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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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SO HOW'D IT GO?

BEST BROWNIES EVER! I was worried at first because the batter tasted like molassas, and I thought oh no, why did it call for brown sugar?! But once they were baked they were great.  I might try to change the brown sugar/regular sugar ratio a little, but it might be best not to mess with success. 

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Wow, did anyone read what Psymbolic did with these??  from the photo description:

"My Brownies came out dry(Due to all WW flour & wheat germ), But the flavor was so fantastic I couldn't throw them out. So I crumbled up the brownies, Added Applesauce to moisten, rolled them in balls, Dipped them in Chocolate & sprinkled almonds ontop. Delicious and lovely"

this could be a whole other recipe!  what a wonderful idea, and a great save for slightly botched brownies.

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I made these and they actually turned out! (I have a brownie curse). But, they were a tad too sweet for me; I'll reduce the sugar next time. I was thinking it needed more cocoa (it didn't taste rich enough in that sense), but 3/4c seems plenty... I think it's just the sugar.

I'm not sure of the function of the flour/water paste, but it seemed to lift my brownie curse, so I'm sticking with it.  ;D

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Yummy!  I made these for my family and they were a tremendous hit!  I cut back on the sugar - used 1 c brown sugar and maybe 1/4 white, because I subbed applesauce for half the oil.  They are just perfect in texture!  I'll be making these again!

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I made these for Thanksgiving and followed the recipe exactly, but they turned out not rich and not very chocolatey.  They were almost a little "gluey" tasting, if that makes sense.  I wonder if this was due to not allowing the flour-glue to cool.  Frosting them didn't even seem to help.  :(

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These brownies were so good! but when i started to boil the flour, it got really clumpy...so I stopped and they still came out great!

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I love this recipe!  I always make them with all ww pastry four, and either dark chocolate chunks or chopped almonds in the batter. The texture is perfect and it's really hard to mess this recipe up. I find them to be fudgey and not cakey which kicks butt.

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I've made these so many times in the last month, that I sick ::)  These are sooooo good.  Took them to work and everybody loved them.  Texture more cake like, but that was ok.  I've even passed this recipe on to non vegans. 

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really the best vegan brownie recipe I've ever made (and I've tried a few).  These work at high altitude and at sea level.  Thank you!

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Yummmyy, these were delish!

My picture came out bleh,
my stupid camera is messed up .. like always

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