Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Thayer and I just made a marvelous batch of very easy vegan brownies.  Even in our remote cabin, we had everything on hand that the recipe called for.  The end product was moist, chewy, very chocolatey, and a little cake-like.
Here's the recipe (reprinted from here).
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar (or refined sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet vegan chocolate chips (or cut up some dark chocolate)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 1 dash cinnamon (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and lightly spray or oil an 8 x 8 baking pan.
  2. Mix applesauce, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt (and cinnamon if using) together.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the applesauce mixture. Mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips (and walnuts if using).
  4. Spread in prepared pan and bake 25-30 min, until center is firm and not sticky. Cool completely before slicing.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I so don't approve of brownies without butter, but it is a clever feat to have created a passable substitute in isolated desperate conditions. Did I mention it is 70!! in Minneapolis; yes the one in Minnesota.
I do trust your delicio-meter, and the vegan-ness of the brownies is admirable, but I think you will have to mail samples to Scotch and I for final approval.
in butter love,
carolynish mom

Anonymous said...

Have you tried hitting the handicap icon by the word verification.
Very interesting sound collage. Not sure of it's purpose but worthy of an art installation.

Thayer and Jessica said...

[T]-in the interest of full disclosure, I cover my slices of brownies in sweetened condensed milk as a frosting.

Anonymous said...

LOL! That's my butter gene leaking through the condensed milk.
(you know who)