Dairy free olive oil brownies (or use canola or sunflower oil) made without butter, milk or chocolate chips for a delicious treat or dessert! Though we substitute butter with olive oil in this homemade chocolate brownie recipe, you may also use other oils like sunflower oil or canola oil (which works very well in this brownies!), melted coconut oil, peanut oil, vegetable oil etc depending on what you have or what you prefer!
However, if you have olive oil or canola oil sunflower oil, I do recommend using one of these for the best results.
This easy homemade fudgy oil brownies without butter or milk (made with cocoa powder and without chocolate chips) are so delicious, kid friendly and simple to make with a dark chocolate flavor that is not too intense but just the right amount of flavor.
They are dairy free which means they are also made without butter or milk based chocolate chips, so if you are following a dairy free diet too, you can enjoy these simple and easy chocolate brownies!
More dairy free recipes without milk or butter includes dairy free pancakes without milk, vegan pumpkin banana bread, dairy free blueberry pineapple smoothie, raspberry banana coconut milk smoothie, watermelon strawberry smoothie, vegan pumpkin banana muffins, vegan cranberry muffins, mango orange smoothie etc!
To make these easy oil brownies, you can use olive, canola oil or sunflower oil or use any neutral oil whichever you have.
I often use either olive oil, canola oil or sunflower oil for this brownie recipe, but I have also used melted butter to make the brownies successfully.
Brownies are classic American desserts which are so popular and often, so simple and easy to make at home from scratch.
More easy chocolate desserts include eggless chocolate mug cake with chocolate chips, chocolate avocado peanut butter pudding smoothie, moist chocolate banana mini muffins with chocolate chips, whipped chocolate cream cheese frosting, instant hot chocolate coffee, hot chocolate with cocoa powder, moist chocolate cake, eggless chocolate banana cake, chocolate milkshake, chocolate crinkle cookies, m&m chocolate cookies and many more!
How To Use Oils As Substitutes For Butter In Brownies?
It is easy to use oils as substitutes for melted butter in many brownie recipes.
In this chocolate brownie recipe which is diary free, we use olive oil or canola oil as a substitute for butter & vegetable oil to make diary free and comparatively low fat brownies (olve oil and canola oil have low saturated fat than butter and vegetable oil).
Vegetable Oil Substitute In Brownies
In many brownie recipes, melted butter is substituted with vegetable oil.
However, it is easy to substitute vegetable oil as well, to make these brownies.
Best substitutes for vegetable oil in brownies include canola oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, peanut oil etc which works great for baking!
You may also use butter or coconut oil as a substitute for vegetable oil, but it is a good idea to use melted butter or melted coconut oil.
Substitute for olive oil & canola oil to make oil brownies
Olive oil and canola oil are very good substitutes for melted butter or vegetable oil in this oil brownie recipe.
Instead of olive or canola oil, you can also use sunflower oil as a great substitute for butter or vegetable oil to make these brownies.
In brief, you can substitute canola oil or olive oil in this brownie recipe with sunflower oil, melted butter, vegetable oil, melted coconut oil etc interchangeably.
More About Oil Brownies:
This easy homemade chocolate brownies recipe is one of the most simple recipe for chocolate brownies and the texture is chewy and cake like than fudge like.
Using oil instead of butter, makes the brownies look more dark and perfect and they are so delicious too!
The flavor of olive oil or canola oil do not alter the flavor of the chocolate brownies.
If you are looking for a quick dessert that serves three to four people which is also a kid friendly dessert, this homemade chocolate brownies will do that.
If you have four guests or four people in the family to serve these brownies, you can serve four pieces of brownies to each person.
However, it is a good idea to bake one more of this if you have four people to serve, in case anyone asks for seconds or you want extra servings.
You just need a few minutes to mix the ingredients, and bake the brownies from scratch.
It will take less than 45 minutes to finish the whole thing and you can slice the and serve the brownies while it is still warm if you wish.
This homemade fudgy chocolate brownies makes a great snack which you enjoy on a fine evening with a cup of coffee or tea or milk.
Or you can enjoy these homemade chocolate brownies for breakfast if you want a dessert for breakfast.
You can bake these brownies the night before and enjoy it as a delicious and quick dessert for dinner and you can save any leftovers for breakfast (if there is anything left :)).
But mostly, they will be just over as soon as they are baked as so they are very delicious fresh out of the oven.
I got the recipe for these delicious chocolate brownies from here which I slightly adjusted to my preference.
I used this Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa which is very good especially if you are looking for the dark chocolate flavor.
If you don't want the dark chocolate flavor, you can also use the other varieties like this Hershey's Cocoa .
See some of the varieties of cocoa powders you can use for the homemade chocolate brownies recipe.
As I mentioned above, I used the special dark cocoa to make the chocolate brownies and this stainless steel square shaped 7.5 inch baking pan the bake the brownies.
Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Cocoa, 8-Ounce Can (Pack of 4)HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK 100% Cocoa (Natural and Dutched Cocoas), Gluten Free, 8 Ounce Can (Pack of 6)HERSHEY'S Natural Unsweetened 100% Cocoa, Baking/Beverage, Gluten-Free, 23 Ounce Can
So here is how you can make this delicious homemade chocolate brownies following this simple and easy homemade chocolate oil brownies recipe from scratch.
How To Make Oil Brownies With Olive Oil?
We use the following ingredients to make easy and simple dairy free oil brownies without butter and milk.
½ cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup cocoa powder
salt a pinch
½ cup olive oil (or use canola or sunflower oil)
2 eggs at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Step By Step Instructions
In a bowl, mix together all dry ingredients – flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, beat the eggs well until the yolks and whites are well combined.
Add the sugar to the eggs and mix well until the sugar is dissolved and combined well with the eggs.
Add the oil and vanilla extract to the egg sugar mixture and mix well everything.
Add the egg mixture to the dry flour mixture and stir the contents very well to combine all ingredients, without forming any lumps. In case the batter is too thick you may add an extra tablespoon of oil only if necessary.
To bake the oil brownies:
Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
Transfer the brownie batter to a greased baking pan or tray.
Bake for about 30 minutes until the brownie separates from the sides of the pan and the inside of the brownie is cooked.
The inside of the brownie will be too soft when it's right out of oven so give it some time to cool down so the texture will be perfect!
Once the brownie is cooled, you can cut the brownies in small squares using a plastic knife by first cutting along the sides and then cutting by squares from inside (starting from one side of the pan).
Below you can get the recipe for easy oil brownies without butter and chocolate chips in detail.
Dairy Free Brownies With Olive Oil (No Butter Or Chocolate Chips)
- In a bowl, mix together all dry ingredients - flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
- In another bowl, beat the eggs well until the yolks and whites are well combined.
- Add the sugar to the eggs and mix well until the sugar is dissolved and combined well with the eggs.
- Add the oil and vanilla extract to the egg sugar mixture and mix well everything.
- Add the egg mixture to the dry flour mixture and stir the contents very well to combine all ingredients, without forming any lumps. In case the batter is too thick you may add an extra tablespoon of oil only if necessary.
To bake the oil brownies
- Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
- Transfer the brownie batter to a greased baking pan or tray.
- Bake for about 30 minutes until the brownie separates from the sides of the pan and the inside of the brownie is cooked. The inside of the brownie will be too soft when it's right out of oven so give it some time to cool down so the texture will be perfect!
- Once the brownie is cooled, you can cut the brownies in small squares using a plastic knife by first cutting along the sides and then cutting by squares from inside (starting from one side of the pan).