Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 32-37 minutes
I absolutely love chocolate. A few weeks ago I decided it was a good idea to make up a brownie recipe to satisfy my chocolate needs. Let me tell you, it was a great idea. I ate pretty much the whole pan by myself in just over a day. My mom said I would turn into a brownie, if that says anything. I always add a ton of cocoa so I can add a little bit of extra sugar, just to make sure it's really chocolaty. On top of that, the oats give it a great texture that's taken away from removing oil/butter from the recipe. I was also partial to adding bananas to it because I love bananas. But I digress. I almost never make brownies, so I was really happy with the way these came out. I find it really hard to work with cocoa because it's so bitter and I hate adding a ton of sugar to my baked goods (also why I almost added bananas). Anyway, I've included the recipe just in case anyone wants to try it out!
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup cocoa
- 2 servings ENERG egg replacer, prepared according to box (1 tbsp ENERG mixed with 1/4 cup warm water)
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9"x9" baking pan and set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl, mix flour, oats, brown sugar, and cocoa until well-combined. Make sure the brown sugar is broken up and doesn't stick to itself.
- Add baking powder mixture to flour and stir well.
- Add prepared egg replacer, applesauce, and vanilla to flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- Pour batter into pan and add walnuts and chocolate chips to the top. Bake for 32-37 minutes, or until a toothpick can be stuck in the middle and come out clean.
Notes: If you do want to use banana in the brownies, substitute a large mashed banana for the ENERG egg replacer. Extra flour/oats may need to be added. Add enough so that the batter is thick, but still thin enough to be able to pour from bowl. Don't dehydrate the batter.
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