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Close up of gluten-free vegan flourless brownies on a plate with sweet potato frosting and mini chocolate chips
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4.6 from 20 votes

Flourless brownies

These flourless brownies with a sweet potato frosting (which is optional but very recommended!) are absolutely delectable. They are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free (if you leave out the chocolate chips), grain-free, protein-rich, fudgy, chocolaty, and so rich! Made with chickpeas and other wholesome ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, chocolatey, flourless, fudgy, moist, vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 235kcal


Dry ingredients:

Wet ingredients:

  • Two 15 oz cans (500 g) chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) plant-based milk
  • 1/3 cup (80 g) nut butter or seed butter of choice (*see recipe notes)
  • 1/2 (60 g) banana or 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tsp (2 tsp) vanilla extract



  • I recommend using a kitchen scale for this recipe. You can easily switch between US and metric measurements underneath the ingredient list.
  • Blend the chickpeas with all wet ingredients in a food processor until smooth (check the video).
  • Add all dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips) to the food processor and blend again until the mixture is combined.
  • Line a pan with parchment paper or grease it with vegan butter or coconut oil and spoon the batter into it. My baking dish measures 9"x6" (23 x 15 cm).
  • Bake in the oven at 355 degrees F (180 degrees C) for about 40 minutes (it can take longer or shorter, depending on your oven and the size of your baking dish) or until a toothpick comes out almost clean (can still be sticky but not wet). Test after 35 minutes with a toothpick. Don't overcook the brownies! Let them cool completely. They'll still be soft at first but firm up once cooled down. They taste best on the 2nd or 3rd day!
  • Check out this recipe to make the sweet potato frosting! Top with chocolate chips an enjoy!



  • You can use any ground nuts instead of ground almonds. For a nut-free version try ground hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds. If you want to make the brownies with coconut flour, then use only 45 grams and not 90 grams since coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid.
  • Any nut butter like peanut butter, cashew butter works fine. For a nut-free version use coconut butter or sunflower seed butter.
  • Nutrition facts are for 100 g without the frosting.
Nutrition Facts
Flourless brownies
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g