Fudgy Chocolate Gluten Free Brownies

The ultimate chocolate gluten free brownies… rich, fudgy and totally delicious! This one-bowl recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prepare & is a chocoholics dream!

A half eaten piece of chocolate brownie on a white plate.

You know how much I love my brownies, right?? From my favourite 5 minute brownies to my Baileys brownies, 60 second microwave brownies to jersey caramel brownies and soooo many more… if there’s a yummy brownie, I’m there!

Dark chocolate brownies being sliced on a chopping board

What You Need

These simple brownies are made from just a few basic ingredients:

  • dark chocolate – I recommend using a good quality dark cooking chocolate for this recipe.
  • butter – I generally use unsalted butter. If you use salted butter, simply omit the extra pinch of salt from the ingredients list.
  • vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt – omit if using salted butter
  • almond meal – also known as ground almonds. This can be bought from the baking section of any supermarket or grocer.
  • eggs
  • brown sugar – regular light brown sugar or dark brown sugar are both fine to use. Dark brown sugar will result in a more dense and chewy brownie.
  • cocoa powder

Note: Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for ingredient quantities and the full method.

The ingredients for gluten free chocolate brownies.

The 2 Must-Have Ingredients

What makes these fudgy Chocolate Gluten Free Brownies so darn good?

They’re made with dark chocolate (a higher quality chocolate will result in a better brownie) and almond meal.

The almond meal keeps these brownies amazingly dense and delicious… while still giving them that gorgeous flakey top.

Moist and dense gluten free brownies

One Bowl & 2 Step Brownie Recipe

These gluten free brownies are the easiest things ever to make. All you need is 1 bowl, 10 minutes and your prep is totally done! The hardest part of cooking these brownies is waiting for them to come out of the oven.

Step 1 – Melt the chocolate and butter

Chocolate and butter in a bowl.
Melted butter and chocolate in a bowl.

Step 2 – Stir through the vanilla extract, salt, almond meal, eggs, brown sugar and cocoa powder and mix together

Almond meal and eggs on top of melted chocolate in a bowl.
Chocolate mixture with a spatula in a white bowl.
Brownie mixture in a square baking tin.

Storing Brownies

Once they’re cooked and cooled, you can store the brownies in an airtight container for up to 5 days (they sooooo won’t last anywhere near that long!).

Serving Suggestions

You can serve them these brownies on their own (my favourite way), with a little shake of icing sugar, some fresh berries and cream, or a big scoop of ice-cream. All are totally delicious options!

Freezing

These brownies can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Chocolate brownies made with one bowl

Recipe FAQ & Tips

What’s the best type of dark chocolate to use?

The better the quality chocolate, the better your brownies will be! Use good quality dark cooking chocolate in this recipe.

Equipment

You can use either a microwave, Thermomix or stove-top to melt the butter and chocolate.

What is almond meal?

Almond meal is the same as ground almonds. You can either buy almond meal from the supermarket or make your own by finely crushing almonds in a Thermomix or food processor.

Is almond meal the same as almond flour?

Almond flour has a finer texture than almond meal. Almond meal is made from raw unpeeled almonds, whereas almond flour is made from peeled and blanched almonds. Almond meal is preferable to use in this recipe.

Baking

Don’t be tempted to over-bake the brownies… a deliciously dense brownie is what we want! The brownie is cooked when the top is flakey and a skewer inserted into the middle comes up with a few dense crumbs/smudges on it.

A gluten free chocolate brownie being eaten off a fork.

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A half eaten piece of brownie with a flakey top and a dense filling.

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The ultimate chocolate gluten free brownies... totally rich & fudgy! This one-bowl wonder takes less than 10 minutes to prepare & is a chocoholics dream!

Chocolate Gluten Free Brownies

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Course: Brownies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 217kcal

Ingredients

  • 125 g dark chocolate see notes
  • 125 g butter unsalted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 110 g almond meal see notes
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 g (1 1/2 cups) brown sugar
  • 30 g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Melt the dark chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl on 50% power, 3-4 minutes (stirring every 30 seconds) or until melted. 
  • Add the vanilla extract, salt, almond meal, eggs, brown sugar and cocoa powder and mix together until well combined. 
  • Pour into the prepared baking tin and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a crust has formed on the top and the brownie feels slightly firm (do not overcook). 
  • Allow to cool completely in the tin before turning out and cutting into slices. 
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days (or freeze for up to 3 months). 

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Melt the dark chocolate and butter in the Thermomix for 3 minutes, Speed 2, 80 degrees. 
  • Add the vanilla extract, salt, almond meal, eggs, brown sugar and cocoa powder and mix together on Speed 5, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 10 seconds. 
  • Pour into the prepared baking tin and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a crust has formed on the top and the brownie feels slightly firm (do not overcook). 
  • Allow to cool completely in the tin before turning out and cutting into slices. 
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days (or freeze for up to 3 months). 

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Type of chocolate – The better the quality chocolate, the better your brownies will be! Use good quality dark cooking chocolate in this recipe.
Equipment – You can use either a microwave, Thermomix or stove-top to melt the butter and chocolate.
Almond meal – is the same as ground almonds. You can either buy almond meal from the supermarket or make your own by finely crushing almonds in a Thermomix or food processor.
Almond meal vs almond flour – Almond flour has a finer texture than almond meal. Almond meal is made from raw unpeeled almonds, whereas almond flour is made from peeled and blanched almonds. Almond meal is preferable to use in this recipe.
Baking – Don’t be tempted to over-bake the brownies… a deliciously dense brownie is what we want! The brownie is cooked when the top is flakey and a skewer inserted into the middle comes up with a few dense crumbs/smudges on it.
Storing – Once the brownies have cooked and cooled, you can store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Freezing – These brownies can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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12 Comments
  1. Arisha says:

    5 stars
    So I’ve had to make these literally two times this week because my workmates, friends and family loved them that much. I’ve never made such successful brownies before- especially ones that are gluten free !!! Defs recommend this recipe to anyone and everyone. They are so simple to make and just genuinely so fudgey you’ll have to make these your go-to recipe for any get together!!

    Thanks Lucy – your recipes are always a game changer in this household x ❤

    1. Lucy says:

      That is absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

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