• 2 cups flour (use 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup oil - preferably vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (optional)

Boil 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of the flour(wheat flour) over low heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches the consistency of a thin gluey paste. Remove from heat and let cool completely. In a bowl mix brown sugar, sugar, salt, vanilla essence, cocoa powder and oil. Then add the flour - water mixture. Mix well. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour, baking powder and the nuts or chocolate chips, if you choose to add those. Spread mixture into a greased 11 x 7 pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until a knife can be inserted and come out clean. Cool it on a cooling tray. Cut it into squares and ready to eat.

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