Gooey Chewy Healthier Brownies
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
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.