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What’s In Vegan Brownies Mix
Vegan brownies mix is often created with tofu, flax, or oat milk in place of animal-based products.
In this vegan brownies mix you will need:
- silken tofu
- vegan butter
- vegan chocolate chips
- flour, sugar, baking powder, salt
This vegan brownies mix will create super fudgy and moist vegan brownies. They’re also super easy and quick to create!
Can Vegans Eat Brownies?
Yes. You just need to replace any eggs, butter, and dairy products.
Vegan brownies can mimic the taste and texture of a traditional brownie very easily.
How Replacing Eggs with Tofu Creates the Perfect Fudgy Vegan Brownies Mix
Don’t get me wrong. Eggs are cool. And I’ve got nothing against my little friends in the back yard that kindly distribute them free of charge for me on the daily.
Being a chicken owner is basically like having an incredibly cool organic vending machine. However, there are a few reasons why you may choose to alternate your daily egg dose for plants.
Top reasons to pick tofu over eggs:
- The chickens went on strike (e.g. you walk out for breakfast and none of the hens have a heck to give. Much less an egg.)
- You don’t want to or cannot own a chicken.
- You don’t like eggs (*gasps!)
- You’re recently transformed into a vegan *raises hand!*
What Makes Brownies Chewy, Fudgy or Cakey?
I spent my pre-vegan life living on the edge of whatever Betty Crockers boxed brownies I found at the lowest price promised. I did a little soul searching in creating this recipe. Turns out, I didn’t know what kind of brownie I loved!
Lets explore how to make vegan brownies mix fudgy or cakey.
Fudgy Vegan Brownies
Make brownies fudgy by:
- Use white sugar over brown (molasses will increase moisture a bit too much).
- Don’t overdo the tofu! (In place of tofu, you can also create a flax egg).
Remember, the more eggs the cakeier the brownie. So if you’re using an egg substitute it’s the same concept.
How do I know if My Brownies are Fudgy or Undercooked?
Simply put- a done brownie is just a little bit dull in appearance. A brownie needing a bit more time in the oven will appear glossy.
Cakey Vegan Brownies
In vegan brownies, we do not use butter.
Using products like brown sugar versus white sugar, silken tofu, applesauce and baking powder will naturally make the brownie cakier.
If we increase the flour to fat ratio or increase the amount of baking soda or baking powder we will get a cakey brownie.
Chewy Vegan Brownies
Chewy Vegan brownies have a higher fat to flour ratio when compared to cakey brownies.
My Favorite Fruit is Chocolate
Okay, maybe referencing chocolate as fruit is just a wee bit ambitious. However, the evolution of cocoa is really quite miraculous. While not technically a fruit- it is certainly a plant! And that’s good for vegans!
But chocolate is LOADED with antioxidants.
Did you know dark chocolate also has fiber? These are just a few fun facts about my favorite fruit.
What Factors Might Impact My Fudgy Vegan Brownies?
- Over mixing. Too much air in the brownies will change the texture. Mix these brownies just enough to combine.
- Size of the pan. I used an 11×7 baking pan for these brownies. This created a medium-thickness brownie. However using a larger or smaller pan will change baking times as well thickness. It could also alter the texture.
- What you line the pan with could impact the brownie texture. If parchment paper is not used, whatever is used to coat the pan could impact the texture and height of the brownie.
What’s Your Go-To Vegan Treat?
Brownies are probably my all time favorite dessert. I just had to find the perfect vegan fit! These brownies definitely do the trick! My 15-year-old LOVES them too.
Do you like a cakey, fudgy or chewy brownie? Do you have any stellar trips to adjust this recipe? Drop your suggestions in the comments below!
Fudgy Vegan Brownies Mix
- 11×7 baking dish
- medium sized mixing bowl
- ½ cup tofu silken
- ½ cup vegan cocoa powder
- ½ cup earth balance vegan butter melted
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 cup flour all purpose
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1½ cups sugar
- ¾ cup water
- ¾ cup vegan chocolate chips
- ½ cup walnuts if desired
- Combine all ingredients together except chocolate chips. Mix.
- Add chocolate chips to vegan brownies mix.
- Line 11×7 or 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Add mix to baking dish.
- Top with walnuts if desired.
- Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes. When toothpick is inserted and comes out clean, brownies are done.