Stack of 3 vegan oat flour brownies on a grey surface with some chocolate chips scattered around.

Vegan Oat Flour Brownies

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free

These small-batch oat flour brownies are easy to make with healthy, wholesome ingredients making them the perfect health-conscious sweet, chocolate treat. 



  • 1 cup rolled oats (100 g) blended into oat flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder (21 g)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup packed, pitted dates (225 g)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (120 g)
  • 1/4 cup tahini (60 g)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips plus a few more to sprinkle on top


  1. Place the dates in a large bowl and pour just boiled water over them. Let them sit for 20 minutes then drain.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Measure out 1 cup of rolled oats then process them in a blender to form fine oat flour. 
  4. Add the oat flour and everything except the chocolate chips to a food processor and process into a thick batter.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and pulse a few times to combine.
  6. Spray a loaf pan with a bit of non-stick cooking spray, or line with parchment paper, then scoop the batter into the pan and spread with a spatula until smooth. The batter will quite thick.
  7. Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top, if desired.
  8. Bake the brownies for 24 minutes then remove from the oven and let sit in the pan for 15 minutes before carefully slicing and lifting from the pan. 
  9. Store in the fridge for up to 7 days or freezer for up to 2 months.


If you’d like the brownies to have a little bit of lift to them, add 1/2 tsp baking soda. I tested these every which way and they work fine with and without baking soda.

Keywords: flourless brownies, date brownies, oil-free, egg-free, dairy-free