I think I have already mentioned this a hundred times on this blog but let me tell you once more that I have a HUGE sweet tooth! I LOVE chocolate! But who doesn’t like chocolate! We know we ALL love chocolate! I just can’t resist a fresh batch of chocolate cookies, brownies, cake, muffin or just about anything made from chocolate! Which is exactly the reason why I don’t bake/blog a lot of chocolate recipes! Lol…
Like most of you I love brownies. But there is one slight problem! I can’t get myself to bake anything with so much butter, sugar and eggs! I have tried quite a few, eggless brownie recipes before and was never too satisfied with the result. It was always a little like a cake or not dense and chewy enough. I decided to make my own recipe, a vegan brownie which is healthy as well as tasty.
I would like to believe that I have succeeded! I have shared them with about 8-10 people so far and none of them realized they were vegan! These fudge brownies are rich, fudgy and dense. They are not too sweet but have a strong chocolate flavor. I tried 3 variations of the recipe and all of them were different yet good in their own way. I am blogging this recipe as I personally felt these were the best. My first set of brownies were great but were too intensely chocolaty! You really have to be a super chocoholic to like those gooey, fudgy and extremely rich fudge! I will definitely blog that recipe some other time but today it’s these beautiful, rich yet lite brownies!
For all the vegans out there, according to me this REALLY is a best brownie recipe ever! For the rest of you… please forget that these are vegan and just bake them!
Finally this recipe is for all you guys (like me) who have no self control when it comes to chocolate J with these little beauties you will never feel guilty when you reach out to that extra piece!!
Instead of the apple cider vinegar, regular white vinegar will work fine.
Lots of people have used apple sauce instead of mashed banana with great success.
Use any other oil of your choice instead of oil oil.
I have used jaggery instead of sugar in this recipe and it turns out great.
Add a table spoon of instant coffee powder for a more deep chocolate flavor.
This batter works very well even as cupcakes.
- 2 ¼ cups of whole wheat flour
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 ½ cups water
- 4 tsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup over ripe banana mashed well.
Combine all the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips and mix well. Mix all the wet ingredients together. If the banana is not very ripe, place it in a blender to get a smooth paste. It’s best to avoid lumps in this so that you don’t taste banana in the fudge later on.
Now pour the wet into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour the batter into a pan which is greased (with olive oil) and dusted (with whole wheat flour) and place it in a preheated oven. Bake at 170 degrees C for about 15-20 minutes or till the top looks cooked. Now I cooked it till the tooth pick inserted came out clean but if you want the brownies to be gooey you can leave it slightly undercooked.
Enjoy with a glass of cold milk, without guilt!!