With a classic chocolate chip cookie base and a fudgy, rich brownie topping, these Vegan Brookies will be the star dessert at any party!
These Vegan Brookies are definitely the most decadent and delicious dessert recipe I've shared yet on my blog. I mean, what's not to love about a dessert that is both a brownie and cookie?! I've posted a number of vegan brownies and vegan cookie recipes on the blog over the years. Some of my favorites are these Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies, Vegan Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies and Bakery Style Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies!
But nothing compares to two of the most well-loved, classic desserts being stacked on top of each other in the form of Brookies! Let me show you how to make this crowd-pleasing Vegan Brookie Recipe!
Why You'll Love This Recipe!
- I'm not even sure this section needs to exist, because I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't want to try a vegan brookie! You really can't go wrong with a vegan chocolate chip cookie base topped with a layer of gooey, vegan brownies!
- While it may seem hard to make two different recipes for one dessert, but these vegan brookies require just 10 pantry staple baking ingredients, all of which you probably already have on hand.
- These brookies are sure to be a show stopper wherever you take them! The two distinct layers really set them apart visually. Not to mention they are rich and decadent!
- If you use gluten-free all purpose flour and oat milk in this recipe, these are a pretty allergy-friendly dessert as they already don't contain any dairy or eggs.
- Coconut Oil - Instead of using dairy butter in this vegan brookie recipe, you'll be using coconut oil. I like to use coconut oil over vegan butter because it's less processed, but it may give off a slightly coconut flavor, so keep that in mind!
- Brown Sugar - Every classic chocolate chip cookie needs brown sugar, so we had to include it in this chocolate chip cookie base.
- Cane Sugar - I personally like to bake with cane sugar, but any kind of dry "white" sugar should work in this recipe.
- Flour - When it comes to these vegan brookies, all-purpose flour is my favorite flour to use in both the vegan chocolate chip cookies and the vegan brownies. Using the same flour for both layers makes preparing these brookies super easy.
- Non-Dairy Milk - Cow's milk is easy to substitute in baking. Simply use your favorite non-dairy milk! I almost always have soy milk, homemade almond milk or homemade oat milk on hand, and all work great in this brookie recipe.
- Non-Dairy Chocolate Chips - Many people don't know this, but it's really easy to find vegan chocolate chips. Most dark chocolate bars and dark chocolate chips are vegan as they don't contain milk or milk powder. Just be sure to check the label if you want to ensure your chocolate chips are vegan.
- Cocoa Powder - You'll be using a mix of cocoa powder and melted chocolate to create the rich brownie topping. Any cocoa powder you have on hand should work!
- Neutral Oil - Any neutral, pourable oil should work in the brownie recipe. Vegetable, light olive oil or avocado oil should all work.
See recipe card for full list of ingredients and quantities.
Substitutions & Variations
🔀 Coconut Oil - I haven't tried this personally, but I think vegan butter would work well instead of the coconut oil.
🔀 Flour - To make these vegan brookies gluten-free, you could use an all-purpose gluten free flour instead of the all purpose flour.
How to Make Vegan Brookies
Step 1: In a sauce pan, melt the coconut oil. Add in the brown sugar, milk and vanilla and stir until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients and then add them to the sauce pan. Mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Step 2: Evenly press the chocolate chip cookie batter into your prepared 8x8 inch pan and set aside.
Step 3: For the brownies, melt ¾ cup of chocolate chips. Allow them to cool slightly. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the soy milk, oil and melted chocolate into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Step 4: Evenly spread the brownie batter over the chocolate chip cookie base.
Step 5: Bake the brookies for about 27-33 minutes. (See "Hint" below for tips on which baking time is best for you.)
Step 6: After removing the brookies from the oven, allow them to cool completely before removing them from the pan and cutting them into 16 squares.
Hint: I find it hard to tell if the brownies were really cooked through, so I usually bake them on the longer end of the time spectrum. If you like super gooey brownies you can remove them sometime after around 27 minutes, but you'll need to allow them to cool completely to become harder before cutting them into squares.
👉🏻 When melting the chocolate chips for the brownies, you can either melt them slowly in a microwave at 30 second intervals or use a double boiler.
👉🏻 For easy removal of these brookies, line your baking pan with parchment paper. I like to barely wet my parchment paper, crumple it up and then unfold it before pressing it into my pan. This helps the paper stay in place more easily.
If you happen to have any leftovers of these vegan brookies (which I doubt you will), simply store them on the countertop in an airtight container for 1-2 days.
If you don't think you'll eat through them that quickly, then you can also store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. They will harden up the longer they chill in the fridge as coconut oil and chocolate hardens when it's cold.
Brookies are the perfect dessert which combines both brownies and cookies. The base of this double layer bar is a chewy, chocolate chip cookie. Then you pour brownie batter on top of the cookie dough. Baking everything in the oven and voila! Brookies!
This decadent, 2-layer dessert is called a "brookie" because it combines brownies and cookies in one delicious package. The base of these bars is a chocolate chip cookie. The top layer is a brownie. Hence the name, Brookie!
It's unclear who invented the popular Brookie dessert. It appeared on Shark Tank as a company Milk + Brookies tried to get an investor. Brookies can also be found at some popular fast food chains.
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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE LAYER
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in the sauce pan and mix until combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Evenly press the chocolate chip cookie batter into your prepared 8x8 inch pan and set aside.
- Melt ¾ cup of chocolate chips over a double boiler or slowly in the microwave. Allow it to cool slightly.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
- Add the soy milk, oil and melted chocolate into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined
- Evenly spread the brownie batter over the chocolate chip cookie base.
- Bake the brookies for about 27-33 minutes. I found it hard to tell if the brownies were really cooked through, so I usually bake them on the longer end of the time spectrum. If you like super gooey brownies you can remove them sometime after around 27 minutes, but you'll need to allow them to cool completely to become harder before cutting.
- After removing from the oven, allow the brookies to cool completely before removing them from the pan and cutting them into 16 squares.
- Serve and enjoy!