These Easy Healthy Gluten-Free Vegan Coffee Brownie are a unique twist on the traditional brownie, using way healthier ingredients. They’re gooey, use just one bowl, and taste amazing! These brownies believe it or not, are perfect for breakfast….having chocolate for breakfast, can now be possible without any guilt!
I have been trying to cut coffee, as I work as a chef full time, and I tend to over-do it on the coffee…but I love the combo between coffee and deserts…so I decided to make these coffee brownies and have one of them for breakfast, instead of having a cup of coffee!
The coffee really comes through these brownies, and the combination between chocolate and coffee – works like a dream.
The main ingredients for these brownies:
I’ve made a version of these brownies a few times before, but today we’re changing things up just a bit. We’re keeping them oil-free, vegan, gluten-free and yet still totally decadent and delicious.
Here are the ingredients I am using:
- Almond butter: I love using almond butter as a base for my desserts because it doesn’t have a strong flavor. Unlike, peanut butter or even tahini, almond butter is mellow and doesn’t overpower the rest of the recipe. It also helps make them extra fudgy without added oil!
- Pumpkin puree: I often use fruit puree as an oil/butter replacement in my recipes, and today it’s pumpkin. I decided on pumpkin instead of banana because a) banana is a strong flavor and b) I’ve realized a lot of people don’t like banana. Thus, it’s fall! So, why not put pumpkin? You can’t taste it at all and it also helps add fiber and moisture.
- Flax eggs: my go-to vegan egg replacement and they work so well in brownies!
- Coconut sugar: my go-to granulated sugar for almost all of the recipes on this site!
- Oat flour: again a go-to in my recipes! Oat flour is high protein and great for gluten-free baking.
- Cocoa powder: a brownie wouldn’t be a brownie without chocolate!
- Coffee powder: the final touch that gives us that delectable coffee flavor!The method is simple; simply combine all the ingredients together, throw in some chocolate chips, then drop the batter onto a lined pan and bake! Easy Peasy!
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Easy Healthy Gluten-Free Vegan Coffee BrownieThese vegan coffee brownies are a unique twist on the traditional brownie, using way healthier ingredients. They're gooey, and the recipe requers only one bowl and they simply taste amazing!.
- 1/2 cup/120g almond butter or nut butter of choice. For a bit free version, I used sunflower seed butter
- 2/3 cup/167g pumpkin puree or applesauce/mashed banana
- 2 flax eggs 2 tablespoons of flaxseed mixed with 4 tablespoons of water
- 1/2 cup/100g coconut sugar cane sugar or light brown sugar
- 2/3 cup/85g of oat flour or almond flour see notes* use GF oats if needed!
- 1/4 cup/25g cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons espresso powder or instant coffee powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup/80g dairy-free chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup/25g chopped walnuts/pecans to top optional
- Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment and set aside.
- Beat together the cashew butter, pumpkin, sugar, and flax eggs.
- Once combined, add the dry ingredients (minus the chocolate chips and optional toppings). Beat until a thick(ish) dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Transfer batter to the prepared baking pan and use your hands to press it into the pan. Sprinkle with the and walnuts/pecans and press them into the dough (this will make them stick). Bake on the center rack for 22 - 25 minutes.
- Let the brownies cool in the pan completely before cutting into squares.
NotesStore remaining brownies in the refrigerator, covered so they don't dry out, for up to a week. *To make oat flour, simply blend oats in a blender or a food processor!
NutritionCalories: 305kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 8gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 81mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 4gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 1192IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 4mgTried this recipe?Let us know how it was!