MATE. THESE BROWNIES. I've been trying and trying to nail the perfect vegan brownie recipe that still uses wholesome ingredients and isn't overly complicated. It's taken a while, many batches of brownies have been consumed (tough gig) but I. Love. This. Recipe. They're fudgy, they're dense, they're rich, they're chocolatey, they're chewy, they're delicious. Get amongst it.

What you need:

1.5 cups of brown rice flour**
1/2 cup of almond meal
2 tblsp of tapioca starch
1/2 cup of raw cacao powder
1/2 tsp of good quality sea salt

100 grams of vegan chocolate (a bit over 1/2 a cups worth)
1 chia egg (1 tblsp of chia seeds soaked in 3 tblsp water)
1 mashed banana
1 cup of coconut sugar
1/2 cup of mylk (I used coconut)
1 tsp of vanilla

1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup of vegan choc chips/roughly chopped chocolate

What you need to do:

Preheat the oven to 180C, and line and grease a square pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, almond meal, tapioca, cacao and sea salt. In a microwave safe bowl, pop the chocolate in the microwave for about 90 seconds until melted. Stir well and add the chia egg, sugar, vanilla, and milk. Mix well. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and stir until fully combined. It should be a very thick batter. Fold the walnuts and choc chunks through the batter. Scoop into your brownie pan, and press down until smooth and even. Bake for 30-35 minutes*. Allow the brownies to completely cool before attempting to cut them, otherwise they'll fall apart! Also, pro tip, these taste even better the day after (if you can hold yourself back heh).

*30 minutes will result in an even fudgier texture. I left mine in for 35 minutes which will result in the texture seen in the photos!

**I get all of my dry ingredients from The Source Bulk Foods, which is super great way of stocking up on pantry essentials without any packaging waste and without having to buy whole packets of ingredients you're only gonna use once!