¾cupbrown sugar (or cane sugar or coconut sugar)(158g)
½cupmelted coconut oilor any oil (100g)
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C.
Melt chocolate chips in microwave for a minute, stirring after to see if chips have melted. If not, microwave in increments of 30 seconds until completely melted. Alternatively, you can melt it over a small pot of boiling water (Not a lot of water in the pot) and put the chocolate chips it in a heat proof and melt proof bowl over the pot and stir until melted.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt and baking soda until combined. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, add the flax eggs, sugar and oil and mix until combined for about 2 minutes. Add the water and the vanilla extract and mix.
Add the dry mixture from earlier to the wet mixture along with the melted chocolate chips and stir for about 3 minutes until combined.
Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips. Pour into a greased, parchment lined, or a greased foil-lined 8x8 square pan. Bake for 35 minutes.
When finished, remove from oven and allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
Slice into 9, 12 or 16 slices. Enjoy!
NOTES*Flax meal is ground up flax seeds. You can buy flax meal or you can ground flax seeds up in a coffee grinder or NutriBullet. Measure the tablespoon after the flax is ground up. Since flax meal has natural oils in it, it can produce a slightly oil bottom, so I would highly recommend using the egg replacer if you can!ETA: I’ve been making this lately with Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer, and the results are phenomenal! I make two eggs as per the package instructions!This recipe is vegan.TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE You can use gluten free all purpose flour mix.VERY important notes re the brownies:
It’s up to you what type of chocolate chips you would want to use, but do not use baking chocolate (which is without sugar). You can use semi-sweet or dark chocolate based on the brownie you would like to achieve. I recommend semi-sweet since it’s the best of both worlds. If you’d like a mix use semi-sweet for the base, and either milk or dark for the chips in the brownies. I love Lily’s vegan chocolate, or Enjoy Life chocolate chips.
Oil instead of vegan butter in products tends to create a moister product. If you want to use vegan butter though, all you have to do is switch out equal parts of the butter for the oil.
The pan size makes a huge difference! If you do not use an 8×8 pan for eg if you use smaller, your brownies will not be ready in the right amount of time.
PLEASE allow your brownies to cool completely! This can take about 2 hours. This is crucial for delicious, set and finished brownies. You can slice them about halfway through cooling with a plastic knife.
Ensure your oven is properly calibrated, and remember your brownies will not be properly set until they are cooled down.
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