Eggless Brownies Recipe
Homemade Eggless Brownie Recipe
How to Make Homemade Brownies without Eggs
These homemade eggless brownies are so deliciously chewy & cakey—you’d never guess there are no eggs in them! Irresistibly crisp around the edges, not too fluffy and not too dense, just a perfectly chewy, chocolaty, satisfying bite. I’ll show you to make homemade brownies without eggs in under an hour.
Yes, the average brownie recipe calls for eggs—including those just-add-eggs-and-oil boxed brownies that somehow always turn out delicious. Whether you’ve got an egg allergy or sensitivity, or you’ve just run out of eggs in the fridge, this eggless brownie recipe will NOT disappoint! Honestly, the first time I made these they instantly became my favorite brownies.
Eggless Brownies vs. Regular
Just like with all baked goods, there’s a spectrum of brownies with room for variety. Some are richer with more cocoa flavor, others are more milk chocolaty. Some folks prefer dense and fudgy brownies, others (like myself) prefer a chewy, cakey brownie. That’s why these eggless brownies have captured my heart: they taste just as good as any classic brownie, but nixing the eggs results in that cakey texture I crave!
What makes brownies cakey vs. fudgy?
A brownie’s texture is affected by the ratio of fat-to-flour in the recipe. Fudgy brownies will involve more fat (i.e., oil, butter, eggs) and less flour. Whereas cakey brownies will involve less fat and more flour—as well as baking powder as a leavening agent to help the brownies rise.
So, to make brownies fudgier, a recipe will often incorporate more oil, less flour, as well as less liquid. In contrast, cakey brownies—like this eggless brownies recipe—will use little to no oil and often use butter instead. In addition, cakey brownies will use more flour, while also adding some liquid to the recipe, like milk.
Craving More Brownie Ideas?
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- Mint Chocolate Brownies
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What happens to brownies without eggs?
Still, fudgy or cakey, almost all classic brownie recipes involve eggs—including those boxed brownies. Why? Because eggs contain protein which acts as a binding agent to prevent the brownies from crumbling, as well as fats which help to give the brownies some rise. In addition, eggs add moisture to the batter which prevents the brownies from turning out hard or dry.
So, if we want to make brownies without eggs, we need to adjust the typical ingredients and incorporate some substitutions to fill in for their role. There are some 1-to-1 baking substitutions for eggs that you can try in standard recipes—like flax eggs, mashed banana or applesauce, yogurt, etc. But for this eggless brownies recipe, I adjusted several different ingredients to compensate for the eggs.
How to Make Brownies without Eggs
Can milk replace eggs in brownies?
Partially, yes! Milk won’t work as a singular, 1-to-1 substitute for eggs, but it is one of the additions I’ve incorporated to make these brownies without eggs. Just like in most cake recipes, adding milk to this batter results in a cakier texture! And, the milk adds moisture to the batter along with a bit of protein that act as a binding agent. Personally, I’ve only tested this recipe using whole or 2% milk, but it will likely also work using a nondairy milk.
Bonus: If you’re not a fan of super-rich brownies with a lot of cocoa flavor, adding milk helps to create a more milk chocolaty flavor. I love the flavor of these eggless chocolate brownies, especially with some additional milk chocolate chips sprinkled on top!
Can butter replace eggs in brownies?
Again—partially, yes! Alongside the milk, butter helps to substitute for the eggs in these eggless brownies. Butter is a great source of fat that helps to hold the brownies together, and it gives them some aeration that helps them rise. Plus, whisking up the melted butter with sugar first thing adds an extra dose of fluffy goodness to the batter!
To see how this recipe is made, along with the rest of this bento lunch box, check out my Quick & Easy Bento Box Lunch Ideas video!
What else can I bake without eggs?
For more egg free recipes and eggless baked goods, try some of these goodies:
- Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Egg Free Sugar Cookies
- Eggless Peanut Butter Cookies
- Eggless GF Edible Cookie Dough
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars
- Fluffy Vegan Pancakes
- Healthy Churro Bars
Eggless Brownies Recipe
- 4 oz butter, melted
- 1 cup sugar, (200g)
- ⅓ cup milk, (78mL)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, (130g)
- ¾ cup cocoa powder, (75g)
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup chocolate chips, (85g)
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment or foil and spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter and sugar. Add in milk and vanilla extract.
