Brownies are an integral part of American cuisine and it is easily available in cafes and restaurants. The first few times I made brownies using the store bought boxes, which calls for adding wet ingredients. I usually don’t prefer eggs in baked goods so I wanted to try out an eggless version. I tried many times before landing this proportion and recipe. Quite satisfied with the outcome.
Whenever I make these brownies for a party I get requests for the recipe. I cut down the sugar by adding dates which is a natural sweetener.
These brownies can be kept in the refrigerator for 1 week or frozen for 2 months. To freeze, wrap them individually in parchment paper.
12 squares or 24 individual hearts
25 minutes for 8×8 pan and about 18 minutes for molds
About 40 minutes
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp coffee powder
- ½ cup chocolate chips, I used semi sweet
- 10 dates, pureed
- 6 tbsp butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup plus 2 tbsp buttermilk
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 4 tbsp hazelnuts chopped, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour an 8X8” pan. Keep aside.
Sieve flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and powder and salt. Add chocolate chips and coffee powder. Whisk well.
Mix butter, buttermilk, vanilla, apple cider vinegar and dates.
Now mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Make sure there are no lumps.
Add nuts, if using.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 24-26 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
I baked these using a silicone mold for 15-18 minutes.
Cool completely and unmold from the silicone molds. For the 8X8pan cut into squares and enjoy.
The famous proverb "you are what you eat” as quoted by the French author Anthelme Brillat-Savarin is very true. Food nourishes you from the inside out. Good health is of utmost importance to me. Vegetarianism and Veganism are gaining immense popularity these days. Natural, organic, healthy and homemade is my mantra.
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