Fudgy (Almost) Guiltless Vegan Brownies

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Amazing? I think so.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips). You may want to sift them together.
  2. Mix the applesauce and vanilla.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.
  4. Add the chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350°F.
  6. Don't eat them all at once.
Most Helpful

I found this a bit dry (perhaps more applesauce would help) and not quite sweet enough (I used 3/8 tsp. pure stevia powder; needs at least 1/2 tsp—maybe more).

Bobbiann October 10, 2007

A great idea, but it doesn't work. The stevia (& baking powder?) leave a yucky, bitter aftertaste. The bitterness of the stevia accentuates the natural bitterness of cocoa. Possibly, it would have been a bit less bitter if I had not subsituted pine nuts for the sweeter chocolate chips. Hubby wouldn't take a second bite. Hoping to salvage them, I made a traditional frosting, which negated the healthy aspect and didn't kill the aftertaste. Also, there are some problems with the recipe: The quantity of stevia is not listed. I used 2/3 tsp of pure stevia. Baking powder is listed twice. I assumed the second one was baking soda.

tamarinda January 25, 2007