Vegan Zesty Lime & Chocolate Brownies Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

Around June last year, I done a Vegan baking class with the lovely Charlotte and learnt everything i needed to know about vegan baking! I done it at the Brighton Community Kitchen which I can’t recommend enough.

Anyway, during that lesson we learnt how to bake vegan brownies and let me tell you straight… they were the BEST brownies I’d ever tried. And that’s where my love affair with vegan brownies grew from.

Don’t get me wrong, your everyday brownie is delicious but there’s just something about vegan brownies that take them to the next level. I’ve never had a failed vegan brownie and I can always guarantee they’ll be ultra gooey inside (just the way I like them).

So here I am today, sharing with you the yummiest vegan brownies that I recently made but with a slight twist. These little beauties are flavoured with tangy lime and let me tell you, it is just glorious. Need I say more.

If you’d like to make these zesty lime vegan brownies yourself, let’s get baking.


Category: Sweet Treat / Desert

Serves: 9

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Overall Time: 35-40 Minutes


Ingredients You Need:

  • 50g Of Cacao Powder
  • 31g Of GF Plain Flour
  • 3/4tsp Of GF Baking Powder
  • 100g Of Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • Zest & Juice Of One Lime
  • 72g Of Almond Butter
  • 75g Of Maple Syrup
  • 188g Of Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1tsp Of Vanilla Paste / Extract

How To Make Brownies:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line a 9inch square tin with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 190C / 170C Fan / Gas Mark 4.
  • Secondly, squeeze the juice of one lime into a cup and set aside.
  • Next, in a large bowl, mix together the 31g of plain flour, 3/4tsp of baking powder and 50g of cacao powder then set aside.
  • Now, in a separate large bowl, using an electric hand whisk, whisk together the 72g of almond butter, 75g of maple syrup, 188g of unsweetened apple sauce and 1tsp of vanilla paste.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth (TIP: it may be slightly lumpy due to the apple sauce but don’t worry) then set aside.
  • In a microwavable bowl, place 85g of the vegan chocolate chips and in 30 second blasts, blast until melted.
  • Pour the melted chocolate into the brownie mixture and fold through.
  • Then, pour the brownie mixture into the pre-lined tin and tap on the surface to even out the brownie mixture.
  • Scatter over the remaining 15g of chocolate chips.
  • Place into the oven for around 25 minutes, until the tops cracked and edges have darkened.
  • Once baked, take out the oven and place on the side to cool down in the tin for at least 30 minutes before transferring over to a wire rack.
  • Finally, sprinkle the zest of the lime over the top of the brownies and serve.

That’s your Zesty Lime Vegan Brownies prepared, baked and ready for you to enjoy!

These aren’t the chunkiest of brownies, if anything, they’re very thin but don’t let that put you off. These are absolutely delicious and went down an absolute treat with my family.

Whoever would have thought that lime would work so beautifully with dark chocolate? because I certainly wouldn’t have but honestly, it just pairs so beautifully together.

Let me know in the comments below if you make these vegan brownies yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Are you a vegan brownie lover?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo

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25 Comments

  1. July 10, 2022 / 6:22 pm

    These brownies looks delicious! I love chocolate brownies and adding lime does seem like it would kick it up a notch.

  2. July 11, 2022 / 12:01 pm

    These look absolutely delicious! I love a brownie and the addition of lime sounds wonderful x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 1, 2022 / 11:44 am

      I never knew how much I needed lime brownies in my life until I made these! The lime works so beautifully with the dark chocolate, these are just delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. July 11, 2022 / 12:19 pm

    I don’t know if I ever tried chocolate and lime together. However, I do love a good brownie, so I would definitely give this a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Lauren x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 1, 2022 / 11:45 am

      It’s a must try! The lime works so beautifully with the dark chocolate to make the yummiest brownies. My family loved them. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. July 11, 2022 / 12:32 pm

    Wow… lime in brownies! Sounds awesome-licious! Thank you for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 1, 2022 / 11:46 am

      I know, I never thought the two would work together but I was SO wrong! It’s the most delicious flavour combo. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 1, 2022 / 11:46 am

      The lime really does add such a beautiful flavour to these brownies. The perfect amount of sharpness and zing! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 1, 2022 / 11:48 am

      They really are delicious! My family love a vegan brownie so I can’t wait to make more and experiment with flavours. These really are the best kind of chocolate treat! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. July 11, 2022 / 7:13 pm

    Ooh these look absolutely amazing! I love a good gooey brownie and the addition of lime sounds truly delicious. Thank you so much for sharing x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 1, 2022 / 11:50 am

      Omg these were the gooiest brownies I think I’ve ever made! The addition of lime has now become an absolute fav of mine. It works beautifully with the dark chocolate! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 1, 2022 / 11:51 am

      It’s a must try flavour combination for sure! These really work beautifully together and are blooming delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. July 11, 2022 / 10:31 pm

    Ooh I love the sound of chocolate and lime as a combination! Brownies are always a win for me x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 1, 2022 / 11:52 am

      It’s the best combination – one that I’ll defiantly continue using in bakes to come! You can’t beat a brownie, can you? These vegan ones are a fav in this household. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. Heidi Bruaw
    July 12, 2022 / 5:16 am

    What an interesting flavor combination! I am very intrigued and I am going to have to make them for my vegan best friend! :)

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 1, 2022 / 11:55 am

      Honestly, it’s the best flavour combination, one I’ll defiantly be using time and time again! I hope your friend loves them as much as my family does. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. July 12, 2022 / 7:34 pm

    I’m so grateful for this recipe! My best friend is vegan and when she visits she always bakes treats with my daughter but can never eat anything they make. Now she can! Xx

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 1, 2022 / 11:56 am

      Oh amazing! I’m so so pleased you can use this recipe. I hope you all love it as much as my family does. Happy baking! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  9. Charity
    July 16, 2022 / 1:46 am

    Oh yum. These look so tasty. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 1, 2022 / 12:03 pm

      They really are delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. July 17, 2022 / 1:38 pm

    I have never had lime and dark chocolate combined before and I’m intrigued to try it now! Thanks for sharing this recipe Elle! I can see how moist and decadent they are!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 1, 2022 / 12:05 pm

      It is a must try! The lime pairs beautifully with the chocolate. Oh my days these are super moist, decadent and gooey – the perfect brownie in my eyes! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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