Friday, May 18, 2012

Brownie Crumbles

Everyone needs a small (or not so small) scoop of ice cream once in a while, especially if there's a brownie with it! I love brownies IN my ice cream. But since most or all brownie ice creams have eggs in them, those of us who cannot eat eggs have only one option- to make our brownies homemade. Using Hershey's Best Brownies recipe, I omitted the eggs and replaced them with ground flax seeds and applesauce. This substitute makes the brownies a little crumbly and flat, which results in perfect brownie crumbles.


Brownie Crumbles
1 cup butter, melted
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds + 6 tablespoons water
3/4 cup Hershey's cocoa
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350°. 
Mix together the flax seeds and water; set aside.
Combine butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add applesauce and flax seed mixture. Stir in cocoa and mix until blended. Sift in  flour, baking powder, and salt; beat well. Pour batter into a greased 13x9" pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool completely. Crumble brownies into a bowl and serve on top of ice cream.