Vegan Brownies

My mornings are little rush in making Arya getting ready, giving him breakfast, preparing lunch for him and sometimes pressing shirts for his dad 😉 . As usual yesterday was the same and after dropping Arya at school, I decided to walk in the nearby park. Actually, i was planning for this last night, more to take pictures of the bloom in the park rather walking. (I will post them very soon.) Since I planned, I carried my DSLR too. I was doing multitasking then, Walking and Clicking 🙂 I must mention the morning walk was beautiful and energizing. I came back home and after shower I decided to bake something for the family to make their day to a chirpy one. I have been thinking to bake brownies for so long time and that didn’t happen till yesterday. Finally I baked these fudgy, healthy and 100% vegan brownies in no time. That is it took me 20 minutes for mixing and placing in the tray and setting it to bake then 35 minutes for baking. It was not at all messy and happened very smoothly for me. 🙂

Here is the recipe I adapted from “veganbaking” website but with few improvisations.

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Ingredients:

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
6 Tablespoons cocoa powder
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon instant Coffee Powder (I used Indian coffee “BRU”)
¾ teaspoon salt

3 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
*** Chia seeds are the substitute to Eggs in this recipe. For those you don’t have these, use flax seeds or Sabja seeds(for those living in India or you want to have Eggs use 1 large) ***

¼ cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
6 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
½ cup walnuts, chopped (Optional)

Preparation:

Grind the Chia seeds to a powder then add water and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes which it turns to a sticky kind of or gel king of paste. Mix the All-purpose flour and baking soda in a bowl and keep it aside. Later mix the cocoa powder, chocolate chips and coffee powder and salt and add the boiling water so that the chips melts and with the spatula make sure everything is mixed well. Take everything in an electric stand mixer bowl (or if you don’t have one, use the hand mixer and in the same bowl) add the Chia seeds paste, Sugar, and vanilla extract, chopped walnuts and in the medium speed mix all until smoothly. Then add the flour and try to mix it with hands  (Stop using the Stand mixer or Hand mixer) to avoid generating gluten, and this will become a think paste. Transfer this to a baking sheet and press the thick brownie paste gently with your fingers  or spatula (Please place a parchment paper on the sheet so that will be easy to pull off the brownie after baking) and keep it inside the preheated oven at 350F and set the timer to 30 minutes to bake. After baking take the brownie out of the sheet and let them cool completely before slicing into pieces.

Yayyy the yummy treats are ready to go into our tummy! You can make these anytime and as you see it is very easy and simple and you can improvise to your levels of taste. Happy Baking guys!

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With Love
♥Prashanthi♥
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Posted on May 8, 2014, in My Love to Bake and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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