Thick, rich, and fudgy gluten free brownies are everyone’s favorite treat! This simple recipe uses just one bowl, and takes just minutes to make.
Sometimes you just need a good brownie. A nice thick, chewy, chocolatey brownie.
And if you are gluten free, you may be wondering if you’ll ever have that perfect brownie again. Especially if your favorite brownie was from a boxed mix, you might be a little surprised the first time you try to make that gluten free version.
Gluten free brownie mixes can be hit or miss…I remember buying a boxed mix when I was new to gluten free baking, and I was very disappointed. The brownies had an odd texture, and they just weren’t like the brownies I was used to making and eating.
These gluten free brownies are made with just a few simple ingredients. I’ve tried them with a couple of different gluten free flour blends, and they work beautifully every time.
Made in one bowl, these fudgy gluten free brownies just take a few minutes to mix up and then about 30 minutes to bake. I do recommend letting them cool for at least an hour before slicing. Slicing them when hot may result in brownies that fall apart.
These gluten free brownies have a delicious crackly top, and a fudgy middle. They are just perfect for enjoying with a glass of cold milk.
I kept this brownie recipe dairy free by using vegan buttery spread and dairy free chocolate chips. If you are able to have dairy, go ahead and use dairy butter and regular chocolate chips.
I haven’t tried these with coconut oil – so I don’t know what the result would be. If you try that, please let me know!
Do gluten free brownies taste good?
Yes, I find that gluten free brownies from scratch do taste good! This recipe is decadent – lots of vegan buttery spread, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder result in a rich brownie.
How do you make gluten free brownies moist?
Using eggs in this brownie batter helps keep these gluten free brownies moist. If you use an egg substitute, the texture may change. Using melted chocolate chips in this batter also helps with these brownies not to dry out too quickly.
How long do gluten free brownies last?
If you have leftover brownies, store them in an airtight container. Putting a piece of gluten free bread inside the container will help keep the brownies from drying out. They should stay fresh for about three days.
Can you freeze gluten free brownies?
Yes, these brownies can be frozen. Freezing them can dry them out however, so be sure to wrap each brownie in plastic wrap and then store them in a freezer bag.
What is the best gluten free brownie mix?
There are many different choices for boxed brownie mixes. I have tried Enjoy Life, Namaste, Glutino, and King Arthur through the years. They all have a little bit different texture and flavor. I would encourage you to read the labels and find the brand that will work best for your dietary needs.
What egg replacer works best for brownies?
I like to use applesauce or beet puree for brownies. Mashed banana would also work well. You may want to avoid a flax seed egg replacer as it may make the brownies too gummy. Read more about egg replacers and decide which type will work for your needs.
These gluten free brownies are:
- made in one bowl with easy to find ingredients
- thick, fudgy, and perfect
- so delicious no one will ever guess they are gluten free!
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Thick and Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies.
Thick, chewy, fudgy gluten free brownies made in one bowl. This is a recipe you'll use again and again!
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line an 8x8 square baking dish with parchment paper so that it hangs over on two sides.
Place the vegan buttery spread and the chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave on high for 45-60 seconds. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted and incorporated.
Add the sugar and the eggs and mix well. Add the gluten free flour, salt, baking powder, coca powder, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out with the back of a spoon. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30-33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the pan comes out clean.
Allow brownies to cool for at least an hour before slicing with a sharp knife.
I've made these brownies with Hodgson Mill Gluten Free Multi Purpose Baking Mix and Namaste Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend. Both brands made delicious brownies.
These should stay fresh in an airtight container for up to three days.
If you want to use an egg replacer, I would recommend trying 1/3 cup applesauce or 1/3 cup mashed banana.
This post was originally published in May 2014. It has been updated with more information.
If you’re looking for gluten free egg free brownies, try this vegan gluten free skillet brownie recipe.