Meatless Monday: Dessert!

Vegan Brownies! 

Meatless Monday doesn’t have to be about just breakfast lunches and dinners. It’s about snacks and desserts too!

A few weeks ago I had planned on going out shopping, spending Christmas gift cards, and then we got hit with a snow storm.

BOOOOO.

So, change of plans. Instead I decided to cook, and I decided to make Brownies. I figured since my vegan cookies didn’t come out half bad, why not give brownies a shot!

I found this recipe online… I unfortunately forgot where, BUT props to whoever did make this recipe because my brownies came out SO GOOD.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1tsp of vanilla
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp baking powder

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Directions

  1. Cook the 1 cup of water and ½ cup of flour over low heat
  2. Stir until it reaches a gluey pasty consistency
  • Take it from me, don’t let the look of this mixture sway you, it’s not pretty but it helps the entire thing come together.

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  1. Remove and let it cool COMPLETELY
  2. In a bowl, mix together both sugars, salt, vanilla, cocoa powder and oil
  3. Then add the flour water mixture
  4. Mix well
  5. Add the remaining 1 ½ cup of flour and the ½ tsp of baking powder
  6. Spread it out into a greased pan. The original recipe said to use an 11×7 in pan,

– I used a 10 x16 because I ended up doubling the recipe to make enough for my mom, my sister, my brother. His friend and myself, plus leftovers! Which I’m glad I did because my brother and his friend ate almost the whole thing between them!

  1. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. OR until the middle comes out clean on a knife. I did intervals of 10 minutes only because I was nervous about how it would cook in a bigger pan and because I doubled the recipe!

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Like I said I doubled the recipe and it came out delicious but also very sweet! So, next time I’d probably go a little easier with the sugar or cocoa powder, just something to keep I mind if you plan on making this to feed a lot of mouths like I did!

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