Christmas Gluten Free Brownies with chocolate frosting

Tis the season for entertaining! This year I am trying to plan well in advance to avoid the stressors of the holidays. When it comes to entertaining I always try to have a variety of foods to meet everyone’s diet preferences. These gluten, dairy free brownies with chocolate frosting are easy to make, and so delicious that all your friends can enjoy them.

I made these brownies with gluten free all purpose flour because a couple of guests have celiac disease but you could easily substitute all purpose flour. I initially posted this recipe gluten free brownie  and changed a few things to add a little Christmas cheer.  To add a little festive touch I made a vegan chocolate frosting. A great way to get the kids in the kitchen is to have them add Christmas sprinkles. Crushed candy cane would be a nice  substitute.

Christmas Brownies with chocolate frosting (gluten free and dairy free)

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour, gluten free
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup chocoalte chips ( dairy free)

Vegan Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees celcius.

    Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

    In a small pot, melt coconut oil, both sugars and cocoa powder.

    In a large bowl, beat eggs (well), add vanilla and beat again. Add chocolate mixture and beat again. Add dry ingredients and combine.

    With a spatula pour brownie mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

    Bake for 20-25 minutes. check for doneness with a toothpick. Let brownies cool on a rack.

Vegan Chocolate Frosting

  1. Melt coconut oil, cocoa, maple syrup and vanilla.

    Spread evenly over brownies and add sprinkles.

Happy Baking


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