Allergy Friendly Brookies are plant-based/vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, and soy-free. The one thing they are not lacking is yumminess. A great snack almost everyone can enjoy!
Allergy Friendly Brookies
My original Brookie recipe has been one my most popular for years. Over time, I have received several requests for substitution options mostly because of nut allergy issues. For this recipe, it was a challenge.
To make the Brookies nut-free required replacing the flour, butter, and milk used in the original recipe (all three are nut-based) and potentially altering the amounts of other ingredients. Substituting and altering so many components really means creating a whole new recipe.
So back into development mode I went! My goal was to create a Brookie that remained gluten-free, plant-based, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free. But at the same time, have it taste, look and feel like the original while making it free of nut-based products, too. When I told my kids about my challenge with the new Brookie, they looked confused. “But Mom, if it’s free of so many things, what will it be made of?”
Kid Approved Dessert
After a day in the kitchen I am happy to report that success was achieved! And my kids are true believers. I asked them which version of the Brookie they thought tasted better and they both replied, “I don’t know. I can’t tell the difference.” Yesss!!
Stevia-sweetened Chocolate Chips
Also of note, I took this opportunity to test out a new product. I have been curious to try out a chocolate chip product that is sweetened by stevia but still vegan and gluten-free. I was able to find one on amazon.com called Lily’s Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips They are expensive, but I was very pleased with them.
While several of the recipe ingredients were replaced and amounts changed in others, the process photography in the original Brookie recipe is still applicable to this nut-free version. The only note I would make is that picture #4 appears thick like caramel sauce, but this version will not be thick because of the increased amount of coconut oil.
***Or for something a little different, try my Vegan Brookie No-Bake Cheesecake recipe!
I hope you like this nut-free version of the Brookies as much as we do! Enjoy!!