Vegan Bourbon Brownies

  • Preparation: 10-15 minutes
  • Cooking: 25-35 minutes
  • Serves: 12

Ahh the classic bourbon biscuits, perfect for dunking and also delicious on their own.. however do you know what’s even better? When you bake them into a brownie!

For your baking tin I highly recommend this aluminium one which you can adjust to any size you like- it’s super handy for traybakes and will last you a lifetime! One last note before you begin, if you’d like to make your brownies vegan use a non-dairy milk (such as soya milk) and check that your Bourbons don’t contain any dairy either- it does vary depending on the brand.

Happy baking 🙂

Claire x


  • 250g Plain flour
  • 350g Caster sugar (or brown sugar for a richer brownie!)
  • 75g Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 240ml oil (sunflower or vegetable)
  • 240ml buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp coffee essence
  • Bourbon biscuits to decorate


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large jug
  • Whisk
  • Spatula (to scrap clean your bowl!)
  • 12" x 7" rectangular baking tin, or a 9x9" square
  • Baking parchment


  • Step 1.

    Pre-heat your oven to 170C/Gas mark 3
  • Step 2.

    Line your baking tin with the baking parchment
  • Step 3.

    In the large bowl, combine all your dry ingredients (except the biscuits!) and stir together with your whisk to ensure the raising agents are well distributed
  • Step 4.

    In the jug, measure your buttermilk and oil
  • Step 5.

    Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and add the coffee essence
  • Step 6.

    Whisk together until the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps remaining
  • Step 7.

    Pour the mixture into your tin and spread evenly
  • Step 8.

    Top the mixture with the Bourbon biscuits- arrange them in a pretty pattern if you like!
  • Step 9.

    Bake the brownies for 25-35 minutes until risen and just cooked through.. you want them to be baked but with a slight wobble to keep that fudginess!
  • Step 10.

    Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing
  • Step 11.

    Slice and enjoy!

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