Dairy and soya free chocolate brownies

Recipe Box: Dairy & Soya Free Chocolate Brownies

If you have been reading my blog for a while you’ll know I have a history of allergies with my children. The latest being Will and his allergy to dairy and soya. I have shared the beginning of our dairy & soya free journey here and am going to share all of the recipes and tips I find along the way. Hopefully if you are going through the same it will be helpful for you! If you’ve never gone through it then please have hope – Lils has completed the milk ladder and has very recently shown signs that her soya allergy has ‘downgraded’ to an intolerance. Hurrah!

Dairy and Soya Free Chocolate bourbon brownies

Recently a friend came over and I wanted to make something that we could both enjoy – her son is milk and soya allergic too. I saw lots of people sharing Oreo brownie recipes and thought I could do my own soya free version using Bourbon Biscuits 🙂

Such an easy recipe – although you will need some measuring cups. I know that is very American but honestly it is so much easier than trying to measure on scales. Goodness knows with a baby you need all the time saving tips you can take! I have these cups and they do the job nicely!

Mixing the brownie mixture


– 1 3/4 cups sugar

– 2/3 cup cocoa

– 1/2 tsp. baking powder

– 1 tsp. salt

– 1 cup flour

– 1 cup oil

– 2 tsp. vanilla

– 4 eggs

Pouring the brownie mix


Preheat oven to 180ºC and then spray your pan with cooking oil. I actually didn’t have any oil so popped in some foil and that worked fine.

In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients (so simple isn’t it?) and then give them a mix. Pour the whole lot into the pan and give it a couple of knocks on the worktop to get any bubbles out.

Bake for 30-35 minutes and then check with a skewer to see that they are done. You want it to come out clean but don’t leave them in too long or they will be dry. Once they are done, leave them to cool for a little while before cutting into squares.

Such an easy recipe but super yummy!

chocolate brownies

I think they could have done with being a bit sweeter so don’t be too afraid to add in a little extra sugar! They were so tasty though and between us we scoffed the lot!!

Have you got any go-to recipes that are dairy and soya free?

my sig 2016

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.co.uk.


  • Reply
    November 4, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Oh wow! I love bourbon biscuits and brownies so I need to make these. YUM! #thelist

  • Reply
    Cathryn - Little Paper Swans
    November 4, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    These sound great! Bourbons on top is a great idea. I need to make these now.


  • Reply
    Chloe Weir
    November 4, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I’ve followed your blog for month’s but never realised you deal with allergies too! My little boy has 11 severe allergies 🙁 this recipe looks delicious!

    • Reply
      November 4, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      11?! Oh my goodness I cannot even imagine what that must be life day to day. I guess you just learn what you can and can’t have huh? I hope he grows out of most if not all of them over time. xxx

  • Reply
    Sam - Travelling With Our Kids
    November 4, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Oh wow this looks great! Our youngest is dairy free so I will need to try this! x

  • Reply
    November 4, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    These look super yummy!! Silly question probably but when is best to put the Bourbon biscuits on top?!? <3

  • Reply
    November 5, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Wow these look like a delicious dairy free treat. I love Bourbon biscuits so I shall give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing Chloe, https://pinkiebag.com/

  • Reply
    Karen TwoTinyHands
    November 7, 2016 at 2:53 am

    These look delicious Katy. Thankfully no intolerances here but it’s good to know there is some nice things out there I can cook for people that have!! #thelist

    • Reply
      November 15, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Definitely! Always good to know for kids that come to parties etc x

  • Reply
    Rosie @ Little Fish
    November 7, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Yum! These look so good with or without allergies! When do you put the bourbon biscuits on? Right before baking, or in with mixture? Not sure if we can get them in US, but will hunt for something similar! x

    • Reply
      November 7, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      I added them in before baking so they embedded in :-). Hope you can find something similar xx

  • Reply
    Laura wilson
    November 7, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Omg Katy these look so yummy! Definitely going to try these out as we are total bourbon biscuit addicts here too xx

    • Reply
      November 15, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Bourbons and custard creams are my childhood classic!

  • Reply
    November 7, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Oh my goodness Katy, they look so yummy and gooey. I love brownies. Just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you’ll be my friend forever! I’ve got quite a few dairy and soya-free recipes. My favourite is our chocolate ice cream… so simple yet scrummy and healthy!

    • Reply
      November 15, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Will definitely come see your choc icecream recipe- I am missing the sweet things!!

  • Reply
    You Baby Me Mummy
    November 10, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    These look fab hun xxx

    • Reply
      November 15, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Really tasty 🙂

  • Reply
    December 16, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Yum! These look delicious!
    We’ve recently discovered my eldest is lactose intolerant so I’ll definitely be giving these a whirl x

  • Reply
    May 16, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Are Bourbon biscuits dairy free please?

    • Reply
      June 22, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      Most that I have seen are but always check xx

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.