Fluffy Vegan Aquafaba Brownies (Gluten, Oil & Refined Sugar-Free)

August 21, 2017

Desserts

By: Jasmine Briones 

The Fluffiest Vegan Aquafaba Brownies! {gluten- & oil-free} #vegan #oilfree #glutenfree #aquafaba #brownies

The Fluffiest Vegan Aquafaba Brownies! {gluten- & oil-free} #vegan #oilfree #glutenfree #aquafaba #brownies

This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. We were so stoked on the quality and outcome of their certified gluten-free flour blend, and we are happy to share a recipe with you to try it out for yourself! 🙂

These brownies have GOT TO BE the absolute favorite brownies we’ve ever made. These fluffy vegan aquafaba brownies are super moist, fluffy and decadent YET free of gluten, oil, and refined sugars say whaaaat. It took a few tries for me to perfect these, and I figured out that aquafaba was the magic ingredient I was missing to make it all happen.

The Fluffiest Vegan Aquafaba Brownies! {gluten- & oil-free} #vegan #oilfree #glutenfree #aquafaba #brownies
What the heck is aquafaba anyways?

Aquafaba, also known as chickpea brine, is simply the cooking liquid of beans and other legumes like chickpeas. It can be used to replace egg whites and is used for it’s emulsifying, foaming, binding, gelatinizing and thickening properties! In this recipe, the aquafaba is KEY to getting these brownies to be fluffy AF and honestly the perfect consistency.

The Fluffiest Vegan Aquafaba Brownies! {gluten- & oil-free} #vegan #oilfree #glutenfree #aquafaba #brownies

These vegan aquafaba brownies pair perfectly with a drizzle of one of our favorite almond butters by Jem, as well as a glass of our Ice Cream” Almond Milk recipe.

You can use any toppings of choice, but be sure to rehydrate your goji berries if you want to use them like we did. On our initial attempt they burned and it was a mess, so we learned that we needed to rehydrate them prior.

The Fluffiest Vegan Aquafaba Brownies! {gluten- & oil-free} #vegan #oilfree #glutenfree #aquafaba #browniesThe Fluffiest Vegan Aquafaba Brownies! {gluten- & oil-free} #vegan #oilfree #glutenfree #aquafaba #brownies

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Fluffy Vegan Aquafaba Brownies {gluten- & oil-free} #vegan #oilfree #glutenfree #aquafaba #brownies

Fluffy Vegan Aquafaba Brownies (Gluten, Oil & Refined Sugar-Free)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 51 minutes
  • Yield: 6 (2 brownie) servings

Description

Super fluffy and decadent vegan brownies that are also guilt-free! This recipe is  free of gluten- oil- and refined-sugar plus super easy to make!


Ingredients

 Liquid

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates, packed
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut butter (or any nut butter of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Dry

Aquafaba Mix

  • ½ cup aquafaba (chickpea brine aka liquid from canned chickpeas)
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

Toppings, such as:

  • Goji berries (be sure to rehydrate before baking)
  • Crushed walnuts
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cacao nibs
  • Almond butter (after baking)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flour and cocoa powder, then add in the remaining dry ingredients.
  3. In the food processor, add in the liquid ingredients and process until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, being sure not to overmix.
  4. In a separate large bowl, add the aquafaba and cream of tartar and whip with a hand mixer or a standing mixer on medium speed for 5 minutes. Increase the speed to medium-high and whip for another 5-8 minutes, or until firm peaks form. Gently fold the aquafaba mixture into the batter, being careful not to over mix it so it remains fluffy.
  5. Spoon batter into the prepared pan and gently smooth out the top with a spatula. Add toppings of choice, and bake for 33-35 mins, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow the brownies to cool completely before slicing, then dig in!

Notes

  • Keep in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
  • If coconut butter is unavailable, you can try and sub in a full fat nut or seed butter instead. I have not yet tested out this substitution but I think it will have similar results!
  • If this gluten-free flour is unavailable, you can try using unbleached all purpose flour.
  • Prep Time: 18 minutes
  • Cook Time: 33 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Baked Goods
  • Cuisine: Vegan

An easy + healthy on the go vegna lunch idea! Chickpea Sauerkraut Salad Lunch Wraps {gluten and oil-free} sweetsimplevegan.com #glutenfree #oilfree #veganAfter you put together this recipe, you will be left with a can of chickpeas and I have the PERFECT use for those. Check out our Chickpea Sauerkraut Salad Lunch Wraps! This chickpea salad is oil-free with a gluten-free option and is my new favorite meal for when I’m on the go!

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  2. Elisa says:

    Is there a ratio difference if I don’t want to use gluten free flour? Would it be just 1 cup of regular flour?

  3. I really want to experiment with aquafaba! It would be so cool if aquafaba was sold as a separate product as well, so not everyone has to buy chickpeas! I think it has to be used more widely for that to happen, though! Also, these brownies look fabulously delicious! I can’t believe they don’t have refined sugar!

  4. These look absolutely LUSCIOUS and I have some aquafaba that needs to get used…perfect timing!

  5. Courtney R says:

    Could I use regular flour instead of gluten free? Also, if I subbed coconut butter with a nut butter would that work?

  6. Jenny Rose says:

    Oh wow, these look truly amazing. I wish I could bake like this!

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  7. Aquafaba is magical! Those brownies look amazing!

      • Lea says:

        These brownies are amazing!! So fluffy and perfectly sweet! I used whole wheat flour / all purpose flour instead of gluten-free flour and almond butter / tahini instead of the coconut butter. Also I added some almonds and chocolate chips. Thanks for the recipe Jasmine! 🙂

  8. Aquafaba is the best! So many amazing things we can make 🙂

  9. Oh yes! I love the toppings to add even more texture! I am a brownie-o-holic!

  10. They really do look fluffy! And nice and chocolaty!

  11. Christina says:

    We don’t have bob red mills gluten free flour in Denmark. What else would you recommend?:)

  12. […] and I both get tired of our mundane breakfast routines. And I’m thinking about trying these brownies for work next week — they’re gluten-free, vegan, and made with maple syrup instead of […]

  13. Elizabeth Carroll says:

    I used one tablespoon peanut butter and two tablespoons almond butter instead of the coconut butter and they turned out great! They have a texture closer to cake than brownies but are still very tasty 🙂

  14. Indigo Simblett says:

    Can this be frozen when made?

  15. Lea says:

    These brownies are amazing!! So fluffy and perfectly sweet! I used whole wheat flour / all purpose flour instead of gluten-free flour and almond butter / tahini instead of the coconut butter. Also I added some almonds and chocolate chips. Thanks for the recipe Jasmine! 🙂

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