Flourless Double Chocolate Brownies

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Flourless double chocolate brownies that are vegan, paleo, and grain-free! This easy healthy dessert calls for 8 simple ingredients and is the best ever healthy brownie recipe! Seriously perfect for any occasion.

healthy flourless double chocolate brownies

The Best Ever Healthy Flourless Double Chocolate Brownies

Not going to lie, this is the best brownie recipe ever. I simply cannot put the pure joy these brownies bring me into words. Every bite is a chocolate party explosion in your mouth! Plus, let’s not forget to mention their incredibly soft, gooey, and dense texture! I mean…HEAVEN.

One of the best things about these brownies is the fact that it is impossible to tell they have been “health-i-fied.” I put them up to the family taste test against a regular boxed brownie and no one could tell the difference! These flourless brownies might be healthy, vegan, and gluten-free but boy are they rich and decadent!

I am a sucker for good, gooey, and delicious brownies; and these plant-based brownies hit the spot every time! They are not only rich, moist, chocolatey, and incredibly tasty, but they are perfect for kids’ birthday parties, desserts for athletes, and even a holiday bake! These flourless brownies are a must-try!

healthy flourless double chocolate brownies

Ingredients Used for Grain-Free Brownies

You’ll only need seven simple ingredients to get this easy dessert recipe going! You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry already. For this paleo, vegan brownie recipe, you’ll need some maple syrup, almond butter, and, of course, cocoa powder!

  • Apple Sauce (Unsweetened or Sweetened)
  • Maple Syrup
  • Almond Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Chocolate Chips

Substitution Options for Vegan Double Chocolate Brownies

If you find yourself missing an ingredient or two, try these! I recommend substituting no more than 1-2 ingredients.

Almond Butter – swap 1 for 1 with any nut butter!

Coconut sugar – I recommend trying light brown sugar or regular granulated sugar here!

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What You’ll Need to Make Healthy Flourless Brownies

For this easy gluten-free recipe, you’ll only need a couple of kitchen tools making the clean up super easy! Plus you only need a few things to get you going, including a mixing bowl, banking tray and an oven. This healthy dessert recipe could not be any simpler!

  • 8×8 Baking Tin
  • Parchment paper
  • One large mixing bowl
  • Stirring utensil
  • Measuring tools: 1 teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup

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healthy flourless double chocolate brownies

How to Make the Paleo Double Chocolate Brownies

This recipe is so simple and really easy to make. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in less than 35 minutes! And all you need is baking sheet, parchment paper, a mixing bowl, and an oven.

Here, I’ll walk you through the steps to make these delicious, healthy flourless paleo brownies!

To start, preheat your oven to 350F and lightly grease or line an 8” x 8” tin with parchment paper. I like to line and grease my pan by cutting a little piece of parchment paper, placing it into the bottom of the pan, and spraying it with nonstick spray. This will make it so easy to take your healthy brownies out of the pan.

In a large bowl, add all for your ingredients, expect the chocolate chips. Mix with a spatula until fully combined. Then, gently fold in the chocolate chips, saving a few the sprinkle on top.

Using a spatula, evenly spread the batter into the greased tin and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips and sprinkles on top.

Bake and enjoy your delicious rich vegan brownies!

I highly recommend storing them in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 -6 days!

healthy flourless double chocolate brownies

How to Store Extra Healthy Flourless Brownies

Make extra flourless double chocolate brownies? No worries, I love to save my extras in a sealed airtight container at room temperature for 4 to 5 days or in the fridge for 5 to 6 days!

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Flourless Double Chocolate Brownies

  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 9 brownies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Flourless double chocolate brownies that are vegan, paleo, and grain-free! This easy healthy dessert calls for 7 simple ingredients and is the best ever healthy brownie recipe! Seriously perfect for any occasion. 


  • 1/2 cup apple sauce, unsweetened or sweetened
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup almond butter, creamy unsalted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and lightly grease and line an 8” x 8” tin with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add apple sauce, maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla extract, coconut sugar, baking soda, and cocoa powder. Mix with a spatula until fully combined.
  3. Hand fold in chocolate chips. Save a few to sprinkle on top.
  4. Evenly spread the batter into the greased tin and sprinkle some chocolate chips on top.
  5. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool before serving, and enjoy!


Can substitute unsweetened apple sauce for sweetened apple sauce.

Can substitute almond butter for any nut butter.

