Oil Free Vegan Brownies

by Jill Dalton

Nothing in this world satisfies the chocolate cravings quite like a dense and luscious chocolate brownie. And even though this brownie is rich and delicious it is made with whole food plant based ingredients that are gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

Oil Free Vegan Brownies

Nothing in this world satisfies the chocolate cravings quite like a dense and luscious chocolate brownie. And even though this brownie is rich and delicious it is made with whole food plant based ingredients that are gluten free, oil free,… Desserts Oil Free Vegan Brownies European Print Recipe
Serves: 12-16 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.2/5
( 160 voted )

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups dates
1 cup unsweetened peanut butter
1/2 cup oat flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 cans garbonzo beans (drained)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and mix until smooth.
  3. Press into a silicone pan or a parchment paper lined brownie pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.

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22 comments

Amanda McEachern April 26, 2020 - 6:20 pm

Jill could I use black beans? I don’t have any garbanzo beans? Thanks

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Elcab July 22, 2020 - 2:24 am

I used black beans and they were great!

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cleocreek August 15, 2020 - 11:12 am

I haven’t tried it yet but I have a strong feeling that adzuki beans (which are a naturally sweet bean and often used in Asian cuisine for desserts) would also be a tasty, worthwhile substitute.

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gloria April 26, 2020 - 8:10 pm

What size pan for the brownies?

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Jill Dalton April 29, 2020 - 10:22 am

9″ x 9″

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Rachel April 26, 2020 - 9:59 pm

Hi there, I cant find the name of those beans, but is any brand chickpeas ok?

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Jill Dalton April 29, 2020 - 10:21 am

Any brand of chickpeas will do =)

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Angie April 29, 2020 - 12:13 pm

I made this last night. Very good brownies. Very filling. Thank you, Jill! My food processor did have some trouble processing all the ingredients. It may be time for a new one.

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Robert Kribs May 9, 2020 - 11:19 am

Ditto here and my processer is brand new. I pulled the dates out and put them in my hi speed blender and then added it back and it came out fine.

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Doris May 4, 2020 - 5:57 pm

The most delicious brownies I have ever tried! I cannot think of a more nutritious, filling and simple recipe. PERFECT!

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GRW May 10, 2020 - 6:11 am

Can you make this without the oat flour? No flour or GF flour?

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Jill Dalton May 11, 2020 - 6:46 pm

I think gluten free flour would work ok.

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GRW May 12, 2020 - 4:04 am

I made it with GF flour. I assume it would have been better with oats, or maybe I needed more dates for sweetness. Either way, very delicious. Thank you.

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James Mahon May 15, 2020 - 11:04 pm

Made this the first time and I did not like it. I made a few adjustments for our palette and they were great. I lessened the peanut butter but about a 1/4 cup and added 1/4 organic pure maple syrup and 2 tbsp organic local raw honey. They stayed really soft and chewy for days. Loved it. Great base recipe to fool around with and to get a lot of protein for a dessert. Thanks!

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Juana Lang June 30, 2020 - 5:55 pm

Hi, everyone, I have recently made the jump to be a vegan. I have to say that these recipes have kept me on target. I thought it was going to be dreadful and also was very afraid of carbs. All my life, I have been supressing my carb intake. Feels amazing.

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Jason Romans July 6, 2020 - 8:14 am

Jill – This recipe is absolutely fantastic. My kids and I thoroughly enjoyed making this a part of our 4th of July dessert spread; they even helped me make it. It was hilarious to hear my daughter’s shock when I pulled out the chickpeas and her promise that she would not be eating these brownies. After trying them she and the rest of us are hooked. I did add just a little soy milk while mixing in the processor as this batter gave it quite a workout (I probably could use something more powerful). Thank you, you’re amazing and we appreciate all your hard work!

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Jill Dalton July 6, 2020 - 7:20 pm

Thank you Jason and I am so glad you guys enjoyed the brownies!

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Kimberly Gough July 18, 2020 - 2:23 pm

Can you substitute garbanzo beans for any other kind of beans? I sadly only have one can.

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Jill Dalton July 19, 2020 - 8:29 am

I haven’t tried it but it my guess is that it would work.

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Kimberly Gough July 18, 2020 - 7:09 pm

Just made these. They are wonderful! Except one thing. They were so thick I couldnt process them well, so I had to add some water to thin the mix. It came out good though, and will make again. Thanks!

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Tim Babcock August 9, 2020 - 11:17 am

Definitely need to add a little water to get these to mix. My food processor is on the smaller side so I mixed things in batches then combined everything together in a big bowl. I know dates are naturally sweet but they do need a little something extra. Next time I will follow the Jill lead and add honey and some maple syrup. Overall they taste good. If you’re expecting the traditional brownie taste, it’s not that but a tasty healthy other option.

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Deb August 12, 2020 - 10:20 pm

My blender and food processor are weak and old so I steamed 2 c dates in 1/2 C of water for 5-10 min before adding them to my blender with blended garbanzos. Then I used 1/2 C applesauce, 1/2 c peanut butter, and put everything in my mixer. I cooked them 55 minutes. I had to resist eating the entire pan. Next time, I am going to add chopped mint and nuts.

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