Fudgy Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

My pal Bill had a vision. He pictured a lovely, full Christmas tree covered in chile pepper lights wearing a sombrero and a giant mustache. Of course, after making this tree a reality, he had to throw a Mexican-themed Christmas party to show it off to everyone.

Someone was already making guac, and I decided that I wanted to bring a dessert. But not just any dessert, it needed to be on theme, obviously! I decided that I wanted to do Mexican hot chocolate brownies, but couldn’t find a vegan recipe for them anywhere! This recipes is sort of a mashup of the Ultimate Brownies from Vegan Baking and Kitchen Geisha’s Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies. The result was a fudgy pan of brownies with a nice crust and a spicy kick! Here is the recipe….

Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies


  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 3/4 cups white wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cups cocoa powder
  • Scant 1/2 teaspoon dried cayenne pepper (or less, if you prefer less heat)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup soy milk + 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or 1/4 cup soy nog
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoonss olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F, and line an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together the water and flax meal, and set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. In another medium mixing bowl add the cocoa powder, semi-sweet chocolate, spices and salt. Add the soy milk or nog and mix well.
  5. Add the sugar, oil, vanilla extract, flax meal mixture into the chocolate mixture and mix until smooth.
  6. Stir the chocolate mixture into the flour, then knead it by hand until it’s well combined.
  7. Press the batter to the baking dish, and bake for 35 minutes. Cool for 1 hour before popping the brownies out of the pan, slicing, and serving.

These had a nice kick, and they went over really well at the party. I’m definitely going to be making them again!

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