I have been working on this recipe for about a month and I do believe that I finally got it right. And by “got it right”, I mean that I made these yesterday afternoon and it’s the next morning and they are all gone. Yes, I think I got it right.
If anyone keeps up with some of my vegan recipes, I make them, not because I am a vegan, but my brother is. He doesn’t have any problems making delicious dishes for himself, but sometimes I think it’s fun to cook like him.
For me, these are perfect. They have the fudgy texture I love from a brownie, but they are not sickening sweet. A regular brownie recipe calls for up to 3 cups of flour, 2 sticks of butter and several eggs. No butter or eggs in this one and the sugar content is cut by over half from a traditional brownie recipe. I used dark chocolate cocoa powder, but regular cocoa powder will work the same.
Let’s get started.
The dry ingredients (except sugar) go first. Whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt
Next, because I hate having to do dishes, I make a well in the dry ingredients to mix the wet ingredients (and the sugar). One less bowl to wash? Yes please! Is that raw sugar you see? Why yes it is. That’s what I wanted to use for this to help with the flavor. I think it tastes better (I could just be brownie crazy)
Here is what it looks like when it all comes together. That is some dark chocolate. Oh my goodness, that looks divine!
And all into the pan. Do you want to know the best part? There are no eggs, so guess who gets to lick the spoon?
I used a 9×9 pan and baked at 350 for 35 minutes. Perfection.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ¾ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 and ¼ cups raw sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ¾ cup applesauce
- ½ cup brewed coffee
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- non stick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Grease a 9x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
- In a large bowl measure and mix flours, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; stir
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients
- Add sugar, almond milk, applesauce, coffee and vanilla in the well - stir
- Stir wet and dry ingredients until combined
- Bake for 35 minutes or until a knife or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
- Allow to rest for 10 minutes before cutting