Vegan Brownies

This brownie recipe was suggested to me by the Special K Treatment the other day. A very interesting brownie if you check out the ingredient list... chick peas... maple syrup... a banana... cashew butter?? Really?? In brownies???

Not to be easily scared off by interesting ingredients I went to the cupboard to discover I had everything I needed to make them. A short time later I had everything all set in the mixing bowl ready to go.


I must say they looked a bit more inviting in the mixing bowl then when they were done cooking. Since there is nothing to leaven these they are flat as can be. I'd suggest baking them in a smaller pan instead of an 8x8 to give them some more height... there is something about a wicked thin brownie... I want a thick one!


I unfortunately only had peanut butter on hand and was out of cashew butter, I really think the cashew would have upped the flavor on these (as she says). The banana seemed to overwhelm things a little too much for my tastes. I'm curious about using prune puree instead of the banana... All in all a fun experiment... but I want to switch a few things up and give it another go! Thanks Special K for the recipe recommendation!!

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Anne said...

Wow, those are some uncommon brownie ingredients! It sounds intriguing, though. I can't wait to see the changes you come up with :D

Sunshine said...

I'm all for trying new things, but I think this might be beyond me (and not because of the banana). More power to you for being able to try it out.

Steph said...

These look like a fun experiment! I love trying new things, but I get nervous of messing up at the same time. I do want to try the vegan brownies made with beans, those sound really interesting.

I actually like making low fat brownies more than the regular ones. I've never actually made them because the ratio of butter to flour scares me, it's almost like eating straight butter! One of the best low fat brownies I've tried were Cook's Illustrated's low fat fudgy brownies. They were light yet had some fudginess to it, which I thought was pretty cool.

Pearl said...

that sounds like a fun brownie to play with! hmm... ya, i think the banana would overpower things; does it taste like a chocolate banana brownie?

Sunshine said...

Hey, thanks for the sweet comment. I really liked the nutella, but no one else seemed to. More for me though. You'll be getting another shout out int he next day or two since I'm using another of your recipes right now.

I love the ingredients you experiment with; some of the stuff I seriously would have never thought of on my own! They are a little thin but I think they still look good!

Reeni♥ said...

What an interesting brownie. I have had prune brownies before at a Chinese restaurant, surprisingly! They are pretty good - thin, but very moist and fudgy.

Cucinista said...

Very interesting! Looks like they'd make a good base for a scoop of ice cream (or vegan frozen soy milk).

Astra Libris said...

I am SO intrigued! Wow! They do look scrumptious! I quite agree with you about the importance of thick brownies, though... :-) I definitely want to try the recipe, so I'm going to give it a whirl in a loaf pan! :-) Thanks for recommending the recipe!

girlie these look just amazing!! love vegan brownies for their wholesome ingredients :)

Marta said...

Hahahaha oh dear, they do looks a little flat, don't they?! But maybe they're more like vegan chocolate shards or something! I'm sure they're tasty, I love baking with chickpeas!

Jennifer said...

Im loving the ingredients in these!!! I'm saving and will have to try!! :) thanks!!!

Hannah said...

Brownies? Those look like pure fudge to me! And that's definitely not a bad thing. ;)

Stephanie said...

Hi, I have never succeeded at making vegan brownies....I have made things that looked like brownies...and were for sure a lot more healthy but not tasted like brownies. It can probably be done, I just haven't found it!! I just make my brownies with really good organically grown chocolate, organic eggs, etc. and only make them occasionally!
Peace, Stephanie

stephchows said...

It's so much fun to randomly experiment with stuff like this!! Hannah great point... if I rename this fudge I think it hit spot on!

Special K said...

I just made these again with Dates instead of the banana and it was just right! I freeze mine because if I didn't, the pan would be gone, and then like to texture a bit more...
Thanks for the shout-out!

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