We have a tradition on Fridays for the 3 of us to make homemade pizza dough and top them ourselves. It’s a total win win…it gives our 2 year old to get a hands on help with making dinner, we know exactly what is on our pizza and we get it vegan! So Punkyroo knows and gets excited about Pizza Friday’s, it’s so cute “Friday, Pizza friday…me pizza? daddy pizza? mommy pizza? Pizza!” almost every time she hears “friday”. So there is the background story…
Well one friday we had to deal with some tasks and then Chiropractors apt. Well it wasn’t a friday that I had left over dough in the freezer (since one batch of dough makes 2 crusts), so by the time we got home it was way too late to make dough and do the rest. That’s when we moved it to saturday and invited Hubby’s family for a Pizza Party. Well along with the Pizza I made Vegan brownies. These are seriously the best brownies I’ve ever had!! Woo woo! We also had smoothie pops for Punkyroo and her 2 cousins. Well by the time I got to the camera to take a picture there was only 3 pieces left so this picture doesn’t do it justice at all but even my non-veg in laws really liked them, plus Hubby inhaled them!! I wish I would have taken a better pict but here it is, I’ll have to add new picts next time I make it…
Ok I guess I must have deleted the picture and forgot so I will add picts the next time I make them but ohhh man are they good!!
Vegan Fudgy Brownies
- 3/4 c unbleached flour
- 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 vegan chocolate chips
- 1/4 canola oil
- 1 small ribe banana, mashed
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1/2 cup plain soymilk
- 1 tbs flaxseed meal
- 1 tsp almond extract (the orginal recipe calls for vanilla)
Preheat oven to 350*f. coat 9in square pan with cooking spray. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl.
Melt chocolate chips with the oil in microwave on 10 second intervals, while stirring between each set until smooth. whisk in banana and sugar. combine soymilk, flaxseed meal and almond in measuring cup, then fold into chocolate mix. stir chocolate mix into flour mix until just combined, then spread in prepared baking pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tooth pick inserted 2 inches from the side of the pan comes out dry, but the middle is still soft. cool in pan on wire rack, then cut into 16 squares.
I got this recipe from Vegetarian Times mag.