Brownies are by far my husband’s favorite chocolate treat! He could probably eat an entire pan all by himself! And he can get away with it too since he is so physically fit and active…
I have been experimenting with so many dairy-free sweats for him since dairy is the one thing he can’t eat due to his health. I perfected the dairy-free pumpkin pie which I was excited about! And now, I have perfected his next favorite treat, brownies.
If you have a dairy sensitivity, you will LOVE these dairy-free dutch brownies. Even if you can have dairy, you will still LOVE these because they are that good! I am not even a fan of sweets and I couldn’t help, but have some of these.
The nuts are optional too! The other great thing is these brownies have very few ingredients without anything weird going on in them.
A trend I have noticed looking up recipes for dairy-free things, is the strange or HUGE ingredient list that seems to go hand in hand when you eliminate dairy. The minute I see that on a recipe, I immediately exit it. I love sharing easy substitute recipes that are still delicious with normal ingredients AND that are super easy, this one fits the bill for that.
Dairy-free Dutch Brownies (with walnuts)
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (you can even try gluten-free AP flour here)
- 1/3 cup DUTCH-processed cocoa (read about that here)
- 1 cup of sugar (granulated)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1/2 cup water (or almond milk)
- 1/2 tsp butter extract
- 1/2 cup walnuts (OPTIONAL)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 pan with non stick spray.
Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl until incorporated. Add in the oil, water (or almond milk), and extract. Mix JUST until combined, then sprinkle in the walnuts and stir a few times.
Add to your pan and bake about 18-20 minutes, but make sure not to overcook!
I love how crackly the top gets when it is done. These smell so heavenly baking away in the oven, your family will love it!
If you want a less calorie, less sugar brownie, make sure to try out my favorite raspberry oat brownies. They are one of the bests as well!
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