Easy gluten free chocolate brownies recipe
- Dish type
- Chocolate traybakes
Unlike some gluten-free cakes and bakes, these brownies have a pleasant texture as well. The fact they are made with no refined sugars is an added bonus!
13 people made this
- 95g ground almonds
- 160ml raw honey
- 60g chopped walnuts (optional)
- 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 60ml coconut oil, warmed until liquid
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:30min
- Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease a 20cm square cake tin and dust with ground almonds.
- Whisk ground almonds, honey, walnuts, cocoa powder, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla extract together in a large bowl. Pour into prepared tin and smooth over the top.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the centre is set and edges pull away from sides of the pan, 20 to 25 minutes. A skewer inserted into the centre should be clean or have a few moist crumbs attached.
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Reviews in English (18)
by Holiday Baker
I have made other gluten free brownies and I thought these were pretty good. I followed the recipe, except for the coconut oil I used half vegetable oil and half butter with canola oil. I didn't want them overly sweet, so I subbed half the honey with coconut sugar. I added the optional walnuts and highly recommend that. I lined an 8" pan with heavy duty foil and sprayed with Baker Joy spray. The lifted right off the foil. I got 16 brownies. ty-02 Sep 2016
These were so good. I doubled the recipe and baked in an 8X8 pan. I didn't have coconut oil so I used veg oil. They are so chocolatey and delicious without the refined sugar.-26 Nov 2018
by Penny VanTassel
I thought it might be a little weird with the honey, but it is fine. Also thought maybe more cocoa would be wanted, but 5 T is more than enough for this.-14 Nov 2018
Gluten Free Brownies
Terrifically fudgy, super easy brownies that just happen to be gluten free. I love how moist these Gluten Free Brownies are, and the undertones of nuttiness from the almond meal. These keep well, and are made in one bowl!
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Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Brownies
You scream, I scream, we all scream for…chocolate!
Yeah, I think that’s how it goes.
I don’t know anyone (besides John) who doesn’t love brownies. (Trust me, I’ve tried to convince him otherwise.)
Fudgy, rich, super chocolaty, studded with delicious things. If I were to say I had a “vice,” it would probably be brownies (or ice cream – tough call).
While I do love my black bean brownies (see the naturally sweetened version here), sometimes I want to have a dessert that doesn’t have beans in it. Ya know?
If you have the same feelings, this is the recipe for you.
These brownies are simple, requiring just 10 basic ingredients and 30 minutes (plus cooling) to prepare!
They’re also naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup and gluten-free thanks to almond meal and gluten-free flour.
As a baker, there’s a part of me gets super excited over the fact that it’s possible to turn otherwise dairy- and gluten-filled desserts into something everyone can enjoy. I think everyone should be able to have brownies – is that such a crime?
You guys are going to LOVE these brownies. They’re:
Studded with pecans + dark chocolate
Simple to make
& Utterly delicious
Make these brownies when guests are coming over, to take along on road trips and to BBQs this spring and summer, or just to have around the house when you’re craving something sweet. I can attest to the fact that these are possibly even better once frozen and then microwaved (think melty chocolate chips and rich, fudgy center).
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a picture #minimalistbaker on Instagram. We’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!
Tips for making brownies
Always double check that your ingredients are gluten free and that they haven't passed the expiration date.
If possible, use room temperature ingredients. The ingredients mix better, and coat the flour better.
Use a high quality gluten free flour blend. I used Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Flour for this recipe.
When measuring your gluten free flour spoon your flour into your measuring cup then level, don't scoop then level.
Let your oven site for 5 minutes after the preheat cycle is complete to allow the oven temperature to even out.
If you have any questions on how to make gluten free brownies, please leave a comment and I will get back to you.
- 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups maple syrup
- ¾ cup dark cocoa powder
- ¾ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup cocoa nibs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
Combine flour, maple syrup, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl blend well and make a well in the center. Combine mashed bananas, coconut milk, olive oil, and vanilla extract in a second bowl. Pour banana mixture into the flour mixture and stir until batter is evenly mixed. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with cocoa nibs.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely before slicing.
