Super Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Updated: Aug 7, 2019

These brownies are RICH, super CHOCOLATEY (of course), and hella fudgy. Oh and did I mention they're vegan, gluten free, AND oil-free?? Oh yes. You don't need oil to make a fudgy brownie! Try it for yourself and see!

Don't let the picture above fool you. As fudgy as the brownies look there, they are MUCH fudgier (is this a real word?) in person.

Ingredients (6 brownies):

1/2 cup oat flour

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup cacao powder

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 super ripe banana, very well mashed

3 tbsp nut or seed butter*

1/3 - 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chunks

1 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt (optional)**


1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Mix oat flour, almond flour, cacao powder, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

3. Add maple syrup, mashed banana, and nut butter to the mixture. Mix until completely incorporated.

4. Fold in chocolate chips. Bake for 20 min and let cool for another 20-30 min. The cooling process is very important! Your brownies may appear underdone when just out of the oven but will firm up with time. Be patient - it’ll be worth it!


*Choose nut butters with minimal ingredients. If they have have too many fillers they may not work the same in this recipe and they’ll certainly won’t be as healthy. I like to use one ingredient butter, but some a salt is okay! I like using Trader Joe's peanut butter or sunflower butter.

**If your nut butter and/or chocolate chips contain salt, you may want to opt out of this one! Up to you.


Intentional Ingredients:

  • Oats are a great source of soluble fiber (beta-glucan) and have anti-cancer, anti-atherosclerosis, and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Almonds are not only full of healthy fats, they are also packed with nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium, and manganese. They are also a rich source of antioxidants and can help maintain healthy levels of both blood sugar and blood pressure.

  • Cacao is a good source of fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and zinc⁣. It is loaded with phytochemicals such as polyphenols, flavanols, and catechins that act as powerful antioxidants in the body⁣. It fights harmful free-radicals, improves heart health, and increases blood flow to the brain, improving cognitive function. It may even play a role in cancer prevention!

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