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Gooey Chewy Healthier Brownies

What you need: 

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup stevia blend or other sugar substitute (I use Steviva)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped large and small pieces

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil and flour (or cocoa) a 9x13" pan. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Mix together the wet ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour wet into dry and stir well.
3. Spread in the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes in a convection oven, or 25 to 35 minutes in a regular oven. It is done when the top feels firm and/or there are very small cracks.
Let cool before cutting; this is hard to do because they are so good! I prefer to spread with my favorite chocolate frosting but, of course, that hikes the sugar content. My favorite chocolate frosting with these changes: Steviva blend instead of sugar, 5 instead of 6 tablespoons corn starch, and I add 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Preparation Time: 
1 hour
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
9
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

So, when I was making the batter, it was SUPER dry.  So I added about 1/2 cup of water to it, which I guess was a mistake.
The brownies firmed up, but the top looked rubbery.  They tasted fine, and everyone ate them, but nobody would touch them until I iced the top so they couldn't see it  :) 
They were fudgy, which I love - oh, god, I think I had like four  :-[  Anyways, I obviously liked them  :)>>>

Might try again without adding extra water, see how it goes.  Will probably make again anyways. 

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I used raw sugar and a bit of agave.
Didn't quite have the richness or chewiness I'm used to, but if you drop the pre-conceived definition of brownies, they're amazing.
I also omitted the nuts, but these actually would have been really tasty with walnuts.
Yum.

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Daisy, curious about the Steviva Blend. Do you notice any "bitter" aftertaste similar to pure stevia when using Steviva Blend?

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WOW! This one is a  winner! exactly what i like in a brownie, perfect soft texture! chewy gooey goodnes! For sugars, I used date sugar, dark brown sugar, and sucanat. I really LOVE these, oh yum!
These won't last long, I recommend you double the recipe~! : )
Thanks so much for this one.

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