Allergy-Friendly Brownie Bites made Simple for Every Chocoholic


Sometimes, you just need a brownie. But many brands and recipes contain dairy, not to mention gluten, eggs, and nuts – for those with additional food concerns. These allergy-friendly brownie bites are the perfect solution. They are perfectly portioned, moist, and tender sweets that nearly everyone can eat.

Allergy-Friendly Brownie Bites Recipe - Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free (wheat option), Nut-Free, Soy-Free, and Vegan-Friendly! Optionally frosted.

These Brownie Bites are Vegan, Gluten-Free & Nut-Free Treats

This allergy-friendly brownie bites recipe was a sample from the cookbook, Cookies for Everyone. I originally shared this recipe when the book launched in 2009, but have given this post a big update!

I’ve baked a few treats from this collection, and they’ve each turned out deliciously. I’m not surprised, since it’s by the baking team at Enjoy Life Foods – the allergy-friendly experts! Here’s a brief excerpt about the book.

Enjoy Life's Cookies for Everyone!Enjoy Life’s Cookies for Everyone cookbook is loaded with over 150 delicious gluten-free and allergy-friendly recipes that are safe for most everyone with food allergies, intolerances or sensitivities. You can rest assured each recipe contains NO: gluten, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, dairy or soy!

Choose from allergy-friendly versions of family favorites or new treats that will quickly earn top-of-the-cookie-jar status. This includes Especially Expresso Brownies, Bananas & Cream Tartlets, Lemon-licious Shortbread and People’s Choice Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Everyone is bound to enjoy!

For some other delicious previews from this cookbook, try out these gluten-free and top allergen-free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Baked Granola Bites, or the Brownie Bites recipe below!

Allergy-Friendly Brownie Bites Recipe - Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free (wheat option), Nut-Free, Soy-Free, and Vegan-Friendly! Optionally frosted.

Special Diet Notes: Allergy-Friendly Brownie Bites

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and top food allergen-free.

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This quick recipe makes yummy, portable, allergy-friendly brownies in a hurry.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24 brownie bites
  • 1 cup superfine sugar (can sub regular sugar)
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1⅓ cups white rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups dairy-free chocolate chips (like Enjoy Life Minis or Mega Chunks)
  • Dairy-free chocolate frosting or powdered sugar, for topping (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4) and grease 24 mini muffin tins.
  2. In a a medium mixing bowl, beat the sugar, cocoa powder, applesauce, water, oil, and vanilla with a hand mixer until smooth. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and and mix until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon the batter into your prepared mini muffin tins. Do not over-fill.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the brownies are firm around the edges, but your finger still leaves an indentation when you poke one in the middle.
  5. Let the brownie bites cool completely in the tins, then remove them with a small knife or spatula.
  6. Frost or dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
Not Gluten-Free? You can sub all-purpose flour for the white rice flour. This might change the baking time slightly, so keep a close eye.

This recipe is reprinted with permissions from Cookies for Everyone by Leslie Hammond and Betsy Laakso. But it is slightly adapted.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Phenomenal! I’m dairy, egg, nut, and gluten free! So hard to find a recipe that taste like regular brownie bites with all the subs I need to make-I’m thrilled!!! Only substitute I made was using simple truth gluten free flour in place of white rice flour plus mine only baked for 15 minutes. These things were a huge hit among my entire family.

  2. this is such a good recipe and it turned out so well however i’m diabetic and i don’t know how many carbs to dose for. About how many carbs are in this recipe?

  3. I’d love to make these! Do you by any chance know of a cocoa powder brand that is guaranteed nut-free? The ones I can find in the grocery store say “may contain nuts/peanuts”, which my son is allergic to :(. Thanks!

    • I’ve heard from several people in the allergen community that Hershey’s cocoa powder in the standard-size container (not all sizes due to packaging) is top allergen free. And I’ve never seen any shared equipment warnings on that one. I’m not sure off hand on other brands though!

  4. Yum! I had a chocolate attack last night and didn’t know what I could eat to take care of it. I am gluten free and lactose intolerant, so these sound perfect, and easy. I assume I could pop them in the freezer and eat one when the craving hits. Thanks for a perfect recipe!

    • Hi Samantha, almond flour is ground nuts, which is much denser than grain flours. It doesn’t substitute 1:1 for grain flours with the same result. If you opt to sub almond flour, you might need to make more modifications to the recipe, and the results will not be the same.

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