Gluten-Free Fudgy Vegan Brownies


Last year I reviewed a cool new food allergy and intolerance app for Allergic Living magazine called ContentChecked. It was a neat concept then, but it’s an even better and more accessible tool now! And to celebrate their re-release, they’re sharing this allergy-friendly recipe for fudgy vegan brownies.

Gluten-Free Fudgy Vegan Brownies - No nuts, soy, dairy, gluten or eggs - seriously! The recipe is even rich in fiber yet sweet and indulgent.

Since I know many of you are curious, I’ll share the pertinent details on ContentChecked:

  • It’s a smartphone app available for both iPhone and Android.
  • They have a free LITE version, but the full version is now only $2.99!
  • Users set their allergens or intolerances of concern (whether for them, a family member, or a friend), and scan a product barcode with their phone. ContentChecked pops up with the specific allergen information on that product. Like this…

Content Checked App for Food Allergies and Intolerances

  • There are now over 200,000 food products in the ContentChecked database (and growing!)
  • Products that may be in danger of cross contamination are listed as “may contain” – users can click the “alternative” box to access similar products that fit specific dietary needs
  • There is a live support team of nutritionists who receive alerts from FARE, the FDA and 100 grocery manufacturers, and update the app database as needed with alerts in real time.
  • ContentChecked also makes other product and recipe suggestions based on your set allergens and intolerances. Oh yes, recipes …

I bet you’re wondering if I’ve forgotten about the recipe for those Fudgy Vegan Brownies. Don’t worry, I haven’t! It’s below, but if you want recipes for their Carrot Cake Donuts and Chocolate Bark (two other goodies I spotted), you’ll have to download ContentChecked.

Gluten-Free Fudgy Vegan Brownies - No nuts, soy, dairy, gluten or eggs - seriously! The recipe is even rich in fiber yet sweet and indulgent.

Special Diet Notes: Fudgy Vegan Brownies

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

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Gluten-Free Fudgy Vegan Brownies
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Serves: 12 brownies
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flax meal and water, and let sit for a few minutes.
  3. In a blender or food processor, puree the black beans, sugar, oil, vanilla and prepared flax mixture until smooth.
  4. Transfer the bean mixture into a big mixing bowl and add the cocoa powder, buckwheat flour, cinnamon and salt. Mix until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into your prepared baking dish, level out, and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the sides pull away from the sides of the pan.
  7. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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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. These are so delicious! It’s remarkable how well cinnamon complements buckwheat flour flavor-wise. I used Earth Balance OG buttery spread for the oil, coconut sugar, and I sprinkled walnuts and shredded coconut on top in addition to the chocolate chips. Really fudgy and satisfying. Thank you! 🙂

  2. I love this recipe!
    I wonder, what’s the net weight of drained black beans in a 15 oz tin?
    Am I supposed to use 15 oz of drained beans, or a 15-oz can, drain it… and then how much beans are there? I live in Sweden and I am not sure if we have the same kind of tins.
    This conundrum didn’t stop me from trying this recipe however, once I tried with 460 grams of beans, and now once with 230 grams. But it seemed to be better with 460 grams..?
    And I also added a few tablespoons of rosehip powder. it was a great twist!
    This is a recipe that I will do many times!

      • Sorry for being a bit slow.. but is the drained weight 15 oz? Or? I live in Sweden and what equals a 15oz can of black beans contains only ca 8.8 oz of beans and the rest is liquid, and together liquid and beans adds up to 15oz.. Hope you understand my question. 🙂
        Thanks for the reply!

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