fudgy Pineapple Chocolate Brownies
200g dark chocolate
200g dairy free spread
3 tbsp flax seeds
2 tsp vanilla extract
200g light brown sugar
80g plain flour
260g drained tinned pineapple
200g chocolate fudge icing
a pinch of salt
Make the flax eggs. Whizz flax seeds to a powder in food processor or blender then mix 3 tbsp of the flax seed powder with 9 tbsp water and leave in the fridge for 20-30 mins to thicken. These replace 3 eggs in a standard recipe.
Preheat the oven to 180c/160c fan/350f/gas mark 4.
Melt the chocolate and dairy free spread in a bain marie (a bowl over gently simmering water, make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water or the chocolate could seize) until melted.
In a large bowl whisk the flax eggs with the sugar, vanilla extract and pinch of salt until light and frothy, then add the chocolate mixture and whisk again.
Fold in the flour, then most of the pineapple chunks (keep some aside for decoration) and pour the brownie batter in a lined square brownie pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Leave to cool then pop in the fridge overnight.
For extra luxury top with chocolate buttercream, pineapple chunks brushed with edible glitter and chocolate sprinkles.
Don't worry if the brownies seem a little soft when you take them out after 35 minutes, then will start to set as they cool and continue to set in the fridge overnight.