These fudgy, chocolatey vegan rice cooker brownies are incredibly simple to make, and are insanely delicious! They're more dense than their oven-baked counterparts, and they go especially well with ice cream. Yum!
Mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, and baking soda – make sure it’s all well-mixed, or you’ll get pockets of flour, which are not nice. Do this in a large bowl... and don’t do it in front of a fan. Don't ask me how I know.
Mix the oil, vanilla, coconut milk, and water together, then add a little at a time (you may not need all of it), and mix thoroughly, making sure that all the dry ingredients are properly incorporated. You should end up with a glossy, gloopy substance that’s not dissimilar to Odo when he’s resting in his bucket aboard Deep Space 9.
Tip Odo into the rice cooker bowl (no way to treat a Founder, I know…. but hey, brownies), flip the switch to cook, and go and do something to distract yourself for a while.
Once the cooker switches over to keep warm let it rest for a couple of minutes, and then switch it back onto cook.
Do this around seven more times, or until you can stab Odo, and the knife comes out clean. It should take around an hour and a half to two hours but it really depends on your rice cooker. Mine is just a very basic one, which simply has cook and keep warm functions.
Remove the rice bowl from the cooker, let it stand for a little while to cool off, then release your now-cooked Founder from his bucket.
Cut into squares (or whatever shape you like), and once cool, dredge with cocoa powder.
At this point, you can either; a) share with, and impress, your loved ones, or b) do your best impression of Crabbe and Goyle, and scoff the lot. Cor!
Peanut Butter: 130g (c.½ cup) crunchy peanut butter (preferably with no added sugar, salt, or oil). Reduce the amount of coconut oil by about a third. Add during step 2.
Raisins: 150g (c.1 cup) of raisins added during Step 2, and mixed in well.
Chilli: ½-1 teaspoon of dried chilli flakes added during Step 1. Unless you want Brownies of Mordor, do not add more. Trust me on this.