Tom's Vegan Reduced-Fat Double Chocolate Brownies

Adapted from Lilith's recipe:
Lilith makes chocolate overload brownies. 1 stick butter, 8 oz baking choc, melted, 1/4 tsp salt, some water, 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs.
Lilith says, "and chocolate chips."
Lilith says, "and 1.3 cups flour."

The vegan reduced-fat version:

  • 10oz. applesauce
  • 8 oz. cocoa powder, unmelted, or baking chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups sugar (read this first)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • LOTS of vegan chocolate chips (let's say 2 cups). Check the bag for milkfat!
Beat the above with a fork until smooth. Pour into a square 8"x8" pan for traditional square brownies; I improvised with an 8" pie pan. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.


These are fantastic, IMHO. Not just "pretty good," wonderful. This may have something to do with the fact that with so much chocolate there's still a significant amount of fat. Oh well, they're worth it.

They're intentionally sticky, as are the originals.