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Red Wine Brownies

Melanie Lorick
Red Wine Brownies...on a health kick. Not only are these fudgy brownies packed full of chocolate flavor with a hint of red wine, but these are made with healthier ingredient substitutions that make them guilt-free. Let's whip up a batch together!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • 9x9 inch baking pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Truvia baking sweetener
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted, if clumpy
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 ounces extra virgin olive oil this is a scant 1/2 cup
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tsp red wine I used Malbec
  • 3 flax eggs 3 tablespoons flax meal + 9 tablespoons water, mixed together and placed in refrigerator
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking cocoa half a typical bar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix the flax meal and water and place in refrigerator, if you have not already done so. Use a medium - large bowl for the flax eggs as you will add ingredients to this bowl.
  • Use a small amount of olive oil to grease a 9x9-inch baking pan. Add a piece of parchment paper to the pan, with about a 2-inch overhang to grasp and remove from the pan after baking.
  • In a double broiler, or glass bowl set over a small pan with gently-boiling water, melt the unsweetened baking cocoa.
  • Remove the flax eggs from the refrigerator and whisk to make sure all water and flax meal is combined thoroughly - and is a little springy.
  • Slowly whisk the Truvia and light brown sugar into the flax eggs until incorporated. Add the cocoa powder, vanilla extract, olive oil, melted baking cocoa, and red wine, whisking to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gently whisk or fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour or scoop the brownie batter into the parchment-lined baking pan. Spread evenly.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until the sides are set and a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownie pan comes out with a few crumbs. The brownies will continue to bake after removing from the oven.
  • Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

Notes

Acceptable substitutions: 
  • Granulated sugar instead of Truvia. 
  • Melted butter instead of olive oil. If using melted butter, increase the amount of butter to 4 ounces, or a full 1/2 cup. 
  • Regular eggs instead of flax eggs. 
Keyword brownies, chocolate, flax meal eggs, flexitarian recipe, fudgy brownies, healthy recipes, low sugar, red wine brownies, truvia
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