Double Chocolate Brownies

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Ready to bite into one of these rich and fudgy chocolate brownies? They taste similar to Ghirardelli double chocolate brownies, but they’re gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. If you love sweet, fudgy, and rich chocolate double brownies, you’ll love these!

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes between 16 and 25 servings. If you want larger brownies, cut them into 16 squares. If you want smaller brownies, cut them into 20-25 squares!

double chocolate brownies with a bite
What ingredients do I need to make these double chocolate brownies?

If you want to make these brownies, here’s what you’ll need:

  • oat flour (I use homemade)
  • cocoa powder
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • water (or dairy free milk)
  • pure vanilla extract
  • coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • almond butter (or other nut/seed butter of choice)
  • pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • unsweetened applesauce
  • chocolate chips (I use dairy free, see below)
What if I have a nut or coconut allergy?

If you have a nut allergy you can substitute the nut butter for a seed butter (e.g. sunflower seed butter, sesame seed butter, or pumpkin seed butter). If you’re allergic to coconut, you can substitute the coconut oil with olive oil or vegan butter.

What if I don’t have almond butter?

If you don’t have almond butter or you don’t prefer to use it, you can use any other nut butter of choice. I personally like peanut or cashew butter (I recommend Vör cashew butter).

double chocolate brownies overhead shot
What kind of chocolate chips should I use?
  • Dairy Free: If you’re looking for dairy free chocolate chips, I would recommend Enjoy Life Foods dairy free chocolate chips. They have dark, semi-sweet, and white dairy free chocolate chips!
  • Dairy Free and Refined Sugar Free: If you’re looking for chocolate chips that are dairy free and refined sugar free, I would recommend Hu Kitchen dairy free chocolate chips (they’re sweetened only with dates!).
  • Dairy Free & Sugar Free: If you’re looking for dairy free chocolate chips that are also sugar free, I would recommend Lily’s or Pascha stevia sweetened dark chocolate chips.
How do I make homemade oat flour?

To make homemade oat flour simply blend quick, old fashioned, or rolled oats in a high speed blender (or process them in a food processor). Blend/process until a flour consistency is reached. If you want to see a video tutorial of how I make my own oat flour, you can view the video here!

How do I store these brownies?

I recommend storing these brownies in a sealed container at room temperature for 2-3 days, or in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can also store them in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Looking for more brownie recipes?

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Ready to make these Double Chocolate Brownies? Here’s the recipe!

5 from 1 vote

Double Chocolate Brownies

Servings 16
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (olive or avocado oil might also work)
  • 2/3 cup almond butter (or other nut/seed butter of choice)
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup (honey might) also work)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup water (or dairy free milk)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I use dairy free)


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper (or simply spray it with cooking spray).
  • In a large bowl mix together all of the the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) until the batter is smooth. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. I like to save some to sprinkle on top.
  • Scrape the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish and top with remaining chocolate chips.
  • Bake the brownies for 45-50 minutes, until set.
  • Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool for 30 minutes before slicing, then dig in and enjoy!


Course: Dessert
Diet: Sugar Free Friendly, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan
Keyword: Double Chocolate Brownies, Ghirardelli Copycat Brownies, Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownies, Gluten Free Vegan Brownies, Healthy Brownies Recipe

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  1. 5 stars
    These are my absolute favorite! They really do taste like the Ghirardelli brownies. I like to keep mine in the fridge after I make them they are super rich. I cut them into small little squares and you don’t need to eat very many before your super happy. I’ve taken these to so many gatherings, everybody loves them so much! They are perfection! No one ever believes that they are vegan and gluten-free! A+ for another top-notch recipe!

    1. Hi Andrea! Thanks so much for this feedback. This brownie recipe is one of my favorite recipes! Nobody believes they are gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free!I am so glad you have enjoyed this recipe and that others have too – yay!

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