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Fudgy Pineapple Chocolate Brownies - vegan recipe

A simple recipe for luxurious fudgy chocolate brownies studded with chunks of golden pineapple.

Fudgy Pineapple Chocolate Brownies

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

I'm calling these fudgy brownies as some people mistakenly call cake slices brownies. Oh no, no, no!

A brownie must always be a rich chocolatey slice of heaven that is on the fudgy side. If you want a slice of cake, have a slice of cake. Leave our brownies alone!

There, rant over.

To make these fudgy brownies even more special I folded some golden pineapple into the brownie batter and once the tray bake was cool, I topped it with chocolate fudge icing and finished it with slices of pineapple and some dark chocolate strands.

The prefect luxury slice for your guests this festive season.

also try - Chocolate Caramel Tart (vegan, dairy-free, vegetarian)  

Close up of Fudgy Pineapple Chocolate Brownies

How do you make fudgy brownies?

So what's my secret to really fudgy brownies? I pop them in the fridge overnight. Believe me, if you can leave them alone in the fridge until the next day you will reap the benefits. What comes out the fridge is the most indulgent chocolate treat imaginable.

Honestly try it and see. You'll thank me for the tip.

Flax seeds (also known as linseeds) in a white bowl

Flax eggs

If you're vegetarian, you can make these brownies with standard eggs, but for this recipe I used flax eggs in place of eggs, so everyone can enjoy them.

How do you make flax eggs?

Flax eggs are really simple to make. Just whizz up flax seeds, which are also called linseeds, in a blender or food processor until you have a powder.

For each egg, mix 1 tablespoon of flax seed powder with 3 tablespoons of water. 

For this recipe you need 3 flax eggs so that's 3 tbsp of flax seed powder mixed with 9 tbsp of water. Once it's mixed you leave the bowl in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes until the flax eggs have become gloopy. At this point they are ready to add to the mixture.

Pineapple chocolate brownies

Tinned Pineapple

As I mentioned before I added pineapple to these brownies. Brownies can include dried fruit but I sometimes include fresh fruit, which adds a different texture to the brownies. Blueberries, raspberries and pineapple are all good choices.

Now I say fresh fruit and you may raise your eyebrows when I call tinned fruit fresh, but it's actually cut and packed so quickly that it is fresh and tinned fruit can have more nutrients than the fruit that has travelled the world, been stored in warehouses, then sat on a supermarket shelf for a week or two.

Tinned pineapple is a great store cupboard standby. It's convenient and there's a lot less waste than there is with a whole pineapple, which can be hard to use all at once, as well as all that faffing about cutting it.

15 ideas for tinned pineapple

  1. Pop some tinned pineapple chunks in a tub in your packed lunch to help with your five-a-day.
  2. Add some to your next curry for a fruity bite, you can add it to the curry itself or chop it and add it to the rice.
  3. Add it to a pizza.
  4. Add it to vegetable skewers on the BBQ.
  5. Serve it on crispbreads or rice cakes with cream cheese.
  6. Add it to salsa for a tropical twist.
  7. Make chutney or jam with pineapple.
  8. Add it to a pina colada.
  9. Whizz up pineapple with a banana and your favourite milk for a fruity milkshake.
  10. Serve it with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
  11. Add it to fruit salad.
  12. Serve it with plain yoghurt.
  13. Add some to your morning porridge with some coconut for a tropical touch.
  14. Make a lemon and pineapple loaf cake.  It would be great in this moist loaf cake recipe.  
  15. Top a vanilla cheesecake with grated lime peel and pineapple.

tins of Del Monte Gold Pineapple

Del Monte Gold Pineapple

I used Del Monte Gold Pineapple in my brownies and as a topping. Del Monte are the Yoda of canned fruit with over 125 years of expertise. They are well known for the quality of their fruit and their new pineapple variety is naturally extra sweet as it is left longer to ripen before it is picked. It also has four times the Vitamin C of traditional canned pineapple. 

Look for the black label, when you're shopping this week. The Del Monte Gold ® range is available online or in store at Tesco, Asda, Ocado and Nisa Local at the RRP £1.30.

