For the Brownies:

  • 100g (1 cup) old fashioned rolled oats Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies 1
  • 1x400g tin of chickpeas – liquid included (known as aqua faba)
  • 120ml (1/2 cup) dairy-free milk of choice
  • 30ml (1/8 cup) canola oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g (1/2 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 25g (1/4 cup) cornstarch
  • 70g (1/4 cup + 1 tbsp) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

 For the Icing:

  • 150g (1 cup)hazelnuts
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 120ml (1/2 cup) dairy-free yogurt, plain


  1. Preheat the oven to 165°C (Gas Mark 3, 325°F) and grease or line with baking paper an 8 X 8 inch square pan.
  2. For the brownies: in a food processor or blender, add the oats and the whole can of chickpeas (liquid included). Blend until completely smooth.
  3. Add to it the milk, oil,  apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract. Blend just until incorporated.
  4. In a large bowl, add the cocoa powder, cornstarch, sweetener, baking powder and soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  5. Add the chickpea mixture to the dry ingredients and stir together until incorporated.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 28-29 min. or until a toothpick inserted into the center has a little wet dough on it, but no crumbs.
  7. For the icing: while the brownies are baking, add the hazelnuts, agave, oil, sugar, and salt to a food processor or blender. Blend until completely smooth, scraping the sides as needed.
  8. Transfer the smooth mixture to a large bowl and add the yogurt. Whisk with an electric mixer or wire whisk until fully incorporated and a little fluffier (about 1 min with an electric mixer).
  9. Place the frosting in the fridge to thicken up for at least 1 hour.
  10. Allow the brownies to cool completely before frosting. Then, spread the thickened frosting on top of the brownies.
  11. You can also garnish with more chopped hazelnuts or chocolate bits, slice up, and enjoy!

Recipe from Healthy Hacks

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