23 Best Vegan Brownie Recipes [Easy Dairy-Free Baking Ideas]

Find your new favorite vegan brownie with these plant-based and egg-free dessert recipes. Ingredients from sweet potato to banana, and avocado to black bean, these creative takes on the chocolate classic are healthy, dairy-free, and (most importantly) delicious.

vegan plant-based brownie recipe ideas

The one dessert that can make anyone go weak in their knees is the amazing brownies. The gooey texture, the rich brown color, and the heavenly taste are an experience that no one ever would want to miss.

Now, most brownie recipes use eggs and butter. But, what if you are vegan? Can you not have these delicious brownies at all? Of course, you can, and you must have even brought and enjoyed some vegan brownies from a bakery. But why buy them when you can make them at home?

Well, we are now about to share the best vegan brownie recipes, which if you make once, you never will go for the bakery brought ones ever again. So, let us get started.

Cocoa & Vanilla

vegan chocolate brownies recipe

Where better to start than with the basics? Swapping out the eggs and dairy for cocoa powder and almond milk serves as the foundation for almost any plant-based brownie recipe. Meanwhile, we use a mix of ground flaxseed and water to replicate the structural and leavening properties of eggs. If you start anywhere, make it here.

Try This Recipe: Our vegan chocolate brownies use a simple batter made from unsweetened cocoa powder, flour, and almond milk, before being baked for just 30 minutes. The final result is a rich, chocolatey dessert perfect for bakers of all skill levels.

Peppermint Chocolate Fudge

vegan homemade peppermint fudge brownies

When you want to get into the festive holiday spirit, these peppermint brownies are the perfect sweet treat to serve without using any animal products. The recipe perfectly replicates the chewy, fudgy texture of traditional brownies thanks to a precise ratio of flour and flax eggs.

To make these peppermint brownies, you will need flax eggs, vegan butter, sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and peppermint extract, plus crushed peppermint candies for the top. Cream the butter, sugar, and cocoa powder together over a double boiler, then add the other ingredients. Top with a chocolate ganache if you want to make them extra indulgent.

Banana Brownies

fresh vegan chocolate brownie with banana and almond

For indulgent brownies that make you feel as if you’re staying healthy, try these fruit-packed vegan banana brownies. The mashed bananas act as a binding agent and add moisture to the batter, so you won’t need eggs or oil.

Besides bananas, you will need oat flour, cocoa powder, almond butter, maple syrup, walnuts, and a few other standard baking ingredients. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together, then combine and bake.

Chickpea Brownies

plant based chickpea brownies

In addition to being vegan, these healthy brownies are also gluten-free, making them the perfect sweet treat for people with dietary restrictions. Most of the ingredients are natural, so you will not eat too many refined sugars with this treat.

Besides chickpeas, you need nut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, almond flour, and your standard brownie ingredients. The method is easy if you have a food processor. Just blend chickpeas, nut butter, syrup, oil, vanilla, and then add the dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips if you’d like and bake in a square tin.

Fudgy Vegan Walnut Brownies

Dark chocolate and cocoa brownie fudge cakes dessert with walnuts

Many people think that brownies aren’t complete without delicious toasted nuts to balance out the richness of the batter with their crunch. If you’re one of them, then this recipe is for you. 

Besides walnuts, you will need coconut oil, aquafaba, vegan dark chocolate, espresso, and standard brownie ingredients. To make these walnut brownies, beat the aquafaba with brown sugar until fluffy, then add melted chocolate and the dry ingredients. Pour the thickened batter into a square tin and bake.

Flourless Brownies

flourless vegan brownies

If you are making brownies for someone who needs gluten-free ingredients, or you just want the rich, soft texture that comes from flourless chocolate cakes and brownies, this is the perfect recipe for you. Pumpkin puree, almond butter, and brown rice syrup combine to make delicious, moist brownies. 

For this flourless dessert, you’ll need cocoa powder, vanilla extract, baking powder, and flax eggs. The batter combines easily in a food processor, and then you just need to add chocolate chips and bake.

Espresso Brownies

plant vegan coffee espresso brownies

Adding espresso to dessert enhances the chocolate taste and leads to a richer baked good, which is why this coffee brownies recipe is on the list. Besides espresso, you will need oat flour, almond butter, tapioca flour, and standard brownie ingredients.

Whisk together the dry ingredients, mix the wet ingredients together separately, then combine and bake.

Egg-Free Salted Caramel

Egg-Free Salted Caramel Brownies

If you love the taste of caramel, then these brownies are for you. What makes these fudgy little delights the favorite of many is the lovely salted caramel topping. Not only you, your kids too are going to love this one for sure.

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Gluten-Free Almond Butter Blondies

Gluten-Free Almond Butter Blondies

You can use them as a snack or dessert – either way, these soft, gooey, chocolaty blondies, are just perfect. To make them gluten-free a combination of oats and almond flour has been used. You can even make them palm oil-free by opting for nut butter that has no palm oil.

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Chocolate Fudge Zucchini

Zucchini Brownies

These zucchini brownies are grain-free, gluten-free, and vegan. And, they taste so good that you will not be able to resist yourself after the very first bite. Together with zucchini, you also will be using applesauce or yogurt, flax meal, coconut flour, vegetable oil, and a few more ingredients to create this amazing dessert.

