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Brownies: 3 Yummy Ways!

Who doesn’t want an extra dose of deliciousness with the colder weather coming in?

DHNUS got you covered with three (yes three!) decadent brownie recipes that will easily fix your chocolate craving as well as meet your preferences and personal dietary needs.

We decided to provide you a vegan and a gluten-free version as well as another recipe that hides a secret ingredient. But no worries here: they are all delicious! The different options are simply there to allow you to play around with what you already have in your kitchen. Trust us, your taste buds will definitely thank you. Also, with the extra dose of nutrition hiding in each recipe, DHNUS really got you covered.


1 - Vegan Chickpea Brownies


  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed

  • ⅓ cup nut butter (peanut)

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 5 tbsp blanched almond flour

  • ¼ tsp baking powder

  • ¼ tsp baking soda

  • ¼ cup cacao powder (optional)

  • ½ cup chocolate chips, but really how much your heart desires


Preheat the oven to 350F. Add all ingredients apart from chocolate chips to a blender or a bowl, and blend until desired consistency is achieved. Add in chocolate chips. Pour in a greased baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350F.

2 - Gluten-Free Pecan Brownies


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch (spooned and leveled)

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt

  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans


Step 1 Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking pan and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides. Whisk together cornstarch, cocoa, cinnamon, and salt. In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter and chocolate in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until melted and smooth, about 2 minutes.

Step 2 Stir in sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Add cornstarch mixture and stir vigorously until mixture is smooth and begins to pull away from side of bowl, about 2 minutes. Stir in pecans.

Step 3 Pour batter into pan and smooth top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 35 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Using paper overhang, lift cake out of pan and cut into 16 squares.

3 - Avocado Brownies


  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup flour

  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 avocados

  • 1tsb baking powder

  • 1tsp baking soda


Preheat the oven to 350F. Blend/mash avocados. Combine eggs and sugar. Combine flour, coco powder, baking powder, baking soda. Combine wet and dry. Add mashed avocado. Add to buttered tray. Bake for 25 min.





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