This edible brownie batter recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. It is made with gluten-free oat flour which means no heat-treating is necessary. It is such an easy recipe with the BEST chocolate flavor! Make it for one person as a single serving or divide it for two people. It is completely safe to eat and is such an easy dessert without milk or butter. You will love it!
If you're anything like me, you love licking the spoon after making a pan of brownies. The batter is just so rich, creamy, and delicious. This is the perfect recipe because it tastes just like "real" brownie batter, but it has healthier ingredients and is completely safe to eat.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Easy to make - This edible brownie batter is ready to eat in just 5 minutes. Seriously! You only need one bowl to mix it up.
- Healthy ingredients - Instead of box-mix brownie batter that contains artificial flavors and corn syup, this recipe has healthy, plant-based ingredients.
- Gluten-free and vegan - This recipe is made without milk or butter. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan but you can't tell by the taste!
- Best chocolate flavor - The cacao powder in the brownie batter gives it such a rich and delicious chocolate flavor. It's so hard to resist!
Is it safe to eat brownie batter?
It's not safe to eat raw brownie batter because of the uncooked flour and eggs. Uncooked flour can contain bacteria like salmonella and E. coli that could cause food poisoning if ingested. The same is true for raw eggs; they are not safe to consume in brownie batter until you bake them.
Is brownie batter safe to eat without eggs?
Even if you don't use eggs in box-mix brownie batter, it's not safe to eat it raw because of the uncooked flour. The bacteria in the flour must bake at a high temperature to make it safe to eat. This edible brownie batter uses oat flour, which does not contain bacteria, and makes it safe to consume raw.
Unlike other brownie batter recipes that require you to heat-treat flour, this recipe uses oat flour. No heat treating required! It is so easy to make this recipe.
Here are some helpful notes on a few of the ingredients, including substitutions you can make if necessary:
- Coconut oil - There is no butter in this brownie batter. Use melted coconut oil instead, which makes it dairy-free and vegan.
- Coconut sugar - Coconut sugar is vegan and adds such a rich and caramely taste to the brownie batter. You can use any vegan granulated sugar in this recipe with good results.
- Oat flour - Oat flour is naturally gluten-free and safe to eat raw. You can make your own oat flour at home by grinding old-fashioned oats or quick oats in a blender.
- Cacao powder - Use organic, unsweetened cacao powder for the best chocolate flavor and healthy antioxidants.
- Plant milk - Any unsweetened plant milk works well in this recipe. Almond milk is my choice. You can also use water if you prefer.
- Vegan chocolate chips - I love adding vegan dark chocolate chips to the brownie batter for extra chocolate.
This brownie batter requires no mixer! You just need one bowl to mix up the ingredients. It is so easy to make in just a few minutes.
STEP 1: Melt coconut oil. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the coconut oil completely.
STEP 2: Whisk coconut sugar and vanilla. Add the coconut sugar and vanilla extract to the bowl with the coconut oil and whisk until well combined.
STEP 3: Add dry ingredients. Next, add the oat flour, cacao powder, and salt to the bowl. Use a spoon to mix it until a thick batter forms.
STEP 4: Add plant milk. Add the plant milk one tablespoon at a time until you have the right consistency. The recipe will make a thicker brownie batter, like cookie dough consistency, but you can add more plant milk to make it thinner if preferred.
STEP 5: Mix in chocolate chips. Take the opportunity to add vegan chocolate chips or other toppings to the brownie batter if desired. Read below for more topping ideas!
Brownie Batter Toppings
- Vegan Chocolate Chips - Mix in some vegan chocolate chips for a double chocolate brownie batter dessert. I love using dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate best.
- Natural Peanut Butter - Drizzle some natural, creamy peanut butter on top of your brownie batter for a delicious chocolate peanut butter combination.
- Vegan Ice Cream - Ice cream and brownies are a classic combination. I love adding a scoop of Halo Top dairy-free ice cream on my brownie batter, but whatever ice cream you choose will be delicious!
- Coconut Whipped Cream - If you want a lighter option than ice cream, add a dollop of dairy free coconut whipped cream. It adds such a nice flavor to the chocolate.
