These dairy free brownies are gooey and rich with flavor. Top with delicious homemade dairy free caramel sauce for the most decadent dairy free dessert combo. These are also yummy vegan brownies!
When you go dairy free you don’t want to have to give up some of your favorite desserts. One of the best desserts that’s a hit for everyone, is a great homemade brownie recipe. Everyone wants that melt in your mouth, decadent chocolate, ooey gooey bites of delicious brownie. These dairy free brownies are everything you are looking for.
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What ingredients do you need for a dairy free brownie recipe?
In order to make these dairy free brownies from scratch, you need the following ingredients:
- Vegan Butter
- Vegan Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Ground Flax Seeds
- Vanilla Extract
- Cocoa Powder
- Chocolate Bar or Chunks
- Homemade Dairy Free Caramel Sauce
How do you make brownies without milk or eggs?
If you’ve ever tried to make homemade brownies, you know that you need eggs and sometimes milk to make them. Even if there isn’t milk in your mix recipe, there’s milk in your chocolate.
Fortunately, you are able to make delicious homemade brownies without milk or eggs. These easy vegan brownies use flax eggs and vegan butter for the perfect fudgy consistency that many love. You won’t notice any difference in texture in this dairy free brownie recipe, but you will still absolutely love the decadent taste!
How do you make dairy free brownies?
You’ll start by preheating your oven and greasing your pan. You’ll make your flax eggs and then incorporate together the butter and sugars. Once your flax eggs are gelatinous, you’ll add those in half at a time and blend together. Add vanilla and mix together again.
Next, you’ll add all your dry ingredients in at once. The flour, cocoa, and salt. Stir that together. Then, fold in your chocolate and spread into your pan. After you cook and they cool, you’ll want to drizzle the homemade dairy free caramel sauce across your brownies.
One of the best parts of these yummy homemade brownies is that you only need one bowl to make them!
Are boxed brownies dairy free?
Now, you won’t hear it here that you shouldn’t try making these dairy free brownies. We just think they are too good and super easy dairy free brownies, that you should try them.
However, we do understand that sometimes you are just low on time and need something even faster. Luckily for you, there are some dairy free brownies boxed mixes. Easy dairy free brownies that are boxed mixes include:
- Duncan Hines Double Fudge Decadent Brownie Mix
- Duncan Hines’ California Walnut Brownie Mix
- Enjoy Life Classic Chocolate Brownie Mix
- Marie Callander’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
- Cherrybrook Kitchen Fudge Brownie Mix
- Cherrybrook Kitchen Gluten Free Brownie Mix
- Stonewall Kitchen Triple Fudge Brownie Mix
- Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix
Again, I get it, but we definitely think that our own dairy free brownies are almost just as easy to make. The key to many of the mainstream boxed mixes is to replace the eggs. You can do that with a variety of different methods. Out of all egg substitutes for brownies, flax eggs are our go to method as they just seem to work so much better.
HOW DO YOU MAKE FLAX EGGS?
In order to make a flax egg, you need one tablespoon of ground flax seeds and two-three tablespoons of water. For these dairy free brownies, we use two tablespoons for each egg. If you need to replace multiple eggs in a recipe, then you would use this amount PER egg you are replacing. Once you combine the ground flax seeds and water, whisk together until the mixture starts to become gelatinous. Then, let mixture sit for 15 minutes.
You can use flax eggs in many recipes, like dairy free chocolate chip cookies, and other recipes such as muffins, pancakes, or of course, these brownies.
What type of chocolate do I use in dairy free brownies?
When mixing in the flour, you’ll use an unsweetened cocoa powder. This is easily found in almost any grocery store. You’ll also use dairy free (and vegan if preferred) chocolate bars. You ideally want to find a chocolate bar that is dairy free and between 55-60% cacao. Higher than that and these brownies seem to taste really bitter.
If you are having a hard time locating chocolate bars, you can use our homemade dairy free chocolate recipe and spread it out flat on a sheet, harden in freezer and then chop it up into pieces until you have 1 1/2 cups for this recipe. Reserve the rest for another recipe.
What are other delicious chocolate dairy free desserts?
Want even more dairy free chocolate desserts? We’ve got you covered!
- Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie
- Decadent Chocolate Torte
- Coconut Milk Fudge
- Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
- Dark Chocolate Mint Avocado Pudding
Dairy Free Brownies – Vegan! (Caramel Sauce Optional)
- To make the flax eggs, in a small bowl, combine the ground flax seeds and water. Stir gently and let sit for 15 minutes until a gelatinous mixture forms.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9×9 pan. (If you want to easily pull out brownies, lay parchment paper down first, then grease the paper lightly.)
- In a large mixing bowl, add the softened butter and both sugars. Beat on low speed until well incorporated – about 3-4 minutes.
- 4. Add in half the “egg” mixture. Beat just until combined. Then other half of “egg” mixture. Beat again.
- Add vanilla. Beat again just until combined.
- To the bowl, add the flour, cocoa and salt. Stir with a flat spatula. A very thick dough will form.
- Fold in chocolate.*
- Pour into 9×9 pan and spread evenly.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes.
- Remove and let cool completely before cutting. Cut into at least 9 pieces, Smaller sizes can be cut.
– We use 2 bars and chop of the bars until roughly a little larger than chocolate chunks.
-Alternatively, you can just use the same amount of Enjoy life Chocolate Chunks. **If you are having a hard time locating chocolate bars, you can use our homemade dairy free chocolate recipe and spread it out flat on a sheet, harden in freezer and then chop it up into pieces until you have 1 1/2 cups for this recipe. Reserve the rest for another recipe.