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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?

I've made these twice now and they came out cakey both times.  Don't get me wrong, they taste good...but it's not my ideal brownie.  I'm still looking for that elusive dense, fudgy texture...

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Deeeelish! These are what I think brownies should be. They were thick and fudgey on the inside and crispy and flaky on the outside. I used whole wheat flour and soy milk instead of water. I had to add some extra soy milk because the batter was way too thick, but that could be because of the changes I made. Oh, I ran out of sugar and used half white sugar and half brown sugar. I wanted to make these to take to my rock climbing club tonight, but I should've doubled the recipe because the boyfriend and I ate more than a quarter of the brownies last night! Oops! Yummmmmm.

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I followed the recipe to a T, then added chocolate chips and cranberries, as well as a little water because the batter was so thick.
They turned out pretty delicious, a bit too sugary for me, but suuuuper fudgey, almost like they were fudge not brownies, which is yummy, but not what I was looking or hoping for. The consistency was that of a really squishy oily bar cookie when they were cooled.

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Very good...I thought they tasted better the day after, but they're very delicious.
I used applesauce instead of oil and they turned out awesome.

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chocolate is chocolate!

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This was pretty good =) I like the skinny bitch brownies better though :P you can deffidently taste that there good for you  :)>>>

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These were wonderful! Whenever I ate my first piece at the edge I was disappointed because the texture seemed cakey (I'm a pretty horrible baker and it seems like kind of vegan goodie I try to make ends up cakey), but once I got past the edge--oh my goodness! Fudge meets brownie they have a baby and this was it.  :)>>>

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mmmmm, these were great! I'm gonna try them again, My pan was much to big and they are very thin, and I don't think I quite got the consistency right....But it is the closest thing to brownies I've ever gotten in my vegan baking career, their delicious and super gooey, thanks for a great recipe!!!!

A thousand million stars!

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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!

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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.

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