Vegan Triple Fudge Brownies

Hello, princess. You ready to dirty it up with the big boys? You ready to kick dainty little cupcakes in the crack and show ‘em who’s boss?

Well, then.

Do I have a pan of brownies for you.

These brownies. The ones you see up there, obvs.

They ain’t for the light hearted. They ain’t for the pansy-faced cake pop lover. They ain’t for the people who think being vegan is lame.

They is for you.

Because you is smart enough to know that vegan means triple chocolate brownies. With a kick of liqueur in the frosting.

I said maybe.

You is smart enough to know that maybe means ohhhhmyyygawwwwlly jean. Right? Right.

Vegan baking in my house was on fi–yah this weekend after my daughter begged me to make chocolate chip cookies and we decided to attempt a crazy experiment. We pureed garbanzo beans with a titch of soy milk then popped it in the batter in place of le egg.

Guys.

Guys.

Ohhhhmyyyyygaawwwwlly jean. Guys!

Those cookies were fancraze amaze. So we decided to try the trick in a plate of brownies. With vegan chocolate chunks. With vegan frosting.

And, heaven have mercy. The results.

The results.

Ohhhhhhmyyyyygawwwwwwlly jean. The results.

These ain’t for the faint of heart. But, oh princess sugar pop. They ARE for you.

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Vegan Triple Fudge Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

There are two tricks that make this recipe work like a charm. The first is a garbanzo bean & soy milk puree that works as a stand in for eggs, cleaving the batter to itself and making for a rich, cakey texture. The second is the sugar mixture. When you read through the recipe, it might seem strange to add a concoction of organic vegan sugar, brown rice syrup, and pure maple syrup, but the consistency of these three ingredients coming together in this recipe make magic. They also lend incredible natural flavor which, when combined with the mellow goodness of coconut oil, turns these brownies from vegan into vegYUM in no time at all. This isn't the sort of recipe you eat everyday, but for introducing a crowd of nonvegans to the wonders of vegan eating, this delicious dessert offers up a good place to start.

Ingredients:

For the Brownies:
1 cup coconut oil, melted
3/4 cup vegan sugar or brown sugar
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon good vanilla
1 cup garbanzo beans, pureed with 3-4 tablespoons soy milk
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspooons baking powder
1 2/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup soymilk, bourbon, whiskey, or rum
1 (10 ounce) bag vegan chocolate chunk chocolate chips

For the frostings:
1/2 cup Earth Balance buttery spread
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 pound organic powdered sugar
1 tablespoon good vanilla
1/4-1/3 cup soy milk, bourbon, whiskey, or rum

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In an electric mixer, beat together the coconut oil, brown sugar, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, vanilla, and garbanzo bean puree. Add in the cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and flour. Mix until well combined, then add the soy milk (or, if you want a kick, add in your favorite liqueur) and mix until well combined.

Spread batter into a 9x13 baking dish, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

To make frosting: place the butter, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar in a stand mixer. Begin beating on low with the whisk attachment, adding just enough soy milk (or liqueur) to make the frosting spreadable. Do not over beat. Spread on your cooled brownies, serve and enjoy!

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11 Responses to “Vegan Triple Fudge Brownies”

  1. 1

    Appetite for Conversation on March 19, 2012 at 11:30 am Reply

    You aren’t afraid to try anything, are you? Beans in cookies?!? Love it!

  2. 2

    Carrie on March 19, 2012 at 11:47 am Reply

    I’m totally on board with this recipe. 100% – no turning back. Good golly!

  3. 3

    Skye on March 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm Reply

    OMG. I wish I could take the rest of the day off work to go home and make this! I’ve tried applesauce, banana, and flax seeds in place of egg but never chickpeas- super excited. Oh, and guess what? They started selling Enjoy Life chocolate chunks in addition to mini chips at my local grocery store! Yay! :)

  4. 4

    Michele Brown on March 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm Reply

    Can’t wait to try these! You are so cute- your enthusiasm is contageous and my mouth is watering just thinking about these brownies!

  5. 5

    Lisa C. on March 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm Reply

    Will you please explain what vegan sugar is? I guess I assumed that all sugar is vegan. And, do you think that I could use a different type of oil without affecting the taste too much?

    • Brooke replied: — March 22nd, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

      You can find vegan sugar at Whole Foods. It’s basically organic sugar that is certifiably earth and animal friendly. No worries about byproducts that would upset a vegan diet. Organic sugar will stand in, as well.

  6. 6

    Kendra on March 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Those look absolutely delicious!!!

    • Brooke replied: — March 22nd, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

      Thank you, beautiful Kendra! HUGS YOU!

  7. 7

    anna on March 19, 2012 at 9:27 pm Reply

    you are KILLING me amiga! and you know i’m going to be telling myself this is healthy while i eat it!

    • Brooke replied: — March 22nd, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

      TOOOOTALLY healthy. TOOOOOOOOTALLLY. :)

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