Fudge Brownies

3/4 cup light silken tofu, crumbled
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened roasted carob powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp vegetable or coconut oil
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup raw sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts

• Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8- by 8- by 2-inch baking pan and set aside.
• Place the tofu, water, maple syrup, carob powder, oil and vanilla extract in a blender and blend until smooth.
• Place the remaining ingredients, except the walnuts, in a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir until combined.
• Pour the blended mixture into the dry ingredients and stir. Fold in the walnuts. Pour evenly into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes. Cool, cut and serve.

Makes 10 brownies