The best gluten-free walnut brownies

  • Author: andreeabolbea


  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup oat flour*
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, plus more for topping
  • walnuts chopped for the top of the brownie


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 8-inch x 8-inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, place the dates. Pour in enough hot water to cover. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Drain dates.
  4. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add dates, almond butter, and applesauce. Process until well combined, stopping to scrape down the sides.
  5. Slowly add milk; continue to process.
  6. Add oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, vanilla, and salt. Process until completely mixed.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips until all ingredients are combined.
  8. Pour batter into the pan. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let the bars cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before serving.