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Vegan Brownies

What you need: 

1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup water
1 cup organic sugar
1 cup organic unbleached flour
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix wet ingredients in large bowl, then dump in all the dry. Don't over mix.
2. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.
They're supposed to look gooey! You can even add your favorite vegan chocolate chips, add coconut, or nuts!
These are so good and normal tasting my meat-eating family couldn’t tell the difference!!!

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Servings: 
12-16
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

So, I made these a second night because when I tried to take my first batch of brownies out of the pan the next day, they were completely stuck.  All I could do was scrape off the tops.  Last night I decided to double the recipe with the same substitutions I made for the first batch, but this time I added the baking powder back in, which helped them raise and form into brownies quite a bit.  I baked these in a 9x13 nonstick pan, and they did not stick that night or the next day.  These brownies are a keeper!

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These brownies were excellent!

My substitutions included organic turbinado sugar, whole wheat flour, Ener-G egg replacer (1 1/2 tsp to 2 Tbsp water), skipped the baking powder, used Silk French Vanilla soy creamer instead of water, and added vegan carob chips and vanilla extract.  The batter came out to the perfect brownie-like consistency.  I used Earth Balance to grease an 8x8 glass baking dish, and then I sprinkled some cocoa powder over that to prevent the brownies from sticking.  I baked for about 26 minutes, and they didn't look done, but I wanted them to be gooey and not overbaked.  They were definitely gooey!  I had to spoon them out of the baking dish because they still stuck, so they are not pretty, but they are so fudgy and tasty!  I'm not sure that I baked them long enough, but there's no harm in an underdone vegan brownie!

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;)b  Ooey gooey chewy, these were great lastnight and this morning. I added raisins, chocolate chips and pecans. They went over great and will definitely be made again. Love <3

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Wow. These were totally amazing. Here's my substitutions, should it help anyone:

almond milk instead of water,
two Ener-G "eggs" instead of ground flax seeds,
evaporated cane juice for the sugar,
and I also went half and half on the flour, like I always do.

I added chocolate chips and vanilla to the mix as well. Amazing!

They do not taste vegan AT ALL. A lot of the desert recipes on this site are distinctly vegan, but I would have never known with these brownies if I hadn't made them myself.

5 stars! I'll definitely make these again and again. =)

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Thank you!

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Ok. These are awesome! I made these last night and now I'm making them again. I used egg replacer and added a touch of soy cream to the water (about 3 tablespoons). The batter was a bit dry (kind of doughy) but they still came out amazing! They are delicious warm out of the oven but completely amazing once they have been chilled (sooooo fudgy!).
Tonight I decided to add 1/2 cup of soymilk instead of the 1/4 water/soy cream mix I did last night. The batter came out that perfect consistency for brownies. They are baking right now so I don't know how the end result turned out but I will keep you posted! ;)b

Oh and I shared these with my boyfriend, just so that you don't think I'm pigging out on these all by myself!

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Do you include sugar in your wet ingredients? I assume you must? (Many people do consider sugar a "wet" because it dissolves). Also, was your flax egg prepared and included in the wet? That would make 3Tbs. more liquid. I didn't do either of these and I had to add soymilk because the mixture was thick like cookie dough. I think with a little tinkering they will be fabulous. They still tasted really good even though the texture was soft.

I don't think it really matters that much, but I believe I do add the sugar with the wet ingredients. I prepare the flax egg (with the 3 tbs water), and add that to wet. I know that some people just do the dry, but I prepare the "egg." A lot of people have had issues with dough that it is too thick, but I never have. I have also used Ener-g egg several times, and it has worked perfectly fine. I like them both. Either way, I prepare the "egg," and add that to wet ingredients.

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I made these and did have a question:

Do you include sugar in your wet ingredients? I assume you must? (Many people do consider sugar a "wet" because it dissolves). Also, was your flax egg prepared and included in the wet? That would make 3Tbs. more liquid. I didn't do either of these and I had to add soymilk because the mixture was thick like cookie dough. I think with a little tinkering they will be fabulous. They still tasted really good even though the texture was soft.

Also, for everyone using an egg replacer- DO NOT USE Ener-G Egg Replacer Powder for brownies! The product itself is *great* for cookies and cakes, most of them. It does NOT work well with brownies for some reason, unless you enjoy oily hockey pucks. Use flax, a banana, or even tofu. But never the Ener-G. Once again, this is only brownies I am referring to.

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These were pretty good, slightly cake-y...but then when I had one the next day...MmMmMm!!!
To me, these were way better cold, they had more goooness  :)>>>
I used coconut oil instead of canola, used a little extra cocoa powder plus some carob, cut the sugar down to 1/2 C, and added about 1/3 C of chocolate chips (that's all I had). My partner loved them. I really enjoyed them, but I think I will add more chips and liquid next time, then bake them for 20 mins or less.

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These were really amazing!!!

I agree with previous statements about adding a bit more water because it's a little difficult to mix up, but besides that SO AWESOME AS A CHOCOLATE TREAT! I was craving some chocolate and since most chocolate bars have milk ingredients I was finding that quite discouraging, but now that I've got my cocoa powder I'll be fine ;)

My friends loved these and they aren't even Vegan/Vegetarian! So if they can handle it anyone can ;)

THANKS,
F

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