Delectable Brownies (vegan, gluten-free, soy-free)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a heck of a time over the years finding a good vegan homemade brownie recipe. Add gluten-free to that mix and that doubles the trouble! I gave up my search for about a year and just stuck to box brownies because they were usually reliable.

However, since I decided to clear out my recipe junk binder once and for all, I came across a brownie recipe from an old Action for Animals pamphlet I picked up a few years back. So I decided, what the frank, I’ll give it a shot!


And I’m glad I did. Turns out this recipe, topped with a thin coating of chocolate frosting, is damned tasty if I do say so myself! Just follow the recipe above (I’ve typed it below in case you can’t read it.)


Brownie Recipe

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend (see below)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed
  • pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together really well and spread in 8×8 baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Once the brownies cool, top them with the following frosting recipe.

Basic chocolate frosting

  • 1/4 cup Soy Free Earth Balance margarine
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons rice milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.

Gluten-free Flour Blend
2 cups brown rice flour
2/3 cup potato starch
1/3 cup tapioca starch
1 ½ teaspoons xantham gum

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