Hands down, this is the best recipe for gluten free brownies (in my humble opinion). It has never let me down in producing the most delicious, rich and squidgy treats.
I trust this gluten free brownie recipe so much that I used it to bake vast quantities of gluten free brownies for our wedding cake brownie stack. Making them was a stress-free process as I know the recipe always works so well.
The resulting gluten free brownies are decadent, rich and chocolately, and they always go down a storm with my friends and family. Our huge wedding brownie cake was entirely demolished by our guests before the night was out (and no-one guessed they were gluten free). If that’s not a glowing endorsement, then I don’t know what is!
I use a mix of milk and dark chocolate in this recipe, as I don’t like mega intense brownies, but feel free to use your choice of milk or dark if you prefer. It’ll simply be 250g of a single chocolate variety, rather than the 125g/125g split I have specified.
Equally with the eggs, if you only have large eggs that’s fine, simply use 3 large eggs in place of the 4 medium eggs stated in the recipe.
This recipe is very easy and should work with all plain gluten free flour blends. I have tried it with a few, including FREEE by Doves Farm, Shipton Mill, Lidl, Sainsburys and Asda, and all baked up nicely.
I have quite a few variations on this classic gluten free brownie recipe, so if you fancy exploring them scroll down to the bottom of this page. You’ll find links to all the brownie recipes there, from salted caramel swirl brownies to peanut butter stuffed brownies and white chocolate raspberry brownies.
But for now, let’s get started with this classic recipe – you’ll find all the details below, along with easy-to-follow photos. Do ping me an email if you have any questions (Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org). Also, if you enjoy this recipe I would be SO grateful if you could leave a nice review on the recipe card. It’s such a moral boost and helps me to see which recipes are really hitting the mark for you guys. Happy baking!
Epic Gluten Free Brownies (Makes 16)
- 125g dark chocolate
- 125g milk chocolate
- 250g salted butter
- 4 medium eggs
- 230g caster sugar
- 150g plain gluten free flour
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
- Line and grease a 24cm square cake tin. Buttering the whole inside of the tin lightly and lining the base of the tin with greaseproof paper.
- Melt the butter and the chocolate together in a non-stick saucepan over a low heat. Keep the heat nice and low and stir occasionally until you have a lovely glossy pan of molten chocolate in front of you. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
- Take a large bowl and add the eggs, sugar and vanilla bean paste. Beat until they are well combined.
- Once the chocolate mix has cooled a little (it should still be warm, but you should be able to put your little finger in the chocolate mix without it burning you), pour the chocolate and butter into the egg and sugar bowl, stirring the mix quite vigorously as you pour. It is important that the chocolate mix is not hot (just warm) when you pour it, otherwise you risk cooking the eggs. Both mixes should be totally combined now.
- Sift the gluten free plain flour on top of the chocolate mix and fold it in as you go. Stir well until all the flour is fully combined and there are no little flour lumps remaining.
- Now pour the brownie mix into the cake tin - it should level itself out but give it a like shake to get it to the corners if needed.
- Bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes for lovely squidgy brownies - they will have a slight wobble to them still but you will see the top has begun to crack around the edges. If the mix is still quite sloppy, pop them back in for another 5-10 minutes. I like these brownies to be dense and fudgy and tend to leave them to set fully overnight. If you prefer cakey brownies, you should cook for 35-40 minutes (but the fudgy ones are so much better).
Pimp your gluten free brownies as you please, perhaps a drizzle of white chocolate and chopped pistachios on top, or eat them as they are.
They are also brilliant warmed in the microwave with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top. Or a drizzle of salted caramel sauce. OH SO MANY CHOICES. Enjoy these, guys!
I’ve developed a few other gluten free brownie varieties over the years, based on this trusty recipe. Here are a few you might want to try:
- Salted Caramel Swirl Brownies
- Dairy Free Salted Caramel Swirl Brownies
- Double Chocolate Brownies
- Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies
- PBJ Brownies
- White Chocolate & Raspberry Brownies