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Gooey Chewy Healthier Brownies

What you need: 

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup stevia blend or other sugar substitute (I use Steviva)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped large and small pieces

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil and flour (or cocoa) a 9x13" pan. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Mix together the wet ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour wet into dry and stir well.
3. Spread in the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes in a convection oven, or 25 to 35 minutes in a regular oven. It is done when the top feels firm and/or there are very small cracks.
Let cool before cutting; this is hard to do because they are so good! I prefer to spread with my favorite chocolate frosting but, of course, that hikes the sugar content. My favorite chocolate frosting with these changes: Steviva blend instead of sugar, 5 instead of 6 tablespoons corn starch, and I add 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Preparation Time: 
1 hour
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So, when I was making the batter, it was SUPER dry.  So I added about 1/2 cup of water to it, which I guess was a mistake.
The brownies firmed up, but the top looked rubbery.  They tasted fine, and everyone ate them, but nobody would touch them until I iced the top so they couldn't see it  :) 
They were fudgy, which I love - oh, god, I think I had like four  :-[  Anyways, I obviously liked them  :)>>>

Might try again without adding extra water, see how it goes.  Will probably make again anyways. 


I used raw sugar and a bit of agave.
Didn't quite have the richness or chewiness I'm used to, but if you drop the pre-conceived definition of brownies, they're amazing.
I also omitted the nuts, but these actually would have been really tasty with walnuts.


Daisy, curious about the Steviva Blend. Do you notice any "bitter" aftertaste similar to pure stevia when using Steviva Blend?


WOW! This one is a  winner! exactly what i like in a brownie, perfect soft texture! chewy gooey goodnes! For sugars, I used date sugar, dark brown sugar, and sucanat. I really LOVE these, oh yum!
These won't last long, I recommend you double the recipe~! : )
Thanks so much for this one.

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