These delicious gooey brownies are seriously indulgent and are perfect for any chocolate orange lovers! For me chocolate orange is a flavour I associate with Christmas which is why I have waited until now to put this festive spin on my classic Gooey Chocolate Brownie recipe.
These brownies are perfect as they come but even better warmed up and topped with a few scoops of vegan ice cream!
It only took a few simple swaps to create this recipe and the method and bake time are the same as my original brownie recipe. Instead of using plant milk in this I use the juice from an orange – I measured out 35ml, (an exact substitute for the plant milk), which was roughly half of a medium to large sized orange.
I add the grated zest of one full orange to the batter and then topped it with the zest of another 1/2 an orange along with some dairy free orange flavoured chocolate. If you would prefer to add more or less orange zest or alter the toppings then you can. In addition to the orange flavour, I mix one teaspoon of cinnamon into the batter for an extra element of depth and flavour, however, if you are not a fan of cinnamon you can just omit this ingredient.
This is quite a thick and sticky batter and at some point you are probably going to worry you have missed an ingredient out. Just trust the process and you will be rewarded with decadent and gooey brownies! I personally prefer to use dark chocolate in this recipe, however, a dairy free ‘milk’ chocolate will work just as well.
I have noted the bake time to be 20 minutes, do not worry if they are still a little gooey in the middle when you remove them from the oven as they will firm up once cool. Allow to cool fully before removing from the tray. These brownies will last for up to five days in an airtight container, (althought I doubt they will make it that long), and freeze well.