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Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies (So Easy!)

by Capri Lilly
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This Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies recipe is a straightforward, easy recipe that gives you exactly what you want in a brownie: an indulgent, chocolatey, fudgy treat. This fool-proof recipe provides you with healthy-ish brownies that are gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and naturally sweetened—a perfect guilt-free dessert! 

If you love gluten-free, vegan chocolate desserts, you’ll have to try our Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies or Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Raspberry next!

two gluten free vegan brownies stacked with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top

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This Vegan Brownies Recipe is SUPER easy and great for beginner bakers or even seasoned experts. The recipe is so simple! There is no need for flax-egg or non-dairy butter—most of the ingredients are most likely already in your pantry.

This recipe helps take the guesswork out of gluten-free baking when it comes to brownies. There is no need for box mix or any gluten-free flour blend. The base for these brownies is almond flour, almond butter, and raw cacao powder. Mixed together you get gluten-free brownies with the perfect texture and undeniable taste!

six vegan gluten free brownies on parchment paper

Reasons You’ll Love These Fudgy Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies:

  • They are super easy to make. Simply mix all the ingredients in one bowl and bake!
  • Adhere to almost every food allergy: gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan (Sorry to those who are allergic to nuts, this recipe does call for almond flour.)
  • Healthy-ish Brownies: They are perfectly sweetened and full of flavor without the need for processed sugars. Coconut sugar and a bit of maple syrup gives them just the right amount of sweetness.
  • A Crowd Favorite. I haven’t met a single person who does not LOVE these brownies! No matter if you are vegan, gluten-free, keto, paleo, or none of the aforementioned, these brownies taste incredible (and any skeptic of vegan brownies will be quickly swayed after tasting these brownies)
vegan chocolate chip brownie batter in a parchment lined baking dish before baking
Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies Before Baking

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Almond Flour: Be sure to use blanched (skins removed) almond flour and not almond meal, which is simply ground almonds and has a grainy texture. Blue Diamon Almond Flour works best.
  • Raw Cacao Powder: Raw cacao is higher in nutrients than regular dutch processed cocoa powder. Both work interchangeably in this recipe.
  • Coconut Sugar: I love coconut sugar. It is a natural sugar made from coconut palm sap and is a healthier alternative to refined sugar. Coconut sugar tastes similar to brown sugar but has a slight caramel taste—which I love! If you do not want to use coconut sugar in this recipe, feel free to use brown sugar as a substitute. 
  • Baking Soda: This is needed to keep these brownies fluffy and fudgy! 
  • Creamy Unsalted Almond Butter: I know, it sounds bizarre, but trust me, you can’t taste the almond butter at all! The almond butter helps to make these brownies fluffy and rich!
  • Non-Dairy Milk: helps to provide the rich, fudginess we all love. Feel free to use your favorite non-dairy milk substitute.
  • Maple Syrup: Make sure to use pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup.
  • Unsweetened Applesauce: It’s the perfect substitute for oil, butter, and eggs and it adds nutrients while making binding the ingredients together; so there is no need for flax eggs or chia eggs.
  • Vegan Chocolate Chips: Of course, we cannot forget about the chocolate chips! If you want to keep this recipe vegan be sure to purchase high-quality chocolate with few ingredients (without dairy).  
  • Vanilla Extract: because vanilla and chocolate go INSANELY WELL together. 

How To Make Vegan Gluten-Free Brownies

  1. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk all the dry ingredients together: almond flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl combine all the liquid ingredients: non-dairy milk, almond butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and applesauce. Stir until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together and form a uniform light brown color.
  4. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and use a spatula to mix everything together. Fold the chocolate chip into the batter.
  5. Pour the batter into the parchment-lined pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow the brownies to cool for 2-3 minutes. Grab the outsides of the parchment paper to remove from the baking dish. Slice and Enjoy!
brownies in a parchment lined baking dish after baking
Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies Fresh Out Of The Oven

Storing and Rewarming Your Brownies

  • TO STORE: Place the brownies in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to one week. If you prefer, you can store them on the counter for up to 3 days.
  • TO REWARM: place them on a microwave-safe dish and heat for 30 seconds, or until warmed through.
two gluten free vegan brownies stacked with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top

I Hope You Enjoy This Vegan Gluten-Free Brownies Recipe!

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Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies (So Easy!)

This vegan brownie recipe is a straightforward, easy recipe that gives you exactly what you want: an indulgent, chocolatey, fudgy delight. This fool-proof recipe provides you with healthy-ish brownies void of eggs, dairy, refined sugar, grains, and gluten—a perfect guilt-free treat! 
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free Dessert, Healthy Options, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9 brownies
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Finely Ground Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter (or Peanut Butter)
  • 1/4 cup Non-Dairy Milk of Choice
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • In a large bowl whisk all the dry ingredients together: almond flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, and salt.
  • In a small bowl combine all the liquid ingredients: non-dairy milk, almond butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and apple sauce. Combine until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together and form a uniform light brown color. (As shown in pictures)
  • Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and use a spatula to mix everything together. Fold the chocolate chip into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the parchment lined pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow the brownies to cool for 2-3 minutes. Grab the outsides of the parchment paper to remove from the baking dish. Slice and Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal

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17 comments

Alice March 19, 2020 - 8:50 pm

5 stars
I made these for my best friend’s birthday party and they were sooooo good! Everyone ate them up in minutes and not one person could guess they were vegan! This is the best brownie recipe!

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Capri Lilly March 19, 2020 - 8:57 pm

Hi Alice! I am so happy to hear that! Glad you like the recipe.

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Capri Lilly March 19, 2020 - 9:26 pm

Hi Alice! I am glad this recipe was a hit for you! It’s my go-to as well for parties. Healthy, tasty, and everyone loves it

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Leslie March 20, 2020 - 8:09 pm

5 stars
I am hooked on these brownies!!! They are loveee

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Capri Lilly March 20, 2020 - 10:13 pm

If you like these brownies, you’ll love my Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. You should try them out 🙂

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veenaazmanov July 24, 2020 - 6:31 pm

5 stars
Made with all the healthy ingredients. These Brownies look fudgy and gooey and definitely delicious. Love your recipe.

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Bhawana July 24, 2020 - 7:07 pm

5 stars
Your fudge brownies are making me drool. What beautiful looks they have. Your clicks are great for these.

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Cindy July 24, 2020 - 7:17 pm

5 stars
I’ve been in such a cooking rut lately, so I’ve been exploring new recipes to make! I happened upon your recipe and I am so glad I did. I made it today and my entire family loved it! Its doing into our menu plan rotation!! We always have room for dessert at our table! ha!

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Capri Lilly July 28, 2020 - 12:45 am

Hi Cindy! I am so glad you like the brownies. This is definitely one of my favorite pick-me-up chocolatey desserts 🙂

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Dannii July 24, 2020 - 7:18 pm

5 stars
These look super fudgey and delicious. I can’t wait to try them.

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Beth July 24, 2020 - 8:05 pm

5 stars
Oh my goodness do these look so delicious and out of this world! Can’t wait to try these!

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Jenny March 19, 2022 - 7:02 pm

Can you use Greek yogurt instead of applesauce? I didn’t have apple sauce so I hope it turns out well lol

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Capri Lilly March 20, 2022 - 11:31 am

Hi Jenny, I haven’t tried using greek yogurt instead of applesauce. The applesauce in the recipe helps bind the ingredients and make the brownies fluffy (basically an egg replacement). I’d love to hear how it turns out with greek yogurt. Keep me posted if you try! 🙂

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