Vegan Gluten-Free Brownies

These vegan gluten-free brownies combine the best of ingredients to create delicious gooey chocolate brownies that everyone can enjoy. Gluten-free egg-free brownies are easy to make and full of flavor and that soft brownie texture that will keep you coming back for more!

A stack of three gluten-free brownies sit on a plate in front of a bowl of chocolate chips ad more brownies in the background.

It’s not easy making dishes everyone will love. If you have family with different dietary needs or your fixing a treat for friends that you are uncertain about, having a recipe everyone will love is critical! That’s where these vegan gluten-free brownies come in.

I love having a treat everyone can enjoy…and love! If you’re the same, be sure to check out these vegan gluten-free recipes that everyone will love!

How to Make Vegan Gluten-Free Brownies

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  1. In a large, microwave-safe mixing bowl, combine vegan butter, sugar, and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
    Ingredients are in a glass bowl, including chocolate, sugar, and vegan butter.
  2. Cook for 1 minute, set aside until the chips have melted, and stir to combine. 
  3. Stir in the milk, vinegar, and cornstarch.
  4. Stir together the almond flour, flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt.
    Dry ingredients are in a bowl, including cocoa powder, gluten-free flour, and more.
  5. Combine flour and milk mixtures along with the remaining chocolate chips.
    A liquid chocolate mixture is being poured into a bowl with a mixture of four and cocoa powder.
  6. Stir until just combined (with no more big lumps of flour).
  7. Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.
    Brownie batter is being poured into a baking dish.
  8. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
  9. Let the brownies cool completely before slicing.

Key Ingredients

  • Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
  • Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
  • Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
  • Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
  • Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
  • Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
  • Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
  • Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
  • Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
  • Vegan butter
  • Sugar — I use granulated sugar, but you can substitute brown sugar.
  • Chocolate Chips — Use the best dairy-free chocolate chips for your brownies.
  • Plant-based milk
  • Vinegar — I recommend apple cider vinegar because it’s more mellow than most vinegars.
  • Cornstarch
  • Almond Flour — We’ll use a bit of almond flour or almond meal.
  • Gluten-free flour — Use a high-quality 1:1 baking flour.
  • Baking powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Salt

Storage Tips

Store brownies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days. You can also freeze them in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 2 months.

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Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Adding a bit of almond flour helps create that chewy texture we love in brownies.
  • Melting chocolate chips into the batter infuses every bite with rich chocolate flavor.
  • Dissovling the sugar into the brownie batter helps create that shiny brownie top that we all love.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Do vegan brownies contain gluten?

A typical vegan brownie recipe is made with all-purpose flour, which is not gluten-free. The only way to make your vegan brownies gluten-free is to use gluten-free flour along with other ingredients to make them chewy and delicious.

Is Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Brownie mix vegan?

Many Betty Crocker baking mixes are referred to as “accidentally vegan.” That means they’re made without dairy or eggs. To make a gluten-free brownie mix vegan, use an egg substitute (such as a flax egg, JustEgg, or applesauce).

How many calories are in a gluten-free vegan brownie?

There are approximately 315 calories per slice, depending on how large you make your slices.

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Serving Suggestions

Serve your vegan brownies with any of the following on top:

Vegan Brownies

If you love these vegan gluten-free brownies, don’t hesitate to make some more. Here are some favorites to try next:

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Brownies

These are both vegan and gluten-free brownies. They feature a crispy, shiny top and a rich, fudgy center. It's a perfect sweet treat whether you're gluten-free or not!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 316kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Lightly grease a 9×9 baking dish.
  • In a large, microwave-safe mixing bowl, combine vegan butter, sugar, and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Cook for 1 minute. Set aside until the chips have melted. Stir to combine. 
  • Stir in the milk, vinegar, and cornstarch.
  • In a separate bowl stir together the almond flour, flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt. Pour the flour mixture into the bowl with the chocolate ingredients along with the remaining chocolate chips. Stir until just combined (with no more big lumps of flour). Do not over-mix.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake 40 to 45 minutes. For more gooey brownies, remove them from the oven at 40 minutes. Otherwise, cook for 45 minutes.
  • Let the brownies cool completely before slicing.

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Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 403IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

5 Responses to Vegan Gluten-Free Brownies

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyInes Reply

    Hi! Can arrowroot starch or tapioca starch be used instead of cornstarch? If so, how much? I can’t have corn products. Thank you!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJulie Reply

    5 stars
    Everyone loved these brownies!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      So glad you loved them, Julie!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJeanette Paisley

      Can these be made with regular all purpose flour?

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Jeanette! I usually talk about gluten-free substitutions with my all-purpose flour recipe, but didn’t think about all-purpose flour as a substitution for this recipe. I’m sure it would work. Or if you’d like, you can try my vegan brownies recipe (it receives rave reviews from everyone who tries it, vegan or not vegan!).

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