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Vegan Brownies

What you need: 

1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup water
1 cup organic sugar
1 cup organic unbleached flour
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix wet ingredients in large bowl, then dump in all the dry. Don't over mix.
2. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.
They're supposed to look gooey! You can even add your favorite vegan chocolate chips, add coconut, or nuts!
These are so good and normal tasting my meat-eating family couldn’t tell the difference!!!

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I made a batch of these, doing the low-fat dieter's version substituting 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce for the canola oil. All in all, very successful!

- used a 8x8" Pyrex baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray and dusted with a bit of flour. No problems with sticking.
- mixed the flax seed with 3 tbsp water in a separate bowl then added it to the wet ingredients (as Allychristine suggested).
- I had an extreme version of the dry-batter problem others have reported; the wet ingredients didn't seem to be enough even to moisten the dry ones completely! Ended up adding about another 1/3 cup water to get a consistency of batter that could be poured instead of, say, troweled.
- With the extra water in, had to lengthen cooking time to 1/2 hour, and it could have stood a few minutes longer, probably.
- The brownies ended up kind of cakey and rose further than I'd expected; I may have put in a bit too much baking powder plus I hear that applesauce subbed for oil can have that effect. In any case, I didn't mind the texture and they tasted fine. A little bland and fruity but not at all bad.

Great recipe!


I'm not sure why, but I followed the directions exactly only adding pecans and the mix was dry. I added 1/8 applesauce and 3 tablespoons of soymilk and they looked better. It's in the oven now so we will see how they turn out.


I think i am obsessed with this recipe!! I have made it  probably more than i should have with tons of addition combos. But today.... i added lots of dark chocolate chips a dash of lemon extract and the rind of one lemon. :)>>> :)>>>


These are good and totally satisfied my chocolate craving just now.  I added chocolate chips inside and also on top.  I used slightly more water than called for because the batter seemed so thick but mine came out more cake-y than gooey so maybe that is why.  But they are totally good and I know my husband and daughter will love them when they get home tonight.  They actually held up so much better than any brownie I ever made from a box, those always seem to stick and fall apart on me!


I made these using maple syrup instead of sugar and they came out really good.  I didn't need to add water ( because of the syrup), and I threw in a generous handful of chocolate chips.  I liked the resulting brownies, but they tasted way better after sitting overnight!


Mmm! These turned out great.  I used a non-stick pan that I also greased and I had no problem removing them from the pan. I used Ener-G egg replacer, added 1/4 cup of choc chips, and baked them for 20 minutes. I think they could have used another 3-5 minutes because they were very soft. I liked them that way but it made them a little difficult to serve.  I also drizzled some caramel on top (I melted equal parts margarine and brown sugar together), which added a nice touch.  My sister said the first one she ate didn't taste quite sweet enough but she changed her mind by her 5th one :)


This recipe rocks!!  I added coconut flakes , choc chipps and pb chips. TOO DIE FOR! I also added alittle splash more water. I read a question about sticking to the pan, I suggest always using parchment paper.  Thanks !!!


Oh, I forgot; I didn't have flax seed, so I replaced it with corn starch.


I made these tonight, and they were the best brownies that I have ever eaten!  :)>>> The only thing I did differently is when they were done, I put chocolate syrup on them when they were still hot and the brownies soaked them up a little, then I sprinkled powdered sugar on them. I shared them with people and they loved them. Even the nonvegans.  ;)

Thanks for the recipe! ;)b


These are REALLY good.  I just added 1/4 cup soymilk (because of dryness) and 1 cup chocolate chips.  Put in 8 X 8 glass dish for 30 minutes.



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