December 18, 2006

Chocolate Coconut Brownies

1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup applesauce
1 cup dark brown sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or spray an 8x8 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, beat together applesauce, oil, sugar and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa. Beat until well mixed then fold in coconut. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of pan comes out clean.

My thoughts:
My sister-in-law is spending the weekend with us before she heads back to India. She isn't technically vegan (she'll eat honey and cheese if it is rennet free) but she doesn't eat eggs. We have a friend who is vegan so we invited them over to meet my sister-in-law and to share these delicious vegan brownies. I had never made vegan brownies before, but they were good: slightly chewy and with a good chocolate favor.