- Separately, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Add dry ingredients into wet mixture, mixing well to combine.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and spread out evenly. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top (or mix them into your batter before pouring it into the pan).
- Bake 30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow to cool completely before slicing into squares.
- Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.
- Yields 16 eggless brownies.
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45 Comments on “Eggless Brownies Recipe”
Hi…if I use Dutch processed cocoa powder, what could be the difference in brownies
Great question! This egg-free brownie recipe should work just fine with Dutch processed cocoa powder, but your brownies will turn out darker in color, and they may be a bit less fluffy in texture. If you try this recipe with Dutch processed cocoa, we’d love to know how it turns out for you! 🙂
Hi MA’AM…can I use pure coffee like one teaspoon…and can I add chopped walnuts into the batter?
Hi there! We haven’t tested making these eggless brownies with coffee added to the batter, so I can’t speak to how they might turn out. It could work – but you’d have to be willing to experiment to find out.
As for the chopped walnuts, you can absolutely add some to the batter! I’d recommend mixing together all of the other ingredients, so the batter is nice & smooth, and then fold in about 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts before pouring the brownie batter into the pan 🙂 I hope this helps!
Hi…is that unsweetened cocoa powder usual one or Dutch processed? so here no chocolate is used right ?
Hi! In this recipe we used a standard unsweetened cocoa powder, yes
We had a craving for brownies and ice cream for dessert. The shortages and increasing prices of eggs lead me to search for eggless brownies. These really hit the spot! They had the texture of dense, fudge-like cake, chocolatey, but not too sweet. My one variation was using 2oz butter melted, and 1/4 C olive oil (butter is getting real expensive too). I sprinkled 1/3 C chocolate chips top and baked for 30 min at 350 degrees. Toothpick came out clean, so I pulled them out to cool, but still warm. Yum, brownies and ice cream. The brownies were a little crumbly, but they will probably firm up once completely cooled.
Hi Vicky! Thanks so much for trying out our recipe for brownies without eggs 🙂 We’re thrilled to hear they turned out well for you and could offer a more budget-friendly option! We love their fudge-cake like texture too, and we’ve found they can be a bit crumbly at first but they do firm up once cooled. We appreciate you sharing your substitutions here as well – that information will surely be helpful to others who want to try variations!
Can I replace NES quick powder in place of coco powder
Hi there! Nesquick powder is sweetened cocoa powder (with sugar + other additives and flavorings). So if you use it instead of cocoa powder here, your brownies will likely taste much sweeter – and they’ll probably be delicious! I think the brownies would bake just fine, but the sweetness is just something to be aware of if you don’t like super-sweet brownies. We’d love to know how they turn out if you do give it a try 🙂
Being a vegetarian I’m glad I found your eggless brownies recipe. I’m surprised they turned out so good. Thank you for this amazing recipe!!
Hi Ami, thank you for giving this recipe a try! It’s so surprising that brownies with no eggs can taste this good, right?? We’re glad to hear you enjoyed them 🙂
I weighed my butter before melting it so had to melt some more and added some more milk, they are scrumptious
Hi Simon, thanks for trying out the recipe and sharing what worked for you! Making brownies without eggs can be tricky, so it’s wonderful to hear this recipe turned out tasty for you 🙂
Haven’t tried brownies since going egg free and wasn’t sure what to expect.
These are delicious, thank you for the quality recipe.
We’re so glad to hear these egg free brownies turned out tasty for you! We couldn’t believe how yummy they turned out when we first made them either, honestly. Thank you for trying the recipe and sharing your kind words with us 🙂
These were soooooo good! I had to substitute about 1/3 cup of vegetable oil for the butter since I didn’t haveenough, but they turned out fantastic! A lot of other eggless brownies are usually super cake-y, which isn’t my preference. But these were pleasantly chewy and delicious!
Hi Lexie, we’re thrilled to hear this eggless brownie recipe turned out so well for you! It’s also helpful to know the recipe worked using some vegetable oil in place of the butter. Thank you for sharing your kind words with us 🙂 So glad you enjoyed these brownies as much as we do!
they’re still in the oven but im excited to try them once theyre done ♡ based on the reviews they seem good enough
Hi Melody, thanks so much for trying our eggless brownies recipe! We hope you enjoy them and we’d love to hear how they turn out 🙂
These were so delicious! I were looking for eggless brownies, because I were out of ingredients and we wanted something sweet for the weekend. I also had no chocolate, so I substituted the choc chips for pecan nuts. It was great! This recipe is a keeper. Thanks!
