After writing about vanilla last time, I thought that it was only appropriate to talk about chocolate this time. I mean sugar cookies are nice and all, but there is nothing like gooey, fudgy brownies. I think that they might be my favorite food in the world.
It’s funny how food can control our emotions. Just writing about them puts a smile on my face. There are just times that I need chocolate. I try not to keep too much chocolate in the house because it can get dangerous. It’s lucky that I’ve always been a huge fan of dark chocolate, so becoming a vegan didn’t affect my chocolate addiction.
Something that I love about making brownies (besides having brownies in the house to eat) is that you mix brownies by hand. There’s no need to take out and clean the mixer. I don’t really think that it’s such a hard thing to clean the mixer, but maybe that’s just because my husband does it. Either way, psychologically, it just seems like so much more work when I do take it out. Is it just me?
- Yield: 12
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
Fudgy Vegan Brownies
Make sure not to overcook these. If you do, they may lose their fudginess.
- flour - 2 cups
- sugar - 1 1/2 cups
- cocoa powder - 3/4 cup
- baking powder - 1 teaspoon
- salt - 1 teaspoon
- vanilla - 1 teaspoon
- soy milk - 1 cup (water works well too)
- apple sauce - 1/2 cup
- oil - 1/2 cup
- walnuts - 1/2 cup (optional)
- vegetable oil spray - to coat pan
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Pour into a pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
My kids don’t like walnuts but my husband does. I don’t really care for walnuts all that much myself – I’d never eat them plain, but I think it must be a law or something that they are the brownie nut of choice. They work in brownies. To keep everyone happy, I cut up half the amount of walnuts and sprinkle them on top, and then lightly push them into the batter before they are baked.
For me, this is a real comfort food. They really hit the spot. Luckily for me, my son had friends over after I made them so the temptation of eating them all is gone because they had a fun time chowing down.
What size pan do you use for this?
I use a 8″ square pan for this. You can use 9″ too.