Dairy Free Chocolate Brownies make the best dessert! Any chocolate lover will agree that homemade brownies like this have an amazingly rich chocolate flavor. Treat your sweet tooth and follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Everyone knows what piece of brownie is the perfect brownie for them. No matter if you're an edge fan or prefer a warm brownie straight from the middle, this easy dairy-free brownie recipe has you covered. The fudgy texture paired with the lightness of these cakey brownies is sure to meet and exceed any chocolate cravings that you might be having.
Having a dairy-free option is great for anyone with food allergies while still giving an amazing flavor for all to enjoy. This recipe really does make some of the best brownies out there - and you'll be hooked on these fudgy brownies from the very first bite.
- Cocoa powder - This gives this dairy free brownies recipe its dark coloring and chocolate flavor.
- Baking soda - Helps to add texture to these chewy brownies.
- Coconut oil - Vegetable oil or avocado oil could be used as well.
- Hot coffee - Adds flavor and a bit of caffeine.
- Sugar - Used to add sweetness.
- Eggs - The main binding agent to hold the dry ingredients and wet ingredients together.
- Flour - Needed to create the brownie batter.
- Vanilla extract - Adds the perfect hint of vanilla flavoring.
- Salt - Just a little bit is needed, or even just a pinch of salt.
- Dark chocolate chips - Make sure to use dairy free chocolate chips to keep this recipe dairy-free.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Dairy Free Chocolate Brownies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add nonstick cooking spray to a 9X13 baking dish.
Step One: Mix the cocoa powder and baking soda together in a medium bowl. Add ½ the butter and stir.
Add the hot coffee and stir until the mixture is thick.
Step Two: Add the rest of the butter and the eggs. Mix well.
Step Three: Add the dry ingredients and the vanilla to the bowl and mix until it is smooth.
Step Four: Carefully fold in the chocolate chips.
Step Five: Spread the brownie batter into the prepared pan evenly and put the pan in the oven.
Step Six: Bake for 3-35 minutes or until the middle is slightly jiggly.
You can also put parchment paper into the brownie pan to help the brownie batter not stick.
- Gluten-free flours - If you want to make these fudgy dairy-free brownies gluten-free, change the main ingredients by opting for gluten-free flour. Almond flour is a good choice. I think either would work but have not tested them.
- Fat - You should be able to use another oil or vegan butter.
- Sweetener - Instead of regular white sugar, use coconut sugar. Brown sugar could also be used. A sugar free sweetener might work as well.
- Chocolate chunks - This is a great way to add a burst of chocolate flavor!
- Toppings - You can slice some fresh fruit and place it on top of the chocolate brownies, drizzle with melted double chocolate chips, or even just add a bit of powdered sugar.
A glass pan or brownie pan is the best way to cook these brownies. You'll also need mixing bowls and measuring cups.
Leftover brownies are such a treat to enjoy again! Let the brownies cool to room temperature, and then store them in an airtight container. Keep them in the fridge for the best flavor and results.
You can then eat them straight from the fridge or place them on a microwave-safe plate and heat them for a few seconds to enjoy them warm.
You can. Let the brownies cool completely, and then add any leftovers to a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. When you are ready to eat, simply move the brownie to the fridge to let it thaw. It's as simple as that!
The toothpick test is the best way to know. Once the timer on the oven has gone off, simply stick a clean toothpick into the middle of the baked brownies.
If the toothpick comes out clean without any brownie batter on it, then the brownies are done baking and safe to remove and let cool.
If the brownies are crumbly and not moist, you might have overstirred the brownie batter. Don't miss too much, just until the ingredients are combined. Also, be sure that you're not overbaking.
Brownies will have a very slight jiggle to them as they continue to set up and firm as they cool.
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Dairy Free Chocolate Brownies
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅔ cup refined coconut oil melted
- ½ cup hot coffee
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 ⅓ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
- In a medium bowl stir together the cocoa powder and baking soda. Add half the butter and mix well.
- Add the hot coffee. Stir until the mixture thickens.
- Add the remaining butter and eggs. Mix well. Now, add the dry ingredients and vanilla.
- Mix until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spread in the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the center only jiggles slightly.