Fat Free Almost Vegan Brownies
Almost because I used chocolate chips and cane sugar that I’m sure was processed through bone char, but the recipe is very easy to make completely vegan.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups white sugar (if you want an even lighter, though more expensive, version of these you can try Splenda or other sugar substitute)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup applesauce (I used a natural, no-sugar added version)
- 1 tsp +/- vanilla extract (I never measure vanilla)
Mix all dry ingredients together. Add wet ingredients and mix together. Spread in a 13x9 pan and bake at 350 for about 30-35 minutes, or until they look ready to eat.
Some things worth noting: I was initially very disappointed in these. The batter tasted awful to me and even right out of the oven they were less than exciting. However, give these a day covered on the counter and they turn into fudgy deliciousness.