Chocolate Frosted Vegan Brownies (oil-free)

Hey guys!

My mouth has been watering while putting this blog together because OMG, chocolate frosted vegan brownies are finally here! Looking for a healthy vegan brownie that is absolutely delicious while still plant-based, gluten-free and oil-free, stop right here!

You are going to die for this recipe.

The Frosting

My frosting recipe is made without any refined sugar and is rich, chocolatey, smooth, decadent and beyond heavenly. Sweetened with dates, you won’t have to worry about added sugar in this frosting.

I use medjool dates to sweeten the frosting for that perfect sweetness without being an overpowering sugar-bomb.

Chocolate Vegan FrostingFrost the brownies with the chocolate frosting after they’ve cooled for the richest vegan brownie you’ll ever have. The best party- you feel as though you are indulging in a sinful treat when in reality this brownie is filled with nutrients.

The brownies themselves are made with a base of chickpeas! Aka these brownies are #plantprotein and fiber packed.

I used natural sprinkles from Whole Foods that are actually colored with fruits + veggies. For example, the green sprinkles are dyed with spirulina! How cool?!

The sprinkles are just a fun touch and are totally optional. 







Chocolate Frosted Vegan Brownies

Chocolate Frosted Vegan Brownies

Bring to these to a potluck, bake them for your kid’s bake sale, share with family, you name it! I bring these chocolate frosted vegan brownies to everything and they are a total crowd pleaser.

Everyone RAVES about how incredible the brownies are – side note: everyone is also shocked these have chickpeas as a main ingredient.

Chocolate Frosted Vegan Brownies

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Chocolate Frosted Vegan Brownies

Chocolate Frosted Vegan Brownies

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Chocolate Frosted Vegan Brownies (oil-free)

Rich, chocolatey, fudgy, moist and decadent chocolate chickpea brownies with chocolate frosting. Vegan, gluten-free, WFPB and oil-free friendly.
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
total time 45 minutes

the ingredients

Vegan Brownies

  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup water



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips into a food processor. Blend until completely smooth!
  • Fold in chocolate chips then pour into a baking dish. An 8x8 pan will work for this. 
  • Bake for 25 minutes. When they are done, let them cool for about 30 minutes to 1 hour before frosting them. 
  • Frost and enjoy! Store in fridge. 

Chocolate Frosting

  • Blend all frosting ingredients in food processor until completely smooth and combined scraping down sides as necessary. 
  • Frost brownies and serve! 

In good health,


If you liked this recipe then you will LOVE my chickpea blondies. 

Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Ashley says:

    These are absolutely amazing!!! I thought the blondies were to die for, but these are out of this world! Chocolately, gooey, just the right amount of sweetness, shall I go on? Thank you for sharing!!!5 stars

  2. Kim says:

    Do you drain the chickpeas?

    1. Danielle Keith says:


    2. Duh says:

      Ist line of the recipe!!!!!

  3. Kim says:

    Do you drain the chick peas?5 stars

  4. Madaline Reddy says:

    Delicious even without a blender!5 stars

  5. Lynn says:

    Will any flour work (no almond)? I’ve got to make these for my grandson!!

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      You can try oat flour or coconut flour! I personally have not tried it with any other flour.

  6. Kathleen says:

    Do you always frost these. How are they without frosting

  7. Kathleen says:

    Love, love, love these. Made them for a vegan dinner pot luck. What an incredibly hit. The men just LOVED them. Thanks so much. I always look forward to seeing what you are making next. You make me look good🥰5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      I am SO glad!! They are the bomb, right?! I can’t ever get enough.