Jalapeno Brownies Add Spice to Any Fiesta!


We’re heating things up with these jalapeno brownies. On a hot summer day, serve them with dairy-free whipped cream or vegan vanilla ice cream for cool contrast.

Many brownie recipes, like this one, are naturally dairy-free. They’re often made with oil, not butter. And since they are supposed to be dense, they don’t typically call for any milk or buttermilk, like so many cake recipes. I have included options below for other special diet needs, like gluten-free, egg-free, and vegan.

Jalapeno Brownies Recipe - a naturally dairy-free dessert to spice up any fiesta!This jalapeno brownies recipe with photo was shared with us by Rio Luna Organics

Special Diet Notes: Jalapeno Brownies

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.

For gluten-free, dairy-free jalapeno brownies, you can substitute your favorite gluten-free flour blend, like King Arthur or Namaste Foods, for the all-purpose flour.

For egg-free and vegan jalapeno brownies, swap in aquafaba for the eggs, or see my egg substitute guide for more options.

Jalapeno Brownies
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For sweet presentation, dust these jalapeno brownies with powdered sugar before serving.
Serves: 16 brownies
  • ½ cup oil (your favorite baking oil)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced jalapenos, pureed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup + 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder (preferably Dutch processed)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease an 8x8-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until no cocoa clumps remain.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, eggs, jalapenos, and vanilla until well combined. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until combines.
  4. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and even it out.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the brownies pull away from the pan sides.
  6. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into fourths each way.

Key Pantry Supplies: Jalapeno Brownies

Enjoy More Dairy-Free Baked Good Recipes from My Books:

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Eat Dairy Free - Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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.

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