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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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I have to say....these are the best brownies i've ever had!  So much better than the non-vegan packaged brownie mix you buy at the stores, and better than the little debbie brownies.
They were so moist and chewy and sadly they were gulped down rather fast by my non-vegan family, hahah.

Amazing recipe!

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Try this.  It's way better for you and just as good!

    2 cups spelt/kamut flour (or use whole wheat)
    1 cup water
    1 cup honey/maple syrup
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3/4 cup baking cocoa/carob
    1/2 cup oil
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
    1/2 cup chocolate/carob chips (optional)

Directions:

1. Shake the water and ½ cup of the flour in a sealed container or a jar to blend the flour and water well and avoid lumps.
Thicken the flour/water mix over low heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches the consistency of a thin gluey paste. Remove from heat and let cool.

2. Mix honey, salt, vanilla, cocoa/carob and oil. Then add the rest of the flour-water mixture. Mix well.

3. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour, baking powder and the nuts or chocolate chips, if you choose to add those.

4. Spread mixture into a greased 11 x 7 pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until a knife can be inserted and come out clean.

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Let me start by saying I thought I had enjoyed vegan brownies before this recipe...but I was wrong.  This is the best vegan brownie recipe I have ever tried--the other recipes have paled in comparison.  They are so moist with a fudgey texture.  I can't stop eating them, which is the only downside.  I did sub half the oil for applesauce, and I may try subbing more next time. Thanks for a fabulous recipe!

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i was very surprised how wonderful these brownies came out to be,
they were moist and fudge-like and very filling.
this was actually better than the brownies i used to make.
all of my non-vegan friends LOVED them
i highly reccomend this recipe

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Oops, forgot to add that I did have to keep them in the oven 10 extra minutes, for a total of 30 minutes, which seems to have been perfect.

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I made these last night to take to a friend's birthday party.  I'm not a huge brownie fan, so this was my first time attempting brownies, vegan or otherwise.  I did add the optional chocolate chips and walnuts.  In general, I think they came out really well, but I'm glad that I decided to frost them, because that added the right amount of moist contrast.  Overall, great recipe!  And so easy.

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This recipe was so simple to follow and the results were amazing!  I didn't have vegan chocolate chips or nuts but I can imagine how great those additions would be.  The only bad thing is that I can see myself eating all of them myself.  :)

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There's something wrong with me! whenever I try and bake it goes wrong! ahh :-\ this turned out way too oily, it was frying instead of baking.. and when I took it out of the oven it had some oil kind of swimming on the top. Another problem was my fault.. it was really bitter because I tried to replace the sugar foolishly, and the replacements didn't work. I'm gonna go crazy unless the next recipe I try works!

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These were great!  I kept them in the oven A LOT longer... but I also used a smaller pan.  The only thing that I didn't like as well was being able to taste the oil.  Next time I may use less.... will that mess up the recipe?  But it sure satisfied my chocolate craving tonight!

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Anonymous

These Brownies RULE! Me and my girlfriend made these. They were completely amazing. I put grinded walnuts in the batter. My parents (who arent vegan) thought they were good. ;D

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