Gluten Free Brownies

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These fudgy and delicious Gluten-Free Brownies are a chocolaty, rich dessert that everyone is sure to love! You will never guess they are gluten-free because they are so decadent and divine.

Gluten Free Brownies

Gluten-Free Brownies

Get ready to impress your friends and family with these Gluten-Free Brownies! They are super decadent and I promise they won’t even know they are gluten-free! They are flourless brownies so they are super fudgy and full of chocolate! If you’ve tried my Flourless Chocolate Cake, you know flourless is a GOOD thing when it comes to chocolate.

I love these gluten-free brownies because you don’t need any fancy ingredients or special flours. They are made with every day ingredients and are still gluten-free!

Gluten Free Brownie Recipe

Flourless Brownie Ingredients

You won’t even miss the flour, I promise! The secret ingredient here is the cornstarch, which helps give the brownies a great texture without the addition of flour.

  • Chocolate chips– Make sure you use GOOD chocolate. I like Guittard semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips for this recipe. Enjoy Life is another good option, they are vegan, dairy-free and so good!
  • Butter– I use unsalted butter.
  • Sugar– I like to use brown sugar and granulated sugar. The brown sugar makes the brownies extra chewy and fudgy.  
  • Eggs– Get out 2 large eggs for this brownie recipe!
  • Vanilla extract– Pure vanilla extract is best!
  • Dutch processed cocoa– I love using Dutch processed cocoa because it gives the brownies an intense chocolate flavor. You can use unsweetened cocoa powder but I don’t think the flavor is as good:)
  • Cornstarch– Cornstarch is the magic ingredient!
  • Espresso powderEspresso powder is optional, but so delicious. It will bring out the chocolate flavor in the brownies.
  • Sea salt– I love sweet and salty!!
Easy Gluten Free Brownies

How to Make Gluten-Free Brownies

It’s easier than you think! This homemade brownie recipe is EASY!

  • Before we start mixing, prep an 8×8 baking pan with nonstick spray and preheat your oven to 350. Line the pan with parchment (leaving an overhang on each side!) and spray it one more time. This makes for the perfect, pop-out-of-the-pan brownies once they’re done baking.
  • Combine 1 cup of chocolate chips and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl and melt in 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until it’s smooth and creamy. Don’t overheat!
  • Stir in the sugars and mix until everything is smooth. Next comes the eggs and vanilla!
  • Now the dry ingredients: cocoa, cornstarch, espresso powder, and sea salt. Stir until it’s just combined, then add in ¼ cup of the remaining chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, topping it off with the remaining chocolate chips and a sprinkle of sea salt on the top. Bake 20-25 minutes, when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean pr with a couple moist crumbs.
  • Let them cool completely before cutting into squares and enjoying!
Flourless Brownies


This is where you can make this recipe your own! Use this recipe as a base and turn it into your dream dessert with:

  • Fun mix-ins! Add chocolate chunks, peanut butter chips, or white chocolate chips.
  • Add in your favorite nuts! Chopped walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts are great options.
  • Serve with a scoop of your favorite ice cream! My favorite, especially with hot fudge:)
  • Sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top for a really pretty presentation!
  • Decorate with fruit! Strawberries or raspberries are delicious with brownies.
  • Frost! Make it REALLY decadent and frost the brownies with chocolate frosting, vanilla frosting, or even peanut butter frosting!

How to Store

Store cooled brownies in an airtight container on the countertop for 3-5 days. These brownies also freeze well, so if you want to make a double batch or save some for later, store them in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.

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Flourless Brownie Recipe

Gluten-Free Brownies

These fudgy and delicious Gluten-Free Brownies are a chocolaty, rich dessert that everyone is sure to love! You will never guess they are gluten-free because they are so decadent and divine.

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes


  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips, divided
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Dutch processed cocoa (can use unsweetened cocoa)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoons espresso powder, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, plus more for sprinkling on brownies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 8×8″ baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line with parchment paper with an overhang on the sides and spray again. This will make it easy to lift the brownies out of the pan after baking. Set the pan aside.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine 1 cup of the chocolate chips and the butter. Place the bowl in the microwave and melt in 30-second increments, on high heat, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. This should take 1 minute or a little longer. Don’t over heat.
  3. Stir in the brown sugar and granulated sugar and mix until smooth. Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  4. Add the cocoa, cornstarch, espresso powder, and sea salt. Stir until just combined. Stir in ¼ of the remaining chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the brownie batter evenly into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips and a little bit of sea salt over the top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  6. Let the brownies cool for before cutting into squares.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. These sound & look great! Are there any ways you can think of to make these a little healthier? Have you tried or do you think it would work to replace some of the butter with coconut oil or applesauce?

    1. Yes, you can use coconut oil. I haven’t tried applesauce, it might affect the texture. Let me know if you try it!

  2. 5 stars
    I made these just as written other than to use a 9×9 pan, took about the same time to cook. They were a bit hit here .

  3. I tried these and they tasted amazing, but they never set. What did I do wrong? I let them cool for an hour or so before eating. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    These. Are. Amazing!

    Follow directions exactly and you WILL have excellent results. My bake time was about 22-23 minutes. I tested with a sharp knife so I could tell when the texture was correct… I have tried countless brownie recipes and, honestly, these are THEE BEST! The edges are crispy and the centers are fudgy, OMG!! Oh, of course I had to make them even more yummy, I covered them in ganache that I made with semisweet chocolate chips, grassfed heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and sea salt, wow wow wow, someone please help me stop eating these!! Thank you for the amazing recipe. P.S. the addition of the cornstarch was unusual, but I think that is what made the texture amazing like it is! Also, I melted butter and chocolate chips on the stove top then finished prep in that pan, soooo easy!

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