brownie stack

As promised, these are some of the yummiest, healthier brownies I have EVER eaten.  They are:

  • vegan – no animal products
  • use 100% whole wheat flour
  • very low sugar content
  • almost fat-free
  • no cholesterol
  • fudgy, sweet, yummy and easy

Credit goes to edibleperspective although I modified a bit for local ingredient availability

Double Chocolate Vegan Brownies

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tbsp instant coffee (optional)

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup brown sugar (you could leave this out, they were sweet enough without it)

1/4 cup Silan, no sugar-added (original recipe calls for brown rice syrup)

2 tsp vanilla

100g parve bittersweet chocolate bar, cut into chunks

1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 170C.  Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder + soda, brown sugar if using, coffee, and salt together in a large bowl.  In a medium sized bowl combine applesauce, silan, and vanilla until thoroughly combined.  Pour the wet into the dry and mix [by hand] until combined.  Make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl but do not over mix.   The batter will be somewhat lumpy.  Let rest for a few minutes [it will become a bit foamy] and then mix in chocolate chips.  Pour + spread evenly into an oiled square pan.  Bake for 20 minutes until edges pull away from the pan or toothpick test comes out clean.

This recipe made 20 big brownies.  There are 4 people living in this house.  I made the brownies less than 24 hours ago and they are GONE.

Who ate the most you ask?  Here’s a hint:

  • the only person living here who wears pink on a regular basis
  • the only person living here who craves chocolate like clockwork every 28 days and will kill to get it
  • the only person living here who cares if things are vegan
  • the only person living here who ran 13 km this morning (and then came home and ate vegan brownies)

dogbut I’m blaming this guilty-looking creature


  1. I’m confused : to make or not to make…!

  2. Emily Segal says:

    Make when you want/need brownies but don’t want to eat butter, white sugar and white flour. Capish?

  3. What’s Silan?

    • Emily Segal says:

      Hi Sarah,
      Silan is a syrup made from pressed dates. As noted, the original recipe called for brown rice syrup, but as I am in Israel and all brown rice syrup is imported and costs an arm and a leg, I subbed our local product, silan. The key is to find one with no added sugar as that defeats the purpose. You could also use pure maple syrup or agave or stevia powder.

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