These gluten free vegan brownie bites are chocolatey, chewy, and just the right size for a little treat! Enjoy them plain, or topped with strawberries and chocolate.
Brownies are always a little tricky to get right, aren’t they? Even if you aren’t dealing with special ingredients, it can be tough to get the right level of chocolatey flavor and the right texture.
And if you can’t have gluten, or butter, or eggs, then the recipe becomes even trickier! I know I’ve tried my fair share of gluten free brownie mixes and have had less than stellar results.
But these little gluten free and vegan brownie bites are just right! Chewy, chocolatey, and the perfect cute little size. They are perfect on their own, or dressed up with a little melted chocolate and chopped strawberries on top.
- unsweetened chocolate
- vegan buttery spread
- cocoa powder
- gluten free flour blend
- Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, then stir to make sure they are melted. Add the vegan buttery spread.
- Stir in the sugar, cocoa powder, gluten free flour, applesauce, and salt. The batter will be thick.
- Spoon into a mini muffin tin and flatten the top of each mini muffin with a spoon.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-17 minutes.
If you can’t eat apples, you can use beet puree, or even prune puree as an egg replacer. Mashed banana would also work, but will impart a banana flavor to the brownie bites. I don’t recommend a flax egg because it will change the texture of these brownie bites.
- You can use coconut sugar, date sugar, or brown sugar if you wish! Maple syrup or other liquid sweeteners will change the texture of this recipe.
- If you aren’t gluten free, you can use all-purpose flour.
- Use any chocolate chips that work for your dietary needs.
Store these brownies in an airtight container. They should stay fresh for about 3 days. You can freeze these in a freezer bag for up to 3 months.
You can if you want to! I would recommend only filling regular size muffin cups halfway, and the baking time may be a little bit longer. Keep an eye on them.
You can use oat flour for these brownie bites, but if you do, they will be more delicate and possibly crumbly.. I recommend lining the mini muffin tin with paper liners if you make these with oat flour.
- berries and melted chocolate
- chocolate frosting and sprinkles
- a dusting of powdered sugar
- easy vegan caramel sauce
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Gluten Free Vegan Brownie Bites.
These mini chocolate treats are perfect for a party! Enjoy gluten free brownie bites plain, or topped with berries and chocolate.
- ½ cup dairy free 100% cacao chips
- ⅓ cup vegan buttery spread
- ⅔ cup organic cane sugar
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 ½ Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce or beet puree
- ¾ cup gluten free flour blend I used Namaste Perfect Flour Blend
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup dairy free chocolate chips
- 6 strawberries finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a mini muffin tin with a little vegan buttery spread.
Place the ½ cup of 100% cacao chocolate chips in a large microwave safe bowl and heat for one minute. Stir, then heat in 10 second increments until melted.
Add the vegan buttery spread to the hot chocolate chips and stir until melted.
Add the sugar, cocoa powder, and applesauce, and stir. Add the gluten free flour and salt, and stir again. The batter will be very thick. If your batter is way too dry, add a little more applesauce.
Put the batter into 18 wells of the muffin tin. Use the back of a spoon to smooth them out – the batter should reach the top of each well.
Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then overturn the pan onto a cookie sheet and tap the bottom to remove the brownie bites.
Place the ⅓ cup of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and cook for one minute, then stir until smooth.
Place the chopped berries on each brownie bite, then drizzle some chocolate on top. Enjoy!
Serving size is two brownie bites. Nutrition facts are for two bites with toppings.
You can use different chocolate chips – they don’t have to be unsweetened. However, your brownie bites will be sweeter than these.
Store leftover brownie bites in an airtight container. They should stay fresh for about 3 days.
You can freeze these in a freezer bag if you like – they should stay fresh in the freezer for about 3 months.
Can I make these with regular flour instead of gluten free? Would I need to make any adjustments?
Just toast the all-purpose flour in the oven first – AP flour has a risk of carrying harmful bacteria. Use the same amount, though!