- Chopped Nuts - A handful of chopped walnuts or pecans add the perfect crunch to this recipe. They also provide some healthy fats and protein.
- Sprinkles - Make birthday cake brownies by adding celebratory sprinkles to the recipe. Sprinkles make everything more fun! I recommend choosing naturally-colored sprinkles without artificial colors and dyes.
Expert Tips & Tricks
- Adjust consistency with plant milk - You can easily adjust the consistency of the brownie batter by how much plant milk you add. If you want a thicker brownie batter like cookie dough, use 1-2 tablespoons of plant milk. If you want a thinner, classic brownie batter consistency, use 4-8 tablepoons of plant milk until it's the perfect texture.
- Use fine oat flour - It's best to use finely ground oat flour unless you want a coarse brownie batter. If you make your own oat flour at home, be sure to mix it in your blender or food processor until the oats become a find powder. This gives the best consistency in the recipe.
- Enjoy immediately - This brownie batter dessert is best enjoyed immediately so it does not dry out. If you need to keep it for later, store it in an airtight container. Read below for more tips for storing and freezing.
Protein Brownie Batter
You can make edible brownie batter without cocoa powder by using chocolate protein powder in place of the cocoa. This is a great way to add extra nutrients and protein to your brownie batter dessert! Be sure to use a plant-based chocolate protein powder to keep it vegan. Look for a certified gluten-free version too.
No Butter Brownie Batter
This edible brownie batter does not have butter, milk, or dairy, but uses coconut oil instead. The coconut oil provides richness and moisture to the brownie batter. If you want an oil-free version, you can try using unsweetened applesauce instead of coconut oil, but it won't be as rich and fudgy. You might want to use more cacao powder if using applesauce to ensure it keeps that chocolate brownie flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions
This edible brownie batter is made without eggs, milk, or butter, which makes it healthier than box-mix brownies. This recipe is made with healthier, plant-based ingredients which makes it vegan and gluten-free.
It is not safe to eat brownie batter raw because uncooked flour and eggs contain bacteria that could make you sick. This edible brownie batter is safe because it is made with oat flour and does not contain eggs.
You can easily make oat flour at home by blending old-fashioned or quick oats in a blender or food processor until fine. Oats are naturally gluten-free and safe to eat without cooking.
Yes! You can make edible brownie batter with chocolate protein powder instead of cocoa powder. I recommend using plant-based protein powder.
Storing Leftover Brownie Batter
For best results, enjoy the brownie batter immediately. You can store leftover brownie batter in an airtight container for 3-5 days at room temperature or in the fridge. If kept in the fridge, allow it to warm to room temperature before enjoying it again for the best results and texture.
Can you freeze brownie batter?
Yes, you can freeze brownie batter in an airtight container in the freezer for 3-6 months. Be sure to let it thaw completely before enjoying it again. Since it does not contain leavening agents like baking soda or baking powder, it freezes quite well.
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Edible Brownie Batter
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup oat flour certified gluten-free
- ⅓ cup cacao powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1-4 tablespoons unsweetened plant milk
- ⅓ cup vegan chocolate chips
- natural peanut butter
- chopped nuts
- vegan ice cream
- To make your own oat flour at home, add a heaping ⅓ cup of old-fashioned oats or quick oats to a blender or food processor. Blend until you have a fine oat flour, then measure out ⅓ cup.⅓ cup oat flour
- In a medium-sized bowl, melt the coconut oil in the microwave. Once melted, whisk in the coconut sugar and vanilla extract until well combined.¼ cup melted coconut oil, ⅓ cup coconut sugar, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Add the oat flour, cacao powder, and salt to the bowl. Stir until well combined. The mixture will be very thick.⅓ cup oat flour, ⅓ cup cacao powder, ¼ teaspoon salt
- Stir in the plant milk one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Then mix in vegan chocolate chips, if desired.1-4 tablespoons unsweetened plant milk, ⅓ cup vegan chocolate chips
- Transfer the brownie batter to individual serving bowls and add additional toppings, if desired. Enjoy!natural peanut butter, chopped nuts, vegan ice cream