Fudgy Gluten-Free Brownies
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5 from 1 vote

Fudgy Gluten-Free Brownies

The most delicious, rich and fudgy brownies, made vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free! Trust me, they may be healthier than regular brownies, but that doesn't stop them from being good. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tablespoons melted vegan butter or margarine (or light-tasting oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped chocolate and/or walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a bread pan with parchement paper or lightly grease with vegan butter/margarine.
  • Add the dates, apple sauce, butter and vanilla to a high-speed blender or food processor. Process until smooth. (There may be a few small pieces of dates, this is fine).
  • Add the cocoa powder, oat flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt. Process until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate or walnuts if desired.
  • Transfer to the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for at least 10-30 minutes. The longer you let it sit, the more it keeps its shape when cut.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge when completely cooled.

Notes

I also tried this recipe using spelt flour with success. You can substitute the oat flour for spelt flour if not looking for a gluten-free recipe. I also tried it using almond flour and millet flour, which were good, but had a softer texture I wasn't fully happy with.