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Vegan Gluten Free Almond Flour Brownies

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Amazing almond flour brownies ready to be served.

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

9

Everyone loves a classic brownie, but finding a good gluten free option/recipe can be challenging. Just because you’re avoiding gluten, shouldn’t mean that you have to sacrifice the goodness of an amazing brownie. These Almond Flour Brownies are delicious, gluten free, and vegan.

I gave these to five different people to sample and no one believed they were vegan and not made with regular flour or loads of white sugar. Now I’m not saying these are healthy but they are the perfect treat for when you want to treat yourself or your BF/GF this Valentine’s Day. 

Batch of Almond Flour Brownies sitting on counter next to a bag of Almond Flour.

Almond Flour Brownies on a plate on the counter with one cut out of the batch.

Why you’ll love these Almond Flour Brownies: 

  • They’re easy to make – only 12 ingredients!
  • They are gluten free 
  • That gooey chocolate is TO DIE FOR
  • This recipe can be made in one bowl 
  • So damn good with ice cream
  • Can make a keto variation if need be by subbing the sugar

Almond Flour Brownies in pan ready to be baked in the oven.

How to make Almond Flour Brownies 

These Almond Flour Brownies are so easy to make. People will think you’re some bad ass professional baker, and they’ll have no idea just how easy it is to make good tasting, gluten free baked goods. Grain free baking doesn’t have to be time consuming, and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the delicious flavour we all love about brownies. To make these brownies it’s so simple, all you need to do is:

Wet ingredients mixed in a glass bowl on the counter.

Powdered ingredients added into the wet ingredients for Almond Flour Brownies.

1. Preheat your oven and line a 8X8 baking tin with parchment
2. In a large mixing bowl, add your egg replacement and water. You’ll want to prep this first and let it sit for five minutes for the perfect consistency
3. To that same bowl (yep, seriously one bowl for this recipe) add the remaining wet ingredients and stir it up

All ingredients for Almond Flour Brownies sitting in glass bowl all mixed up.

4. Then time for the dry ingredients, stir those babies in but don’t over stir it! Just enough so everything is well combined
5. Pour the batter into the baking pan and flatten using the back of a spoon so it’s nice and smooth
6. Top with yummy chocolate chips evenly before baking for extra chocolatey goodness

A batch of Almond Flour Brownies all cooked and ready to enjoy. Cut into squares.

Why almond flour?

I love making baked goods that we know and love in a way that can be consumed by everyone, and that’s why using almond flour is a great alternative when you have someone in your household that has a gluten allergy, or if you’re just trying to avoid gluten yourself. I’ve had some terrible gluten free brownies and I just don’t feel like you should have to miss out on delicious brownies because of your gluten intolerance! 

Bag of Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour sitting on counter.

Bag of Almond Flour next to Almond Flour Brownies and a mixing cup.

For this recipe, to make it grain free, I used Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour which you can easily find in your local Whole Foods. Almond flour can be used in replacement of regular white flour, and is made from whole, blanched sweet almonds which are notoriously healthy by providing us with a good amount of manganese and vitamin E. Plus, they add a healthy boost of protein and are low in carbs. Using almond flour can be a great way to bring the healthy components of almonds into your diet, and you can’t even taste the difference! 

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Vegan Almond Flour Brownies

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9
  • Category: Sweet Treats
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Description

These super easy almond flour brownies, are gluten-free and delicious. Whip up a batch for your Valentine, or yourself 😉


Ingredients

Scale

Wet ingredients:

2 Bob’s Red Mill Egg replacements + 4 tbsp. warm water

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup maple syrup

3 tbsp. almond milk

2 1/2 tbsp. melted coconut oil

Dry Ingredients:

1 cup almond flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

pinch of sea salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla

Topping:

1 cup mini dark chocolate chips


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8X8 baking tin with parchment, lightly grease and set aside.

To a large mixing bowl add your egg replacement and water.  Stir till combined and let sit for 5 minutes.

To the same bowl, add the remaining wet ingredients and stir till well combined.

Now add all your dry ingredients and stir till well combined.  You don’t need to over stir, just till the wet and dry are combined and there is no excess flour.

Pour the brownie batter into the baking pan and flatter using the back of a spoon.  Top with chocolate chips (evenly) before baking for 30-35 minutes (toothpick test works great).

Remove from oven and let rest in the pan till cooled.

Enjoy!


Keywords: best, chocolate, easy, free, fudge, recipe, gluten, sugar, vegan

 

Saria Jamshaid

There turned out sososo good!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Saria!

Erika

Made these this morning prepping for a retreat I am cooking for and they turned out so perfect and were so easy. I wanted A recipe I knew would turn out being both gluten free and vegan and I know I can always trust Maria for that! I used flax eggs instead and replaced a 1/4 of the cocoa powder with the Harmonic arts 5 mushroom chocolate powder and they are perfect! Will for sure be a go to brownie recipe for me.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSS THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY

Elena

I loved this recipe, only I used 1/3 of the sugar cause I don’t like very sweet treats and this works perfectly too 🙂 . First time I tried it, I also put an intermediate layer of frozen red fruits and got a quite proper moist texture, although I still got some falling little pieces. Yesterday I attempted the same recipe without the frozen fruits and turned out on the dry side. Any tips on how to work on that? It always turns a bit drier that I expect. Could it be my baking? I also used regular flour both times.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hello Elena! Can you please confirm what you are changing from the recipe exactly when you cook this and I will be able to better assist you!

Elena

Hi Maria! I use wheat flour instead of the chickpea one and use 1/3 cup of sugar instead of 1. I also skip the chocolate chips on top. I am also very new to treats so could it be that I am doing something wrong with baking. Maybe leaving it longer in the oven…

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Elena! It sounds like maybe there were a bit too many modifications based on my original recipe. I believe this recipe uses Almond Flour so when using Whole Wheat I would suggest using 1/4 cup less as it’s much more drying. I would then ask you to substitute a little less liquid since you are not using all the sugar. That should help!

Elena

Ηi Maria, thank you so much! I am always improvizing a bit that is why I avoid pastry making 🙂 But I will keep this advice! I loved it!!!

Nicole

I know it’s an almond flour recipe, but do you think substituting oat flour will be okay instead of almond?
These look delicious!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

It should be ok hun!! Let me know how it goes!

Niki

I have maybe baked one thing in my life which ended in disaster so I was so nervous to try it, but I did and this recipe was SO simple!! And these brownies are to die for!!! Seriously. Soft and full of just the right amount of flavour without the added guilt!
PS: love the app!! I use it quite often.

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes me so happy, thank you so much for the love!

Branson

Love the chocolate peanut butter mix. Delicious.

Don’t plan on making these for anyone, you’ll just end up eating them all yourself.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Great tip, Branson. They really are not shareable.

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