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Gluten Free Vegan Brownies

Fudgy, chewy, ultra-chocolatey Gluten Free Vegan Brownies that also happen to be oil free! They are easy to make in 1 bowl.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Nora Taylor


  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup soy milk *or almond/coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar *or coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose gluten free flour *I used Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or non-dairy chocolate chips, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper for easy removal of the brownies.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the ground flaxseeds and soy milk. Let them sit for about 2 minutes to thicken slightly.
  • To the bowl with the flaxseed/milk mixture, add the applesauce, sugar and vanilla. Stir well to combine. Now add the almond flour, gluten free flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and stir everything together until just combined.
  • Fold in the optional walnuts or chocolate chips (or a mixture of both), if desired.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top evenly. Bake for 25 minutes. Let the brownies cool for 15-30 minutes if possible before serving.


  1. Store leftover brownies covered at room temperature for 2-3 days, in the refrigerator for 4-5 days or freeze them.
  2. Almond flour is necessary for providing fat and texture since there is no oil/butter involved. There is no good substitution.
  3. I used Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Flour, but other all purpose gluten free flours should work as well. If you aren't gluten free, you can substitute regular flour.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg