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fudgey gluten free chocolate brownies

Gluten-free Vegan Brownies


These Gluten-free Vegan Brownies are super fudgey, gooey & have gorgeous crinkly tops! Free from oil, dairy and eggs! They can be made in minutes!


Units Scale


  • 100ml of room temperature water
  • 60g of ground flaxseed
  • 260g of caster sugar
  • 300g of dairy-free dark chocolate
  • 160g of dairy-free butter / margarine
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 210g of gluten-free plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 80g of cocoa powder



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C Fan and line a 8×8 inch square baking tin with grease proof paper.
  2. In a small bowl, add in the flaxseeds and water, stir to combine then set aside for 10 minutes. It will thicken and turn jelly-like.
  3. Fill a small saucepan 1/4 full with water and place on the hob over medium heat. Add 3/4 of the dairy-free chocolate into a heat proof bowl. Place the bowl over the pan, creating a bain-marie. Allow the chocolate to melt, stirring with a heat proof spatula. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. You can also melt the chocolate in the microwave.
  4. Add the dairy-free butter / margarine into a saucepan and melt. Pour in the sugar and whisk with a hand whisk to combine. Pour the butter and sugar mixture into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  5. Add the flax ‘egg’ into the butter and sugar, along with the melted chocolate and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  6. Sift in the cocoa powder, baking powder and gluten-free flour. Fold the batter together until combined.
  7. Pour the brownie batter into the lined tin, top with the remaining 1/4 chopped chocolate and bake for 25-28 minutes. Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool at room temperature for at least 3 hours.
  8. Once cool, transfer into the fridge to set the chocolate fully. You can enjoy it warm in a bowl with some ice-cream or allow to set up in the fridge for a firmer, fudgey brownie.


To store: Store the brownies in the fridge in a sealed container. Best enjoyed within a week of making.

When these brownies come out of the oven, they’ll be super gooey in the middle. Allow them to cool completely for about 2-4 hours, before you slice into them to give them a chance to set up. They’ll continue to firm up the longer they’re out of the oven. If you still prefer a firmer brownie, store them in the fridge.

Serving option: Sprinkle some sea salt over the brownies before serving. So delicious! 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Category: Brownies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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