Attention all brownie lovers and gluten-free enthusiasts: if you’re looking for a tasty treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, then this recipe is for you! I present to you the ultimate fudgy vegan brownie recipe that is sure to leave any chocolate craving satisfied.
Not only is this recipe free of gluten, eggs, and dairy, but it also includes some nutritious ingredients such as flaxseed meal and applesauce. You don’t have to compromise on taste to enjoy a healthy treat.
But wait there’s more: this recipe is easy to make, requiring just a handful of ingredients that are readily available in most households. From start to finish, you’ll have scrumptious brownies baking in just 30 minutes.
So whether you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle, have dietary restrictions or are just seeking an indulgent dessert option – this recipe is your answer. Don’t believe me? Give it a shot and let your taste buds be the judge!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you looking for an indulgent treat that’s still healthy and free of gluten and dairy? Then look no further than these Egg & Gluten-Free Brownies! They’re the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your health goals.
But what sets these brownies apart from other gluten-free or vegan brownie recipes? For starters, they’re incredibly fudgy thanks to the combination of flax eggs, applesauce, and stevia powder. The addition of walnuts provides a satisfying crunch, while vanilla yogurt adds a subtle tang that balances out the rich chocolate flavor.
Plus, this recipe is versatile enough to suit any dietary need. Whether you’re strictly vegan or just avoiding dairy and gluten, these brownies have got you covered. And best of all, they require no complicated ingredients or equipment – just simple items like cocoa powder, coconut oil, and a few pantry staples.
So whether you’re whipping them up for a special occasion or just needing a midweek pick-me-up, these Egg & Gluten-Free Brownies are sure to win over even the most discerning sweet tooth. Try them out today and see for yourself why they’re our go-to choice for guilt-free indulgence!
To make these delicious gluten-free and egg-free brownies, you’ll need the following list of ingredients:
- 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour is my favorite)
- 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar (you can use coconut sugar or stevia powder as a sugar-free option)
- 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 4 teaspoons of flaxseed meal + 10 teaspoons of water (to make flax eggs)
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt (you can use a dairy-free alternative if you prefer)
- 1/4 cup of water
- Optional: add-ins like chocolate chips, walnuts, zucchini, or mini vegan chocolate eggs for festive occasions.
You will also need a mixing bowl, a whisker or spoon, an ovenproof dish or brownie pan lined with parchment paper, and an oven preheated to 350 degrees.
The Recipe How-To
Now, let’s dive into the exciting part – making these delicious Egg & Gluten Free Brownies.
- 2 flax eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup coconut sugar (best sugar substitute)
- 1/4 cup stevia powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, make the flax eggs by mixing 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal and 5 tablespoons of water. Set aside for a few minutes to thicken.
In another bowl, whisk coconut oil, coconut sugar, stevia powder, and vanilla extract together until well-combined.
Add your flax eggs into the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
Sift in the gluten-free flour blend, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix all until smooth.
Pour in three tablespoons of water into the batter and continue to mix until it becomes shiny and smooth.
Fold in your optional add-ins like walnuts, chocolate chips or any other nuts or seeds you like.
Grease an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray or line with parchment paper so the brownies won’t stick.
Pour your brownie mix into the dish and spread evenly throughout.
Bake brownies for about 20 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test. Make sure the brownies rise and are set in the middle.
Remove from oven and let it cool in the pan for a few minutes before slicing into perfect squares.
There you have it, an easy to make, vegan and gluten-free brownie recipe. Enjoy!
Substitutions and Variations
One of the most exciting things about cooking is the opportunity to experiment with different flavors and ingredients. This recipe for Egg & Gluten Free Brownies can be customized according to your taste preference, dietary restrictions, and pantry staples. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:
– To make this recipe vegan, replace the yogurt with a non-dairy alternative such as coconut or soy yogurt. You can also swap honey or maple syrup for stevia powder.
– Instead of applesauce, try using mashed bananas or pumpkin puree to add natural sweetness and moisture.
– If you don’t have flaxseed meal on hand, you can use chia seeds instead. Make chia eggs by mixing 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water until the mixture thickens.
– Feel free to swap out walnuts for other nuts or seeds such as almonds, pecans, or sunflower seeds. You could also add some shredded coconut for extra texture.
– For a twist on traditional brownies, try adding zucchini to the batter. Grate one medium-sized zucchini and squeeze out any excess liquid before incorporating it into the mixture.
– If cocoa powder isn’t your thing, you can use melted dark chocolate chips instead. Simply melt 3 tablespoons of vegan chocolate chips in a double boiler over low heat until smooth.
– If you want to make these brownies even more decadent, add a handful of vegan chocolate chips on top before baking.
Remember that substitutions may affect the texture and moisture content of your brownies, so adjust baking times accordingly. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with new flavors!
Serving and Pairing
These egg and gluten-free brownies are capable of standing on their own, but they pair perfectly with a few accompaniments that elevate their flavors. For instance, if you’re in the mood for something decadent, top the brownie with a scoop of coconut milk ice cream or some whipped cream. You can also toss in some walnuts or chocolate chips into the brownie mix for an added nutty crunch.
If you prefer something a little lighter, consider slicing up some fresh strawberries or raspberries and adding them to your serving. The sweet-tart combination of the fresh berries nicely complements the richness of the chocolate. Additionally, a generous sprinkle of powdered sugar makes these brownies irresistible.
