Is there such a thing as an eggless brownie recipe?

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2001 - 2:08pm
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pMy daughter has been bugging me to make brownies, but we're avoiding egg for my son until he's 2. I don't make anything that we all can't have, so I haven't made any. I tried once, in the past, to make some with FAAN's egg substitute, with lousy results. Are there any brownie recipes that work without eggs?/p

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2001 - 9:07pm
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I shall email my brother right now and ask him about the eggs. He is a chef and maybe he can suggest a solution. He knows so many people from New York culnary school that maybe one of them knows. Claire

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 1:41am
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My son is PA and egg allergic. I bought a cookbook called "Bakin' Without Eggs" by Rosemarie Emro. It is mostly desserts, but has some breads, muffins, rolls, ect.
There is four recipes for egg-free brownies.
I haven't tried the brownie recipes yet, but I will try to post all four.

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 1:49am
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HEAVENLY BROWNIES
3/4 CUP UNSWEETENED COCOA POWDER
1 3/4 CUPS SUGAR
1 3/4 CUPS UNBLEACHED ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
1/3 CUP VEGETABLE OIL
1 CUP NON-FAT SOUR CREAM
1/4 CORN SYRUP
2 TEASPOONS WHITE VINEGAR
1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT
1 TEASPOON BAKING SODA
1/2 CUP CHOCOLATE CHIPS
1/2 CUPS CHOPPED WALNUTS (OPTIONAL)
1. pREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F. LIGHTLY BUTTER A 9X2X13 INCH PAN.
2. IN A LARGE BOWL, COMBINE COCOA, SUGAR, FLOUR, OIIL, SOUR CREAM, CORN SYRUP, VINEGAR, VANILLA, AND BAKING SODA wITH A HANDHELD ELCTRIC MIXER SET ON MEDIUM SPEED, BEAT INGREDIENTS UNTIL SMOOTH, APPROXIAMELY 3 MINUTES. WITH A WOODEN SOPPN, FOLD IN CHOCOLATE CHIPS AND CHOPPED WALNUTS (IF USED).
3. POUR BATTER INTO PREPARED PAN EVENLY AN BAKE FOR 20 MINUTES. COOL IN PAN ON WIRE RACK FOR 30 MINUTES. CUT WITH A SHARP KNIFE.
vARIATION:
FOR A LITTLE SWEETER BROWNIE YOU MAY AD 1/3 CUP CORN SYRUP INSTEAD OF 1/4 CUP.

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 1:58am
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Egg and milk free
NO COW BROWNIES
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (otional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Light spray an 8x8 inch pan with vegetable spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, oil, water, corn syrup, vanilla, viegar, and chocolate chips; stir with a wooden spoon, batter will be thick. Fold in nuts (if used).
3. Spoon evenly into prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes (brownies will come away from sides of pan when done). Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 2:00am
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Will post two more brownie recipes tonight or tomorrow. Have to leave to go on errands.
They will be CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CANDY BROWNIES and PERFECT MOIST APPLESAUCE BROWNIES.

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 2:02am
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GW MOM3
I have many more recipes if you'll let me know what you need. I will be glad to give them to you.
Jawar

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 2:24am
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Wow! Thanks so much! I'll try some of these tonight. I can already taste that chocolate-yummmmm!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
If I need more recipes, I will definitely post here. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Gale

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2001 - 11:58pm
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Sorry, didn't get back over weekend
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CANDY BROWNIES
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup non-fat sour cream
1/2 cup skim milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup corn syrup
2 teaspoons vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a 9x13-inch pan.
2. In a large bowl, with a handheld elctric mixer set on medium speed, blend in cocoa, sugar, flour, sour cream, milk, oil, corn syrup, vinegar, baking soda, and vanilla until smooth. With a wooden spoon, fold in chocolate chips.
3. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.
TOPPING
1 (9-ounce) package individually wrapped chocolate caramel candy pieces
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
Meanwhile, while cooking brownies, in meduim saucepan, combine chocolate caramel candy and milk and melt over low heat, stirring constantly. Or place candy in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on high for 1 minute, remove and stir until melted. Spread over warm brownies and sprinkle with nuts. Place pan on wire rack to cool completely before cutting.

