Indulge in Deliciousness: Dairy Free Brownie Recipe

Welcome to my recipe article where I’m excited to share with you my latest creation – the Best Ever Brownies made with dairy-free ingredients. I’m a nutritionist and food blogger who specializes in creating healthy recipes that are organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free. As someone who is conscious about what goes into my body, I believe that eating healthy should never compromise taste.

That’s why I created this recipe – to satisfy your sweet tooth while still being mindful of the ingredients that you’re consuming. Whether you have dietary restrictions or just prefer to eat with health in mind, these brownies are perfect for you.

I spent a lot of time experimenting with different recipes and ingredients until I finally came up with this version. These fudgy brownies are rich and chocolatey, packed with walnuts, and dusted with confectioners’ sugar on top. They’re perfect for sharing at parties, taking to potlucks, or just savoring as a delicious dessert after a meal.

So let’s get started on making these heavenly treats – I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Best Ever Brownies - Dairy Free
Best Ever Brownies – Dairy Free

Are you searching for the perfect chocolatey treat that satisfies your sweet tooth without any dairy products? Look no further than these decadent dairy-free brownies.

Firstly, these brownies are incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these fudgy treats in no time. Plus, since the recipe calls for non-dairy ingredients, it’s perfect for those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies.

Secondly, these brownies are perfect for anyone looking to indulge in a guilt-free dessert. By using olive oil and canola oil instead of butter, these brownies are lower in cholesterol and saturated fats. Moreover, they use granulated sugar and brown sugar alternatives to achieve the perfect sweetness.

Additionally, if you’re searching for diet-friendly desserts that won’t cause problems with your waistline or lifestyle, these vegan chocolate brownies are the way to go. They’re also gluten-free and flourless so everyone can enjoy them without any fear of bloating or discomfort.

Lastly, these fudgy chocolate brownies pack tons of rich flavors that’ll make you blast off to cloud nine. The gooey texture will give you an experience unlike any other dessert. The combination of cocoa powder and chocolate chips will deeply satisfy your cravings for something sweet and chocolaty.

So what are you waiting for? Baking up a batch of these delightful treats is sure to please your friends, family and even yourself! Give them a try today and share them with others- I promise they’ll love them too!

Ingredient List

 Rich and fudgy brownies that are dairy-free? Yes, please!
Rich and fudgy brownies that are dairy-free? Yes, please!

To make these dairy-free brownies, you’ll need the following:

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (75g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar +1/4 cup packed light brown sugar (225g)
  • ½ cup (120ml) canola oil or olive oil
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup dairy-free milk, instead of water

Optional Add-Ins

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or dairy-free chocolate chips

These easy-to-find ingredients are perfect for creating this gluten-free and dairy-free vegan brownie recipe. Don’t worry if you don’t have all your ingredients at once, as there are a few substitutions and variations that can be made to create the perfect brownie recipe tailored to your needs. Let’s jump into the recipe!

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready for a decadent treat with these dairy-free brownies.
Get ready for a decadent treat with these dairy-free brownies.

Now that we have covered the introduction, why you’ll love this recipe, and the ingredient list, it’s time to dive into the main part of this article: (4) The Recipe How-To. This section will serve as your guide on how to make these delicious brownies from scratch. These brownies are easy to make and are free from dairy so everyone can enjoy them.


Before starting, make sure that you have all the ingredients on hand:

  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of non-dairy margarine or olive oil or coconut oil
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of dairy-free chocolate chips

Step-by-step instructions

Now let’s get started on making these amazing dairy-free brownies!

Step 1: Preheat your oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). This will ensure that your oven is ready to go when your brownie mixture is ready.

Step 2: Mix dry ingredients

In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

Step 3: Add in wet ingredients

Melt the non-dairy margarine/coconut oil/olive oil in a large microwave-safe bowl or on a stovetop. Once melted, add in the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.

Step 4: Combine dry and wet ingredients

Add in the dry ingredients mixture slowly into the wet mixture until well combined.

Step 5: Mix in chocolate chips

Stir in chocolate chips until just incorporated.

Step 6: Bake the brownies

Pour the brownie mixture into a greased 9×13-inch baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the brownies.

Step 7: Cool and serve

Let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before serving. You can sprinkle some confectioners’ sugar and chopped walnuts on top for an extra indulgent touch.