For those who love coffee, try pairing these delicious brownies with a cup of freshly brewed hot coffee. The bittersweet flavor profile does an excellent job complementing the richness of the chocolate pigment in these bites.
If you’re looking to incorporate some nutrition into your dessert, consider making a big fruit salad and topping it with crushed-up brownie pieces as a topping. You can also balance out your dessert by pairing these fudgy vegan gluten-free brownies with a glass of unsweetened vanilla yogurt or almond milk. Regardless of how you choose to eat them, these treats are sure to satisfy any craving or dessert impulse!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
These egg and gluten-free brownies are perfect for making ahead of time, especially if you’re planning to serve them at a gathering or for your family on the weekend. I recommend baking them the night before and allowing them to cool completely on a wire rack. Once they have cooled, place them in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.
These brownies can also be stored in the freezer! To do so, wrap each brownie individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store in an airtight container or freezer bag. When you want to serve them, simply allow them to thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes or heat them up in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) for 5-7 minutes or until warmed through.
Reheating these brownies is quick and easy! You can either reheat them in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds per brownie or warm them up in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) for 5-7 minutes. They will still taste just as good as when they were fresh out of the oven!
One of the best things about these brownies is that they don’t dry out quickly like some gluten-free baked goods tend to do. With proper storage, they will stay moist and fudgy for days after baking. You can enjoy them as a dessert or snack throughout the week!
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that we have gone through the recipe and how-to steps for these delicious gluten-free and dairy-free brownies, I want to provide you with some tips that will help ensure perfect results every time.
Firstly, it is crucial to not overmix the batter once all ingredients have been combined. Doing so will cause the brownies to become tough and chewy rather than soft and fudgy. Mix only until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Secondly, be sure to measure ingredients accurately using measuring cups or spoons. This is especially important when dealing with gluten-free flours, which can be finicky if the ratio of dry to wet ingredients is not precise.
Thirdly, do not skip the step of making flax eggs by combining water and flaxseed meal. Flax eggs mimic the binding properties of traditional eggs and are essential in creating a cohesive texture for our egg-free brownies.
Fourthly, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake your brownies in the center rack for even baking. Avoid opening the oven door during baking as this can cause temperature fluctuation and uneven baking.
Lastly, allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares. Gluten-free baked goods tend to be delicate when warm and may fall apart when sliced while they’re still hot.
By following these simple tips, you’ll have perfect fudgy vegan gluten-free brownies every time without fail!
Now that you know how to make these delicious gluten-free and dairy-free brownies, you might have some questions about the process. In this section, I’ll answer the most frequently asked questions to help you achieve the best results possible. Whether it’s about substitutions, variations, or storage tips, I’ve got you covered. So without further ado, let’s dive into the FAQs!
What does less egg do to brownies?
Eggs play a crucial role in many recipes, particularly in brownies where they contribute an essential component of moisture. Inadequate moisture in a recipe can lead to a dry and crumbly final product. Furthermore, eggs act as a leavening agent in baking, creating air within the batter which allows the brownies to rise to the desired softness and texture.
Is there a brownie mix without eggs?
If you’re looking for an egg substitute for baking, Ener-G Egg Replacer is a popular choice. You can find it easily both online and in most grocery stores. It is available in individual packets as well as bulk bags. This product includes ingredients that help to promote rising during baking, similar to the effect of adding eggs, while ensuring the batter is mixed well to create a texture that resembles that of conventional brownie batter.
What happens if you add an extra egg to brownie mix?
To achieve a fudgy brownie texture, it’s best to avoid excessive egg usage in the recipe. The recommended amount of eggs is usually two as stated on the back of the box. Any more eggs added to the mix can lead to a cakier consistency.
What makes brownies fudgy?
When it comes to making brownies, the proportions of flour and fat used will determine its texture. For a fudgy texture, it is advisable to add more fat, such as butter and chocolate, whereas a more cakey texture requires more flour and baking powder for leavening. The sugar and egg amounts can remain constant regardless of the desired texture.
In conclusion, these egg and gluten-free brownies are perfect for anyone looking for a delicious and healthy treat. With its unique blend of ingredients like flaxseed meal, vanilla yogurt, and applesauce, this recipe yields fudgy yet nutritious brownies that will satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your health.
Whether you are vegan, allergic to eggs or gluten, or simply looking for an easy and tasty dessert recipe, these brownies are sure to impress. You can also easily make substitutions and variations to fit your personal preferences.
So next time you’re craving something sweet and indulgent, try making these egg and gluten-free brownies at home. Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they’re also good for you! Don’t forget to pair them with a glass of cold almond milk or a scoop of dairy-free ice cream for the ultimate guilt-free dessert experience.
Egg & Gluten Free Brownies Recipe
- 7 tablespoons gluten-free flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons flax seed meal
- 1 1/2 tablespoons stevia powder
- 8 tablespoons applesauce
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla yogurt
- 1 tablespoon walnuts (chopped) (optional)
- Combine flour, cocoa, and salt; mix well.
- Whisk together water, flax meal , Stevia, applesauce, and vanilla.
- Add flax mixture to flour mixture. Mix until blended, but DON'T overmix.
- Pour into greased 8 inch pan.
- Sprinkle with walnuts (optional).
- Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes.
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