Brownies are a girl’s best friend.



2 Tbsp. flax meal + 3 Tbsp. water ( combine in a small bowl and let sit for about 10 minutes until it becomes gelatinous)

11/4 cups white flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 cup cocoa

1/2 cup coconut sugar

3/4 tsp. Himalayan salt

1 cup brewed coffee (strong and hot)

1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

2 Tbsp. canola oil

1/2 tsp. almond extract

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup applesauce

1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries

1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Whisk flours, baking soda, cocoa,sugar and salt in a medium bowl.  In a large measuring cup, stir the coffee with the chocolate chips until they melt and then pour into the flour mixture.  Scrape the flax “egg” into the mixture and stir to blend. In the same measuring cup, blend the applesauce with the oil. Scrape into the bowl with the chocolate and stir with a wooden spoon until well blended. Add an extra spoonful of oil if the batter is too dry.  Fold in the cranberries and walnuts.

Bake in a square pan, lined with parchment paper (criss-crossed pieces with excess folded over the sides) in a 350° oven for 35 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Lift the brownies out of the pan with the parchment paper ends. Cut into squares and sink your teeth into them!



6 thoughts on “Brownies are a girl’s best friend.

    • I must warn you that I don’t like things very sweet, so you may want to add about 1/2 cup of organic sugar, or brown sugar to sweeten it up to your taste. My family loved the way these turned out though.

      • We don’t either… it’s what attracted me to the recipe in the first place. We keep 90% dark coca organic chocolate for snacks and my 3 yo eats it! 🙂

      • We have extra dark organic and vegan choc in the cupboard at all times. My husband has a piece first thing every morning. I have mine after breakfast with a banana.

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