Tips for perfect results

  • Don’t overmix your batter as this can cause your brownies to become tough.
  • Use room temperature eggs to get that perfect fudgy texture.
  • If you want to make these brownies gluten-free, use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour.

Now that you know how to make these delicious dairy-free brownies, give them a try and enjoy this easy-to-make and satisfying dessert.

Substitutions and Variations

 Who says you need dairy to make a delicious brownie?
Who says you need dairy to make a delicious brownie?

When it comes to baking, substitutions and variations can be a bit tricky. However, fear not! With this recipe for the best ever brownies, it’s easy to make a few simple swaps to create your own unique twist on this classic dessert.

Firstly, if you’re looking for a vegan option, you can easily replace the eggs with a flax or chia seed mixture. Simply mix one tablespoon of ground flax or chia seeds with three tablespoons of water and let sit for five minutes until it becomes gel-like in texture. This will replace one large egg in the recipe.

For those avoiding gluten, swap out the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free alternative like almond flour or oat flour. This will give your brownies a nuttier flavor that pairs well with the rich cocoa powder and sweet sugar.

To add some texture to your brownies, try mixing in some chopped walnuts or chocolate chips before baking. You could also dust the finished product with some confectioners’ sugar for a more sophisticated presentation.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding in some spices like cinnamon or cardamom to give your brownies a more exotic taste. And if you’re looking to cut down on sugar, you could replace part of the granulated sugar with a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup.

Overall, these brownies are highly customizable and adaptable to suit any taste preference or dietary restriction. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make them your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Indulge in these chocolatey goodness without the dairy guilt.
Indulge in these chocolatey goodness without the dairy guilt.

Once you’ve baked the best ever dairy-free brownies, it’s time to enjoy them in all their glory! These rich, chocolatey treats are perfect for indulging your sweet tooth or sharing with friends and family.

When serving the brownies, consider dusting them with a light sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar for an added touch of sweetness. You can also add some chopped walnuts on top or mix them in the batter before baking, for a crunchy element that complements the fudgy texture.

As far as pairing goes, nothing beats a good cup of coffee or tea to cut through the intensity of the chocolate flavor. A tall glass of almond milk or coconut milk could also do wonders for cooling down your taste buds and adding some creaminess to the mix.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try slicing up the brownies and using them as a base for an ice cream sundae. Top them with your favorite non-dairy ice cream, some fresh berries, and a drizzle of warm caramel sauce for a decadent dessert that’ll impress any guest.

Whatever way you choose to serve and pair these dairy-free brownies, one thing is for sure – they won’t disappoint!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Trust us, no one will even know these brownies are dairy-free.
Trust us, no one will even know these brownies are dairy-free.

Now, let’s talk about what to do with those delicious dairy-free brownies once you’ve made them! You might be tempted to eat them all at once, but trust me – these treats are worth savoring slowly over time. Luckily, they’re easy to make ahead, so you can enjoy them whenever you want.

To make these brownies ahead of time, simply store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or in the fridge for up to a week. You can also freeze the brownies (without any toppings) for up to three months. Just make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in an airtight container or freezer bag.

If you’re reheating these dairy-free brownies, you can do so easily in just a few steps. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Next, take the brownies out of the fridge or freezer and let them come to room temperature for around 10-15 minutes. Then, place the brownies on a baking sheet and heat them in the oven for 5-10 minutes, or until warmed through.

Alternatively, you can microwave the brownies for around 20-30 seconds on high power until they’re warm again. Just be careful not to overdo it – nobody wants dried-out brownies!

Whether you’re eating the brownies right out of the oven or reheating them later on, one thing is certain: they’ll taste delicious no matter what. So don’t be afraid to make a big batch and save some for later – believe me, your future self will thank you for it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Say goodbye to dairy, and hello to these heavenly brownies.
Say goodbye to dairy, and hello to these heavenly brownies.

Achieving the perfect texture and taste for brownies can be a challenge, especially if you’re using dairy-free ingredients. But don’t fret! In this section, I’ll share some tips to ensure that your brownies turn out perfectly fudgy and delicious.

Tip #1: Use Room Temperature Eggs

Room temperature eggs blend better with the other ingredients giving your brownies a smoother texture. Plus, they get to room temperature faster during mixing, which makes it easier to incorporate them into the mixture without over-mixing.

Tip #2: Don’t Overmix the Batter

Overmixing can result in tough and chewy brownies. So, use a light hand when mixing in the flour and cocoa powder. Mix until just combined, and once you do add the flour, mix no more than what is required to make a cohesive batter.

