Better Than Boxed Gluten-Free Brownies

Chocolaty, the perfect balance between chewy and fudgy (with a fudgier option!), a classic crinkly top and so yummy! This homemade gluten-free brownie recipe is so quick, so easy and so delicious, you'll no longer need a boxed brownie mix in your pantry!

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Better Than Boxed Gluten-Free Brownies

The only gluten-free chocolate brownie recipe you'll need!

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So excited for you to try these Better than Boxed Gluten-Free Brownies!

It is a super quick + easy recipe for homemade gluten-free chocolate brownies that you will love so much, you can say good-bye to searching for a great boxed brownie mix, and say hello to the only brownie recipe you’ll need!

They are chocolaty, the perfect balance between chewy and fudgy (with a fudgier option!) and so yummy!

Plus, they have that signature crinkly top that makes you want them even more somehow!

best gluten free chocolate brownies easy dessert recipe

 

 

And as this has become our go-to chocolate brownie recipe.

We make them for any and every occasion, including holidays, birthdays, get togethers, game days and just any time we need a simple crowd-pleasing gluten-free dessert…. everyone loves them!

And people seem to have very strong opinions about what makes the perfect brownie texture.

Some like them cakey, some chewy, some fudgy, or any combination!

We love a texture that’s somewhere between chewy and fudgy (below, left) but have options on the recipe for making them fudgier (below, right).

How to Make Better than Boxed Gluten-Free Brownies

No matter your preference, they are always delicious, and this recipe for Better than Boxed Gluten-Free Brownies is quick and easy!

Before we get to the ingredients, I want to point out that there is a cooking video on this page so you can see how easy they are to make.

And as with all our recipes, there is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions at the bottom of the page.

best gluten free chocolate brownies easy dessert recipe

 

You will need is 10 ingredients you probably already have in your pantry:

butter or dairy free butter

dark chocolate chips

eggs

cane sugar

brown sugar

vanilla extract

gluten-free all purpose flour with xanthan gum (we use GFJules)

baking powder

salt

cocoa powder (100% cacao)

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There is not a lot of flour in these because the brownies are chewy and fudgy versus cakey, but there is a little and  you may have noticed that we are affiliate for GFJules To learn more about why we love GFJules flour and why we have used it for 10 years, click here.

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Back to the Better than Boxed  Gluten-Free Brownies…

best gluten free chocolate brownies easy dessert recipe

Step by Step How to Make Better than Boxed Gluten-Free Brownies

They together quickly and in 5 simple steps:

1. Slowly melt the butter and chocolate on low heat.

Let them melt naturally and don’t rush the process so that the result is a silky smooth rich looking chocolate mixture.

Meanwhile,

2. Beat the egg until light and fluffy.

3. Add in both sugars and mix until well combined.

4. Then add in the eggs, melted chocolate mix and vanilla

5. Lastly, mix in the the dry ingredients.

That’s it!

Pour into the pan and bake!

Super quick and easy recipe!

Pro Tip: As for baking, I recommend covering them at 25 minutes so that the tops stays soft and crinkly but the center continues to bake.

And I give a 5 minute range for total baking depending on if you want a fudgier or chewier brownie.

And that’s it!

Let them cool in the baking pan, slice into them and enjoy!

You’ll have gluten-free chocolate brownies with that perfect chewy-fudgy texture and amazing flavor!

And if you store them in a sealed container they will stay fresh for a few days!

Hope you love them as much as we do!

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Better than Boxed Gluten-Free Brownies

Chocolaty, the perfect balance between chewy and fudgy (with a fudgier option!), a classic crinkly top and so yummy! This quick and easy recipe is the only gluten-free chocolate brownie recipe you'll need!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert, Cookies and Bars, Brownies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Nut-Free
Keyword: easy gluten free dessert recipe, better than boxed gluten-free brownies, gluten free brownies, chewy gluten free brownies, fudgy gluten free brownies, glutenfree chocolate brownie recipe
Servings: 16 brownies
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons butter or dairy free butter
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup cane sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons** gluten free all purpose flour with xanthan gum we used GFJules ** for fudgier brownies use only 1/2 cup, skip the extra 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder (100% cacao)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8x8 square metal pan with parchment paper so that it hangs over the edges or tucks in. Set aside.
  • Melt butter and chocolate chips together over very low heat, stirring occasionally. Set aside and cool slightly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy.
  • Add in both sugars and mix to combine well.
  • Add chocolate mixture and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Pour brownie batter into prepared baking pan and gently rock pan side to side to spread evenly.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes depending on whether you want fudgier (30 minutes) or chewier (35 minutes), covering loosely at 25 minutes so that top doesn't burn. A toothpick should come out of the center clean when done.
  • Let cool in the pan. Remove brownies from pan by lifting out parchment paper, slice and enjoy!
  • Store in a sealed container for several days.
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10 thoughts on “Better Than Boxed Gluten-Free Brownies

  1. These look amazing. What can I use to replace the eggs but achieve the same consistency. Flax, chia, applesauce?

  2. I made these yesterday! My non-GF family LOVED them! I didn’t add the extra flour and took them
    out of the oven at 25 min. Baked through but still fudgey- perfection! I used GF Jules flour- Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m learning to adapt to a gf and dairy-free diet for health reasons. While it has been helpful to make these changes, it has been an adjustment to my cooking and baking. This recipe was wonderful and everyone including the gluten eaters loved it. Your website has given me a few other gems, too, so thank you very much for sharing what you have learned. You are really helping others in a meaningful way!

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