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Easy Vegan Fudge Brownies

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


Ultra rich Easy Vegan Fudge Brownies chock full of chocolate, made in one bowl, and healthier than most with applesauce, oat flour, and no added sugar!


  • 8oz dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup (180g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (60g) oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Frosting: THIS chocolate cashew cream frosting (pictured) or THIS 2 ingredient dairy-free ganache


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking dish (mine was 9″x6″) with parchment paper and/or grease the sides.
  2. Prepare flax egg and set aside to gel.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips in a mixing bowl, stir until smooth.
  4. Add applesauce (room temperature), flax egg, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  5. Add the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk/stir to combine.
  6. Pour into prepared dish, smoothing the top.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350°F, the center should not feel squishy when they are done.
  8. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  9. Either enjoy warm, or cool and top with one of the frostings listed above. Enjoy!


For the old version: omit the flax egg, increase applesauce to 1 cup, decrease cocoa powder to 1/4 cup

Keywords: baking, chocolate, dessert, easy, vegan, gluten-free