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several dairy-free brownies on parchment paper.

Dairy-Free Brownies (No Milk or Butter)

This allergy-friendly brownie recipe is perfect for everyone! It’s made without milk or eggs, and can easily be made gluten-free. You’re going to love these tender, fudgy Dairy-Free Brownies.

  • Total Time: 60 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 Servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (use a gluten-free flour blend to make these gluten-free; I like the Bob’s Red Mill 1 for 1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, allowing a little overhang for easy removal of the brownies. Set the baking pan aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir until the ingredients are evenly mixed.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, applesauce, olive oil, and vanilla extract. Stir until the sugar is mostly dissolved.
  4. Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, mixing just until incorporated. Do not overmix as this can make the brownies tough.
  5. Fold in the dairy-free dark chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs clinging to it.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  9. Once the brownies are cool, use the parchment paper to lift them out of the pan. Cut into squares and serve.


  1. Store the cooled brownies in an airtight container at room temperature. They should last for about 3-4 days. Or, you can freeze them in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge before serving.
  2. Feel free to add nuts, dried fruit, or other add-ins. Just be aware that adding too many extras could affect the texture of the brownies.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 277
  • Sugar: 24.2 g
  • Sodium: 51.2 mg
  • Fat: 12.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.4 g
  • Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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