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September 16, 2011 7:35 PM
I used the search and from what I can see people use applesauce (or pumpkin) instead of oil in a brownie mix but not eggs. I'm doing something for a demonstration in a course this week and wanted to show how vegan brownies can be just as delicious as ones with eggs but so far nothing is really backing my claim. Has anyone made brownies from a box and used applesauce instead of eggs (still using oil)? Were they good? Is the texture noticeably off?

Thanks!!
September 16, 2011 7:38 PM
Have you tried just looking for a regular vegan brownie recipe?
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September 16, 2011 7:39 PM
I would like to know, heres a bump!
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September 16, 2011 7:40 PM
What about bananas?
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September 16, 2011 7:41 PM
This is really irrelevant but my aunt tried to make vegan brownies by using beans instead of eggs. Don't do it. Ever. It was so bad.
September 16, 2011 7:41 PM
Do a search on egg substitutes on google. I think you can use a mixture of water and flax seed to replace the egg. I did this once when I ran out of eggs and if I remember correctly you would heat the mixture on the stove for a couple of minutes and it became the consistency of egg whites.
September 16, 2011 7:41 PM
I have used applesauce, but it was to replace the oil not the eggs.
September 16, 2011 7:42 PM
ive always switched the oil for applesauce...never eggs
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September 16, 2011 7:42 PM
I haven't found that substituting applesauce for eggs works really well because the applesauce doesn't function as a binder the way that eggs do most of the time. But I've used this recipe, which makes for really fudge-y delicious veganized box brownies:

- 1 box brownie mix (make sure ingredients are vegan)
- 1 tbsp. ground flax seed + 3 tbsp. warm water for every egg called for on the box
- vegetable, canola, etc. oil
- baking soda

Other egg substitutes that sometimes work (just depending on the recipe, sometimes you have to experiment a little...):

• canned pumpkin or butternut squash
• mashed banana
• mashed sweet potato
• potato starch
• flax seeds crushed and mixed with water
• nut meal mixed with water
• silken tofu
• soy yogurt
• vital wheat gluten

Play around a little! Veganizing box mixes is totally doable!
September 16, 2011 7:42 PM
Would thawed frozen bananas work? I wouldn't really want it to change the flavor but I guess it doesn't matter as long as they still taste good. That is why I thought applesauce would work because it is a pretty mild flavor. I'm looking up vegan brownies right now...either way it will be from the same box mix I just want to change up the wet ingredients.
September 16, 2011 7:44 PM
I do have vital wheat gluten. Haven't done anything wit it yet- does it have a taste?
September 16, 2011 7:44 PM
I've used applesauce instead of both the oil and eggs in cake and brownies. I find them delicious (sweeter than following the recipe from the box)! The only problem is that they do seem to fall apart and crack sometimes. Do big deal unless you are decorating for a birthday.
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September 16, 2011 7:44 PM
QUOTE:

This is really irrelevant but my aunt tried to make vegan brownies by using beans instead of eggs. Don't do it. Ever. It was so bad.


Sounds pretty gross....I've heard of the black bean brownies or whatever. Ick
September 16, 2011 7:44 PM
Oh, and I've also used banana as a substitute for eggs and oil.
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September 16, 2011 7:46 PM
QUOTE:

Oh, and I've also used banana as a substitute for eggs and oil.


Since you have tried both which do you recommend?
September 16, 2011 7:46 PM
VItal wheat gluten has a mild flavor - it mostly absorbs whatever flavors you impart to it. It's a great option for baking!
September 16, 2011 7:46 PM
You can sub 3 tbs applesauce per egg, or 1 tbs corn starch 1 tbs water per egg
September 16, 2011 7:46 PM
I haven't ever used it with a box mix, but my daughter is allergic to soy and eggs, I use applesauce to replace both in various recipes.

Just try it. If it fails you are only out a couple of bucks.
September 16, 2011 7:49 PM
My sister is vegan and uses www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com to fix her sweet tooth. If you want a good recipe she likely has one.
September 16, 2011 7:50 PM
I make these brownie muffins (i'm sure you can just make a pan of brownies with it). Its a box of devils food cake mix and a can of pumpkin! and everyone at work didn't realize what they were! Hope it works for you!
September 16, 2011 7:50 PM
It won't work if you try and substitute bananas or applesauce for eggs. Those are substitutes for oil. The best substitute is a product called Ener G egg replacer and you can find it at health food stores. Otherwise, use ground flax seed. You don't need to heat it. Just add water and let it set up for a few minutes. If you choose to go that route, send me a message and I can get you the proper ratios of flax seed to water.
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September 16, 2011 7:50 PM
Thanks for the responses it looks like I have some major experimenting to do before Tuesday
September 16, 2011 7:51 PM
In my experience using applesauce results in a more moist and fluffy brownie! There was no taste difference. It's f-ing delicious and I always do so when I bake because of how much more delicious they are that way.

I've had muffins made with banana instead and they had a bit of the banana flavor, thus why I would be less apt to try this.
September 16, 2011 7:55 PM
QUOTE:

It won't work if you try and substitute bananas or applesauce for eggs. Those are substitutes for oil. The best substitute is a product called Ener G egg replacer and you can find it at health food stores. Otherwise, use ground flax seed. You don't need to heat it. Just add water and let it set up for a few minutes. If you choose to go that route, send me a message and I can get you the proper ratios of flax seed to water.


I may resort to the Ener G egg, I've seen it around and had it in pancakes at a friend's before. I'm just cheap and it goes for around $10 here. I don't love my class that much.
September 16, 2011 7:55 PM
I have used cornstarch in place of eggs before to make cookies, and they turned out quite well. ** cornstarch and water that is...
Edited by kajones2009 On September 16, 2011 7:58 PM
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