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Vegan Gluten Free Brownies

Brownies that are not only fudgy but vegan and gluten-free! 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword brownies, chocolate, decadent, fudgy!, gluten free, healthy, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 240 kcal
Author Lauren Harris | Homemade Eatery


  • 260 g dairy-free dark chocolate chips or chunks (50% cocoa solids)
  • 240 ml (1 Cup) Coconut milk, from 1 can
  • 125 g (1 Cup) Gluten-free flour blend
  • 165 g (¾ Cup + 1 Tbsp) Unrefined caster sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Cocoa powder, sifted
  • ¼ Tsp Baking powder
  • ½ Tsp Xanthan gum
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla extract

Topping (chocolate ganache)

  • 2 Tbsp Chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp coconut cream


  1. Add 160 g of the chocolate chips (or chunks) into a bowl with the coconut milk and place in the microwave, warm until both are melted and gently whisk to combine. Add vanilla extract and set aside.

  2. In a separate bowl, add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and stir.

  3. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients stir until a liquidy batter forms. Fold in the other 100 g of the unmelted chocolate chips (or chunks) into the batter. 

  4. Transfer the batter to an 8 x 8-inch brownie tray and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. 

  5. Preheat the oven at 180 C (350 F) for 5 minutes. The batter should sit for a total of 15 minutes.

  6. Bake the brownies for approximately 20 minutes. Stick a toothpick into the brownies. You'll know they are done when you have a few moist crumbs left on the toothpick. Allow it to cool for at least 1 - 2 hours. 

  7. For the chocolate ganache, add the ingredients into a bowl and microwave for 10-second intervals till melted. Spread on brownies as desired.

Recipe Notes

  • GF flour brands that I recommend are Doves Farm, King Arther and Bob's Red Mill.
  • Make sure your vegan chocolate contains around 50% cocoa solids. I use Kinnerton Just Dark Chocolate Bar.