Delicious Plant-Based Brownie Recipe for Vegans

Are you ready for the best fudgy vegan brownies of your life? This recipe is not only decadent and delicious, but it’s also gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, making it perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know how important it is to stick to a healthy diet without sacrificing flavor. That’s why I’m thrilled to share this recipe with you today.

With only one bowl and some simple ingredients, these brownies are easy to make and take less than an hour from start to finish. Whether you’re baking them for yourself or sharing with loved ones, these fudgy vegan brownies are sure to impress.

Our ingredient list includes walnuts, semisweet vegan chocolate chips, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, Ener-G Egg Substitute, and gluten-free flour blend. But don’t worry if you don’t have all of these on hand – I’ll provide substitution and variation tips later on in this article.

These brownies are perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions or simply looking for a healthier alternative to traditional brownies. Plus, they’re refined sugar-free and egg-free without sacrificing taste or texture.

So whether you’re a vegan or simply looking for a sweet treat that won’t make you feel guilty afterward, these fudgy vegan brownies are the way to go. Trust me – your taste buds will thank you.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan  Gluten Free Brownies
Vegan Gluten Free Brownies

Do you consider yourself a chocoholic? If you do, then you’re in for a treat with these mouthwatering vegan gluten-free brownies! The combination of semisweet vegan chocolate chips and unsweetened cocoa powder creates an irresistible fudgy texture that is difficult to resist. Trust me, taking one bite will transport you to chocolate heaven.

What’s even better is that this recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly. Yes, it’s possible to indulge in sweet treats while prioritizing your dietary restrictions. Gone are the days of feeling guilty about eating a brownie (or two) because now you can enjoy them without worrying about consuming any ingredients that may not sit well with your body. These brownies aren’t just healthy – they’re also absolutely delicious.

Another reason to love this recipe is its simplicity. As someone who loves creating in the kitchen, I appreciate the beauty of a one-bowl recipe. This easy vegan gluten-free brownie mix allows for minimal cleanup and maximum satisfaction. Say goodbye to complicated recipes and hello to a stress-free baking experience.

Last but not least, these fudgy vegan brownies provide an endless possibility when it comes to variations and substitutions. If you prefer walnuts over chocolate chips, go for it! If you prefer using coconut sugar instead of granulated sugar, go for it! You can tailor these brownies to your liking and still maintain their decadence.

In conclusion, why wouldn’t you love this recipe? It provides a guilt-free indulgence that’s easy-to-make and has endless variation possibilities – what more could you ask for? Once you try these fudgy vegan gluten-free brownies, there’s no going back. Get ready for a sweet taste explosion!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in guilt-free decadence with these Vegan Gluten Free Brownies!
Indulge in guilt-free decadence with these Vegan Gluten Free Brownies!

Before we move onto preparing our Vegan Gluten-free Brownies recipe, we need to gather all the necessary ingredients. Fortunately, these brownies aren’t overly complicated and won’t require you to scour every aisle in the grocery store. Here’s what you’ll need:

Dry Ingredients:

  • ½ cup gluten-free flour (you can use a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend or rice flour)
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp xanthan gum (optional, but helps with texture)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (you can substitute with coconut sugar or brown sugar for a healthier option)

Wet Ingredients:

  • ½ cup vegan butter, melted (you can use coconut oil as well)
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flaxseed meal mixed with 5 tbsp warm water and left to sit for a few minutes)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup semisweet vegan chocolate chips
  • Optional: chopped walnuts (for some crunch)

Make sure you have all of these ingredients ready before getting started!

The Recipe How-To

 A fudgy, chocolatey treat that's completely dairy-free and gluten-free? Yes, please!
A fudgy, chocolatey treat that’s completely dairy-free and gluten-free? Yes, please!

Step 1: Prepare the Dry Ingredients

First things first, let’s gather our dry ingredients. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine gluten-free flour, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, and baking powder. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Step 2: Create the Egg Substitute

In a small mixing bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of Ener-G Egg Substitute with ¼ cup of warm water. Whisk well until well combined.

Step 3: Mix the Wet Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, mash one ripe banana using a fork or an immersion blender until it becomes smooth and creamy. Then add 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce and mix them until incorporated.

Step 4: Combine the Ingredients

Now it’s time to bring everything together! Whisk the egg substitute mixture into the wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients mixture to the bowl and mix until just combined.

Step 5: Stir in Toppings

Fold in your choice of toppings such as chopped walnuts or semisweet vegan chocolate chips into the batter.

Step 6: Bake Away

Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with coconut oil or vegan butter, then pour in the batter. Level out with a spatula so that it’s nice and even. Preheat your oven at 350°F and bake for about 25 -30 minutes.

Enjoy your mouth-watering, fudgy vegan gluten-free brownies!

Substitutions and Variations

 These brownies are so delicious, you won't even miss the butter or flour.
These brownies are so delicious, you won’t even miss the butter or flour.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand that everyone has different dietary needs and preferences. That’s why I always try to give readers options for substitutions and variations to make the recipe perfect for their individual tastes. Here are some of my suggestions for substitutions and variations on this vegan gluten-free brownie recipe:

– Sweeteners: Instead of using granulated sugar, try using coconut sugar or maple syrup for a more natural sweetness.

– Flours: If you don’t have gluten-free flour on hand, you can substitute it with rice flour or almond flour.

– Chocolate chips: Don’t have semisweet vegan chocolate chips? Any vegan chocolate chips or chunks will work, or you can chop up a vegan chocolate bar into small pieces.

– Nuts/Seed: You can add your favorite nuts or seeds to the batter to give these brownies a crunchy texture. Walnuts work best, but pecans or pumpkin seeds would be great too.

– Applesauce and banana: If you don’t have these ingredients, replace them with ¼ cup of vegan butter.

– Xanthan gum: If you don’t have xanthan gum, you can use 1 tbsp of guar gum instead.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients to find what works best for your taste buds. By making simple ingredient swaps and adjustments, anyone can create their own unique variation of this delicious fudgy vegan gluten-free brownie recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 One bite and you'll forget they're vegan and gluten-free.
One bite and you’ll forget they’re vegan and gluten-free.

These vegan gluten-free brownies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without resulting in any guilt. You can serve these fudgy vegan delights with a scoop of your favorite non-dairy ice cream or simply enjoy it as it is. If you’re feeling fancy, you can top them off with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or some chopped walnuts to add that extra crunch.

These tasty treats also pair well with a hot cup of coffee or tea, especially if you’re looking to have something indulgent without the extra calories. If you’re serving them for a party or special occasion, you can try dressing them up with some fresh berries or drizzling them with a homemade dairy-free ganache.

The best part about these brownies? They are versatile and perfect for any time of the day – whether you’re craving something sweet for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Plus, they are great for sharing with family or friends who may have dietary restrictions.

So go ahead and indulge in these scrumptious brownies without worrying about any negative repercussions. Enjoy them for their rich flavor and delectable texture, and revel in the fact that they are both vegan and gluten-free.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These brownies are the perfect dessert for anyone with dietary restrictions.
These brownies are the perfect dessert for anyone with dietary restrictions.

These vegan gluten-free brownies are perfect for making ahead of time, storing, and reheating when ready to serve. Here are some tips for storing and reheating these scrumptious treats.

If you plan to make the brownies ahead of time, let them cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, wrap the brownies tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

When it comes to reheating the brownies, there are a few options. One way is to preheat your oven to 350°F and place the brownies on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Heat the brownies in the oven for about 10 minutes or until warm. This will help bring back that fresh-out-of-the-oven look and taste.

For a quick reheat, microwave a single brownie for about 20-30 seconds or until heated through. However, be careful not to overheat, as this can result in a tough texture.

