Tofu Chocolate Brownies

If you follow a vegan diet, tofu has probably found its place in a breakfast scramble or veggie stir-fry. But have you tried these silky soy squares for dessert? The natural creaminess is a terrific stand-in for eggs and milk. This is especially true when you’re baking brownies, which are supposed to be ooey, gooey and oh-so-chewy. Just add chocolate.

Vegan & Gluten-Free Brownies

Tofu Chocolate Brownies
Recipe courtesy of Carrie on Vegan

Ingredients

2 cups coconut sugar
1 ¼ cup gluten-free flour
1 cup vegan chocolate chips, plus ½ cup for topping
2/3 cup cooca powder
1 package (12.3 oz) silken sofu
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup applesauce
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare an 8” x 8” baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cocoa powder, coconut sugar and chocolate chips.
  3. In a blender, process tofu, almond milk, vanilla and applesauce until well combined.
  4. Pour wet ingredients from the blender into the dry ingredients and use a spatula to stir together.
  5. Mix in coconut oil.
  6. Transfer batter into prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  7. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top (if desired) and bake for 45 minutes, or until set.
  8. Let cool completely before serving for the best flavor and texture.

 

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