Why you’ll love these dairy free brownies
- Nothing beats a brownie made from scratch, and they are easy to make!
- These brownies are totally dairy free, yet full of rich, buttery flavor that enhances the fudgy chocolate you’ve been craving.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Cocoa powder – This recipe calls for regular cocoa powder, but I have used the darker, Dutch-process cocoa powder with this recipe and it works just fine. It will create a darker, richer chocolate flavor though.
- Vegan butter – Melted vegan butter adds the rich, butter flavor you will find in a traditional, dairy version of homemade brownies.
- Chocolate chips – Use the best dairy free chocolate chips you can find. I found a local brand that makes dairy free ones, but Enjoy Life makes allergy friendly chocolate chunks that would work great.
How to make these dairy free brownies
Line your baking dish with parchment paper. Just fold the corners. It doesn’t have to be perfect because the batter will fill it out.
In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
Stir in half the melted vegan butter and boiling water into cocoa powder mixture until smooth.
Add sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and remaining melted butter. Whisk until smooth.
Slowly whisk in flour until smooth.
Fold in chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.
Pour batter into pan and top with extra chocolate chips (if desired). Bake for 35-40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Take them out of the oven before you think you should. If you’re toothpick comes out with a tiny bit of batter on it, that’s okay. They’ll be nice and fudge-like.
Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 30 minutes before slicing.
Everything you need to know about dairy free brownies
Normally, brownies don’t call for milk, but if you find a recipe that does, dairy free milk, or even water or cold coffee will be a great substitute.
Yes. If a recipe calls for melted butter, you can easily substitute oil in its place. For this recipe, you could substitute any liquid oil, such as vegetable oil or melted coconut oil in place of melted vegan butter.
No. Cocoa powdered doesn’t contain dairy. The ingredients in cocoa powder should be just cocoa powder and, in some cases, a alkalizing agent. If there is milk listed in the ingredients, it’s probably hot cocoa mix.
More dairy free bars and brownies
- Olive oil brownies
- Skillet brownie sundae
- No bake chocolate peanut butter pretzel bites
- Chocolate chip cookie bars
- Microwave fudge
Even more chocolate recipes you’ll love
- Chocolate pudding
- Hot fudge sauce
- Chocolate cupcakes
- Chocolate chocolate chip cookies
- Dairy free hot chocolate
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 2/3 cup melted vegan butter, divided
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips*
- Preheat oven to 350˚F and line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda and salt.
- Add melted vegan butter and boiling water. Beat with an electric mixer until completely hydrated.
- Next, beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until combined.
- Mix in the in flour until smooth.
- Fold in chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.
- Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until brownies are set but the center is still soft.
- Remove from oven and allow the pan to cool for 30 minutes before removing and slicing.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 353
- Sugar: 36.1 g
- Sodium: 63.1 mg
- Fat: 16.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 4 g
- Carbohydrates: 50.9 g
- Fiber: 2.5 g
- Protein: 3.9 g
- Cholesterol: 31.4 mg
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Published: February 13, 2023. Updated: February 15, 2023.
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