What do you get when you mix a rich and creamy cheesecake with a moist, chocolatey brownie? An incredible dessert! The brownies are made with whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, and vanilla, and the cheesecake is the perfect amount of sweet. Pair these with a glass of almond milk for a yummy anytime snack.

Whole Wheat Cheesecake Brownies [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Brownies:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 cup, plus 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 flax eggs (1 tablespoon flax, plus 3 tablespoons water per "egg")

For the Cheesecake Mixture:

  • Juice from 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1 8-oz container of vegan cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup of agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
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Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Add all dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.
  • Add wet ingredients and mix with a hand mixer or stand mixer until well combined.
  • Mix the cheesecake ingredients with a hand mixer until smooth.
  • Pour in the cheesecake mixture and mix until it is swirled into the brownie batter.
  • Pour into a greased or oiled 9 by 9-inch baking pan or non-oiled silicon pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until a knife or toothpick comes out clean.
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