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Easy Gluten-Free Brownies

Easy Gluten-Free Brownies. The best homemade gluten-free brownie recipe. Thick, chocolatey and chewy! The recipe also has a dairy-free option.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy gluten-free brownies, gluten-free brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 9 brownies
Calories 264kcal
Author Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free


  • 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!"


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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