Best Vegan Brownies are for folks who crave a gooey chocolate treat, but who are avoiding dairy products. The tofu acts as the binder here. Superb for a dessert topped with vegan ice “cream,” as an after school snack, or anytime your family craves a rich, chocolaty treat!
1 cup whole wheat organic flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup organic brown sugar (1/2 cup for “not so sweet” brownies)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegan organic chocolate chips
1/2 cup salted sunflower seeds
1 cup soy milk (or your preferred vegan variety)
1/3 cup melted, non-hydrogenated vegan margarine
6 ounces regular or soft tofu (about 1/3-1/2 of a block)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt, sunflower seeds, and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Place the soy milk, melted margarine, and tofu in a blender. Process until smooth. Add the blended ingredients to the flour mixture. Stir just until all of the ingredients are incorporated and wet. The batter will be very thick. Spoon the batter into well oiled, 8 x 8 inch baking pan and spread evenly with a spatula, smoothing the top. Bake 35 to 45 minutes until a toothpick or fork comes out clean. Delish!