Gluten free brownies can be made almost any texture imaginable. Whether your favorite type of rich chocolate brownie is fudgy or cakey, healthy or just plain decadent, it's right here, in these 15 recipes to rock your world.
There may be two dozen recipes for gluten free brownies alone here on this website. But there's also a whole world wide web out there, and some seriously talented gluten free bloggers (and conventional bloggers, too, who know how to get gluten free done). They have developed some amazing brownie recipes that I just had to share with you.
Gluten Free Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies. Straight out of the pages of Gluten Free Classic Snacks, these are the rich, fudgy brownies that would never ever be mistaken for chocolate cake. They taste just like the “real” thing. As with most fudgy brownies, just be sure not to overbake them.
Healthy flourless fudge brownies. Thank you, Arman, for bringing these crazy healthy gluten free, grain free treats into the world! These brownies are made with bananas, almond butter and cocoa powder (that's it!), and the protein-packed frosting is a sight to see. I can't wait to give them a try.
Chocolate peppermint silk brownie bars. Sylvie's gorgeous creations are nothing short of amazing, and these peppermint silk brownies are all over Pinterest, for good reason.
Made with pecans, cocoa powder, dates, maple syrup and vanilla, they take flourless brownies to a new level. The cool peppermint mousse and chocolate ganache seal the deal.
Super fudgy Paleo brownies. When I first posted these on the blog, they absolutely exploded with popularity. They are, indeed, super fudgy, made with a base of blanched almond flour and a touch of coconut flour for stability.
Easy vegan gluten free brownies. Minimalist Baker really knocked it out of the park, making gluten free brownies without any eggs.
How did she do that? Flax eggs, that's how. Chia eggs are generally my favorite way to go egg-free, but I'm tempted to try Dana's way, at least once.
Wholesome epic gluten free brownies. I can't stop staring at these brownies. They are epic. Leah made these grain-free brownies without refined sugars, without grains, and she still made them epic.
Fudgy Flourless brownies. Truly flourless, these rich, fudgy brownies are my current personal favorite. They're so rich, that you might want to slice them into small pieces.
A little goes a long, long way. There's a Paleo option, too. Made simply, with melted chocolate and cocoa powder, and topped with chocolate ganache.
Rich fudgy flourless brownies. Natalie from Life Made Simple describes these beautiful brownies as “thick, chewy and incredibly rich.” Sounds good to me!
I love the crackly top, too, which is pretty amazing with no flour (she adds less than 1/4 cup of cornstarch, but I think you could probably replace that with some of my gum-free gluten free flour blend, or maybe even arrowroot).
Two Bite Gluten Free Brownies. They're the perfect mix of decadent brownie and rich chocolate cake. Just like the kind in the tub at Whole Foods—but these are gluten free. My chocolate-loving brother declares them “one bite brownies,” and I see his point.
This is the treat I make when one of my children wants me to bring “something” for them to share with their friends on a special day, like a birthday. Everyone loves them, even people who don't love super rich chocolate desserts.
Healthy avocado brownies. Davida from The Healthy Maven partnered with avocado people to bring us these healthy chocolate treats. The flour-style base is coconut flour, and if you've ever worked with coconut flour you know how hard it is to get it just right.
Davida clearly got the job done here. I can't wait to try her version of avocado brownies. In case you're interested, I have my own version of avocado brownies made with a bit of gluten free flour, too.
Gluten Free Crunch Brownies. Gluten free crunch brownies are the perfect mix of cocoa rice krispie treat and thick, rich brownie. So good! Try making the rice krispie layer with Erewhon cocoa crisp rice cereal for extra chocolate flavor.
Ultimate gluten free fudge brownies. I have long admired Rachel, the Bakerita, for the amazing ways she finds to bake with protein powders. But these fudge brownies get their healthy boost from dark chocolate, almond flour and coconut oil. Just look at that fudgy texture and tell me you don't want to grab one right off the screen!
Black bean brownies. Yeah, I went there. And I'm not sorry I did! These gluten free brownies are a special kind of flourless brownie, where black beans replace any flour or powdered starch.
This amazing recipe doesn’t taste at ALL like beans. Really! Tasting is believing. And in case you're a visual learner, I've created this how-to video for black bean brownies:
Coconut flour brownies. Moist, dense and fudgy is how Deborah from Taste and Tell blog describes these special brownies from the book “Everyday Grain-Free Baking.”
I've been dying to try a brownie recipe that uses only coconut flour, without almond flour, and this one doesn't even rely upon a ton of eggs like most coconut flour recipes usually do. Must try!
Flourless double chocolate brownies. Finally, Amanda from Running With Spoons made flourless brownies without beans, avocados or dates. Come find out how she did it. Because, um, look at that picture!
All photographs shared with permission!