Gluten Free Brownies

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These Gluten-Free Brownies are easy to make and totally delicious. These fudge brownies are made using almond flour and a handful of simple ingredients that you can purchase at any store.

You can use regular chocolate chips, sugar-free chocolate chips or dairy-free chocolate chips if you want to make them also dairy free brownies.

Stack of gluten free brownies with baking paper in between each slice.

Chocolate Brownies are one of the best baked desserts but only when cooked correctly. They are always a bit tricky as you can under cook them and also over cook them. So trying to come up with a gluten-free version that is also fudgy involved quite a bit of testing

Happy to report that my testing has paid off and these chocolate fudge brownies are a winner!!!


  1. Who doesn’t love brownies!
  2.  There are fudgy in the middle.
  3.  You can make them dairy-free by using dairy-free chocolate chips instead of regular chocolate chips.
  4.  They are really easy to make…like super easy!
Slicing the chocolate brownies.


  • Coconut oil
  • Maple syrup or you can use rice malt syrup or honey
  • Vanilla extract or vanilla paste
  • Eggs – make sure they are room temperature, so great to take them out of the fridge a bit before you make these brownies.
  • Almond meal or almond flour
  • Cacao powder
  • Baking powder
  • Sea salt
  • Chocolate chips – you can pick whichever chocolate chips you fancy and what suits your dietary requirements. There are so many choices, regular, sugar free, dairy free, carob, cacao nibs)
Brownies slab just out of the oven.


What is the best cooking time for these brownies?

If you want the brownies soft then cook for 30 minutes, if you want them a bit firmer, then cook for 35 minutes. 

Can I use cold eggs?

Make sure the eggs have been kept at room temperature before using and are not cold. The mixture will mix more evenly and you will get more volume. If you are ever wondering why your baked desserts look flat then this could be the reason.

How long do I need to let these brownies cool for before eating?

When the brownies are super warm they may break apart easily. So I recommend allowing them to cool in the tin for at least 10 minutes and then on a wire rack for a further 25-30 minutes.

What is the best way to store these brownies?

You can store in your fridge for 4-5 days or in your freezer for 3 months when stored correctly.

Brownies slab sliced into squares.

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Gluten Free Brownies

Vanessa Gengaroli
These gluten-free brownies are easy to make and totally delicious. These fudge brownies are made using almond flour and a handful of simple ingredients that you can purchase at any store.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Cakes & Desserts
Cuisine Western
Servings 16 slices
Calories 161 kcal


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 cup chocolate chips you can use regular, dairy fee, sugar free, carob, cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs large, room temperature preferably
  • 1 cup almond flour or almond meal
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • Pre-heat. Pre-heat the oven to 175C/350F.
  • Add wet ingredients. Add the eggs, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a medium sized bowl, whisking well to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients. Add the almond flour, cacao powder, baking powder and salt to the bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Add the chocolate chips. Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time until melted, stirring each time between goes. Fold into the brownie batter.
  • Bake. Pour the batter into a lined square baking pan (approximately 20x20cm). Bake in the oven for approximately 30-35 minutes depending on how soft you want the brownie to be.
  • Cool. Allow to cool in the baking tin in for 15 minutes, before allowing it cool further on a wire rack.


Store in the refrigerator for 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 74mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 30IUCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baked desserts, brownies, chocolate dessert, gluten free
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  1. Another couple of questions – What was your oven setting? Did you cook on regular oven or fan-forced? Just saw this comment again and was thinking about it. I have made the brownies since your comment and I have not had an issues… So my thoughts are… oven temp not right or something wrong with one of the ingredients. Not sure what else.

  2. Sorry to hear that the brownies did not work out. I have made them heaps of time and never had any issues. So not sure what happened there. It does sound like it has something to do with the baking flour as you said the brownies did not rise. Maybe there was an issue with the product. Again, sorry to hear that it did not work out for you.

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