These wheat-free, butterless brownies are decadent and dense. "It's really, really hard to make a good vegan brownie," says chef Erin McKenna. Her first efforts using applesauce and vegetable oil were cakey or fluffy. It took her six months of making small adjustments to perfect them. More Brownie Recipes
Gluten-free baking flour: McKenna likes the flour from Bob's Red Mill, made from fava bean and chickpea flours. Dairy-free chocolate chips: Vegan chips are made without milk or milk solids. Bittersweet and semisweet varieties of artisanal chocolate, like Scharffen Berger, may also be dairy-free; check the labels. Xanthan gum: A natural gum that binds like gluten and adds volume to baked goods.
One Brownie 69 cal, 4 gm fat, 0.8 gm sat fat, 10 gm carb, 0.8 gm fiber.