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Brownies

What you need: 

2 cups flour (I use enriched and whole wheat), divided
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips, optional

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease an 11x7" pan. Boil water and 1/2 cup of the flour over low heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches the consistency of a thin gluey paste. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
2. Mix vegan brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla, cocoa and oil. Then add the flour and water mixture. Mix well.
3. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, nuts, and chocolate chips.
4. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a knife can be inserted and come out clean.
This was a really easy, and really tasty recipe. I gave some to my friends and they fell in love with them. They keep asking me to make more. I thought of maybe putting some chocolate frosting on them, but they were perfect without it. Enjoy.'

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These brownies are wonderful!  I was a little skeptical at first - because of the dough cooking and the batter looking like the strangest thing I have ever seen (and other vegan brownies tasting just...blegh) but they came out great!  I halved the recipe (because of my skepticism), used organic all purpose flour and baked it in a 9x9 dish for about half an hour.  I also mixed it with a wooden spoon for a long time until I thought everything was well incorporated.  They disappeared so fast I wished I had made more.  Even non vegan, seasoned bakers said they were unbelievable. Thanks for the great recipe!

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My husband really loved these..I think I did something wrong though b/c they turned out a little lumpy (from the flour and water)..they still tasted great though-especially when warm. I will try them again!  :)

Yeah..so I tried them again, after about 3 months, and they came out a lot better. My last ones did have lumps (made them a little weird when they weren't warm/fresh), but this time I kept the flour/water thin (added about 1/2 cup more water), and tried to stay away from any lumps. I added the pecans and chocolate chips. Very good! : )

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oh yeah, these are good.

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These Brownies turned out wonderfully! I was a little worried when the batter was so thick, but they came out perfectly chewy!

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These seem to be better each time I take one out of the freezer. I don't understand why! Freezing either.. does something.. or maybe I just happen to take the best ones out last? lol
Either way, the substitutions I made are bound to have caused them to be a lot different, which I totally overlooked in my last comment.
Anyway, I really like them now; they're very very moist, rich (probably because of the carob, honey and spelt.. mint balances it out though) and moreish. However, due to the substitutions that I'm particular over, I don't think I'll make them again.. Unless there's a special occasion, because I'd like to see how they turn out using the correct ingredients (which is obviously the key..) and maybe switching around the flours (oat, rice) and sugars (fructose, date syrup).
Thanks again, great recipe!

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haha in addition to my earlier mentioned mess ups i forgot a whole cup of sugar.
but i had made frosting and they taste excellent !!!!!!!!!!
for sure 5 stars!!!
thank you!

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ok, i forgot to boil the flour/water mix, i only simmered it a little while.

i didnt let it cool before adding it to the rest. it came out a big chocolate blob, not looking like any brownies ive ever tried.

i will post again when it comes out the oven..... hope i didnt mess it up

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ehhh... i wouldn't make these again, but perhaps i just dont like vegan brownies-i havent been impressed with any recipes so far.

We finished these, but something about the taste seemed off to me, maybe i needed to put frosting on it??

at least it wasn't banana-tasting though!

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this was my first vegan baking experience, they are pretty good, i loaded them with pink and white icing (for valentines) and it made them seem more moist and sweet.  delish!

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i made these today and added some peanut butter frosting on top.  yum!  like somebody else mentioned, the texture is a bit like hostess cupcakes, but the flavor is much more interesting.  anyways, they were very good.  too good actually, my stomach hurts a bit now...

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