If there are leftovers, I suggest slicing them into individual servings and storing them in an airtight container in your freezer. These brownies freeze well and can last up to 2 months. To thaw, simply remove a serving from the freezer and let it come to room temperature.

These storage and reheating tips ensure that you always have delicious vegan gluten-free brownies available at any time – perfect for satisfying those chocolate cravings whenever they strike!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Chocolate lovers, rejoice – these Vegan Gluten Free Brownies are everything you're looking for.
Chocolate lovers, rejoice – these Vegan Gluten Free Brownies are everything you’re looking for.

Making vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free baked goods can be a bit tricky. But with the right ingredients and techniques, you can create delicious treats that are healthy too. Here are some tips that will help you get perfect results with this vegan gluten-free brownie recipe.

1. Use quality ingredients

When it comes to baking, the quality of ingredients makes all the difference. Use high-quality vegan chocolate chips and cocoa powder to ensure a rich, deep chocolate flavor in your brownies. Also, make sure your gluten-free flour blend is fresh and has xanthan gum or another binding agent to replace the gluten.

2. Follow the recipe closely

Baking is more of a science than an art, so it’s important to follow every instruction closely – especially when you’re working with alternative ingredients like flax eggs and coconut oil. To avoid any mishaps, measure everything before adding it to your bowl and double-check your oven temperature.

3. Do not overmix

Overmixing the batter can lead to tough, dense brownies. Mix until everything is just combined and smooth, then stop stirring – even if there are still small lumps present.

4. Add variety

If you want to add a little crunch to your brownies, chop up some walnuts and sprinkle them on top before baking. You could also add dried cranberries or shredded coconut into the batter for extra flavor.

5. Let them cool

Brownies are tempting straight out of the oven but resist the urge! Wait for them to cool down completely before cutting into squares as letting it cool will allow it to set properly.

Follow these tips for perfect results every time you make these fudgy vegan gluten-free brownies!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these vegan gluten-free brownies are the real deal. They are easy to make and incredibly delicious, and they won’t leave you feeling guilty after indulging in a sweet treat. The ingredient list may seem overwhelming at first, but with a little preparation, you’ll be making these brownies like a pro. Whether you have dietary restrictions or not, these brownies are sure to please anyone who tries them.

I challenge you to give this recipe a try and taste the difference for yourself. With its mix of cocoa powder, semisweet vegan chocolate chips, and crunchy walnuts, these brownies will quickly become your new favorite dessert. Not only will your taste buds thank you, but your body will also benefit from the wholesome ingredients used in this recipe.

Let’s embrace the power of healthy eating without compromising on flavor. These vegan gluten-free brownies are proof that eating well can taste great too! So, go ahead and whip up a batch of these fudgy delights to enjoy with friends and family. Trust me; nobody will miss the dairy or gluten when they take a bite of these beauties!

Vegan Gluten Free Brownies

Vegan Gluten Free Brownies Recipe

I tried this recipe from Susan O'Brien's "The Gluten Free Vegan" The banana flavor overpowered the chocolate and they were spongy not chewy. So I am still working on adjusting this recipe. I posted it to see the nutritional information and am open to suggestions for improvement.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 16 Brownies
Calories 112.4 kcal


  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup agave nectar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 banana, peeled and mashed
  • 1 1/8 teaspoons Ener-G Egg Substitute
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 Spray an 8 inch square pan with vegetable oil non stick spray.
  • In large mixing bowl oil and agave nectar, add the applesauce, mashed banana. Whisk 2 TBSP warm water with 1 1/2 tsp Ener-G and add to mix.Add cocoa powder and mix to blend.
  • In separate bowl sift together flours, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt. Add to wet ingredients, blend well. Do not over beat.
  • Mix in by hand vegan chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Spread evenly in greased pan.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 45gCalories: 112.4kcalCarbohydrates: 14.3gProtein: 2.2gFat: 6.7gSaturated Fat: 1.1gSodium: 87.5mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 1.1g
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