Set the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.
Melt the chocolate and butter, either in a bowl in a microwave oven or over a pan of hot water. Lightly beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the sugar and flour to the bowl and stir to combine all of the ingredients. Spoon the mixture into the lined cake tin and level the surface.
Bake in the centre of the oven to 40-45 mins, until just set to the touch in the centre. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 5-10 mins. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
Dust brownie with icing sugar. Cut into 24 squares to serve.
Flourless Brownies Recipe
This recipe has been in my family for a while. What sets it apart from other flourless brownies is the combination of granulated sugar and brown sugar, giving these brownies a rich, deep chocolate flavor with hints of caramel from the sugars.
There are only seven ingredients (not counting the optional chocolate chips) in this flourless brownie recipe and they are all found in most kitchens.
This recipe only uses one bowl and it's ready to pop into the oven in five minutes.
These brownies are chunkier than some of my other brownies. I chose to do this as they don't have any additional filling / topping. That's also the reason I bake them for longer compared to my other recipes.
If you want a slightly thinner brownie (like those of my other brownie recipes) you can reduce your chocolate and butter both to 200g each, stick to 3 large eggs and reduce your flour back down to 90g. Cook at the same temperature but for nearer 25-30 minutes.
For dairy free ensure you use dairy free alternatives for butter, chocolate and check the cocoa powder is dairy free too.
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Add your dry ingredients to a bowl and use a whisk to blend it all together. Add in your mix-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, or anything you like.
Step 2: In a smaller bowl, add the wet ingredients and mix well.
Step 3: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Step 4: See how fudgy your brownie batter is? This is going to bake so amazingly good!
Step 5: Grab a 9x13 baking pan and line it with parchment paper. (Or, if you are making tarts like my original recipe pictured below, use the cute little tart pans and spray with coconut oil to prevent sticking.)
Baking time will depend on what pan you decide to bake your gluten free brownies in. Bake at 350º F for 20-25 minutes.
Step 6: Allow the brownies to cool then pull them out of the pan with the parchment paper. Slice carefully.
They really are delicious gluten free brownies, and in our opinion, the best gluten free brownies EVER!
Gluten Free Brownies Recipe
“These extra fudgy Gluten Free Brownies just might be the perfect dessert. Filled with cocoa powder and chocolate chips, these brownies boast crispy, chewy edges and a super fudgy chocolate centre.”
I am seriously have a problem with browies, because i can never stop making them. So far i have made nearly 43 brownie recipes in my blog. No you know, i take my brownies “VERY SERIOUS”
Here are my easy peasy, super fudgy, downright irresistible, double chocolate, gluten free BROWNIES! Outrageously gooey, spectacularly sweet and a cinch to make.
Gluten free brownies is made easily using very minimum ingredients. I used almond flour in this brownie recipe and the brownies turned out super moist. Almond flour brownies is made using ground almonds. You can grind almonds to get almond flour. I simply use frozen almonds and take it in a blender and powder till fine. Check this almond flour recipe
If you want keto version of this recipe.
1)Skip brown sugar will any keto sugar and thats it.
What is Gluten free?
Gluten–Free‘ Means What It Says. There is no cure for celiac disease and the only way to manage the disease is to avoid eating gluten. Without a standardized definition of “gluten–free,” these consumers could never really be sure if their body would tolerate a food with that label.
Can we store gluten free brownie batters?
Often, gluten–free brownie batters will be looser than you may be used to, as they often contain more liquid than their standard counterparts. They cannot be refrigerated.
Is Gluten Free brownies Moist and fudgy?
Yes gluten free bakes like this one has lots of almond flour which keeps this super moist and soft.
Is gluten free cakes healthy?
Gluten is probably the cause for many health issues. So reducing gluten intake is very good for you.