Healthy Recipe: Gluten Free Brownies

image used with permission from One Lovely Life

image used with permission from One Lovely Life

Adjusting to a gluten-free diet used to be tricky, but now, there are many recipes out there to help you recreate your favorite dishes - minus the gluten. Here, we’ve found a recipe from One Lovely Life for delicious, fudgy brownies that are gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and ready in only 30 minutes!

Gluten Free Brownies

Image used with permission from One Lovely Life

Image used with permission from One Lovely Life


  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (can use dairy free chocolate chips)

  •  5 Tbsp coconut oil (can substitute butter, avocado oil, vegan butter, or ghee)

  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar (can substitute white, brown, or maple sugar)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2/3 cup blanched almond flour

  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (if paleo) or baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips or nuts to mix in

  • coarse sea salt to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.

  2. In a small saucepan, gently melt chocolate and oil over low heat until smooth and glossy. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs until slightly lighter in color and until they pass the ribbon test (when you lift the whisk the mixture should stream down evenly in “ribbons”). Set aside.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients–almond flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

  5. Working slowly, whisk the egg/sugar mixture into the saucepan of melted chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla and mix in.

  6. Stir in the dry ingredients and fold until just mixed.

  7. Fold in the additional chocolate chips.

  8. Pour batter into your prepared pan and smooth the surface.

  9. Bake at 350 degrees 20-24 minutes, or until edges are set and the center is still ever so slightly underdone. (The remaining heat should set the center as it cools)

  10. Sprinkle with coarse salt, if using, and allow brownies to cool before slicing.

Yield: 16 brownies

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If you like the brownies, you may also like this recipe for Chocolate Covered Strawberry Greek Yogurt Tiramisu.