Chocolate Brownies (vegan and gooood)

 

Best Brownies - Being vegan doesn’t mean a life without brownies! These brownies, adapted from a recipe in Party Vegan: Fabulous, Fun Food for Every Occasion, are something else. Satisfy your sweet tooth with these cakey, chocolaty vegan brownies. Applesauce is used in place of eggs, vegetable oil in place of butter, and soymilk in place of dairy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup plain, unsweetened soy milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle; coat an 8-by-8-inch square baking dish with vegetable oil; set aside.
  2. Place the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to aerate and combine.
  3. Place the applesauce, maple syrup, soy or nondairy milk, measured oil, and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk to combine; add the flour mixture and fold with a rubber spatula until just combined (do not over mix); fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts, if using; scrape the batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth out the top.
  4. Bake in the oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes; place the pan on a wire rack to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  5. If not serving right away, cool completely, cover tightly, and store at room temperature; these brownies taste best if eaten within a day or two.

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