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These Fudgey Gluten Free Brownies are intensely gooey, chewy, and chocolatey! They are super simple, made with melted chocolate and almond flour!

I love brownies. I’m also really specific about what makes a good brownie. It needs to be rich and chocolatey and fudgey and kinda gooey.

I tested this recipe a few times. Sometimes the gooiness was good but the chewiness was off. Sometimes the chewiness and gooiness were on point but the thickness was off.

Finally, I got it right.

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These brownies are:

  • easy to make
  • fudgey
  • rich
  • decadent
  • chocolatey
  • rich
  • chewy
  • made in one bowl
  • make with simple ingredients

Ingredients for gluten free brownies:

  • chocolate chips. I used semi-sweet, but use dark, or milk, whatever your favorite chocolate chip is!
  • coconut sugar. I haven’t tested this with any other granular sugar, so if you experiment at all, let me know how it goes!
  • eggs
  • agave nectar. Honey or maple syrup would probably be a fine sub!
  • vanilla
  • blanched almond flour. I wouldn’t sub any other flour here except maybe cashew flour. at flour may be a good option but I’d reduce the amount to about 3/4 cup.
  • cocoa powder
  • salt

hand holding a fudgey gluten free brownie with a bite taken out of it.

How to make fudgey brownies:

  1. Melt the chocolate. The melty chocolate is the base of the brownies and will provide a lot of the chocolatey flavor so make sure it’s a chocolate chip you really like! If your favorite is dark chocolate, milk chocolate, semi-sweet, etc. go for that!
  2. Whisk together the melted chocolate, coconut sugar, agave nectar, eggs, and vanilla. This will make for a deliciously silky smooth dreamy chocolate mixture.
  3. Whisk in the dry ingredients – blanched almond flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  4. Bada bing. Bada Bam. Your brownie batter is done.
  5. Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper and pour in the batter.
  6. Use a rubber spatula to smooth the batter into the edges and sides of the pan.
  7. Bake!
  8. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes. The first time I made these, I was an eager beaver and wayyy too excited to dive in. I mean, yes they were warm gooey amazingness. BUT! If you want brownies that hold together and are perfectly gooey. Have patience, young grasshopper.
  9. Hot tip: my mom always said that using a plastic knife to cut brownies makes for smooth lines that don’t have crumbles or pull away as you cut them (if that makes sense?). I found this to be true and definitely recommend the plastic knife trick.
  10. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt if you’re feeling fancy!

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Fudgey Gluten Free Brownies

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 10 min + 15 min cooling
  • Cook Time: 17 - 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 9 brownies 1x
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: brownies
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These Fudgey Gluten Free Brownies are intensely gooey, chewy, and chocolatey! They are super simple, made with melted chocolate and almond flour!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 4 tablespoons agave nectar (honey or maple syrup also works!)
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • flaked sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a large microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. I did this in the large mixing bowl I was planning on using for the brownies so I didn’t have to dirty a second bowl.
  3. Whisk together the melted chocolate, coconut sugar, agave nectar, eggs, and vanilla in the large bowl.
  4. Whisk in the dry ingredients – blanched almond flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  5. Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper and transfer the batter.
  6. Use a rubber spatula to smooth the batter into the edges and sides of the pan.
  7. Bake for 17 – 20 minutes until the edges are puffed a bit and the center is set with you wiggle the pan.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool for at least 15 minutes. The first time I made these, I was wayyy too excited to dive in. If you want brownies that hold together and are perfectly gooey without falling apart, wait for the brownies to set.
  9. Hot tip: use a plastic knife to cut the brownies to make smooth lines as you cut them.
  10. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt if you’re feeling fancy!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 225
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Sodium: 141mg
  • Fat: 8.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.9g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Protein: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Enjoy!! xo

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