Vegan and Gluten Free Brownies

Vegan and Gluten Free Brownies

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Adjust Servings:
6 ounces (4 ounces melted, 2 ounces chopped) Dairy Free* Dark Chocolate
2 Tablespoons Ground Flaxseeds
6 Tablespoons Cold Water
0.75 cup Sugar (I use Pure Cane Sugar)
0.3 cup Peanut/Almond Butter
2 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
0.4 cup Hot Water
1 cup Almond Flour
0.25 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Sea Salt

Vegan and Gluten Free Brownies

  • 60 minutes
  • Serves 16
  • Medium




Fudgy, chocolate-rich vegan and gluten free brownies that will knock your socks off!

It’s possible to make all of your brownie dreams come true without using any eggs, dairy or gluten!

Instead of the eggs, we are using flax egg which is ground flaxseeds mixed with water and nut butter in this brownie recipe.

Flax seeds are loaded with nutrients. They are high in omega-3 fats, rich in dietary fiber and contain high quality protein!

To help the batter stick together even more and result in that fudge like texture, I use peanut butter.

I love crunchy peanut butter for added texture but any nut or seed butter will work for this recipe.

In place of some all-purpose flour, we are adding almond flour to give these brownies a bit of structure.

Almond flour is a popular gluten free alternative to traditional flour. It is low in carbs, packed with nutrients and has a slightly sweeter taste.

It is also rich in nutrients and is particularly packed with vitamin E!

And since brownies equals chocolate, this recipe adds chocolate in 3 editions. Melted chocolate, cocoa powder and chocolate chunks!

Be sure to check the ingredient list of the chocolate you are buying as some may contain traces of milk.

Please give these vegan and gluten free brownies a try and leave your review in the comment section below!






Chop & Melt The Chocolate

First, preheat your oven to 350°F.

Using a serrated knife, roughly chop 6 ounces of dark chocolate.

*Be sure to check the ingredient list of the chocolate you are buying as some may contain traces of milk.

Set 2 ounces of the chopped chocolate aside.

Melt the other 4 ounces of the chopped chocolate in the microwave, using a microwave bowl or measuring cup. Melt the chocolate 3 stages, 20 seconds at a time, stirring each time in between until the chocolate is almost completely melted. Stir well and any small chunks will melt with the remaining heat in your bowl. Set aside.


Make a Flax Egg

In a small bowl, combine 2 Tablespoons of ground flaxseeds and 6 Tablespoons of cold water.

Stir to combine the set aside and let is gel up for about 10 minutes.


Make The Brownie Batter

In a large bowl, combine the sugar, nut butter, avocado oil, vanilla extract and 1/4 cup of hot water.

Whisk well to combine.

Next, add the melted chocolate and flax egg.

Whisk again to combine.

Add 1 cup of almond flour to the batter.

Next, using a fine mesh sieve, sift in 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon baking powder.

Lastly, add the 1t teaspoon salt.

Using a large spoon or spatula, mix the batter well until combined.


Add Brownie Batter To Prepared Pan

Add a long piece of parchment to the baking pan making sure to have some overhang for easy removal after it comes out of the oven.

Spoon the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and spread out evenly.

Next, sprinkle the 2 ounces chopped chocolate on top of the brownie batter and lightly press into the batter.



Bake the brownies n your preheated 350°F oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean.

Allow the baked brownies to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes then lift the brownies out of the pan and move to a wire rack to cool for at least 30 minutes.



Store any leftover brownies in an air-tight storage container on your kitchen counter or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

If you stack them in the container, place parchment paper in between the layers to avoid the brownie squares sticking to each other.


Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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Almond flour brownies are my new best friend 🙂
A healthier vegan, gluten free dessert! They look absolutely delicious!!

Heyyyy girlfriend, I made these with two eggs and I added a scoop of protein powder . I didn’t have flax at the moment . The step kids approved the batter .

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