Saturday, May 11, 2013

Virtual Vegan Potluck: Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Chip Walnut Brownies With Avocado Cream Cheese Frosting

It's that wonderful time of the year again!
Hello all!
So excited to be included for the 3rd annual Virtual Vegan Potluck hosted by Vegan Bloggers Unite! Welcome friends and newcomers to AfroVeganChick whose in the heart of celebrating second year of veganism- a New Year's Resolution of 2012! This is my second time coming to the massive party ( a whopping 170 participants this time!) and I've brought a sweet dessert recipe combining love in a sensual threesome- aphrodisiac chocolate, decadent walnuts, and the lovely ambrosia of avocado flesh.
Embodied with ground walnuts, sweetened by medjool dates (they add a richness to chocolate) and chocolate chips, and covered in an enticing avocado cream cheese frosting, these chewy, crunchy brownies are exceptionally unique and full of diverse flavor.

Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Walnut Brownies With Avocado Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients and Preparation

Not your average brownie!

3/4 cup flour
1 cup walnut meal (walnuts ground into a fine powder or almond meal can be used)
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup sugar (optional)*
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoon flax seed
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup nuts (used walnut and pecan mixture)
1/3 chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life Food's Mini Chocolate Chips)

* Now when I sampled the batter, it wasn't sweet enough. But after being baked, the dates overwhelmingly melted into sweetness overload. Add only if you prefer that sort of thing.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9" baking pan with coconut oil.

Mix dry and wet ingredients (just coconut oil, almond milk, and vanilla) separately (dates with dry). Blend together. Add apple cider vinegar, flax seeds, nuts, coconut, and chocolate chips last.
Smooth batter into baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. 
Let cool before frosting.
Avocado Cream Cheese Frosting

1 ripened avocado
1/2 cup Tofutti cream cheese
1/4 cup lite coconut milk
2 tablespoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whisk all ingredients together, cover, & refrigerate.
Spread layered frosting atop cooled brownies & cut into slices.
Pecans or walnuts make for a splendid topping!
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Now let's swing into VVP- right before AfroVeganChick in the desserts is Sugar Coated Vegan's Raw Chocolate "Cheesecake" and straight behind is Vegan 404 (Filet Not Found)'s Sesame Chocolate Truffles!


  1. What a truly appetizing & special brownies with that amazing cream cheese avocado frosting! MMMMMM! I will reduce the amounts of dates in here though! ;)


    1. Awesome! Thanks so much for your lovely comments! Yes, feel free to reduce the dates and omit the sugar altogether! I will definitely make these again and the avocado cream cheese frosting is to die for! :)

  2. So intrigued by the avocado cream cheese frosting!

  3. Avocado cream cheese? That's so cool! I bet these were ooey gooey good :)

    1. Yes! The avocado cream cheese was absolutely splendid! And the brownies were indeed a gooey delicious treasure thanks in part to the dates! :D

  4. These look delicious. I love the use of avocado in the frosting!

    1. Thanks! Very rich and divine treats! OMG! I love avocado so much! One of the most versatile ingredients known to woman. :)

  5. This looks so yummy. Medjool dates just make everything better.
    Thank you for the great idea.

    1. Yes!!! I agree about medjool dates! They're sweet as candy! Thanks for visiting! :)

  6. Yum these do look incredibly good!