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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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Servings: 
12-16
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Wow. These were totally amazing. Here's my substitutions, should it help anyone:

almond milk instead of water,
two Ener-G "eggs" instead of ground flax seeds,
evaporated cane juice for the sugar,
and I also went half and half on the flour, like I always do.

I added chocolate chips and vanilla to the mix as well. Amazing!

They do not taste vegan AT ALL. A lot of the desert recipes on this site are distinctly vegan, but I would have never known with these brownies if I hadn't made them myself.

5 stars! I'll definitely make these again and again. =)

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Thank you!

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Ok. These are awesome! I made these last night and now I'm making them again. I used egg replacer and added a touch of soy cream to the water (about 3 tablespoons). The batter was a bit dry (kind of doughy) but they still came out amazing! They are delicious warm out of the oven but completely amazing once they have been chilled (sooooo fudgy!).
Tonight I decided to add 1/2 cup of soymilk instead of the 1/4 water/soy cream mix I did last night. The batter came out that perfect consistency for brownies. They are baking right now so I don't know how the end result turned out but I will keep you posted! ;)b

Oh and I shared these with my boyfriend, just so that you don't think I'm pigging out on these all by myself!

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Do you include sugar in your wet ingredients? I assume you must? (Many people do consider sugar a "wet" because it dissolves). Also, was your flax egg prepared and included in the wet? That would make 3Tbs. more liquid. I didn't do either of these and I had to add soymilk because the mixture was thick like cookie dough. I think with a little tinkering they will be fabulous. They still tasted really good even though the texture was soft.

I don't think it really matters that much, but I believe I do add the sugar with the wet ingredients. I prepare the flax egg (with the 3 tbs water), and add that to wet. I know that some people just do the dry, but I prepare the "egg." A lot of people have had issues with dough that it is too thick, but I never have. I have also used Ener-g egg several times, and it has worked perfectly fine. I like them both. Either way, I prepare the "egg," and add that to wet ingredients.

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I made these and did have a question:

Do you include sugar in your wet ingredients? I assume you must? (Many people do consider sugar a "wet" because it dissolves). Also, was your flax egg prepared and included in the wet? That would make 3Tbs. more liquid. I didn't do either of these and I had to add soymilk because the mixture was thick like cookie dough. I think with a little tinkering they will be fabulous. They still tasted really good even though the texture was soft.

Also, for everyone using an egg replacer- DO NOT USE Ener-G Egg Replacer Powder for brownies! The product itself is *great* for cookies and cakes, most of them. It does NOT work well with brownies for some reason, unless you enjoy oily hockey pucks. Use flax, a banana, or even tofu. But never the Ener-G. Once again, this is only brownies I am referring to.

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These were pretty good, slightly cake-y...but then when I had one the next day...MmMmMm!!!
To me, these were way better cold, they had more goooness  :)>>>
I used coconut oil instead of canola, used a little extra cocoa powder plus some carob, cut the sugar down to 1/2 C, and added about 1/3 C of chocolate chips (that's all I had). My partner loved them. I really enjoyed them, but I think I will add more chips and liquid next time, then bake them for 20 mins or less.

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These were really amazing!!!

I agree with previous statements about adding a bit more water because it's a little difficult to mix up, but besides that SO AWESOME AS A CHOCOLATE TREAT! I was craving some chocolate and since most chocolate bars have milk ingredients I was finding that quite discouraging, but now that I've got my cocoa powder I'll be fine ;)

My friends loved these and they aren't even Vegan/Vegetarian! So if they can handle it anyone can ;)

THANKS,
F

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This is my favorite brownie recipe!! I've seriously tried so many different ones and hated them and they never tasted like I thought brownies would taste. I subbed apple sauce for the oil and added vanilla and used soy milk instead of water. Then I ate them all really fast and needed more, so I skipped the vanilla and used orange juice instead of the water - like a chocolate orange!! They turned out so good so if you remember eating chocolate oranges this is a good way to replicate the taste!

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Hmmm.. I don't know what I did wrong :( I followed the recipe exactly, but once I got the liquid and dry ingredients together, I was left with a dry, cookie-dough-like hunk of brownie that wouldn't spread out in the pan.  So I put it back in the bowl and added some soymilk and some chocolate syrup, which made it more brownie-batter-like, but I am very disappointed by how they turned out--more like dense cake tasting nothing like brownies.  They smelled delicious while baking though :) so maybe I just did something wrong with the original recipe?  :-\ 

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:)>>> This is quite possibly the best and EASIEST brownie mix eVar!

I wasn't planning on making brownies, but when I saw your comment on the Vegweb front page I decided to check it out, and I'm so glad I did!

I used 2 T. water mixed with 2 t. baking powder for my egg replacer, and although my batter was way too thick (perhaps because I over-mixed with an egg-beater), I just added 1/4 cup water and it seemed just right.  I overcooked them a bit, I think, because they were a little tough last night, but today out of the fridge they are amazing.  Mmmm, mmm!

Very easy and very delicious, great recipe... thanks everyone!

Melissa

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