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healthy vegan brownies
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Healthy Vegan Brownies

These healthy vegan brownies will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. They are refined sugar free and oil-free yet still ooey, gooey, and chocolatey.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free brownies, egg free brownies, healthy vegan brownies, plant-based brownies, vegan brownies
Servings: 9
Calories: 82kcal


  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup date sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Combine ground flax and water in a small bowl. Set aside for 15 minutes. Stir in applesauce and vanilla after 15 minutes.
  • While flax egg sets, combine dry ingredients (date sugar, cocoa powder, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt) in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stirring until combined.
  • Pour batter into an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan and cutting into squares.


Optional: Sprinkle powdered sugar on top before serving. 
  • Use organic whole food ingredients whenever possible.
  • Mix the ground flax with warm water and set aside for at least 15 minutes or until flax and water begins to thicken into an egg like consistency.
  • Mix dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls before combining.
  • Line your baking pan with parchment paper. This eliminates the need to grease the pan and will allow you to remove your brownies from the pan with ease.
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg