Fudge-Tastic Brownies (vegan, gluten-free, grain-free + nut-free)

Fudge-Tastic Brownies #vegan #glutenfree #grainfree #nutfree

Oh have I got a treat for you today!

I’ve held on to this recipe for months and am wondering why the heck I waited this long to make it. I guess there just isn’t enough time in the day to try each and every single recipe I have pinned, tweeted and Facebooked.

But there will always be enough time for brownies, always. Even if they are months in the making.

Fudge-Tastic Brownies #vegan #glutenfree #grainfree #nutfree

This recipe really appealed to me because it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, nut-free, sugar-free, potato-free, yeast-free, grain-free… and should hopefully be consumable by anyone with a food allergy. Heck, if you’re sensitive to chocolate you could sub out the cacao powder for carob and still enjoy them!

Fudge-Tastic Brownies #vegan #glutenfree #grainfree #nutfree

I often get asked by you guys, ‘how do I communicate my allergies and sensitivities to friends and family to avoid the awkwardness that surrounds social gatherings?’ My best answer is… send them a bunch of recipes! It’s usually far easier than trying to describe your allergies or write down a list of all the foods you can or cannot have.

This is one of those perfect recipes you can pass on to a friend, prepare for a group with multiple food allergies, and let that awkwardness just melt away… with fudgey goodness!

Fudge-Tastic Brownies #vegan #glutenfree #grainfree #nutfree

Lightly adapted from Elana’s Pantry

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Fudge-Tastic Brownies (Vegan + Gluten-free + Grain-free + Nut-free)
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free, Grain free
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Serves: 16 servings
Allergen-free brownies fudge brownies. They’ll melt in your mouth!
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare an 8×8 baking dish with coconut oil. Ensure all nooks and crannies are well oiled. The mixture naturally has oil, so I didn’t bother using parchment.
  2. In a food processor , combine bananas, sunflower butter and chia seed mix. Process until smooth.
  3. Add in coconut oil, date syrup, xylitol, stevia and vanilla. Again, process until smooth before adding cacao, salt and baking soda
  4. Transfer batter into a well greased 8×8 inch Pyrex baking dish and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean and the sides begin to get golden.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Cut in the pan into 16 squares and have at ‘er!
note: if vegan, do not sweeten with honey. If grain-free, do not sweeten with brown rice syrup. note: I tried a batch without the stevia and they weren’t sweet enough. If you don’t want to use stevia, sub the plain roasted sunflower seed butter with the sweetened version and you should be good!

Fudge-Tastic Brownies #vegan #glutenfree #grainfree #nutfree

They are melt-in-your-mouth fantasticness. At least that’s how Kevin described it.

… and Lexy would have too if she had, had the guts to grab the brownie out of Kevin’s hand!

Fudge-Tastic Brownies #vegan #glutenfree #grainfree #nutfree

PS: these brownies are really, really not safe for puppies! Not only is chocolate toxic to them, but xylitol is too. Unfortunately they’ll have to sit this treat out, but you could always make them a batch of puppy treats!

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  1. It looks so good!

    Why do you choose to use xylitol? It has always struck me as very unhealthy?

    • I thought that as well, so did a bunch of research into it, asked naturopaths, contacted companies, and I’ve found that it’s a lot more purer than many forms of stevia and can be very beneficial for your digestive system! It sourced from corn or birch. If you can find the birch version, that’s best!

      • Thanks for the clear up there. I have been told it hurts your digestive system, but if it actually don’t then it’s no harm using it, even better if it actually can help my digestive system! :)

  2. I have seen that recipe of Elana’s umpteen times over the years but have never made it..love that you did an used SFSButter in these. My fave! They look so moist and rich and decadent!

  3. if i wasn’t already behind in my paper, i would make these today. :(

    must it be a frozen banana?

    • I didn’t try it with anything but a defrosted banana, but I’m sure a ripe one would do, too! Good luck on your paper :)

  4. Thank you so much! Its getting hard to find anything fun to eat with allergies… These look amazing.
    I line outside US and cannot get sunflower butter read made – is that just grinding sunflower seeds much like almond butter? Perhaps I can make it myself? Would another nut butter work as a substitution?

    • If you’re not sensitive to nuts another type of nut butter would work fine. If I had to choose one, it’d be roasted cashew butter. My gosh, it’d be SO good in these brownies! But I’m sure anything would do the trick. Or yes, you could make the sunflower butter yourself with roasted sunflower seeds. Enjoy!

  5. Wow. These look SO good. I have such a weakness for sweet chocolatey treats at night, but they don’t like me too much. These look like the perfect nighttime treat substitute! I’m so glad I am heading to the grocery store this morning — gonna pick up some sunbutter!

  6. Oooh swoooooooooooooon! These look so moist and dense and… just plain delicious! Question – you said potato-free… is that really a common allergy? I’d never have expected it!

    • Actually I have a potato allergy…I developed it last August. What?? Crazy. I have also learned the hard way that potato is in lots of things, even gluten free flours. But the plus side is that I’m turning into quite the pro at reading labels. :)

  7. oh myyy. Leanne, you really hit the target on this one. Seriously, so dense and fudgy….ugh, why do I have to go somewhere now? I have such a busy day and I’m going to have to wait to make these tomorrow…the torture!