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Vegan Brownies – Fail

My daughter has been a vegetarian for years. Since she was been at college and not home, it was not a huge concern (cooking wise) on my part.

Then she moved home after college. Still not a concern because she worked swing shift so we shared minimal meals. We loved to grab a pizza together. I often baked things though, such as muffins, cupcakes, or brownies.

But now the proverbial wrench has been tossed into the mix. Daughter has gone vegan!! No eggs nor dairy. Thus no pizza sharing anymore.

I did my research and found an easy recipe for vegan brownies from a box. Info suggests replacing eggs with a ground flaxseed and water mixture. And a touch of baking soda. Easy-peasy – I can do that.

So I followed instructions and did my best. 20131229-205400.jpg
They are just ugly! No raising at all. Matter of fact the finished brownie (if I can really call them that) is thinner than the mix itself.

They taste okay though. But I need to come up with a better recipe as looks do indeed count, at least for brownies.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Comments on: "Vegan Brownies – Fail" (9)

  1. There’s a product called Ener-G Egg Replacer that can be found at places like Sprouts and Whole Foods. You mix it with warm water to create an egg replacement. It’s by far superior to the flax method.

    By the way – pizza can still be vegan! Papa Johns’ pizza crust is vegan. Just order it without cheese or meat and with marinara sauce. Cheeseless pizza is not as bad as you’d think – it tastes just fine. I often sprinkle some shredded Daiya (vegan cheese) on top of my slices and pop them into the toaster oven to melt. It’s a much cheaper option than getting a frozen pizza from Whole Foods!

  2. As a long-time vegan, i’ve had lots of success with different brownie recipes. people seem to love the brownie recipe in “Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar”. if they didn’t know me beforehand, they wouldn’t guess it is vegan.

    i hope next time it turns out better!

  3. ideas: make your daughter stop being vegan?!?
    i dunno. better luck next time!

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