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Ready for the easiest fluffy gluten free brownie CAKE recipe. And it’s totally plant-based too. You can thank me in the comments πŸ˜‰

Easy healthy vegan and gluten-free brownie snack recipe

This was supposed to be a buckwheat brownie recipe, until I discovered I was out of buckwheat and teff flour. Luckily, there was some all-purpose gluten-free flour in the pantry. Instead of the traditional brownie recipe, we always make, the switch in flours actually created the most delicious, fluffy, decadent..cake?. More of a cross between a cake and a brownie! So a brownie cake was born!

Another reminder that experimentation in the kitchen is a good thing. Experimentation oftentimes generates some really great recipes. It also can give you a really good idea of how different ingredients behave, taste or why they are important to a recipe.

I have discovered many amazing substitutes and created entirely new recipes this way. While I did not get the rich brownie I was initially going for, I did get a really bomb brownie cake. Don’t fear your kitchen guys, or else you may never know your true potential! If you can, try and experiment or substitute ingredients once in a while. The outcome will oftentimes impress you.

The best part of this recipe is that it is super quick to make. Refined sugar-free, dairy free and totally plant-based. You can also try it with different flours and make it into a cookie or a brownie (by swapping buckwheat or teff for the all-purpose flour) A perfect recipe to make when you don’t have much time and need a winning dish!

slices of gluten-free vegan brownie cake and oat milk being poured on the side

Simple Fluffy Gluten-Free Brownie Cake, yes it’s vegan too

Recipe by atmytableCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy


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  • Dry Ingredients
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour

  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

  • Wet ingredients
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted

  • 1/4 cup ground chia seeds

  • 1 1/4 cups of boiling water

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 1/4-1/2 cup coconut sugar (depending on your preference for sweetness)

  • 1 tbs vanilla extract or 1 vanilla pod, scrapped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and oil a brownie or cake pan. Then in a bowl add all the dry ingredients together and mix until well combined.
  • Place the dates, chia, and hot water in a small blender and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then add in the coconut oil and mix until smooth.
  • Add the date mixture, along with the coconut sugar, and vanilla to the dry mixture and stir until well combined. Add in the chocolate chips and stir once more.
  • Pour into baking pan and bake for roughly 30 minutes or until a toothpick or fork comes out clean. Let it cool completely then cut into squares and serve.


  • Can be kept in a sealed container for 3 days or for a week in the fridge. these also freeze well if you have extra.


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Until then, tchau

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