These easy gluten free brownies are the perfect combo of fudgy and cakey. After testing this recipe over and over, I think I finally got the most delicious gluten free vegan brownies. With a slightly crackly top and a chewy texture, these homemade brownies are everything a chocolate lover could ask for. Taking one bite of these gooey brownies will make your tastebuds burst with happiness. But you’ll be back for a few more bites because these gluten free brownies are unforgettable!
Why You Love These Thick and Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies
- These dairy free brownies are chewy, fudgy, and beyond chocolatey. The texture and sweetness of these homemade treats is spot on. You’ll be wanting a second, guaranteed.
- Overall, these easy brownies are a cinch to make. The recipe calls for basic ingredients: vegan butter, sugar, apple sauce, flax egg, and a mixture of gluten free flour. Once everything is combined and baked you are left with the most gorgeous tasting brownie.
- Drizzle these vegan brownies with extra chocolate or don’t, either way, they are loaded with chocolate and will satisfy any sweet tooth.
How To Make Amazing Vegan Brownies
I worked long and hard perfecting these fudgy dairy free brownies and I think it paid off. Many batches went (unfortunately) into the garbage, but not this round. This round worked! And the outcome was a perfect texture and fudgy sweetness.
To make these vegan brownies, simply combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. The melted chocolate along with the melted butter and sugar create the most epic fudgy texture once the brownies are baked. The vanilla extract brings out the chocolate flavours in the brownies, so be sure to not forget that ingredient.
The hardest part of the baking process for these gluten free brownies is the cooling time. It is so important to let the brownies cool completely in the pan before removing or cutting them. The cooling process with gluten free and vegan baking is key in letting the baking finish cooking and fully bind. If you don’t let the brownies fully cool they will be crumbly and then you’ll probably write mean comments on this post. And I don’t want that. So you’ve been nicely warned. LET THEM COOL. And then you will be in brownie heaven.
Life-Changing Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies
Gluten Free Flour
The trickiest part of gluten free baking is always what flour to use. It’s sometimes a bit of a crap shoot hence all the testing that goes into making a gluten-free recipes. I find most all-purpose flours you buy in stores make your baking taste gluten free, and my goal is always to make gluten free baking NOT taste grainy and like sawdust. In this brownie recipe, we use cassava flour and almond flour. With my baking experience, I’ve learned that almond flour is typically too heavy to be the main flour in a cakey dessert. It works as a good supporting flour but typically you need lighter flour like brown rice or cassava to be the main contributor. Cassava flour is more expensive than brown rice but I find it mimics regular flour the best. To my Canadians, the best price I’ve found for cassava flour is at Superstore.
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These life-changing fudgy dairy free brownies are just what your winter evening needs to cap off the night. They are perfectly chewy, fudgy, and rich. If you are doubter of gluten free and vegan baking, you won’t be after a bite out of these gluten free brownies. You won’t even be able to tell they are anything other than delicious.
Gluten Free Brownies
- 1 flax egg
- 3 tbsp melted vegan butter
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips (melted)
- 1/2 cup cassava flour
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
Optional Chocolate Drizzle
- 2 tbsp dairy free chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
- Prepare the flax egg by adding 1 tbsp flax meal with 3 tbsp of water. Let sit in a small bowl for roughly 5 minutes or until a yolky consistency forms.
- Melt 3 tbsp of vegan butter in the microwave and set aside to slightly cool.
- Add the cassava flour, almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together and set the bowl to the side.
- Combine the melted butter with the coconut sugar and use a hand mixers or a kitchen aid mixer to mix together. Then add the flax egg, vanilla, and apple sauce and mix everything together.
- Pour the chocolate chips into a glass measuring cup and melt the chocolate in the microwave until smooth. Add the melted chocolate to the wet ingredients.
- Next, gently add in the dry ingredients to the wet. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and evenly distributed the batter. The batter will be a little sticky to handle but use a spatula to spread it around.
- Bake in the oven for 26 minutes. It is very important to let the brownies cool completely in the pan before removing them. Then cut the brownies into 9 squares.
- Optional to drizzle melted chocolate on top. Melt 2 tbsp of chocolate and 1 tsp of coconut oil together in the microwave and then drizzle over the brownies.
- Store the brownies in a sealed container.