Hi Mariska, we’re glad to hear this egg free brownies recipe worked out well for you! What a delicious idea to add pecans in lieu of chocolate chips 🙂 thank you for trying out the recipe!
These tastes rly bad . I would definitely not recommend
I LIED!!!! I made the recipe wrong, completely my bad
Lol thank you for setting the record straight! Glad these egg free brownies turned out well for you in the end 🙂 Thanks for trying the recipe!
I have made them several times now. Easy and so tasty. The recipe always works out perfectly, thank you!
We’re so glad to hear you’re enjoying these eggless brownies, Martina! Thanks so much for giving it a try and sharing your kind words with us 🙂
What weight is your standard cup? I wanna try out your recipe. Looks delish and simple
Hi there, great question! We love this eggless brownie recipe and we hope you will too 🙂 Here are the metric weights for the ingredients in this recipe:
4 oz butter, melted
78 mL milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
130g all-purpose flour
75g cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
85g chocolate chips
I hope this helps! I’ve also updated the recipe itself to include metric measurements for your reference 🙂
Thank you, Seema! We’re glad that you enjoy the recipe, and we’d love to hear how you like it whenever you do give it a try 🙂
Hey, really good brownies when you don’t have the huevos to do it another way. Very good chocolate experience, which is what we needed. Debating on whether or not to share. Really good hot with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
Hi Paul, we’re glad to hear this eggless brownies recipe satisfied what you were looking for and gave you a good chocolate experience! No huevos, no problem 🙂 We stand by and emphasize your discovery: best enjoyed warm with some ice cream. We appreciate you trying out the recipe and we’re happy to have you here!
Was craving a brownie and had no eggs! Found this recipe and oh my GOSH!! Best brownie ever
Yay! So glad this eggless brownie recipe was what you were looking for! We love it so much too 🙂 Thank you for trying out the recipe and sharing the love with us!
It was sooo oowey gooey and just what I look for in a brownie. It was so great because every other time I made Eggleston brownies they turned out really bad, but this one was splendid.
Hi Genie, we’re so happy to hear these eggless brownies had the ooey-gooeyness that you were craving!! Thank you so much for trying the recipe and sharing how it turned out with us 🙂
Hi I made this today.The taste was amazing however after 30 minutes I put.my skewer in I saw bubbles in the hole so I left it in for another 20.The sides were hard and the base was chewy.Why were there bubbles in the testing holes?
Hi there! Thanks so much for trying out this eggless brownie recipe 🙂 we’re glad that you enjoyed the taste!
It’s possible the bubbles in your testing holes are just due to the baking powder in the batter. You also want to be sure to whisk the components of this batter well so they integrate properly, which can reduce air bubble.
Also, we recommend removing these eggless brownies from the oven once a toothpick comes out clean! We’ve heard others in this community say that these brownies took 40 minutes to cook through before a toothpick came out clean for them, but a total of 50 minutes may be a bit too long – resulting in harder edges.
Keep in mind, because this is an eggless recipe, the batter is slightly different. Instead of eggs, this batter relies on butter and some milk for fat This results in a cakier brownie, with a chewier and more aerated texture rather than a fudgy texture! They may turn out different from classic brownie recipes, yet they’re totally delicious in their own right 🙂
I made these yesterday afternoon for a Super Bowl party that my severely egg-allergic nephew attended. They were a big hit with everyone! A few were left and they have actually developed even more chocolate flavor and a less crumbly texture on day #2. In terms of the recipe, my cake tester did not come out clean until 40 minutes of baking time, but otherwise, it was spot-on. Thanks!
We’re so thrilled to hear these eggless brownies were a hit at your super bowl party! Thanks for trying out the recipe and sharing your bake time here 🙂 others in this community are sure to appreciate it!
I can’t believe that this receipe does not have more reviews! Most straightforward eggless brownie recipe I could find. I did not have baking powder, so I used 1/4 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 cup of yogurt. They were PERFECT and so good
Hi Laura, we’re so glad to hear you enjoyed this eggless brownies recipe! Thanks for trying it out, and for sharing the substitutions that worked for you 🙂
Give me all the brownie recipes!
Yes we love an easy brownies recipe! We’ve got many other fun ones you can try 🙂