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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?

absolutely so delicious. It was so delicious that I ate too much and now I have a tummyache :X

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I just made these brownies with a few changes. Instead of oil I added 3/4 cup ground flax, I used raw Agave instead of sugar, and soy milk instead of water. I ended up having to add maybe 1/2 cup more milk, probably because I didn't use oil. Also I added one banana mushed into the mixture. They turned out pretty good. I really like the banana flavor, almost like chocolate covered bananas. Overall they are good and easy to make.

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I know I have posted on other brownie recipes saying they are the best...but what I really meant was, "best-recipe-I-have-until-I-find-a-better-one." Now I have officially stopped looking. This is the best and easiest brownie recipe I have ever tried. I just made them again using flax plus 3 T water, nixed the baking powder (didn't have any), and added almond extract, which I think took them to a whole new level.

Chocolateluvr, you are my hero.

;)b

Now I'm going to make some tonight!

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I know I have posted on other brownie recipes saying they are the best...but what I really meant was, "best-recipe-I-have-until-I-find-a-better-one." Now I have officially stopped looking. This is the best and easiest brownie recipe I have ever tried. I just made them again using flax plus 3 T water, nixed the baking powder (didn't have any), and added almond extract, which I think took them to a whole new level.

Chocolateluvr, you are my hero.

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:flower:   
                          :-\ Hmmm...well, they were good but ot the best. I see all these comments and wonder why everyone is saying the best. Something is missing. I added some vanilla, and next time , I will add some egg replacer.

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I just made these again and dissolved the sugar in the water first (ok, 4th time making them, but it's the first time I remembered to try that).  It definitely helped with the batter clumping issue, even though the sugar didn't dissolve all the way.
I LOVE these brownies.  :)>>>

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I am changing my review a bit. I just made these again, doubling the recipe because we loved them so much last time. Well, this time they turned out cakey...not like how I like my brownies to be. I realized that when I made these the first time, I had forgotten the baking powder. This time, with the baking powder, they were not fudgey at all. I think I will still make these again, but intentionally either leaving out the baking powder or greatly reducing it.

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When I made these the batter did come out a little thick so I added a splash of chocolate soy milk per one of the previous reviewers suggestions. I also added vegan chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.  They didn't stick to the pan, but they were more cakey than I would have liked.  I think next time I will use all soy milk and no water and bake a little less than the suggested time -- could just be my oven causing the difference.  They did have a crispy top and looked great!

soymilk tends to make things more cakey than less, in my experience.

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Can I say...best brownies ever.  :w00t!: Vegan or not. Fudgey, gooey, nice flakey crust....everything a brownie should be. This is my go to recipe now. It is also so so easy!! There was another recipe I used to make on here that I thought was good but it involves mixing flour and liquid on the stove and all that and this one puts that one to shame! Yum!!!

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I followed everything to an exact 'T' except I used "milled flax seed" instead of "ground flax seed". Could that be the reason my brownies didn't come out quite right?

It must be! They are fudgy brownies though..so it was either the flax seed, or just different brownie interpretations!  :)

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