Egg Free Fudgy Brownies

Egg Free Fudgy Brownies

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After countless failed attempts, I finally achieved the perfect Egg Free Fudgy Brownies! Cookies, muffins, scones, and breads are all so easy to make without eggs, but brownies? Oh no, without eggs they quickly become a bubbly, oily mess that hardens into a tooth-breaking slab.

I’ve tried various recipes over the years with flax, aquafaba, fruit purée, and even commercial substitutes, but none could achieve the fudgy brownie consistency I was going for. That is until I tried using cream cheese–my default “egg” for cookies. On the first attempt, it worked pretty well, but the brownies were still more oily than I was hoping for.

Close up of brownies and ice cream with cream cheese in the background.

That’s when I learned that eggs actually absorb oil, so without them, the brownies become excessively greasy. Then I tried the same cream cheese recipe with a little less butter and voila! The cream cheese contains enough fat that reducing the butter is no problem and the result is a gooey, fudgy brownie that’s just like the traditional ones.

This recipe has even been approved by my brownie-connoisseur husband who knows a good brownie when he eats one. This is especially helpful since I’ve never actually experienced a traditional egg brownie, but he said that if he hadn’t made them with me, he wouldn’t have known then were eggless!

Top down view of egg free fudgy brownies with chocolate chips and cocoa powdered scattered around.

Ingredients

Here’s the short and sweet list of everything you’ll need to make the best Egg Free Fudgy Brownies:

Egg free fudgy brownies on a square white plate

How to Make Egg Free Fudgy Brownies

Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. When they are well mixed, add the melted butter.

In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cocoa, and sea salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and continue mixing until all the ingredients are combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Press the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly. Bake for about 23 minutes, or until the edges are visibly baked and the center is set. Remove from oven and let cool before slicing to serve with homemade vanilla ice cream.

A stack of brownies with two scoops of vanilla ice cream on top.

I hope you enjoy these Egg Free Fudgy Brownies! Be sure to leave a rating below and let me know what you think in the comments! Happy baking!

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Egg Free Fudgy Brownies

These gooey, fudgy brownies are rich, buttery, and delicious. Unlike most egg free brownies, they are not excessively oily and have the perfect texture thanks to the cream cheese egg substitute!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time23 minutes
Total Time43 minutes
Servings: 24 brownies
Rachel Alexandra

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350℉ and line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla.
  • When they are well mixed, add the melted butter.
  • In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cocoa, and sea salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and continue mixing until all the ingredients are combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Press the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  • Bake for about 23 minutes, or until the edges are visibly baked and the center is set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool before slicing to serve. Enjoy!
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