Easy Gluten-Free Brownies. The best homemade gluten-free brownie recipe. Thick, chocolatey and chewy! The recipe also has a dairy-free option.
Recipe originally published June 2018, post updated October 2019.
There is something just magical about brownies.
For any chocolate lover, it’s an easy chocolate treat that can be whipped up in a little over 30 minutes.
Better than box-mix, these easy homemade gluten-free brownies from scratch are fudgy, chewy and soft.
You are going to ditch your favorite gluten-free boxed brownie mix when you see how easy it is to make gluten-free brownies from scratch.
You’ll never want to make boxed brownies again!
You can see how easy these gluten-free brownies really are to make in the recipe video. These brownies truly are a one-bowl wonder recipe, you don’t even need a mixer!
How To Make Gluten-Free Brownies
The first step to making the best homemade gluten-free brownies is to melt the butter and mix it together with the sugar, brown sugar and pure vanilla extract. (photo 1 and 2)
The next step is to combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Give it a quick whisk or stir to combine the ingredients. (photo 3)
After you add the eggs one at a time to the butter and sugar mixture, slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until the brownie batter is nice and thick. (photo 4)
Make sure you spray your 8×8 baking pan with gluten-free cooking spray before pouring the brownie batter into the pan. (photo 5)
Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 º F, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out just barely clean.
The sides of the brownies with start to pull away from the pan. Please watch your brownies because all ovens are different. (photo 6)
What Is The Best Type Of Pan To Bake Gluten-Free Brownies In?
I like to bake brownies in a glass pan. Glass pans provide better heat distribution, which leads to more evenly-baked brownies.
Metal pans tend to produce a firm, but chewy brownie. Metal pans also heat up quickly and you will have to watch your brownies to keep them from over-baking.
Can I Freeze The Brownies?
You can freeze the brownies once they are completely cooled. Wrap the brownies tightly in plastic wrap or foil and place them in a freezer bag. The brownies can be frozen for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw at room temperature for a few hours or in the refrigerator overnight.
Can I Add Any Mix-Ins To The Gluten-Free Brownie Mix?
Yes, add your favorite mix-ins like chocolate chips, M&M’s, or peanut butter swirls.
These gluten-free brownies were made with a rice flour cup for cup blend. A cup for cup all-purpose gluten-free flour blend is one that already has the starches and xanthan gum it.
Most gluten-free all-purpose flour blends have the starches and the xanthan gum already in them. The xanthan gum helps replace the elasticity and texture of gluten.
So make sure to check the ingredients of your gluten-free flour and not to add any extra xanthan gum to your flour if it already includes it. If you do, you will get gummy brownies!
I like Pillsbury gluten-free flour. Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose.
Pro Tip For Measuring Gluten-Free Flour
The best way to measure gluten-free flour is the “spoon & level” method. Using a spoon, scoop the flour into the measuring cup. After you’ve spooned the flour into the measuring cup, use the back of a knife to level off the top of the measuring cup. Friends, please do not scoop the flour out of the bag with your measuring cup.
I have also included a dairy-free option for the brownie recipe. My husband, myself and youngest son are all dairy-free as well. So now, you too can enjoy a gluten-free and a dairy-free brownie.
For the dairy-free version of this recipe, I used Smart Balance butter.
Some of my favorite dairy-free alternatives that I like to bake with are almond, cashew or coconut milk. I also like baking with coconut oil or Earth Balance or Smart Balance butter.
Gluten-Free Brownie Recipe
If you are a chocolate lover like me, you are going to be taken to chocolate heaven when you bite into these gluten-free chocolate brownies!
I like brownies to have a flaky crust, be light like a cake but also chewy inside. But most of all, I want to taste the chocolate.
These are the ultimate easy, gluten-free brownies made from scratch. Seriously you are not going to want to buy a gluten-free brownie mix again!
They are perfect served by themselves or even better as a brownie sundae!
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Easy Gluten-Free Brownies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted , dairy-free use coconut oil or Earth Balance of Smart Balance Butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar , packed
- 2 eggs , room temperature
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup cup all-purpose gluten-free flour (I like Pillsbury gluten-free)
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (leave out if your flour already has it)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- Spray the 8x8 square baking pan with gluten-free non-stick cooking spray or line the baking pan with parchment paper and coat the bottom and sides with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray or butter.
- In a large bowl, add melted butter, pure vanilla extract, granulated sugar and brown sugar and mix until fully combined.
- Add in eggs one at a time and mix until fully combined.
- In a medium-sized bowl combine gluten-free flour, xanthan gum (leave out if your flour already has it), cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and whisk together.
- Slowly add the gluten-free flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until fully combined and smooth.
- Pour the brownie batter to 8x8 sized baking pan.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out just barely clean. The sides of the brownies with start to pull away from the pan. Please watch your brownies because all ovens are different.
- Remove brownies and allow to cool completely. Enjoy!
- Store in an air-tight container.
- I like Pillsbury gluten-free flour. Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose.
- The best way to measure gluten-free flour is the “spoon & level” method. Using a spoon, scoop the flour into the measuring cup. After you’ve spooned the flour into the measuring cup, use the back of a knife to level off the top of the measuring cup.
- For the dairy-free option, I used Smart Balance butter.
- Store in an air-tight container.
- Mama says, "Please check all of your labels!"