Double Chocolate Almond Flour Brownies [Gluten Free]

I love a good brownie. Preferably one that is not only a deep, dark chocolate but one that also has chunks of actual chocolate inside. The more chocolate, the better. I’ve made a lot of brownies in my lifetime, but for the first 16 years of my life, it was always a Betty Crocker mix. My mom and I would add in chocolate chips and I would feel like a little bit of a rebel since the box didn’t call for chocolate chips. Clearly, I was a rebellious child.

easy gluten free brownie recipe

Once I got a little older I started making brownies from scratch. Some were a success, some not so much. Luckily, this recipe is not only delicious… it’s pretty much fool proof.

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5.0 from 8 reviews
Almond Flour Brownies
 
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Adapted from the Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour Brownie Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a 9-inch square pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Combine the melted butter and cocoa, stirring to combine.
  4. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  5. Add the almond meal, corn starch, baking powder and salt and mix to combine.
  6. Spread into the prepared baking pan and bake 30 minutes.

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I really couldn’t believe how well these turned out. I was afraid they wouldn’t hold together or they’d be too crumbly, which is a pretty common problem with gluten free desserts. But these held up just fine.

brownie bitesAlex ate one, told me they were “horrible” and then went back for seconds and thirds. Don’t worry, his sense of humor is one of his best traits. 😉 Honestly, I think these were even better than a traditional brownie, so even if you’re not avoiding gluten, I’d give these a try. Bring them to a holiday party or keep them at home and eat the whole pan yourself. (Just kidding. Kind of.)

These fudgey, gluten free brownies are made with almond flour! They're dense and chocolatey, and easy to make!

What’s your favorite dessert?

Comments

  1. Mmm love me a good brownie, even more so when there’s vanilla ice cream involved ;)! My favourite dessert would have to be a toss-up between cheesecake and good ol’ vanilla ice cream–> clearly I am low-maintenance with my dessert choices!

  2. this brownies look like the whole package: chewy, chocolatey and with a crispy crust! noms!

  3. I always used to “doctor” up the box mixes too. Still do sometimes, haha. Homemade brownies are always the best, though!

  4. I absolutely love baking with almond flour! These brownies look so dang yummy – gooey, fugdy and dense, just like I like them!! I haven’t made brownies in a while actually, mostly because I have no self control around them!

  5. Your rebellious childhood sounds quite similar to mine aka not rebellious at all 😀 These brownies though–I’ll take the whole pan, ok? Thanks.

  6. Yum!! These look amazing! What a great recipe! LOVE That you made them gluten free! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Yeah, you posted the recipe! I have been thinking about those brownies ever since you posted a photo and said you would share the recipe. I can’t wait to try them – they look SO good! 🙂

  8. This looks awesome. I’ve never cooked with almond flour before. I’ve been wanting to make brownies for a few weeks now.

  9. Ever since I saw these on social media, I’ve been craving brownies!! Looks delish 🙂

  10. You rebellious child you. Now that is my laugh for the day and thank you very much. Yes…CHOCOLATE!!! And the more the better. These look rich and decadent, my favorite kind of brownie!

  11. I’ve never baked with almond flour but I’d be interested in doing so. Brownies are one of my favorites (if not my favorite dessert!)

  12. Dear Liz, I love that you added almond meal…I think that really adds to the brownies. I haven’t made brownies in quite a while, but now I’m inspired to whip up for a batch. xo, Catherine

  13. Man, I could really go for a good brownie! I haven’t tried almond flour yet, I’ll have to pick some up!

  14. I have been craving brownies lately – it will NOT go away until I make some… I think I have everything to make an egg-free version of these! 🙂

  15. LUHVE these. I may never eat anything but this ever, ever again. Amen.

  16. I love a good brownie, these looks really good, pinning and sharing!

  17. I’ve never tried baking with almond flour before, but these brownies sound very delicious!

  18. Who doesn’t love extra chocolate chips in their brownies? Betty Crocker needs to get on board with that 😉 I love all brownies and these look amazing – especially for being gluten-free.

  19. I haven’t done much gluten free cooking/baking but my daughter has some friends that have to be gluten free so when they are over I have to branch out a little bit. These brownies look like the perfect treat to make next time they are over!

  20. This looks so delicious! I wish I could grab these brownies out of the screen!! Thanks for sharing the recipe

  21. Pinned to my gluten free board. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

  22. Stumbled across these while searching for something to bake with almond flour that I had kicking about in the kitchen cupboard. Just made a batch and they are awesome – the perfect texture, rich, chocolatey and not too sweet…. quite possibly the best brownies I have ever made! Thanks so much for sharing. Now i’m off to eat the rest of the tray before my husband sniffs them out and I have to share!

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  24. Wondering if anyone knows Why the need to add “cornstarch”??? I have been Baking/ cooking for almost 50yrs now, and this is the very first time I have ever seen such a request. Would love to understand why?

    • Hi Shari! I’m not a gluten free baking expert but as I understand it, cornstarch adds a nice, fluffy consistency into a gluten free flour blend. (In this case, it adds some fluffiness to the dense almond flour.) You could sub in tapioca starch or potato starch if you prefer!

  25. These were truly yummy. Thanks for a rich chocolatey treat without gluten.

  26. Hi these look so good! I was wondering however did you use unsweetenened cocoa powder or if not what kind did use?

  27. anya Clark says:

    Making these today….but am I crazy!? When do the chocolate chips go in?

  28. Jennifer Hendrix says:

    Oh yummy brownies! Thank you for this recipe.

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