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Enjoy these gluten free fudgy cashew butter brownies guilt free! They're also vegan, oil free, & so dense & fudgy that you'll want to eat the whole batch!

Fudgy Cashew Butter Brownies

These fudgy cashew butter brownies are gluten free, vegan, & jam packed with creamy cashew butter, raw cacao, flaxseed, & more!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies, cashew butter, dairy free, flaxseed, gluten free, plant based, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup Creamy Cashew Butter
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Flax Egg (See Notes)

Dry Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 tbsp Gluten Free Flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Reserve about 2 tablespoons of the cashew butter for the drizzle on top of the brownies, before adding the remaining cashew butter & wet ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix well.

  3. If the cashew butter begins to thicken before adding in the dry ingredients. Microwave the wet ingredients in 20 second intervals until the batter becomes easy to stir again.

  4. Add the dry ingredients & mix well. Expect the batter to be very thick.

  5. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.

  6. Scoop the cashew butter brownie mixture into the lined baking dish.

  7. Drizzle the remaining cashew butter on top of the brownie batter, feel free to make a design like I did.

  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

  9. Remove from the oven, let cool completely before slicing.

  10. Optional - Sprinkle a bit of Pink Himalayan Salt on top of the hot brownies.

  11. Enjoy!

  12. Store any left over brownies in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

  • How to Make a Flax Egg - Mix 1 tbsp ground flaxseed with 3 tbsp of water. Stir well & let flaxseed mixture sit for 3-5 minutes before using! 
  • Substituting nut butter is possible but may alter taste - I used Dastony Creamy Cashew Butter
  • Use code "RGMADI10" for 10% off!
  • For flour, I love using Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour