We all have our differences when it comes to the classic brownie and each side has their fierce supporters. Some people want they really want their brownies to be dense, thick with chocolate and nothing but chewy. There are others who love a lighter bite, resembling a cake-like texture but full of chocolatey goodness. I fall in the latter camp most times. Let’s be honest, I’ll take any brownie but if I really had the choice I would take a more cakey dessert treat and this recipe is just that (Which is why these really ARE the best gluten-free & vegan brownies)*.
*Of course this is just subjective but I like to believe that my opinion is right 😉
Your options for this recipe is vast. You have the choice to add or subtract whatever add-ins you’d like. I put just dairy free chocolate chips this time around but I usually LOVE a good handful of walnuts too. I’m a texture freak and I love the flavor of walnuts in my brownies. You, however, might be different, so add (or don’t) whatever you like. What an accommodating recipe! See, it’s another reason why these are the best gluten-free & vegan brownies. Okay, am I killing it for you already?
If you are looking for a softer, cake-like bite that if full of chocolate goodness, then these really are the best gluten-free & vegan brownies you can eat!Print
Walnut Chocolate Brownies
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: 12 1x
- 1 c. Cara’s All-Purpose Flour Blend
- 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/3 c. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 c. dairy free milk
- 1/2 c. vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. nondairy chocolate chips
- 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line a 8″ x 8″ brownie pan with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
- Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour all of the wet ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Place into brownie pan and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned and firm a toothpick/knife comes out clean.
- Allow to sit in the pan and fully cool.
- Serving Size: 1 Brownie
- Calories: 286
- Sugar: 28g
- Sodium: 87mg
- Fat: 11g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 45g
- Fiber: 1.7g
- Protein: 4g
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This recipe has been updated as of 9/8/16. For the original recipe, you can find it in my cookbook, Decadent Gluten Free Vegan Baking.
The cooking time didn’t quite work out for us. Top and sides hard and the middle was still gooey. Then hardened to a brick. Might just be us because worked out for others. Thanks for creating!
Same thing happened to me… twice. Second time I had tried reducing the amount of liquid- still didn’t work. After that I took to the internet for answers, and according to a lot of places it could be your/my oven runs more hot than hers- they suggested letting the temperature by fifty degrees and baking them longer, or it could be the pan being used. Thick glass or thicker metal/insulated pans were suggested.
I have yet to try again, but I think mine might be the pan issue.
Oh I forgot to mention I only baked them half an hour…perfect
Love hearing this Laura! Thank you for leaving a comment 🙂
Hello! Thank you! I made these…..yummy! I am also one of those people that substitutes ingredients and mine worked out….
1/4 C chunky peanut butter for melted chocolate
1 C palm sugar instead of 1.5 C
I am enjoying your blog thanks!
I didn’t have time to make the cara blend and used Bob’s and since my little has a chocolate allergy, but LOVES chocolate, so I used carob… no applesauce, so I used flax meal… Don’t do this. LOL. I need to go get proper ingredients and try again.
Haha I was confused with the 10 hr prep time. But realized that you meant 10 min 🙂 I’m going to make these today! Looking forward to eat them 🙂 Beautiful blog btw!
I was excited to make these for myself and my cousin since we both have extensive food allergies. I could never find a link to click on to figure out the ingredients for Cara’s flour mix ( that someone alluded to above) so I used a gluten free baking flour mix from Whole Foods. The mix looked fine going into the oven, but 40-50 minutes later was fried to my brownie pan (about 1/4″ thick, so nowhere near the height shown in the photographs) and required two hours of soaking in water to remove. This isn’t my first attempt at gluten free and vegan baking, but it might be my last. I’ve tried making cookies, brownies, cakes, etc. from scratch and from boxed mixes and I’m beginning to think my location of a mile above sea level ( in addition to not being able to find exact ingredients) is seriously throwing off the recipes since “normal” recipes with a high altitude recommendation turn out fine. These recommendations have been lacking from every recipe I can eat, so I’m at a bit of a loss as to how you figure out what should be done differently for gluten free and vegan cooking. HELP!
Good luck with everything! I have yet to find that drive and am envious of people who have already found it. The brownies look delicious, too!
follow all your dreams girl.. with a steady supply of these brownies every day:) these look fab
Reba - Not So Perfect Life
Hope you find your purpose. I know how you feel, sometimes our dreams seem so hard to achieve.
I’m making these right now with a few minor changes: subbed your flour blend with trader joe’s gluten-free mix (it’s all I had), subbed the bean flour with coconut flour, used coconut sugar and doubled the ingredients to make one big-mama-pan-o-brownies. In the oven now. So far the batter tastes amazing and the consistency was perfect; can’t wait till we can eat them after they’re baked!
Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom
They look so yummy, can’t wait to try them!
I just ate the last one yesterday and now I need to make another batch. They are THAT good 😉
What’s Cara’s flour blend?
Click on it in the recipe above. 🙂
Bex @ Vegan Sparkles
eeeek, an exciting year then, bella! You have such a beautiful energy and I absolutely cannot WAIT to see what you come up with! Follow those dreams and let yourself SHINE! xxx
This comment put the biggest smile on my face! xo