Dairy-free chocolate brownies recipe: easy to make and perfect for traybakes

Dairy-free chocolate brownies recipe: easy to make and perfect for traybakes
Slices of yummy chocolate brownies that easy to make

This dairy-free chocolate brownies recipe is super easy to make. It’s an ideal recipe for when you don’t have much time to make but fancy some chocolatey treats. 

It also makes one of the best chewy brownies that doesn’t taste way too sweet or too chocolatey. 

And what’s more, the recipe is perfect for a traybake that it yields more pieces of sweet treats for everybody in the family to enjoy.

Cakey, chewy, or fudgy brownies?

Just like the name says, a cakey brownie has a cake-like texture. It’s a bit spongy because the recipe normally uses some raising agents e.g. baking soda, etc. 

And a chewy brownie is the one with a chewy texture and the recipe doesn’t use any raising agents. BUT, you have to cook the batter at the right timing. If you undercook, the brownie will be soft and gooey that its texture will be more like a fudge. Thus, it’s called a fudgy brownie.

The first time I tried chocolate brownies many years ago, I didn’t realize that they were not “real brownies”. 

In hindsight, they were just simply chocolate cake traybakes 😄.

Mind you, the internet didn’t quite exist at that time. We didn’t have free and fast information flowing at our fingertips to check whether those brownies were authentic. Duh 🙄.

Anyway, now I know that there are so many versions of chocolate brownies. Depending on how you like them, you can either have a cakey brownie, a chewy brownie, or a fudgy brownie.

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Dairy-free chocolate brownies recipe that is to make and perfect for traybakes
Slices of dairy-free chocolate brownie that easy to make and perfect for traybakes

Dairy-free chocolate brownies recipe

There are hundreds of chocolate brownie recipes you can find on the internet, from books, TV, etc. 

Over the years, I’ve tried so many chocolate brownie recipes myself. Some I quite like the taste, but they’re either hassle in the methods, or they use many ingredients that I don’t always have in my pantry. 

Some other recipes can be easier to make, but they taste either too sweet for my liking, or too chocolatey for my kids’ taste buds. 

So, after tweaking and trying, I’ve come up with this super-easy-to-make recipe that makes a crusty on the top and chewy in the inside brownie, with the right level of sweetness.

And just like my other recipes, this dairy-free chocolate brownie recipe doesn’t take much time to make. It literally takes 10 minutes of preparation and 40 minutes of baking. 

Ten minutes is all you need to work on this recipe. And 40 minutes to bake. 

So, if you want to have these brownies for your after-dinner, you can quickly mix the ingredients before you start cooking your dinner. Pour the batter in a tin, and leave it to bake while you get on preparing your main course. By the time you finish cooking, your dessert aka brownies will be ready too.


  • 2 Cups Plain flour
  • 1 Cup Cocoa powder
  • 2 Cups White sugar
  • 5 Large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Oil (you can use vegetable oil, Olive oil, or Canola oil)


Preheat the oven at gas 4/ 350°F/ 180°C

Prepare your baking tray, 9” x 13” size

Put all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir well.

brownies mixture
A mixture of all the ingredients for chocolate brownies

Add in the eggs and the oil.

Using a handheld mixer, mix the ingredients for a few minutes until all is blended. The batter will be thick and sticky.

Pour the batter into the tray, spread and pat it using a spatula until it is fully covered the tray.

sweet treat batter
Chocolate brownies batter in a pan ready to bake

Bake the brownies for 40 minutes until the top looks firm although it may be a bit soft to touch 


Chocolate brownies traybake
A traybake of chocolate brownies

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