GOOD Brownies

So let me get to it. There are so many ways to make brownies and I make them different all the time BUT these are my favorite VEGAN brownies and I think you will like them too. :)

How did I decide to give these brownies their name? Well, GOOD stands for good ingredients, good for you, and good tasting!  Come to think of it, if someone were to ask me what my cooking style was like, well honestly I would just say…”GOOD!”.  For all of the above reasons. :)

No butter, no egg, just a little of the necessity ingredients and you can feel much better about these than a typical brownie.  You can top with some frozen yogurt or whipped cream, they are more cake-like which is fine with me.  I mentioned you can try this with different kinds of flour too.  Make them, but don’t tell anyone they are Vegan because you know how people can get, especially kiddos! Just see how no one will notice that they are actually eating a better for you brownie.

I have right now almost a dozen brownie recipes and they are all different! This is just another take on how easy it can be to make something truly delicious and not bad for you.  Some Vegan and some not.  I sometimes will play with using different oils, maybe add yogurt, maybe use brown rice syrup or honey, ummm and black beans, etc. the options are endless.  I really like how these Good Brownies turned out though.

If you have now noticed, I love using muffin tins for brownies, I just like to have that easy access, no cutting required, and easy clean up too.  Also, check out my other Vegan Brownies  and my Flourless Brownies with a Twist…Beans  Or here are ALL my Brownie Recipes.  Enjoy!~


12 Squares or Muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, or whole-wheat pastry or oat flour can work
  • 1/2 cup cocoa, organic
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp (aluminum free) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (aluminum free) baking soda
  • A few dashes of Cinnamon, optional
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Vegan chocolate chips (I threw in some chocolate chunks too, but optional)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1  cup soy milk or almond
  • 1/4-1/2 cup apple sauce, start with 1/4 and see if you need more
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup


  1.  Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8×8 baking dish or muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  2.  In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add the chocolate chips (or chunks) and stir until combined.
  3.  Add the olive oil, soymilk or almond milk, apple sauce, and maple syrup and stir gently only until combined. TIP: Don’t over mix.
  4.  Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 35-45 minutes. The cooking time varies depending on how wet you make the batter.  Just monitor it and you will be just fine. Let cool before slicing into 12 muffins (or squares.)
Love Monica Nelson

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that I am not a Registered Dietitian. While my advice relies on my own personal experience and research, what has been successful for myself and others may be not best for you. You should always consult your doctor when making changes to your diet. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me at moni@monimeals.com.

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