Gluten Free, Vegan Brownies

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There is never a bad time to bake brownies. As I received more and more requests from bakery customers for a version that was gluten free and vegan, I knew that I needed to figure out a recipe that was not just delicious, but that beat expectations of how gluten free, vegan treats taste. I have devoured many, and am typically not impressed.

After scouring the internet and trying a few recipes, I started to get a feel for what would work and what wouldn’t. I knew that I wanted, if possible, to stay away from gums and starches, oats and refined sugar. For the record, I don’t believe that any of those things are inherently unhealthy, but based upon requests, those were the ingredients that people tend to have issues with.

One of the flours I’ve been experimenting with and loving is teff flour. High in minerals, protein, iron, calcium, and magnesium, this little seed is big on nutrition. We like to eat teff in its whole form as hot cereal, but the flour makes for delicious sourdough bread and, as I found out, brownies too! Naturally nutty in flavor, you’ll find that by using teff flour, you don’t need much else to add for flavor.

Yield: 12 pieces

Gluten Free, Vegan Brownies

Decadent and moist, no one will guess that these brownies are free from gluten, refined sugar, and all animal products. Made with nutritious teff flour.

prep time: 10 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 50 mins


  • 2 cups teff flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2/3 + 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 TB coconut oil
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • 1 tsp ground chia seed
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  1. Combine dry ingredients in bowl.
  2. Add wet ingredients.
  3. Stir in 2/3 cup chocolate chunks.
  4. Scoop batter into parchment paper lined, 11" x7" pan.
  5. Bake at 350° F for 30-40 min or until top cracks.
  6. While brownies cool, melt together 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1 TB coconut oil.
  7. Spread melted chocolate over top of brownies.
  8. Serve warm, or refrigerate and allow frosting to harden.
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