Posted on: Mon, 02/05/2001 - 12:09am
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PERFECT MOIST APPLESAUCE BROWNIES
3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 vegetable oil
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sweetened applesauce
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter 13x9x2 inch pan
2. Put chocolate and butter in microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 1 minute on high or until melted; remove and stir in oil, corn syrup, water, vinegar, vanilla, and applesauce. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; with a wooden spoon, stir completely mixed. Pour in melted chocolate mixture and stir until smooth; fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
4. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Completely cool in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes. cut with sharp knife and remove onto serving plate.
NOTE: for a more cakelike brownie use only 3/4 cup applesauce.

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2001 - 2:52pm
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I tried the heavenly brownies (they were really delicious, although a little sticky) and the applesauce brownies. The applesauce ones were soooo good. You couldn't tell the difference between them and brownies with eggs in them. Even if/when Jake can eat eggs, I'll still make those. Thanks so much!
Does anyone know what brand of caramels are safe? I'd like to try the caramel candy brownies. Thanks!

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2001 - 7:09am
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Mmmmmm what awesome recipes, I am copying them all down! I had barely recovered from the whirlwind of finding out my son is PA when a scratch test also revealed a sizeable reaction to eggs. We're not quite sure about that one, but are modifying his diet for a while to see if some of his more generalized symptoms clear up.
I don't have any more recipes to add, but just wanted to suggest a couple of things. First of all, I bought something called Egg Replacer at the health food store today... the brand is "Ener-G." It does have some very humorous disclaimer on it along the lines of "This product works best in from-scratch recipes and will work with some commercial preparations but not others and it's not our fault if this stuff ruins your food." Heh. The other thing is that we've had a really yummy brownie mix that comes in a white bag (we haven't had it in a while, but I did see it at the health food store today) and says "NO PUDGE BROWNIES" on it. There's also a picture of a pig, I think, on the front! All you need to add to the mix is a carton of plain yogurt, and I believe it's egg-free. These are TOTALLY yummy and I never would've believed how relatively healthy they are if I hadn't seen the label with my own eyes. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Miriam

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2001 - 7:15am
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Quote:Originally posted by Mir:
[b]I don't have any more recipes to add, but just wanted to suggest a couple of things. First of all, I bought something called Egg Replacer at the health food store today... the brand is "Ener-G." It does have some very humorous disclaimer on it along the lines of "This product works best in from-scratch recipes and will work with some commercial preparations but not others and it's not our fault if this stuff ruins your food." Heh. The other thing is that we've had a really yummy brownie mix that comes in a white bag (we haven't had it in a while, but I did see it at the health food store today) and says "NO PUDGE BROWNIES" on it. There's also a picture of a pig, I think, on the front! All you need to add to the mix is a carton of plain yogurt, and I believe it's egg-free. These are TOTALLY yummy and I never would've believed how relatively healthy they are if I hadn't seen the label with my own eyes. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Miriam[/b]
I e-mailed ener-g foods a while back (last spring, I think) and they told me that they don't guarantee any of their foods to be free from cross-contamination (they also make things with peanut and tree nut). They make pretty much everything on shared lines (although they clean between runs-but still don't guarantee that it would be completely safe) I decided to quit using the egg replacer.

