Vegan Brownies

Today’s post is all about these Vegan Brownies! Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s website, I made mine with walnuts and a few extra chocolate chips. Honestly, I think these brownies are better than “regular brownies” and they suit anyone who is dairy-free and super easy to make gluten-free!

If you do not have gluten-free self rising flour, that’s ok! If you ever need to make self-rising flour, the ratio is 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1 1/2 tsp baking powder  and 1/2 tsp salt.  Since this recipe only takes 3/4 cup flour, tsp of baking powder should suffice.

So here’s the recipe! I’ll bold the ingredients that I changed.


Vegan Brownies!

  • 5 Tbsp Sunflower Oil  ( + extra for greasing pan)
  • 1 cup dairy-free dark chocolate
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free all purpose flour ( + 1 tbsp of baking powder and pinch of salt) 
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground vanilla
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • 2/3 cup dairy-free chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9×9 pan with a little sunflower oil.

Melt dairy-free dark chocolate in microwave in heat-proof bowl at 30-second intervals, stirring in-between intervals (Be careful! chocolate can easily burn in microwave).

Mix gluten-free flour mixture, cocoa powder together. Sieve if possible, if not, mix with a whisk until mostly clump free. Mix in maple syrup. Then add ground vanilla and almond milk. Add the sunflower oil and melted chocolate and stir until well-combined.

Pour into greased pan and then add walnuts and chocolate chips to make sure they are evenly distributed.

Put into oven for 20-25 minutes.

Add extra chocolate chips and walnuts on top after removed from oven. 🙂


If you would like to see Jamie Oliver’s recipe –>

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