Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Leftoversfor Tomorrow's Vegan Apple Brownies

I am generally a bit hesitant to try "vegan" snacks. I figure, since I'm not a vegan, what's the point? Well, I guess it never hurts to add healthy food to the diet, but I'm not going to worry about going vegan until I stop eating chicken and steak. And that may not happen in this lifetime, but you never know.

Mimi, one of my yoga teachers, made this recipe (that is credited to Missi D'Arcy) for an Open House. I took a very small one, because I expected I would not like it. It was, to my amazement, really tasty, I'm talking go-back-for-more-tasty. I have not yet tried to make this recipe myself, but since this card has been sitting on my desk for over a year - I'm going to add the recipe to the blog to make at a later date. (Photo Coming Soon - How Soon? No Idea.)


1/2 cup non-hydrogenated margarine (like earth balance)
1 cup natural sugar (turbinado can be used)
1/4 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
2 medium apples, pared, cored, and chopped fine (Macs or Granny Smith suggested)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup all purpose unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.
Cream margarine. Gradually stir in sugar, then add applesauce. Mix until creamy.
Mix in apples and walnuts.
In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, & cinnamon.
Stir dry ingredients lightly into apple mixture.
Turn into greased 7" x 11" pan and bake for 40 minutes.
Place on wire rack to cool, cut into bars.

***Suggestion*** Double recipe and use 13" x 9" pan. Baking time usually about the same.