Vegan Gluten-Free Brownies

If you’re at all like me and love chocolate, you should give yourself a “gimmie” with these easy and delicious, decadent and gooey vegan gluten-free brownies. They come together in minutes and will totally satisfy any sweet tooth you may have. They’re rich and decadent, so savor each bite and enjoy the flavors to their full potential!

Recipe modified from http://beamingbaker.com

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c almond butter
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1/3 c pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 c + 2 T melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 flax eggs (2 T ground flax + 6 T water, stir, let sit till gelatinous)
  • 1/4 c + 2 T paleo baking flour (I use an almond/oat blend)
  • 1/2 c vegan chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F, then line a 9″ round pie dish (you can also use an 8×8 square baking pan, but I like the pizza pie shape, personally).
  2. Combine almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and coconut sugar until all combined.
  3. Add cocoa powder in 3 installments, mixing each time until shiny, then mix in vanilla and salt.
  4. Add flax eggs and finally flour, then fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Bake about 30 minutes, then slice and slowly savor every little bite!

Recipe notes:
Double the recipe and freeze the extras for later!

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t love chocolate and not post a recipe for the classic chocolate chip cookie!  Adapted from the original chef who tried to make chocolate cookies by putting chunks of chocolate in her cookie dough, I give you the original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe- the best failed attempt at innovation probably ever!
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 c flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 c butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 c white sugar
  • 3/4 c packed brown sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 c dark chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Beat together wet ingredients until creamy.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients, then gradually add to the wet ingredients.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips, then drop by tablespoon onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes, then cool and enjoy!

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

These double chocolate chip cookies are the rich kind of chocolatey, and they freeze well, making them a great dessert to make ahead or split and save for later! Enjoy!  Adapted from allrecipes.com.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 2 c flour
  • 3/4 c cocoa powder
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 c dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts or pecans
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all of the wet ingredients until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift together the dry ingredients, then stir into wet ingredients until well incorporated.  Add in chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. Scoop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 8 minutes.

Chocolate Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am a sucker for anything dark chocolate, and a good double chocolate chip recipe is a necessity!  Adapted from Kathy on AllRecipies.
Ingredients
  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c cocoa powder
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • 2 c dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, then add to the wet ingredients.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Scoop onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
*Make sure you use certified gluten free oat flour if you are gluten free. I make my own oat flour by blending rolled oats in my blender until a fine flour forms.
**I have a weak, 700 watt microwave, so I microwaved my chocolate mug cake for 2 minutes. Definitely start with less amount of time and check the mug cake as you go. If you over microwave the mug cake it will be too dry!

Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

In just a few minutes you can be enjoying a healthy, yet decadent treat with this easy, microwave Chocolate Mug Cake, which is vegan and gluten free!  Adapted from TheConscentiousEater.com.
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup oat flour*
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 1 flax seed egg
  • 1½ tablespoon non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon neutral oil
  • 1 tablespoon dairy free chocolate chips
Directions
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, from the oat flour to the salt.
  2. Add in the wet ingredients and stir until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Stir in the dairy free chocolate chips.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased mug and microwave for 1-2 minutes depending on the strength of your microwave.**
  5. Enjoy as is or spread some Chocolate Nut Butter on top for some extra decadence!
Notes
*Make sure you use certified gluten free oat flour if you are gluten free. I make my own oat flour by blending rolled oats in my blender until a fine flour forms.
**I have a weak, 700 watt microwave, so I microwaved my chocolate mug cake for 2 minutes. Definitely start with less amount of time and check the mug cake as you go. If you over microwave the mug cake it will be too dry!