Better Brownies Recipe -
Better Brownies Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Better Brownies

Recipe by  

"This is a great recipe for people who are vegan or just looking for a desert that tastes good. You can replace the sugar entirely by doubling the amount of stevia powder. You can also replace half of the all-purpose flour with whole grain flour."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 1 13x9-inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Mix the cocoa powder, vegetable oil, and water together in a bowl. Stir the stevia and sugar into the mixture. Pour the soy milk and vanilla into the mixture and stir. Add the flour and baking powder; continue stirring until the batter is smooth.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 35 minutes.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 02, 2010

These are delicious! They are moist and have an intense chocolate taste. I omitted the stevia and they were sweet enough. There wasn't enough batter to pour in a 9x13" pan though, so I just used a 8x8" pan. I cooked only 20 min, since by then, the batter was pulling away from the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center came out clean.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 10, 2010

I'm sorry to say, but your recipe was VERY misleading. I did what you suggested, omitted the sugar and doubled the stevia. It was WAAAAAYY to sweet! different stevias are different concentrates. It probably would've been good if I used half the (concentrate) stevia, no sugar, and about 1/2 C. honey, then maybe sprinkle the top with powdered sugar. I hope this helps. (please do not double the stevia - BAD IDEA)


20 Ratings

Jan 27, 2010

This brownie recipe still turned out great despite my attempt to make it healthier. I substituted 1:1 the vegetable oil for no-sugar added apple sauce and only put in 1/2 cup of sugar. Also sprinkled some almond slivers on top and used extra dark Hershey's cocoa powder. My best sort-of-healthy chocolate desert!

Jul 28, 2011

What type of stevia powder do you use? It must be 90% fillers. With Trader Joe's stevia powder, 1/8 teaspoon sweetens a gallon of sun tea and I've never used more than 1/4 teaspoon in any baked item I've made.

Dec 07, 2010

Wonderful emergency brownie recipe.... few ingredients that are always in the pantry! Thank you :-) [omitted the stevia and they were sweet enough]

Feb 26, 2010

Best vegan brownies I've tried. I used 1/3 cup oil and 1/3 cup of apple sauce as suggested by other reviewers. I added almond and peanuts since I really love chocolate with nuts. It turned very good. Would definitely make it again.

Feb 16, 2010

OMG...Better, no, no, no Best Brownies. I almost chomped my fingers off when I finished mixing the batter, lol. I did not have stevia so I just completely skipped it, & as someone mentioned, it was perfectly sweet. I also used only 1/3 cup veg oil and used unsweetened apple sauce for the other 1/3 cup. I used 1/2 cup Vanilla soy milk and 1/3 soy creamer (ran out of soy milk) and out of habit I threw in 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp instant coffee. My entire fam LOVED it. By far, the best brownies, we have made! Thanks for sharing.

May 17, 2010

Pretty good! I altered the recipe just slightly to my tastes, but this came out pretty yum for sure! Great basic recipe with a lot of potential for tweaking! =)


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies

See how to make a brownie even better!

MMMMM... Brownies

These chocolate brownies from scratch are easy, moist, and delicious.

Vegan Brownies

A great chocolate dessert for people who avoid dairy and eggs.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States