For more information on Del Monte and for more foodie inspiration and recipes, check out the Del Monte website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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vegan fudge brownies with pineapple

fudge brownie toppings

I topped my brownies with chocolate fudge icing. I use Betty Crocker which is delicious stuff and suitable for vegans. Then I decorated the brownies with pineapple chunks and chocolate strands. I brushed the pineapple with a little edible gold dust, which you can buy from Tesco. For that little Christmassy touch, but it's up to you if you use it.

bowl of almonds

brownie topping ideas

Here are a few topping ideas for your next batch of brownies

  1. chocolate fudge icing
  2. vanilla buttercream icing
  3. whipped cream (dairy, coconut or soy)
  4. dark chocolate chips
  5. dark chocolate strands
  6. chopped nuts
  7. fruit
  8. dried fruit
  9. sprinkles
  10. edible gold dust
  11. cocoa powder
  12. icing sugar

Fudgy Pineapple Chocolate Brownies

Fudgy Pineapple Chocolate Brownies

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Yield: 12 brownies
Fudgy Pineapple Chocolate Brownies

Fudgy Pineapple Chocolate Brownies

Rich and indulgent chocolate and pineapple brownies topped with chocolate fudge icing and pineapple. Made with flax eggs. Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those following a dairy-free and egg-free diet.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 35 minstotal time: 45 mins


  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 200g dairy free spread
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 80g plain flour
  • 260g drained tinned pineapple
  • 200g chocolate fudge icing
  • a pinch of salt
  1. Make the flax eggs. Whizz flax seeds to a powder in food processor or blender then mix 3 tbsp of the flax seed powder with 9 tbsp water and leave in the fridge for 20-30 mins to thicken. These replace 3 eggs in a standard recipe.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180c/160c fan/350f/gas mark 4.
  3. Melt the chocolate and dairy free spread in a bain marie (a bowl over gently simmering water, make sure the bowl doesn't touch the water or the chocolate could seize) until melted.
  4. In a large bowl whisk the flax eggs with the sugar, vanilla extract and pinch of salt until light and frothy, then add the chocolate mixture and whisk again.
  5. Fold in the flour, then most of the pineapple chunks (keep some aside for decoration) and pour the brownie batter in a lined square brownie pan.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Leave to cool then pop in the fridge overnight.
  8. For extra luxury top with chocolate buttercream, pineapple chunks brushed with edible glitter and chocolate sprinkles.
  9. Enjoy!


Don't worry if the brownies seem a little soft when you take them out after 35 minutes, then will start to set as they cool and continue to set in the fridge overnight.
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Vegan Prune & Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Vegan Prune & Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Fudgy chocolate brownies that are egg and dairy free. Made with bitter dark chocolate, prunes for sweetness and flax seeds for a healthy boost.

Disclosure: I created this recipe for Del Monte. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Wouldn't have thought to put these ingredients together. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Chocolate and pineapple are a match made in heaven. The tropical fruity flavour goes so well with dark chocolate.

  2. I've never added fresh fruit to brownies, now I feel like I have to! it looks delicious

  3. Pineapple and fudge? An interesting combo I'd love to try!

    1. It works really well together. Think of grilled pineapple drizzled with chocolate. People have been doing this combo for a while. Do try these brownies.

  4. These brownies look outstanding. Talk about moist and fudgy!! I want to make them asap!!

    1. Oh goodness yes, they are definitely that. So, so good!

  5. I love the combo of flavors, so creative! Would never thought of it myself but now I don't think I'll be able to stop thinking about it!

    1. Haha my work here is done. do try the pineapple and these brownies.

  6. I love fudgy brownies. I would have never thought about adding pineapple. I love this idea.

    1. Everyone seems to be surprised by the addition of the pineapple, but it worked really well and it's such tasty pineapple.

  7. I've never added fresh fruit to brownies, it's a good idea. Love how fudgy the brownies look. Love your tip of leaving it in the fridge.

    1. Thanks they are really fudgy and a big chocolate hit.

  8. People get easily me by chocolate everytime 😂 I mean you totally get me! Pineapple seems a very interesting flavor that I'm so excited to tryyy. Thanks for sharing this
    Jacqueline! Btw, Merry Christmas!!! :)
    - Natalie

  9. What a stellar idea--adding pineapple to brownies! I love a truly fudgy brownie, and don't usually have the patience to make frosting. What an easy way to create a unique and flavorful dessert. YUM!

    1. Oh definitely buy the Betty Crocker frosting, it is really good and the Del Monte pineapple is so sweet. Delicious!

  10. The brownies look so fudgy, what a treat and I'll bet the pineapple adds a nice sweet/sharp flavour.

    1. Oh yes it works so well Janice. I hope you try them.

  11. Ooh, this does sound interesting Jac. Those brownies look absolutely perfect, but I'd never have thought of adding pineapple. Want to try one now.

    1. Thanks Chocolette. It was a bit of a eureka moment.

  12. I actually have a tonne of pineapple leftover from making cheese and pineapple for Christmas buffets. Will have to give this recipe a try :-D

  13. What a delight - such a mix of ingredients - will enjoy making this


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