All about Soy Brownies

By Foodism Team


Who doesn't like brownies? What about brownies with hot chocolate sauce? We all love it! 
If we were to ask you, what ingredients are used in the making of the brownies, there is one you will never guess - Soy Sauce!

Soy sauce is a liquid condiment of Chinese origin, traditionally made from a fermented paste of soybeans, roasted grain, brine, and Aspergillus oryzae or Aspergillus sojae molds. It is considered to contain a strong umami flavor. But what place it has in a brownie recipe? Let's find out!

The use of this yeasty, salty condiment in a brownie is surprising, but it brings a complex depth of flavor to this classic sweet treat. The soy sauce amplifies the chocolaty flavors, bringing a rich caramel glow. The taste very much resembles salted caramel. Today, we have a Soya brownie recipe for you which is gluten-free, by way of nutty almond meal and a gluten-free soy sauce.


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate bits
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-4 teaspoons tamari or gluten-free soy sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and line a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Place the butter and chocolate in a large glass bowl (one that is completely dry and clean) and set over a saucepan of simmering water (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water). 
  3. Leave until melted, then whisk until smooth. 
  4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the almond meal, cocoa powder and baking powder.
  6. In a third bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract and soy sauce.
  7. Slowly whisk the egg mixture into the cooled chocolate mixture until well combined. Fold in the dry ingredients.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. 
  9. Remove and allow to cool completely in the pan (I like to leave it in the fridge overnight which makes it easier to handle). 
  10. Cut into 12 to 16 pieces (depending on how big you like them). Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

    Now you can make Soy Brownies easily at home!