Fudgy Brownies

Fudgy Brownies
Contributor
Fudgy Brownies
Ali Allen
Fudgy Brownies

You’d be hard pushed to find somebody who doesn’t love a good brownie. Whilst everyone has their very personal views on how gooey or chewy brownies should be, my favored texture errs on the fudgy side. Chunky enough to cut into manageable bite-sized squares, these could also eat be eaten warm with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream for a truly indulgent dessert. Enjoy! — Aine Carlin, Keep it Vegan.

12
Servings
402
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Taken from Keep it Vegan – over 100 simple, healthy and delicious dishes by Aine Carline. Published by Kyle Books, priced $19.95.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 banana, peeled and mashed
  • 1¼ Cup superfine sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5½ Ounces good-quality dark chocolate (minimum 70 percent cocoa solids), broken into pieces
  • 4 Tablespoons vegan margarine, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 Tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/3 Cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup walnuts, chopped
  • Confectioners sugar, to dust

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch baking tin and line with parchment paper.

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.

In a medium bowl, combine the mashed banana, sugar, and vanilla extract.

Bring a small pan of water to the boil and then turn down to barely a simmer. Put a heatproof bowl on top, place the chocolate, margarine, and agave in the bowl and melt together until smooth and glossy. Pour the melted chocolate into the banana mix and stir to combine.

Make a well in the center of the flour, pour in the chocolate mixture and fold thoroughly until everything is incorporated. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts, ensuring not to overwork the batter.

Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

Let cool completely before cutting into pieces and dusting the brownies with confectioners sugar.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
63g
48%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
76mg
8%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
114µg
29%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
47mg
15%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
124mg
18%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
131mg
9%
Water
12g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Brownie Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Brownie Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.