Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies

Brownies
June 23, 2022
Brownies
June 23, 2022

Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 40 min

Fudgy brownies with a gooey center and chewy edge that just so happen to be gluten free? HECK YES. These gluten free brownies are every bit as chocolatey, decadent, and delicious as a regular homemade brownie!

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Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies

Fudgy brownies with a gooey center and chewy edge that just so happen to be gluten free? HECK YES. These gluten free brownies are every bit as chocolatey, decadent, and delicious as a regular homemade brownie!

gluten free brownies with crackly top

The Best Gluten Free Brownies

I have my master’s degree in chocolate. An honorary degree. Given by me to me. But for real– I take my chocolate very seriously. So, you can trust me (a gluten eater) when I say these gluten free brownies have my stamp of approval. Gluten free, or not, everyone deserves a perfectly chocolatey, fudgy brownie. These brownies have that signature crackly top, decadent fudge texture, AND a crisp and crunchy edge…and they just, so happen to be gluten free.  Made in 1 bowl with just 6 simple ingredients, this gluten free brownie recipe yields the perfect brownie that EVERYONE can enjoy.

Be prepared to lick the bowl clean.

gluten free brownies on parchment paper

Ingredients for gluten free brownies

While throwing together a boxed mix of brownies is obviously the easiest way to whip up brownies, homemade brownies are *so* worth the extra effort. And this homemade brownie recipe is actually pretty easy to make. You’ll need just 7 ingredients and one large microwave safe bowl. No fancy kitchen mixers, artisanal ingredients or crazy techniques AKA the best kind of recipe. Here’s your grocery list.

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
  • Gluten Free Flour
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Extract

gluten free brownie with bite

What kind of gluten free flour should you use for gluten free brownies?

We tried this brownie recipe with a variety of different gluten free flours so you don’t have to! Gluten free flour can be expensive, and some of them work super well for certain recipes, but flop in others.

The good new is that this gluten free brownies recipe is super forgiving and every type of cup for cup gluten free baking flour we used worked perfectly well in this recipe.

I have personally tried these flours in this recipe and can vouch for their success at producing one heck of a good brownie:

  • Bob’s Redmill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour
  • King Arthur Measure for Measure Flour
  • King Arthur Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • Cup4Cup Gluten Free Multipurpose Flour

I cannot personally guarantee the other gluten free flour blends will work for this recipe, but based on the high success rate of different brands, my guess is that you’ll probably be okay to use whatever your favorite gluten free blend is as the cocoa powder also helps to bind and thicken the brownies.

gluten free brownies on parchment paper

Tips for the gluten free brownies that are soft and fudgy–never dry and crumbly!

I love brownies because they’re one of the easiest desserts to whip up at home. They’re made in one bowl with simple ingredients and taste worth of a bakery. And luckily for you I’ve made millions of brownies in my life time (okay, not really–but it’s up there!), so I have alllll the tips and tricks you need to produce perfectly fudgy brownies.

  • Beat the eggs and the butter and sugar for a long time: This will give you that signature crackly topped brownie look! I usually make these by hand and recommend beating the eggs, sugar and butter together until light and foamy–usually just as your arm is starting to get sore 🙂
  • Use high quality cocoa powder: This is a cocoa brownie recipe, meaning that the chocolate flavor comes from cocoa rather than chopped chocolate. Because your cocoa powder is the sole creator of that deep, chocolate flavor, it can really make or break your brownies. We recommend a high quality Dutch processed cocoa–we love Rodelle!
  • Under bake them: The key to fudgy brownies is under baking them ever-so-slightly! Remember the brownies will continue to cook as they cool so it’s okay if they’re a little gooey in the middle when you take them out!

gluten free brownies cut into squares

Happy baking, my friends!

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Gluten Free Brownies

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Fudgy brownies with a gooey center and chewy edge that just so happen to be gluten free? HECK YES. These gluten free brownies are every bit as chocolatey, decadent, and delicious as a regular homemade brownie!

Fudgy brownies with a gooey center and chewy edge that just so happen to be gluten free? HECK YES. These gluten free brownies are every bit as chocolatey, decadent, and delicious as a regular homemade brownie!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons gluten free flour (we used Bob’s Redmill 1 to 1 Baking Flour)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line a 8″x8″ pan with parchment paper and set aside.
    2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and sugar. Microwave for 30 seconds, then remove and stir with a whisk. Repeat process 2 more times. Though granules of sugar will remain, the goal is to get the mixture to a glossy finish.
    3. Allow mixture to cool slightly, then add in eggs one at a time, whisking in between each addition. Whisk until the mixture lightens in color slightly.
    4. Add in cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla extract. Fold in flour until just combined.
    5. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan and bake for roughly 30 minutes*, testing for doneness by inserting a knife into the center of the brownies beginning at 25 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when the edge is set, but a knife inserted into the middle still comes out with a bit of brownie batter on it. It might take up to 45 minutes for them to cook through depending on your oven!

Notes

  1. If you’re using a dark metal pan your brownies will cook faster!

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  1. First time baking anything gluten free and these were SO good! I took them to a party where the host can’t eat gluten and they were well received!






  2. Truly the best Gf brownie recipe I’ve come across! Usually they fall apart but these hold their shape nicely and are so delicious! Thank you for making such a great and simple recipe!

  3. I made these for my 9 year old’s birthday party instead of cake (his choice) and he and his friends devoured them! Definitely one of those recipes that you can’t tell is GF. One recipe note – you don’t have to worry about over-mixing GF flour like you do with wheat flour, so feel free to continue to mix on medium speed after adding the flour.






    • Hi Kaitlyn! I’m so sorry to hear your brownies turned out dry–that’s the worst! If your brownies were dry my guess is that you either overmeasured your dry ingredient (be sure to really fluff up the flour and cocoa and spoon and level it into your measuring cups) to make sure it’s not compacting. Ovens can also very so much so it’s possible your brownies were just overbaked–try checking on them ten minutes earlier for doneness!