Can substitute coconut sugar with light brown sugar.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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  • Lilly
    Posted at 21:00h, 13 December Reply

    So fluffy and moist! Crazy that there is no flour in them.

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 09:56h, 27 December Reply

      Hi Lilly! Wow, so happy to hear this. I had a feeling you would love these!

  • Shaye
    Posted at 16:39h, 28 December Reply

    I am obsessed with Tati’s foodstagram and this was my first recipe (out of the 100s I have saved) that I have ever made. These were amazing! Super moist and easy to make! The perfect healthy/vegan-friendly alternative to traditional brownies. These were a hit with my non-vegan family members as well. Can’t wait to try more of her recipes!!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 10:37h, 17 January Reply

      Hi Shaye, you just made my day!! These flourless brownies are truly the best – so soft and gooey! I am so happy you love this recipe and my blog.

  • Kailey J
    Posted at 14:57h, 09 January Reply

    Not really sure how Tati made these so moist and fudgy without any butter or flour. They are SO YUMMY!!!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 10:40h, 17 January Reply

      Hi Kailey, YAY!! So glad to hear this. This makes me so happy that you enjoyed this moist flourless brownies. One of my favs 🙂

  • Emma
    Posted at 13:49h, 13 January Reply

    so moist & chocolate-y!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 10:50h, 17 January Reply

      YAY, Emma! So excited to hear this. I love these brownies so much 🙂

  • anna
    Posted at 20:23h, 21 January Reply

    these are AMAZING! literally taste like ghiradelli brownies but with healthy ingredients ??!!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 14:13h, 03 February Reply

      Anna, I am so happy to hear this! I totally agree – they taste like Ghiradelli!

  • Annalisa
    Posted at 22:02h, 22 January Reply

    These are so decadent and delicious!! You’d never know they’re healthy. We under baked them by a few minutes and they were the perfect treat. My whole family approved. Highly recommend trying this recipe!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 14:14h, 03 February Reply

      I am so excited to hear this, Annalisa! These are by far my favorite brownies too. So yummy.

  • Annabelle Keller
    Posted at 15:14h, 23 January Reply

    Please tell me how these are flourless!? They literally taste like betty crocker but better! I tricked my entire family haha

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 14:15h, 03 February Reply

      So happy you enjoyed these flourless brownies!

  • Lisa Cornett
    Posted at 18:54h, 23 January Reply

    Best vegan brownies I have made! So easy and gooey and delicious! Paired great with cashew milk ice cream. I actually used half walnut butter and half almond butter in mine because I ran out of almond butter. 😋

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 14:16h, 03 February Reply

      Hi Lisa, I am so excited to hear this! Cashew milk ice cream sounds like the perfect pairing for these gooey, flourless brownies.

  • Wells Kate
    Posted at 20:52h, 06 February Reply

    So so so yummy!!! How is there no flour!?

  • Alicia Lynde
    Posted at 20:02h, 17 February Reply

    Made these this past weekend and absolutely loved them. They didn’t even last 4 days in our house. Definitely making them again and may even go crazy and add nuts next time 🥰

  • Elizabeth Dehler
    Posted at 07:44h, 18 February Reply

    These brownies were hands down the best I’ve ever made! The ingredients are so minimal yet they taste the most similar to store bought batter. My roommates who are not healthy eaters whatsoever are obsessed and already asked me to make them again! So good <3

  • Grace
    Posted at 08:44h, 21 March Reply

    These were SO fudgy, delicious, and easy to make! My friends and I consumed them all within 2 hours :))

  • Annick
    Posted at 16:38h, 08 June Reply

    Everyone go make these brownies RIGHT NOW. They are so moist, rich, and insanely delicious and chocolatey. Honestly, probably the best brownies I have ever made. Not to mention the simple and clean ingredients! Highly recommend!!

  • Anna Duke
    Posted at 09:01h, 29 June Reply

    These are absolutely amazing!!! SO fudgey, gooey, and rich. You’d never know that they weren’t from a Ghiradelli box mix 😉 I will definitely be making these again…. and again!

  • Ananya
    Posted at 19:17h, 01 July Reply

    I’ve followed Tati forever on insta and I love how tasty her restrictive-diet recipes are and I’ve always been inspired by how she manages to create so much amazing content as a college student! When I was diagnosed with about 50 food allergies, a chronic health issue, and food intolerances, I was sad that I could never eat tasty food again, but Tati’s recipes have been a saving grace and a go-to, especially her desserts! Thank you for everything Tati:)

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