Posted on: Sun, 02/18/2001 - 6:06am
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gw_mom3, thanks for letting me know. Geez. (I was just posting about how PA affected my day today and I was already feeling a little fragile and now I'm downright teary.) I am new to PA and it never even occurred to me to check an egg replacer for cross-contamination. So much for that. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Miriam

Posted on: Sun, 02/18/2001 - 11:02am
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Mir-I know just what you mean. It seems that every day there are letdowns, setbacks and more foods the add to the list of things that my kids can't eat. It's so discouraging. Luckily, we have these forums to vent in-believe me, I've done lots of venting here and it always makes me feel a little better.
I never thought to check that egg replacer either, until I requested ener-g foods' catalog and saw how many products they make with peanut and tree nut in them. That always raises a red flag for me.
I can't imagine how frustrating an egg allergy must be. We're avoiding egg now, but since I don't think my son is allergic (another story), I know (hope) it won't be forever. Here's hoping your son outgrows at least his egg allergy, if not his PA.
Gale
[This message has been edited by gw_mom3 (edited February 18, 2001).]

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 4:43am
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Jawar:
The No Cow Brownies were delicious! I can't wait to try the other recipes. I have been trying for years to find a good eggless brownie recipe. Thank you so much! Only one problem--they were all gone in less than 24 hours!
Joanne

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 12:53pm
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Mir--
I'm typing this as fast as I can -- heart in throat. THE NO-PUDGE BROWNIES are NOT egg-free. Egg whites are listed very clearly in the ingredients -- although I had to pull the price tag off to see the whole list. I do keep a package of the mix on hand -- the only forbidden food in my whole pantry, actually -- because they *are* great. I love to use them if I need a very quick dessert-to-pass for a party away from home.
Just don't want to lose anybody to a bite of brownie!!!

Posted on: Sat, 03/29/2014 - 8:42am
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I just made these vegan brownies and they came out good. They tasted like any brownies from mix you would buy in the supermarket (not as good as the from scratch recipe on the Bakers Unsweetened baking chocolate box, but good).
http://www.veganbaking.net/recipes/brownies-and-bars/brownies/ultimate-brownies
I used Earth Balance vegan butter sticks and Enjoy Life Mega Chunks for the chocolate, which melted perfectly in the microwave.
(I have also used Earth Balance spreadable vegan butter also and it is almost identical to regular butter.)

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Question of the Week: Answered!
Every week, PeanutAllergy.com is answering one of the questions posted in our community.
Our Answer:
Baking without eggs is a difficult, but not insurmountable, challenge. There are two options: an egg substitute or a recipe without eggs whatsoever. It sounds like you did not have success with FAAN’s egg substitute, but some other egg substitutes are most suitable for brownies.
Applesauce is one of the best egg substitutes for baking. You can substitute ¼ cup of applesauce for each egg in the recipe. You can also add ½ teaspoon of baking powder to make the brownies thicker and fluffier. Note that brownies made with applesauce instead of eggs tend to come out heavier and more moist. Yogurt can also replace eggs in a brownie recipe. You can use ¼ cup of yogurt for each egg in the recipe.
Sometimes it can be easier to use a brownie recipe without any eggs needed. Checking out some vegan recipes and baking blogs can be helpful in this regard. Click here to check out a Vegan Brownie recipe to try.
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Posted on: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:20am
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After years of experimentation, we have had luck with this recipe from the book "Bakin' Without Eggs".
http://www.food.com/recipe/no-cow-brownies-274956
It's really good!

Posted on: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:26am
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I'm trying to understand why this original post from 2001 would be "question of the week"! Most of the replies to this inquiry are quite dated, to the point of being obsolete. Moderator, I suggest a change in your approach to finding content for your newsletters that is current, and relevant.
On the off chance that anyone is actually still interested in a response to this post, you should note that Ener-G Egg Replacer is nut and peanut free, check out their website for current information. One poster republished 4 recipies from bakin without eggs - I'm sure the author would prefer support in the way of purchasing their book, not publishing without their permission.
I have been very successfully basking for 20 years without eggs (or nut or peanuts and sometimes without gluten and dairy). Check the recipes section for my posts with original recipes, including brownies. The best non-commercial egg replacer is 1 tablespoon oil, 1 Tablespoon water, and 1.5 teaspoons baking powder. Mix other, add when eggs are called for.
I suggest those who are looking for good information on dealing with allergies outside of peanut, that you check out Allergic Living Magazine (including their website) for current, relevant information on dealing with all types of allergies.

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