I don't normally like to make desserts that are dreadfully fattening and high in calories, BUT I had a craving. And the recipe I found called for ingredients I already had, so I made these delightfully gooey brownies that are egg and dairy free. I would say they are vegan, but I used regular cane sugar, which happens to not be vegan unless the sugar is raw or refined. I won't go into details, but if you're interested to find out why regular cane sugar is not vegan (or vegetarian for that matter) you can look here.
So, while procrastinating on my thesis, I decided to do some baking; a wonderful way to procrastinate! I used the following recipe from allrecipes.com to make some yummy egg and dairy-free brownies:
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients together then add wet ingredients. Pour into a 9x13 pan and place into the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
I followed this recipe to a "t" but some ways to make it healthier are to add canned pumpkin or apple sauce instead of oil and use raw sugar or agave nectar as a sugar substitute. I was bad today and sprinkled some chocolate chips on top 5 minutes before the timer went off. Don't judge me! Also, another idea would be to use mini-muffin pans to bake these bad boys in to allow for smaller portion sizes.
From now on, I promise to try and share healthier recipes (I do have plenty to share!), but in case you feel a chocolate craving coming on, this is an easy recipe to try and great to make for friends and family that have egg or dairy allergies!
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