The BEST Gluten-Free Brownie Recipe Ever

Perfectly fudgy, chocolatey and best of all, easy. This gluten-free brownie recipe gets its incredible flavor from high quality cocoa, and you can make it dairy-free too!

This is my very Best Gluten-free Brownie recipe! I’ve refined it over the years to make it as delicious as possible.

Brownies are a classic dessert. We’ve all made brownies from a box, but have you ever tried making them from scratch. They’re so much easier than you think! Don’t believe me? Not a problem. I’ve attached video proof.

The Best Gluten-Free Brownies are simple, fudgy and delicious. They’ve got a deliciously gooey center, crispy edges, and a deep-dark chocolate flavor that everyone will love. On that note, if you’re cooking for multiple diets, you can make them dairy free too. Just use dairy-free chocolate chips. Try serving them with a Dairy Free Mocha  – it’s the perfect dessert/snack combo. I use So-Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer to keep things dairy-free, but feel free to sub out “regular” milk if that’s more your speed. Or you could always go a different route with Irish Coffee. I don’t judge.

Last word of advice: make sure you use good quality cocoa powder – that’s important for the chocolatey flavor! So, check out the video and get to baking your own batch. Warning – once you’ve tried the Best Gluten-Free Brownie recipe, you’ll never make boxed brownies again.

 

Note: This recipe was initially written with a flour blend that had no binders. That’s why you see me add some in the video. I’ve since started making it with a 1-for-1 blend (I prefer Pamela’s Artisan GF Flour)

If I do need a binder, I usually add a touch of “Not Xanthan Not Guar” from Pamela’s Products when I bake cakes, breads or brownies. I’ve found it is a better binder than gums, and provides better texture. You can find it here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2jLzKwy It helps a lot when I’m baking grain-free too.

 

The BEST Gluten-Free Brownie Recipe Ever

Perfectly fudgy, chocolatey and best of all, easy. This gluten-free brownie recipe gets its incredible flavor from high quality cocoa, and you can make it dairy-free too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free baking, gluten-free brownies, gluten-free chocolate recipes, gluten-free dessert, gluten-free dessert recipes
Servings: 9 slices
Calories: 245kcal
Author: KC Cornwell

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Gluten-Free flour blend (I like Pamela’s GF Artisan Blend)
  • ¾ tsp. xanthan gum if it’s not already included in the blend, or other baking binder, such as "Not Xathan Not Guar"
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup good quality cocoa powder
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla bean paste
  • cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water or cold coffee

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray 8 x 8 inch square pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl combine flour, xanthan gum, salt, baking powder, and cocoa. Mix and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk oil and eggs together until combined. Add vanilla and sugar. Slowly mix in flour mixture and water. Once all flour is combined, spread evenly into pan.
  • Bake on center rack for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs.
  • Cool completely and serve.
  • TIP : For more chocolatey flavor add ½ cup chocolate chips.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Photos: Meg van der Kruik

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Crunchy top, crispy edges, chocolate-fudge-filled center: these are brownies that please ALL chocoholics.