These secretly healthy no bake brownies are super fudgy, incredibly easy, just 5 ingredients, and only 5 minutes! Entirely nut free, gluten free, vegan, and fruit sweetened, these vegan raw brownies are the perfect healthy no bake treat!

Healthy No Bake Brownies (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free!)

You are just going to love these no bake brownies. In fact, this might become your favorite healthy brownie recipe of all time. These brownies are so easy to make, require only 5 ingredients, take just 5 minutes to prep, and are the perfect stress free dessert!

They’re sweetened with just fruit and make for the ultimate summer treat that everyone will love, vegan or not!

What do raw vegan brownies taste like?

While these brownies are on the healthier side, they still taste absolutely decadent and super fudgy. In fact, I’d compare these raw brownies to more of a chocolate fudge in texture, since we’re not baking them. Even though we’re using beans as a base of the brownies as well, you don’t taste it, since the dates and cacao powder are so rich.

Truly, these will become your new favorite healthy brownie recipe to make in a pinch!

No bake brownie ingredients:

I truly mean that these no bake brownies are just 5 simple vegan ingredients:

  • Rolled oats: please do use rolled oats rather than quick oats or steel cut oats. It will yield a much better oat flour.
  • Chickpeas: you can also swap in white beans or black beans here!
  • Coconut oil: if you’d prefer, you can use an equal amount of nut butter, but I wanted to keep these vegan gluten free brownies entirely nut free, so I used coconut oil.
  • Cocoa powder: for a richer chocolate taste, use cacao powder!
  • Dates: this is the only sweetener in these vegan healthy brownies. Just fruit!
stacked no bake brownies

In terms of equipment, you’ll just need a food processor or a high speed blender. That’s it! I also topped these healthy brownies with a homemade 2 ingredient vegan chocolate ganache that’s outlined in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. Highly recommend!

How to make raw vegan no bake brownies

To make these no bake brownies, you’ll just need 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. That’s it! The full instructions and ingredient measurements are found down below in the recipe card. However, we’re going to go over the basics here along with giving visuals to help make these brownies!

To start: you’ll need to make sure your brownie dish is prepped, your dates are soaked and softened, and your beans are rinsed. I’ve discovered a fun quick and easy trick for softening dates in just 10 minutes. You’ll just soak them in boiling water for 10 minutes, and they soften so fast!

Once you’ve weighed out and prepped your ingredients, let’s make these no bake brownies!

In a food processor, blend the oats until they reach a fine flour. Then add in the remaining ingredients and blend together. That’s it! Press the dough into your brownie pan and chill the dish for 1 hour in the freezer.

If you’re making the vegan chocolate ganache to go on top, you’ll simply follow the directions for that and pour the ganache onto the raw brownies. Chill the brownies again to set the ganache then slice and serve. Seriously, these brownies are little to no work at all!

FAQ’s and tips for these no bake brownies

  • Make your own oat flour rather than using store bought. This recipe calls for rolled oats that we’ll blend into flour. This is on purpose, as you won’t need to heat treat the oats.
  • You can swap in white or black beans for chickpeas if you’d prefer. As beans in a can are already cooked, it doesn’t matter! Just make sure to rinse them before beginning.
  • Use cocoa powder or cacao powder. I personally prefer cacao powder, as I like the much richer taste of chocolate. However, cocoa powder also works here!
  • When greasing the baking dish, using a non-solidifying oil. While we’re using coconut oil for the brownies, coconut oil is a solid at room temperature and lower. So that means that as a way to grease the dish, it will harden and make the parchment paper stick to the pan. This will make removing the brownies from the dish a bit harder. I recommend using olive oil or vegetable oil if you can instead.
sliced vegan gluten free brownies

How do I make these gluten free vegan brownies?

Well, they’re technically already gluten free vegan brownies, but to ensure that they’re 100% gluten free, please use certified gluten free rolled oats.

Can I add vegan protein to these raw brownies?

Absolutely! I recommend adding in 1-2 scoops of your favorite plant based protein powder to the batter/dough of these no bake brownies. My favorite vegan protein is Nuzest, which is a nut free pea protein. The chocolate flavor or vanilla flavor would be wonderful here!

Do I have to make the vegan chocolate ganache?

If you just want 5 ingredient no bake brownies, you can absolutely skip the vegan ganache. That was just to make these raw vegan brownies a bit more fun! They’ll still be absolutely delicious healthy vegan brownies even without the ganache.

How to store raw brownies

If you have any leftover no bake brownies, you can easily store them in an airtight container, either in the freezer for up to 3 months or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

The best part is that you don’t need to reheat these brownies! Just eat them straight from the freezer or fridge!

bitten raw vegan brownie

I just know that you’ll absolutely love these no bake brownies! They’re just the most perfect fudge squares and so incredibly easy to make!

If you make these raw brownies, please leave a comment down below, as well as a rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This helps others find the recipe!

As always, I absolutely love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there!

Happy no bake brownie making!

More vegan brownies recipes you’ll love:

The ultimate vegan brownies

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Paleo vegan brownies

Pumpkin swirl vegan brownies

Vegan sweet potato brownies

Fudgy zucchini brownies

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Healthy No Bake Brownies (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free!)
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No Bake Brownies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free!)

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These secretly healthy no bake brownies are super fudgy, incredibly easy, just 5 ingredients, and only 5 minutes! Entirely nut free, gluten free, vegan, and fruit sweetened, these vegan raw brownies are the perfect healthy no bake treat!


  • 7 pitted medjool dates (200 grams), soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
  • 1 cup (90 grams) rolled oats
  • 425 grams chickpeas (15 ounce can)
  • 1/2 cup (108 grams) coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup (50 grams) cacao powder 
  • Optional: vegan chocolate ganache


  1. Prepare an 8×8 dish by greasing it with oil and lining it with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large food processor, pulse the oats until they become a fine flour. Then add in the remaining ingredients (except for the chocolate ganache if you’re doing that layer) and blend until smooth. It should take about 3 minutes. Be patient as it smooths, it takes a bit of work for the food processor.
  3. Press the dough into the baking dish and chill the brownies in the freezer for 1 hour.
  4. If you’d like to make the chocolate ganache layer: once the brownies have frozen, prepare the chocolate ganache according to the recipe card instructions. Then pour the ganache on top of the frozen brownies. Gently spread the ganache to touch the edges of the pan. Place the brownies back into the fridge to chill for 15 minutes while the ganache sets.
  5. Remove the brownies from the fridge and allow the brownies to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes. Carefully slice the brownies into 16 squares and enjoy! Store any leftovers in the freezer for up to 3 months in an airtight container or in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Chickpeas: you can also use an equal amount of white or black beans!

Oat flour: I have not tested this recipe with any other flours other than oat flour.

Please read the blog post for all tips and tricks!


  • Serving Size: 1 brownie no ganache
  • Calories: 165
  • Sugar: 8.4 g
  • Sodium: 36.5 mg
  • Fat: 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.9 g
  • Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg