Gluten Free Vegan Brownies

  • Author: Kim-Julie Hansen


3/4 cup natural unsweetened apple sauce
1 large super ripe banana, mashed
3/4 organic brown sugar
1 cup vegan butter
1/2 cup walnut almond milk
1 3/4 cups gluten-free all purpose flour
1tsp baking powder (aluminum free)
3/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Pinch of salt
Optional: vegan chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit/ 180 degrees Celsius.
Melt the vegan butter in a small pot at low to medium heat and remove from the stove as soon as it’s completely melted.
In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients and add the melted butter, apple sauce, almond milk, banana and banana one by one.
Mix well until the batter is smooth and even.
Add the chocolate chips (optional).
Either line a 8.5 x 6.5in/21 x 16cm baking tray (with parchment paper or grease it with a little bit of oil or vegan butter and add the batter.
Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes.
Tastes best when enjoyed hot straight out of the oven with a scoop of vegan ice cream.


If you choose to use chocolate chips, simply look for “dairy free” or even “vegan” on the package and then double check the ingredients list. Most dark chocolates are vegan, but there are always exceptions, so I like to make sure it really doesn’t contain any animal products. One thing that confused me in the beginning was the “may contain traces of…” mention. That means that the product was made in a facility that also processes animal products and the mention is added for legal reasons. That does not mean that it contains animal products, however, and most vegans I know (including myself) choose to consume foods with that mention as long as the ingredient list is 100% vegan.

Keywords: brownies, vegan, chocolate, gluten-free