Tofu Chocolate Brownies

Tofu Chocolate Brownies from Carrie on Vegan | www.carrieonvegan.com

This is a recipe that I’ve been waiting for a few months to share with you. The reason it took me so long to post it? I had to test it several times to make it juuuuuust right! Poor me, having to “test” brownies…HA! It’s a tough life being a food blogger. :)

I even had a version that I made just before Mother’s Day a few weeks ago using raspberry jam and black beans, but the silken tofu in my original formula ended up with a lighter, smoother consistency. There is a blend of coconut oil and applesauce in my final version, too, which I tested in several ratios to find the right one. In other words, I really do think after all that work fun I’ve come up with a winning recipe.

The kind folks at Vitacost.com were intrigued when I told them I was working on a brownie recipe using tofu, and so they even decided to sponsor this post by sending me the ingredients. I’ve included links to their website within the recipe if you want to click through.

This is what the batter of these babies looks like just before baking:

Tofu Chocolate Brownies from Carrie on Vegan | www.carrieonvegan.com

Granted, these Tofu Chocolate Brownies are not necessarily meant to be the healthiest treat in the whole world and they use a good amount of coconut sugar to sweeten, not to mention handfuls of vegan chocolate chips. But, they are good – and I mean, good.

Tofu Chocolate Brownies from Carrie on Vegan | www.carrieonvegan.com

Out of consideration for my nutritarian friends, though, if you’re looking for an oil-free version of brownies, then you might want to consider this one that does include beans as well as almond butter. Or, if you’re looking to cut back on the sugar, then I would suggest you substitute date sugar for the coco sugar in this recipe and just leave out the chocolate chips.

The recipe for this version is here:

Tofu Chocolate Brownies
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8” baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. Combine the gluten-free flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, and chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl. Use a whisk to combine.
  3. Next, place the tofu, almond milk, vanilla extract, and applesauce in the base of a blender or food processor and process until combined.
  4. Pour the mixture from the blender into the dry ingredients and use a spatula to stir together. Lastly, stir in the coconut oil.
  5. Transfer the batter into the baking dish, sprinkle the top with the extra chocolate chips (for extra sweetness, if desired) and bake for 45 minutes. Let cool thoroughly before serving for the best texture and flavor.

For the best texture and sweetness, I recommend chilling the brownies complete before serving. That is, if you can wait that long. Enjoy!!!

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Comments

  1. says

    Thank you for posting this delicious recipe. I am really impressed with your blog. I love the clean layout and the great information and recipes. Well done!

  2. Cheryl Walker says

    Carrie, thanks so much for giving the Nutritarian version as well. Both recipes look great! Love your blog, too!

  3. Jacqui says

    Thanks for posting! I have time to get the ingredients before the holiday weekend. They look wonderful.

  4. Paula says

    Yeah! Another gluten free recipe. I just bought coconut sugar from my co-op. Seems like everywhere I look there is something coconut. I am going to save this recipe for a special occasion.

  5. says

    That looks insanely awesome! I’ve never seen/used coconut sugar so I’ll have to go scouting and see if I need to replace it (I’m also allergic to the flesh of the coconut but not coconut oil, so no idea whether this will spark allergies!). But oh boy, that bite looks just right! :D

    • says

      I love the coco sugar because it’s lower glycemic than refined sugar and bakes very nicely. It is also called coconut palm sugar.

  6. says

    Mmmm these sound so good!!! I know they aren’t “healthy”, but they have some healthful ingredients in them! And definitely a healthier version of a fav treat.
    YUM

  7. says

    Ooooh brownies would hit the spot right now! I can imagine tofu being a perfect ingredient for a dessert that requires this much hearty moisture. Yum!

  8. Ruth says

    Hi, can you use wheat four or any other organic gluten flour like spelt as well? We never use gluten free flour since it causes us no problems. And the silken tofu – do you mean this very soft glibber one or the rather firm one? Thanks for further informations, all the best to you!

    • says

      Hi Ruth! You could absolutely use your flour of choice in this recipe. Also, the silken tofu should be the soft, boxed variety. Enjoy! :)

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