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Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies

These made from scratch, Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies are easy to make, have a rich chocolate taste, and are incredibly moist and fudgy. They are so delicious everyone will be asking you for the recipe!

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Almond Flour Brownies on board.

I just love desserts made with almond flour. I have a few dessert recipes where I've combined both all-purpose flour with almond flour, and the results have been amazing. You can see how I used both flours in this Cherry Almond Cake, in these Mini Matcha and Almond Bundt Cakes and in these Chewy Almond Marzipan Bars.

However, the brownies are made using only finely ground almond flour so for those of you watching your gluten intake, you'll be happy to know these brownies are grain and gluten-free.

These have to be the most decadent, fudgiest, ultra-moist brownies I’ve ever baked! They are dangerously delicious and self-control will come in handy when resisting a second or third piece 😉.

Slice of Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies.

This easy recipe yields moist, dense and fudgy brownies that are much better tasting than pre-mixed boxed versions. Though you'll find several delicious brownie recipes on this site, this is the only one which is gluten-free. I adapted this recipe from this brownie recipe over at Food and Wine.

Sliced Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies on board with a glass of milk in the background.

Almond Flour Brownies

Though these brownies are made with almond flour, the taste of almonds is barely noticeable. If you want almond flavoured brownies, you'll have to add almond extract (a little goes a long way).

A superfine blanched almond flour was used for this recipe to replicate the texture of brownies made with wheat flour.

These brownies are not meant to be low carb or suitable for keto diets. They contain granulated sugar, regular semi-sweet chocolate chips and bars.

However, you may be able to make these brownies if you are familiar with using alternative sweeteners (monk fruit), and have some stevia-sweetened (or other) chocolate chips. If you do try it, I would love to know how it went in the comments below.

Sliced Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies with glass of milk.

How to make these Brownies

Making gluten-free, almond flour brownies from scratch is not any different than making regular brownies. We're essentially repeating the same steps, but replacing the all-purpose flour with almond flour.

I used an 8 by 8 baking pan for these brownies but you can also use a 9 by 9 baking dish. If you do, you’ll want to reduce the baking time by a couple of minutes since the brownies will be a bit thinner and bake slightly faster.

To make it easier to lift the brownies out of the pan, grease your baking pan and line it with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides.

Tray of unbaked brownies.

Making gluten-free brownies from scratch is easy when you have a recipe that uses simple ingredients. There are ten in this recipe, all of which you may already have in a well-stocked baking pantry.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Semi-sweet baking chocolate bars (you could also use semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • Dutch-processed cocoa powder (regular will work)
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips, regular or mini chocolate chips (or milk chocolate chips for sweeter brownies).
  • Finely ground almond flour
  • Baking powder and salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Sugar. I have not tried coconut sugar, but I suspect it can be used in this recipe. If you do try it please let me know in the comments!
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies

How to Bake Chewy Brownies

You'll need to bake these brownies for 30 minutes, give or take a couple of minutes, for what I consider the perfect chewy brownie texture. Below is a picture of a batch of brownies that I baked for about 26 minutes. They were incredibly gooey and very much like molten brownies.

But since I prefer my brownies a bit more set, I baked another batch. I took them out at 30 minutes and let them cool for at least an hour before slicing. Those are the ones pictured throughout this post. I found 30 minutes to be the optimum cooking time for moist and fudgy brownies.

Since all ovens are different, I recommend checking them with a toothpick at 26 minutes. There should still be crumbs and melted chocolate on the toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, your brownies will still be delicious tasting but not as soft and gooey in texture.

But remember, for extra gooey, molten like brownies, remove them from the oven at no more than 28 minutes.

Three very gooey Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies piled on top of each other.

How to Serve

Serve your brownies at room temperature or slightly warm with ice cream for an extra decadent treat.

How to Store

Leftover brownies can be stored on the counter or refrigerated for up to five days.

Brownies can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw brownies overnight in the refrigerator. Warm slightly in the oven for a freshly baked taste.

Enjoy!

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If you make this recipe let me know how it went for you in the comment section below. I'd love to know if you made any variations to the recipe and how it worked out. And if you take a picture, share it with me on Instagram by tagging #sweetandsavourypursuits, I love to see your photos!

Sliced Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies with glass of milk.

Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies

These made from scratch, Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies are easy to make, have a rich chocolatey taste, and are incredibly moist and fudgy.
4.48 from 19 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert, Dessert/ snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 256 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate melted
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour Superfine grind blanched almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place a rack on the middle rack of he oven.  Line an 8 x 8 (or a 9 x 9*) baking pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang on two opposite sides.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. When butter is partly melted add chocolate and melt entirely. Whisk chocolate and butter together until combined. Set aside to cool (about 5 minutes).
  • In a medium bowl, add the melted butter and chocolate mixture, add sugar and whisk to combine. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and stir until the batter looks shiny.
  • Add the almond flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Using a rubber spatula fold in the ingredients until just combined, careful not to over mix. Add chocolate chips and fold in.
  • Spread batter into baking pan and bake for 28 to 30 min. or until the top looks set and a toothpick inserted in middle comes out still moist with a bit of chocolate batter.
  • Let brownies cool in the pan on a wire rack. Using the parchment paper overhang, lift the brownies onto a cutting board to slice. Brownies can be refrigerated up to five days. For longer storage, store in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

  1. If using a 9 by 9 baking dish, reduce baking time by a couple of minutes.
  2. Using parchment paper to line the baking pan and leaving an overhang on opposite ends makes it easier to lift the brownies out of the pan for cutting into even portions.

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 3gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 230IUCalcium: 40mgIron: 1.8mg
Keyword Almond Flour Brownies, Brownie, Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies, Gluten-Free Brownies
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This Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies post was originally published on February 5, 2019.

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Abby

Saturday 8th of February 2020

Can you sub the butter for coconut oil?

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Tuesday 11th of February 2020

Hi Abby, yes you can substitute the butter with an equal amount of coconut oil.

Beverly

Friday 31st of January 2020

My wonderful son-in-law is gluten intolerant. Since he often has to pass on desserts at family gatherings because they are not gluten free, I decided to try your recipe as a special treat for him. They were delicious!! Moist, chewy, chocolaty yumminess! They were a hit with everyone, especially Bill. Thank you so much, I will be making these often.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Saturday 1st of February 2020

Hi Beverly, I'm so happy you wrote to tell me how much your family enjoyed these brownies. It's nice to know when my recipes are a hit. I was especially glad to hear that your gluten intolerant son-in-law was also able to enjoy them!

Ally

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Dumb question, but I’m getting into tracking my calories. Are the nutrition facts for one serving or the whole batch?

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Hi Ally! It's always good to check when in doubt. The calories are per serving. So if you divide your brownie tray into 16 equal servings, each serving is 256 calories. Hope that helps!

Kim

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Absolutely delicious. Very moist. And rich. Perfect with vanilla ice cream and coffee!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Hi Kim, so happy to hear you enjoyed these gluten-free brownies!

Anne Roshan

Monday 11th of November 2019

Can I substitute the granulated sugar for lakanto monk fruit sweetener?

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 11th of November 2019

Hello Anne, I'm really sorry but I don't know, I've never baked with lakanto monk fruit sweetener, I've only tried it in drinks. I did a quick google search and it looks like it could work. Maybe do a test batch before the event just in case it doesn't work out. If you do try it, let me know how it turns out, good luck!

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