No oil or butter needed for these chewy golden chocolate tofu brownies. Silken tofu is the secret to making moist and low fat brownies your kids won’t be able to stop eating! Thank you House Foods for sponsoring this post!
Golden Chocolate Tofu Brownies (Vegan)
I think it’s safe to say we are in full swing with holiday cooking and shopping. Everywhere I go I am surrounded by glowing lights and glittery-shimmery decorations.
There’s nothing like taking a stroll down 5th avenue and cutting across Bryant park with its miniature shops and ice skating rink to put anybody in the mood for celebration. All of a sudden I have the urge to sip on hot apple cider and suck on a candy cane.
My naughty side comes out and wants to dive into all that is covered in chocolate and sprinkles, but thankfully, my nice side is there to keep my eating habits in check.
I fully intend to enjoy myself this holiday season but as always, I will be making my decadent dishes on the healthier side. These golden chocolate tofu brownies are just that; moist and chewy and filled with walnuts and chocolate chips, but without the use of any butter or oil.
Instead, I am using House Foods Organic Soft Tofu to add healthy points to my brownies recipe.
What makes this recipe so unique is how effective the substitution of tofu for butter and oil is. Not much moisture is lost by using this technique and the brownies are just as addictive. You still get the melting chocolate chips when they have just come out of the oven and the walnuts adds a soft crunch and nuttiness to these bite size brownies.
House Foods tofu products are NON GMO, certified organic and gluten free. They are made in the U.S and are a great substitute to meats and dishes that use cream or milk (they add a velvety, creamy texture to baking goods and smoothies).
I’m telling you, the more I cook with tofu and the more fun I’m having fun in the kitchen coming up with ways to incorporate it!
The reason I call these brownies golden is because I’ve brushed a thin golden sugar glaze on top to add some holiday cheers.
This also makes the crushed candy canes and colored sprinkles stick more easily. 10 minutes prep time is all it takes to make these brownies and they can keep in a sealed Tupperware for up to a week.
They are sweet, nutty, minty, moist, chewy, shiny, pretty… And super yummy!
Other easy and creative tofu recipes:
- Sweet and sour tofu
- Green goddess tofu smoothie
- General Tso tofu
- Honey sriracha tofu
- Tofu shirataki tuna casserole
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Golden Chocolate Tofu Brownies
No oil or butter needed for these chewy golden chocolate tofu brownies. Silken tofu is the secret to making moist and low fat brownies your kids won’t be able to stop eating!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 12 brownies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 8 ounces House Foods Organic Soft Tofu
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- glitter for topping
- crushed candy canes for topping
- For the golden syrup:
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoon gold sugar cupcake gems (or cake glitter)
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Put tofu in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour tofu into a large bowl along with corn starch and baking soda. Stir well.
- Add sugar, flour, salt, vanilla extract, water and cocoa powder and mix well.
- Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts and mix well.
- Oil a brownie pan or 8X8 pan with with cooking spray and pour the batter.
- Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, until cooked through.
- Take the brownies out of the oven and let cool to room temperature. Slice into individual portions if needed.
- Meanwhile, Add gold sugar and water into a small pot and heat on low. Stir until sugar has melted and turns into a syrup. Turn off the heat and transfer to a small bowl. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Using a basting brush, paint a layer of gold syrup on each brownie. Sprinkle glitter and crushed candy cane on top.
- Set aside and let cool until sugar has set. Alternatively, you can refrigerate the brownies for about 20 minutes to speed up the process. Serve.
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