Tip #3: Add Nuts Only If You Prefer Them

Walnuts are a great addition to brownies because they add extra crunchy texture and nutty flavor. But if you or someone you are making them for doesn’t like nuts, feel free to leave them out.

Tip #4: Be Mindful of Your Baking Time

Brownies are best when they’re moist and fudgy, so keep an eye on them while baking. The edges should be firm while the center is still soft and jiggly. Once you achieve that ideal balance of fudge and cake consistency, remove from the oven right away!

Tip #5: Allow Brownies to Cool Before Cutting

Before cutting into your freshly baked pan of brownies allow them 10 minutes of cooling time before transferring them onto a wire rack. This allows the moisture to distribute evenly throughout the brownie resulting in a more flavorful taste.

By following these easy tips, you’ll be able to make perfect dairy-free brownies every time. Delicious desserts don’t always have to sacrifice nutrition; with these habits, you can have your cake and eat it too!


Now, let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about these delicious dairy-free brownies. Reading through these queries will help you clarify any doubts and gain mastery over this brownie recipe. Be sure to read up on these FAQs before attempting to make them yourself so that you are well-prepared for any issues that may arise during the cooking process.

Are any brownie mixes dairy free?

There are several boxed brownie mixes that are available in the market that are free from dairy. Some of these include the Duncan Hines Double Fudge Decadent Brownie Mix, Duncan Hines’ California Walnut Brownie Mix, and Enjoy Life Classic Chocolate Brownie Mix. They are all easy to prepare and can be a great choice for those who want to enjoy brownies without dairy.

Are Betty Crocker brownie mixes dairy free?

It should be noted that several Betty Crocker Brownie Mix products contain milk, including the regular Fudge Brownie Mix in a Pouch, Delights Supreme Fudge Brownie Mix, bar mixes, kits, milk chocolate, and salted caramel varieties. Similarly, milk is present in all of the brownie cups mixes, except for certain varieties.

What is the secret to moist brownies?

Do you want to elevate the taste and texture of boxed brownies? One simple and easy trick is to swap out the water for milk. This substitution can intensify the richness and moisture factor, resulting in an even more delectable and luscious brownie experience.

What if you use milk instead of water for brownies?

When it comes to preparing tasty brownies, ditching water in favor of milk is a game-changer. The richness of milk contributes both to the texture and overall flavor of the brownies. In fact, if you’re interested in creating an even more flavorful outcome, swapping water or milk with coffee creamer is worth a try.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you are a chocolate lover and have dairy intolerance issues, this dairy-free brownie recipe is perfect for you. This recipe contains simple ingredients that are readily available in your pantry or local grocery store. These healthy gluten-free and dairy-free brownies are easy to make and will satisfy your sweet cravings.

Now, you don’t have to sacrifice taste to eat healthily as these vegan chocolate brownies will tickle your taste buds perfectly. You should try to make these easy-to-bake fudgy brownies at least once in your lifetime because they taste amazing! Even those who can consume dairy products won’t be capable of making out the difference between these and their regular counterparts.

Furthermore, you can customize this recipe according to your preference by adding nuts or swapping the type of oil you use. You can even make these brownies ahead of time and store them in an airtight container for several days. Whether as a dessert for yourself or sharing with family and friends, this recipe is perfect for all occasions.

I hope that you give this incredible recipe a trial, and if you do, please let me know how it turns out. Also, feel free to share any variations or changes that you made in the comment section below.

In essence, this dairy-free brownie recipe is a win-win scenario for everyone. It’s an affordable dessert made without animal products that has excellent texture and taste that’s simply difficult to resist!

Best Ever Brownies - Dairy Free

Best Ever Brownies - Dairy Free Recipe

These are great brownies and very easy to make. Best of all - they are also dairy free!!!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 118.3 kcal


  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar, plus
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 walnuts, chopped (opional)
  • confectioners' sugar


  • Cream together margarine and sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
  • Sift together flour, salt and baking powder- add to creamed mixture.
  • Blend in cocoa powder and add chopped nuts.
  • Spread mixture into greased 9-inch square pan.
  • Bake for 35 minutes at 350.
  • When cool, top with dusting of confectioners sugar.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 586gCalories: 118.3kcalCarbohydrates: 20.3gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23.2mgSodium: 90.7mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 14.2g
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