What a great idea to use the leftovers from one vegan brownie recipe or this one for another! This is the first time I have used aquafaba (essentially bean-juice-water) in a recipe. I was rather skeptical. Another vegan-in-training tried making meringues with it and lets just say it was a bit of a disaster! Anyway, not to be deterred I thought I would have a go at this ‘Perfect Vegan Brownies’ recipe by another dandelion, Fried Dandelions!
I was actually surprised at how frothy the aquafaba went when it was whisked up. These brownies had an excellent texture and the cinnamon is a nice touch. However there is too much coffee in them. Either that or my half quantity of espresso powder was still a little too over powering…I also dropped the amount of chocolate chips – about 1/3 to 1/2 cup is plenty and halved the vanilla. I think in future I would also be tempted to drop the sugar a little as they are on the sweeter side.
Still a very good recipe overall..
Here’s a photo of how many bubbles appear when you whisk the aquafaba:
I would definitely consider using aquafaba in future vegan brownie recipes.
- Cakiness: 9
- Gooiness: 7
- Crispy top: 6
- Chocolateyness: 7
- Sweetness: 7
- Ease of making: 8
- Ingredient complexity: 7
- Overall taste: 8
One to consider if you fancy having a go at baking over the next few days.