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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've got it! I think I know why a couple people have had too thick/dry batter! It calls for flax seed but no water to mix it with. Basically, all you need to add one egg replacer for one batch. So, that's 1 tbs flax+ 3 tbs water or 1.5 tsp Ener-G egg + 2 tbs water. I'm going to post a picture of my batter..just for reference.

This still isn't enough liquid. 20-30% hydration is not NEARLY enough for brownies. I ended up with more than half a cup of water, and close to half a cup of oil, making a slightly-less-than-50% hydration. The batter was still a bit thicker than brownies should be (I'm thinking 75% is probably ideal). There is no way this recipe will yield a batter instead of a sort of gooey dough, even accounting for the prepared flax egg.
But we'll see how they are when they come out of the oven.


These are great. They're still hot, but we couldn't wait. They stuck together pretty well considering how warm they still are. I added a bit more water just because the consistency was really thick. It came out really nicely though! I recommend this recipe completely


Did not have good luck with these! I followed the recipe exactly and the batter was way too thick. Added a 1/8 cup water and it was a little better. Cooked for about 22 minutes and they were VERY dry. Also not very chocolatey/sweet. I'm guessing I have to cut down the cook time, and use ener-g instead. Maybe add more cocoa and water. Also make sure you use and 8x8 pan! Nothing like boxed brownies...and I loved those!


Hi! I'm Yeatsa my previous VegWeb account name was Chocolatelovr. No, seriously. I forgot I posted this!!!  :D  I deleted my old account cause I couldn't figure out how to work half the stuff on it... I'm back now and SOOO GLAD you all love the recipe as much as I do! I made these for 4th of July '10 and everyone loved em! All my family members are omni's and I didn't tell them they were vegan until AFTER the whole plate was gone...THE SAME DAY I BAKED THEM!  ;D 


This recipe is wonderful!  I added 3/4 cup chocolate chips, which made it fantastic!  Other than that, I followed it exactly.  At first I was worried because the batter was thick and clumpy, but it turned out normal. My carnivorous fiance LOVED them too!   :)


I'm a fan of brownie edges and caffeine, so I baked them for 5 extra minutes after cutting them and substituted drip coffee for all the water, plus added 1TB instant coffee, for kicks.

Didn't have any cocoa powder, so I used 1/3 cup of melted unsweetened baking chocolate instead.

Used Ener-G instead of flaxseeds, but next time I'll stick to the flax because if memory serves right, it gives a nice texture.

Added 1/3 cup of shredded unsweetened coconuts (great idea, chocolatelovr!), resulting in a very rich, decadent, caffeinated brownie.  :D

Caffeinated and drunk off of chocolate, Woo!!--I'm ready to take on the world!


Awesome.  I used chocolate almond milk instead of water, 50/50 applesauce and oil, 50/50 WW pastry flour and unbleached, added a handful each chocolate chips and walnuts, and reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup. Turned out great cooking for 25min.



I followed the recipe, with the addition of chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. I doubled the recipe and they made a whole 13 by 9 inch pan of thick, fudgey brownies. Oh my batter wouldn't absorb all the dry mix so I added some rice milk to get it to all mix was probably just a couple tablespoons.

Baked it a little longer than recommended so that I saw the edges pull away from the pan.

Mine were super gooey and uncuttable right away but once they actually cooled they came out in nice little squares.


King Arthur flour is fine. (organic is not necessary for it to be vegan, some people just prefer it) I usually spray my pan with a fine mist of oil from a mr misty but  I believe the commercial cooking sprays like pam are vegan. 


Hi, I have an ingredient question.  I would like to make these brownies for a guest who is vegan.  I never claim to be an expert on food allergies or diet preferences so I always check in detail about brands or ingredients before serving food.

what flour can I use?    I've been trying to gleen from various web sites but not successful. I know that there is a pareve sign on products, I know to look for gluten free or peanut free, but how do I know if a product is okay for a vegan diet?  Is King Aurthur okay? Organic?

Also, what can I grease the pan with?  I usually line my pans with foil - do I need to prepare my pan  in any special way?

I'll off to the store to read some labels!  From the reviews this recipe looks like it will please my vegan and non vegan guests!




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