Is it a brownie or is it a cookie? This vegan mash up of two favourites has the decadence of both without losing any of the flavour.


  • ½ cup almond butter

  • ? cup aquafaba (from a tin of chickpeas, white beans or black beans)

  • 1tsp vanilla extract

  • ½tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • ¾ cup coconut sugar

  • ? cup cacao powder

  • 70g coarsely chopped dark chocolate

  • 3tbsp chopped almonds or hazelnuts


  • 1.

    Combine the almond butter, aquafaba and vanilla in a large bowl.

  • 2.

    Place the bicarbonate of soda, sugar and cacao in a medium bowl and mix well.

  • 3.

    Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine – the mixture will seem quite sticky. Add the chopped chocolate and nuts and gently fold through.

  • 4.

    Refrigerate the brookie dough for 30 minutes.

  • 5.

    Preheat the oven to 175°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

  • 6.

    Drop tablespoons of dough onto the prepared tray and press gently to flatten them slightly. Leave a little space between them to allow for spreading.

  • 7.

    Bake for 9–12 minutes. After 9 minutes the cookies will be chewy and more along the lines of brookies. If you give them the full 12 minutes they will have a crisper texture and be more like biscuits. It’s completely up to you!

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (12 servings)

  • Energy 265kj
  • Fat Total 15g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 7g
  • Carbohydrate 30g
  • Sugar 19g
  • Sodium 117mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by brunumbReport
The recipe calls for a ? cup aquafaba and a ? cup cacao powder. Exactly how much is a ? cup please?