My husband has a cousin, J., who is a vegan. We went to his handfasting (another new experience for us) a year and a half ago. The reception afterward featured Indian food (another new experience for us) and vegan cupcakes. We were pleasantly surprised at how yummy they were.
J. and their wife had their first baby in September. Since they live in Canada and Ohio, we had not met baby S . until last night. He is totally cute and very long for his age. J. is a tall man, so it’s not too surprising.
Since we were going to meet up with J., their wife, and baby S., I knew there would be Christmas goodies. J. wouldn’t be able to enjoy the goodies, so I decided to make him a batch of vegan brownies so he could enjoy some Christmas goodies.
These are rich, so a tall glass of water, milk, tea, or coffee is in order when you eat a piece!
Stars of the recipe:
- 1 1/3 c. whole wheat flour
- 1 c. cocoa powder
- 1 3/4 c. sugar (This may be reduced to 1 1/2 c. sugar or if you use Truvia baking mix, use 3/4 c.)
- 1 c. applesauce
- 1 banana mashed (I used my mashed potato masher.)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the applesauce, banana, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
- In a medium size bowl, mix together the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Warning: the batter is going to be thick.
- Pour into a greased 8 by 8 pan or 9 by 9 pan.
- Bake for 35 minutes, and then check to see if the brownies are done baking. (Mine took longer when I checked.)
- Cool and then cut into pieces.
- Enjoy with nondairy milk, water, coffee, or hot tea.