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.

Comments:

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.