`Gluten Free Vegan Brownies (V+GF): a one bowl recipe for the best gluten free vegan brownies made with simple, whole ingredients. Vegan, Gluten Free, One Bowl. Try the paleo version here.
Happy Fourth of July! And what a happy 4th it’ll be with these gluten free vegan brownies. Say whaaaaa? Yup. I said it. But how did this all begin? All with a question (yes, I’m in the habit of answering my own as well as other people’s questions). Okay, maybe it was several questions.
“Can you make this recipe?” “Wait, can you veganize this?” “But, what if you combined this meal with this dessert?” (Don’t even get me started on this one.) “You could totally make this gluten free, right??”
As a food blogger, I get all of these awesome, challenging, and sometimes nerve-wracking questions everyday. And most of them are from my family. They mean well, but truth be told, they are HUNGRY. And they’re not afraid to show it.
Well, Family, I’m gonna BRING IT. Cause that’s what I was born to do (and be constantly hungry, too). Today, I bring you, and that wonderfully quizzical family of mine, the ultimate Gluten Free Vegan Brownies recipe.
Yeah, I said it. ULTIMATE.
The way I feel about this recipe is the way I feel about my Best Vegan Brownies. But even better because, they’re gluten free. Oh yeah! And did I mention, one bowl? I mean, one bowl?? This satisfies even the most dishwashing-repelled folks in the room. I’m not the only one here, right?
You see, ever since I published my best vegan brownies recipe, I’ve been getting requests to:
- Make those brownies for every occasion. Think: birthday parties, picnics, brunches, first day of school, Netflix-marathons, just cause, bad day pick me ups, and plain old I Need ‘Em–That’s Why occasions.
- Make them gluten free. Note to self: why, oh why weren’t they GF to begin with? Was I too hungry to think?
- Make a paleo version, which I finally did!
- Sleep less so I can bake more.
Here you are, my lovely readers, my lovely family. Make these gluten free vegan brownies. Close the shades. Cancel all of your plans. Get into your favoritest, coziest, softest pajamas. It’s time to treat yourself to a full evening/afternoon/heck morning of chocolate indulgence, brownie-style.
My sister Jenny, who is the ultimate (word of the day, pshaw) brownie lover LOVES these brownies. Back in the day, when I was in college, Jenny made her incredible brownies every time I visited. Those brownies were moist, indulgent, chocolatey and just plain ol’ YUM.
Since then, she’s retired her brownie pan, and her brownie edge pan. And her brownie mascot uniform. But she’s never forgotten her love of brownies. She also probably can’t forget as she reminds me to make another batch of these for her every time we chat. So, I raise my brownie to you, sis. Cheers to our mutual, undying love of chocolate. 🙂
Just a suggestion—and make that a highly delicious one—whenever Erik and I are craving chocolate dessert like it’s nobody’s business, here’s how we get our life-saving chocolate fix:
Step One: Bake one batch of these gluten free vegan brownies.
Step Two: Whip up a big bowl of coconut whip.
Step Three: Make some homemade chocolate shell (recipe coming soon).
Step Four: Get into cozy jammies, grab a good book or two.
Step Five: Slice brownies, top with a HUGE dollop of coconut whip and drizzle with homemade chocolate shell.
Step Six: Bask in 100% chocolate bliss.
My Gluten Free Vegan Brownies are:
- beyond easy to make, in just one bowl
- vegan, gluten free, dairy free
- made with just 10 ingredients, yep, including the salt
- rich, chocolatey and just everything
- full of whole ingredients
- simply and wonderfully indulgent
- moist, fudgy and just the right amount of dense
- plant-based and allergy-friendly
- perfect for those who don’t like washing dishes (that would be all of us, right?)
So grab a bowl, just one, and put on some of your favorite feel-good tunes. It’s time to get our bake on! I’ll bring the coconut whipped cream, you bring the appetite. I’ll meet you by the couch. Or the fireworks show. You let me know, okay? 😉
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Just in case you’re looking for the SUPER fudgy and paleo vegan version of these brownies, try my Ultimate Fudgy Paleo Vegan Brownies. Watch the video below and see just how easy they are to make. 😉
- ¼ cup natural, unsalted almond butter
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water, whisk together, set for 5 mins)
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons gluten free oat flour
- ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together almond butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup and melted coconut oil. Whisk until it resembles caramel.
- Add cocoa powder in ¼ cup increments, whisking until shiny and smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Whisk in vanilla and salt.
- Add flax eggs in, whisking until well incorporated. In thirds, whisk in the oat flour. As the batter gets harder to whisk, switch to folding with a rubber spatula. Fold until well incorporated and no flour patches remain.
- Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into pan. Using a rubber spatula, smooth batter into an even layer.
- Bake for 28-32 mins. Mine took about 30 minutes. Cool for 1 hour, or until completely cool. Slice into 16 brownies. Enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
- These brownies freeze well. Wrap in parchment or wax paper. Store in a freezer-friendly airtight container for up to a month. Thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes before enjoying. Or, heat in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.
- Try these simply indulgent chocolate recipes (all V + GF): brownie cookies, double chocolate pecan brownies, and drizzled chocolate walnut cookies.
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If you’re looking for a paleo option, try my Ultimate Fudgy Paleo Vegan Brownies (V, GF, Paleo, DF). YUM.
When you just can’t decide between a cookie and a brownie: try my Vegan Chocolate Brownie Cookies (GF, V, DF)
Chocolate for DAYS. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free). This must be what love tastes like.
What’s your favorite way to eat a brownie? In a sundae, all by itself?
I can’t wait to hear your responses.