Rating: 4.38 stars
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

A rich, chocolate, vegan, low-fat brownie that certainly doesn't taste low fat!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 8-inch square pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square pan. Combine flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt in a bowl.

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  • Place the tofu into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Add the olive oil and sugar. Blend for 1 more minute; pour into a mixing bowl and stir in the vanilla extract.

  • Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Mix the melted chocolate into the tofu mixture until well blended. Stir in flour mixture until thoroughly combined, about 3 minutes. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool before slicing into bars.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 33.7g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 0.4mg; sodium 54.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2010
I used coconut oil instead of olive oil and stevia instead of sugar. One word AWSOME! Read More
(27)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/15/2010
This was not to my liking. Read More
(4)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2010
I used coconut oil instead of olive oil and stevia instead of sugar. One word AWSOME! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
Great recipe with some adjustments... Used 1 package of Tofu and added extra amount of chips. Moist and tasty. Freezes well. Rave reviews from guests. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2010
This is my first tofu recipe ever and these brownies are delicious!! And they have to be good for you...whole wheat flour olive oil tofu dark chocolate. I love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2014
I love this recipe because it doesn't make me feel so guilty about eating brownies. I mean c'mon they have tofu AND whole wheat flour. I added chopped almonds to mine and used coconut oil instead of olive. BTW olive oil should not be used in sweets or in much baking because 1. The taste and 2. It can't hold the temperature for most baking and gives off a toxic when it hits its smoking point. Coconut oil on the other hand gave these brownies an awesome smell and it has a fairly high smoking point. Also I double boiled the chocolate and the oil together and then added them to the sugar and tofu. So I say this is a good starter recipe with some minor changes. Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
07/15/2010
This was not to my liking. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2012
This is really good for a tofu brownie. Nothing beats a full fat rich chocolate brownie but if you are looking for something on the healthier side then this is really good. It's chocolately and moist. I used coconut oil instead of olive oil because I feel olive oil has a strong flavor that I wouldn't want in my brownie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2015
Even my picky teen eats these. Very rich and tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2012
One of the best brownies I've tasted vegan or not.I i added extra chocolate to make it smoother. It goes great with so delicious mint chip ice cream. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2015
I took advice from other reviews and used coconut oil instead of olive oil as well as the whole 12oz silken tofu. I also used all bittersweet chocolate because that's what I had on hand. These came out incredible!! I've been adding in vegan dishes to my menu for the last few months and this is by far the best dessert I've come across. Will become a regular part of the dessert rotation. They were super easy as well! Read More
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