by Debbie Woodruff April 29, 2021

Coach Debbie is a Team ROAD iD Ambassador, serial Marathoner, and a next-level recipe developer. When it comes to sweet treats that are Vegan and Gluten-Free, Debbie takes the cake. 

These double chocolate brownies are deliciously decadent yet they are dairy and egg-free.  They are so quick and easy to prepare you’ll wonder why you’ve waited so long to make them! I know I did.

I used aquafaba for my egg replacement, this time using the liquid from black beans. What is aquafaba, you ask? Well, simply put, it is bean juice. Seriously, you know that liquid that you usually pour out when you open a can of beans? It turns out that it makes an excellent egg replacement. How amazing is that? The best part (well, aside from it being virtually free), is how simple it is to use as an egg substitute. One egg = Three tablespoons aquafaba. 

Double Chocolate Brownies - Vegan & Gluten Free 

Prep time 15 mins

Cook time 25 mins

Total time 40 mins

Serves: 12

  • 1.5 cups gluten-free flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons black bean aquafaba
  • 2 heaping tablespoons black beans (drained)
  • ¼ cup sunflower oil
  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Sift together the flour, sugars, cocoa, and baking powder and set aside.
  3. Place the aquafaba and the black beans in a blender and blend until smooth
  4. Combine the bean mixture, oil, vegan butter, vanilla, and almond milk and mix until smooth.
  5. Add the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and blend until smooth.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour mixture into a greased baking dish.
  8. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.



Because I wanted a chewier texture for the brownies, I also used two heaping tablespoons of black beans (I drained off excess liquid because I’d already measured in my aquafaba).

I also wanted the brownies to be gooey with melted chocolate, so I used chocolate chips in addition to the cocoa powder. Not all chips are created equal, and many are not vegan, so be sure to check the label. Trader Joes and Enjoy Life brands are both dairy-free. Remember that not all baking powder is gluten-free either, so be sure to read that label too.

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