Samstag, 10. September 2011


I have been on the long journey of finding the perfect vegan brownie recipe for the last 9 months! I've had ones with banana, silken tofu, applesauce, cacao powder or melted chocolate... but not until now a recipe was worth posting or even mentioning! These brownies turned out wonderfully chocolatey and fudgey, yet not too moist! What is your perfect vegan brownie recipe? I really look forward to my further journey to vegan brownie heaven....

Vegan Brownies
 adapted from Alien's Day Out


2 cups spelt flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tbs instant coffee powder
1 cup water
1,5 Tbs ground flax seeds
2 cups organic unrefined sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, pecan nuts 

1. Preheat oven to 175 °C. Prepare your baking pan by lining it out with parchment paper.
2. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and coffee powder together in a large bowl. Mix well.
3. In a separate bowl, add about 1/4 cup of the water and the ground flax seeds. Whisk until it gets thick and gooey, this may take some time. I started with 1 Tbs of ground flax seeds and added at least 1/2 Tbs in the process.  Add the rest of the water, along with the sugar, oil, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk well.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until everything is almost all incorporated. Then fold in in the nuts. For my taste, the more the better!
5. Pour the batter into your prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle more chopped nuts on top, next time I'll use even more, they turn absolutely delicious while baking.
6. Bake in oven for about 35 - 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let it rest about 30 minutes before cutting and serving.
Notes: I didn't have coffee extract, so I substituted with the instant coffee powder, which gave the brownies a nice and subtle coffee taste and brings out the chocolate flavour even more. 

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