Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Brownies

I prefer not to have too much sugar in my diet. But every once in a while I need a little something to satisfy my sweet tooth. So I made this version of brownies to be refined sugar-free.

Dress them up with icing to make for a delicious dessert. Or, without icing, these are packed with vitamins low in sugar enough to eat for breakfast on-the-go. Either way, they are super healthy and delicious. I made these with my cherry coconut whipped cream and were awesome!

Gluten-free often makes desserts dry and brittle but this version is a lot more moist than the standard gluten-free brownie recipe. Bananas are the key. Find some browning or rotting bananas, it will bring a chewy, moistness without the banana aftertaste.

Optional: Cherry Coconut Whipped Cream

Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Brownies

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups Gluten-free flour (all-purpose)
  • cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup Dark cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Bananas (about 3 well ripened, crushed)
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened coconut milk
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Vegan dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Cocoa nibs (for garnish)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease a 13 "x13" baking dish. In large bowl, combine flour, maple syrup, black cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until well blended.
  • In another bowl, mix the banana puree, coconut milk, olive oil and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to dry, mixing until everything is even. Add the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the dough into the baking dish and garnish with cocoa nibs.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean.
  • Let the brownies cool completely before removing them from the baking dish.
Keyword brownies, chocolate, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan

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