Candy Cane Brownies (vegan, gluten free, holiday)

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This vegan brownies recipe was adapted from the legend herself Caitlin Shoemaker over at the FromMyBowl blog. I highly recommend her and this amazing holiday brownie recipe. It’s fudgy, easy, gluten free, and vegan! I hope your enjoy and thanks again Caitlin for such a great recipe.

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Candy Cane Brownies (vegan, gluten free, holiday)

This brownie recipe features candy cane! It's also gluten free, vegan, and easy enough that even I can make it!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Pan 9x13 or 8x8


  • 4 tbsp ground flaxseed for flax egg
  • 12 tbsp water for flax egg
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten free all purpose flour I like Bob's red mill 1 to 1 mix
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cane sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 14 oz cans full fat coconut milk unsweetened
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups dairy free chocolate chips I like enjoy life brand
  • 5 candy canes crushed



  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  • Make flax eggs by combining flax meal and water in a small container

Dry Ingredients

  • Combined gluten free all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Wet Ingredients

  • Add flax eggs, sugars, coconut milk, and peppermint extract to the dry ingredients.
  • Combined until mixed well (it may have some small lumps, but that's ok).
  • Fold in chocolate chips

Put It All Together

  • Pour brownie batter into a 9x13 pan lined with parchment paper
  • Sprinkle half of your crushed candy canes on top of your batter.
  • Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes (this varies wildly depending on your oven to keep checking it at 15 minute intervals)
  • Once a knife or toothpick comes out clean allow the brownies to chill completely before removing them from the pan.
  • Cut into 18 or so individual brownies
  • Store in fridge for fudgier brownies and enjoy!



This recipe was 100% adapted from Caitlin Shoemaker over at From My Bowl. She has awesome recipes you should check her out here.
Keyword 1 bowl, brownies, candy cane, christmas, cocoa power, gluten free, holidays, nut free, oil free, vegan
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Hey there! I’m AJ Rivera. I make easy, delicious, and healthy(ish), vegan food. When I’m not cooking you might find me watching anime, hiking with my amazing fairy wife Jadi, or playing with my two dogs. I’m so happy you’re here, and I can’t wait to show you how to make food you can be proud of. 

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