Fudgy Egg-Free Cocoa & Vanilla

Fudgy Gluten Free Egg Free Brownies

Not only are these brownies egg-free but also bean-free, and so a perfect choice for those suffering from bean allergy. Yet, they are perfectly fudgy and perfectly gooey just like the other brownies you have ever tasted. The tapioca flour combined with gluten-free white flour and other ingredients shall cast a fudgy spell here, that you definitely will not be able to save yourself from.

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Triple Chocolate Salted Caramel

Triple Chocolate Salted Caramel Brownies

This recipe uses cashew flour, spelt flour, and a dairy-free homemade coconut caramel sauce that you need to be ready to fall in love with. And, it is salty, bittersweet, fudgy, and super chocolaty. Surely, it will be bliss for you if you love chocolates more than anything else in this world.

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Sunflower Kernels, Cocoa & Maple Syrup

Best Vegan Fudgy Brownies

If you have long been waiting for a brownie recipe that is nut-free, oil-free, gluten-free, and also fudgy, chocolaty, and rich, then this one meets your requirements perfectly well. This amazing egg-free, dairy-free recipe is made using only 8 ingredients and a food processor. Sound wonderful, right?

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Macadamia Butter, Zucchini & Vanilla

Fudgy Flourless Brownies

These brownies are flourless, amazingly rich, super gooey, and absolutely delectable. The outer layer is perfectly crisp, and as you take a bite, its gooeyness is going to drive you crazy with disbelief. Yes, something vegan indeed can be so wonderfully delicious, and also they are very healthy.

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip & Applesauce

Easy Vegan Fudge Brownies

These brownies are fudgy and chocolaty. But, we are not talking about the chocolate flavor here, but real chocolate, and lots of them. The experience that you will have is something chewy, chocolaty, and something that melts in your mouth. And, it is also quick and easy to make.

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Chocolate Banana Nut Bread

Vegan Chocolate Banana Nut Bread

These are not exactly brownies but a vegan version of chocolate banana nut bread. However, it tastes so amazing that if you are a brownie lover, you will love this one as well. And what is great is that it is a one-bowl recipe, dairy and refined-sugar free, gluten and vegan free, chocolaty and moist, and immensely easy to make.

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Oat Flour Pumpkin Swirl

Vegan Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

These brownies are pretty chocolaty but they are even pumpkin swirly and spiced. And, as pumpkin and chocolate pairs amazingly well, this one too is certainly worth a try. Also, these are quite fudgy and you will love the texture. It even looks great with the pumpkin swirls – thus, a complete package.

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Black Bean, Flaxseed & Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip

Vegan Black Bean Brownies

If you are interested in a brownie recipe that is fudgy, rich, very chocolaty, and healthy, then you are going to love this one. This recipe uses black beans and just 10 ingredients. So, you will be preparing them quite fast and will not need to wait long before the gooey goodness melts in your mouth. Also, most of the ingredients used in this recipe are already likely present in your pantry. So, you can make them right away, and enjoy eating them to your heart’s content.

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Peanut Butter Brownie Skillet

Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownie Skillet vegan brownies

Brownie skillets are somehow even more decadent than regular brownies. They’re easy to make, and not only can you eat them straight out of the skillet, but you’re also encouraged to do so. Stuffing the brownie with gooey, comforting peanut butter takes the flavor to the next level.

To make this recipe vegan, use applesauce and neutral oil instead of the dairy products and eggs that go into regular brownies (the other ingredients are the same as for regular brownie batter). Put half the dough in the skillet, top with peanut butter, add the remaining batter, and bake.

Zucchini, Flax Egg & Oat Flour

Zucchini, Flax Egg Oat Flour vegan brownies

What if we told you that brownies could be healthy? No, it’s not too good to be true. Using grated zucchini packs these brownies with moisture and extra nutrients without taking anything away from the indulgent flavors.

This recipe is friendly for dietary restrictions by using gluten-free oat flour and flax eggs instead of regular eggs. Combine the dry and wet ingredients separately, then stir them with the zucchini and chocolate chips and bake.

Almond Butter

Almond Butter vegan brownies

Nut butter is one of the secret tricks of vegan baking—it can replace dairy and eggs, acting as a binding agent for batter while adding richness to a recipe. These brownies are deliciously fudgy and indulgent without using any dairy.

You can also make this recipe gluten-free using almond flour instead of regular flour. Combine with the other ingredients—baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder—and bake.

Raw Walnut

Raw Walnut vegan brownies

Sometimes you’re craving brownies, but it’s too hot to cook. In those situations, these raw walnut brownies hit the spot. Plus, walnuts are packed with healthy nutrients, so your sweet treat is actually good for you.

Even better, making these raw walnut brownies is super easy. Just toss walnuts, dates, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, coconut oil, salt, and vanilla extract in a food processor or blender. Then, press the dough into a tray and freeze until it sets.

Double Chocolate Quinoa

double chocolate quinoa vegan brownies

Quinoa is a vegan superfood that is packed with protein. It also makes a surprisingly good brownie ingredient. The quinoa helps the brownies bind together, which is important when using a ‘loose’ gluten-free flour.

The recipe is vegan because you can use vegan butter and flax eggs. The indulgence comes from melted dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Combine the ingredients, cooking the quinoa ahead of time, and bake.

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