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The BEST gluten-free chewy fudge brownies are here! With perfect fudgy centers, crispier edges, and beautiful cracked tops, they can't be beaten!
Where are my chocolate lovers? I mean, hello, I would say most of us have a little chocolate monster inside us that likes to come out from time to time. I know our oldest daughter used to HATE anything chocolate, but even she has come around to loving chocolate over time.
My personal choice for the ultimate chocolate dessert is these gluten-free fudge brownies. They are the perfect combination of the fudgy inside, chewy edges, and crackly top that can rival any brownie recipe. No one will know these are totally wheat-free brownies.
What makes the best gluten-free brownie?
This one is entirely personal, I know, but I like a moist, slightly chewy, not cake-like type of brownies. The top is nice and cracked, and everyone debates which part is better between the centers and the edges. These brownies check off all those boxes!
These gluten-free brownies are the ultimate gluten-free chocolate dessert. In fact, my good friend calls these my "pick-up line brownies" because they are so good!
So skip the boxed, even the gluten-free boxed brownies, and give these homemade gluten-free brownies from scratch a try next time you are craving a brownie. I promise they won't disappoint!
Ingredients in Chewy Fudge Brownies
- Cocoa Powder
- Arrowroot Starch
- Cassava Flour
Many gluten-free brownies are made with almond flour but not these, which makes these completely gluten-free, nut-free brownies.
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What kind of chocolate is best for brownies?
When it comes to simple recipes like these, the ingredients really do matter. You want to make sure you are using good quality ingredients to ensure you get the best result—one of the main ingredients in this chocolate. Chocolate can be one of those things that can be filled with so many different ingredients when following a particular type of diet; this matters.
I like to look for gluten-free and nut-free chocolate for our youngest. That keeps these gluten-free and nut-free brownies safe for her to enjoy.
Pick chocolate that you prefer; I find myself using enjoy life brand semi-sweet chocolate for these gluten-free brownies.
Time for making a delicious gluten-free dessert!
- Melt the butter and chocolate together.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together until it is light and fluffy - This helps get the nice cracked top on the brownies.
- Remove the chocolate from the heat and let it rest while you whisk in the vanilla and salt into the egg mixture.
- Whisk the cocoa powder into the melted chocolate,
- Add the egg and sugar mixture to the chocolate and whisk until combined.
- Shift the flours and fold them into the batter.
- Add additional chocolate or other additions if you are using them.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
- Bake in the oven.
- Let cool and enjoy!
Tips for making the best gluten-free fudge brownies.
The recipe written uses butter, so they are also oil free brownies. However, I have had good luck making these gluten-free brownies dairy-free by using the smart balance butter alternative.
I get this question a lot, and you can use any pan. I have made these in glass, metal, and even ceramic baking dishes, and they all work. I notice that with brownies in general, the edges will become more crispy on the edges with a metal pan, and a glass pan has softer edges.
I prefer to bake these gluten-free brownies in a metal 8x8 baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Brownies are not like cake; you do not want a fork to come out completely clean. Doing that will lead to dry brownies that fall apart. Brownies are done with just a few crumbs stick to a fork without it being batter consistency. Do NOT overbake brownies.
What are the best add-ins for brownies?
You can keep them simple or spice them up when it comes to brownies. When I want to make these gluten-free brownies even more decadent, I will add something.
- Extra chocolate chips.
- Espresso or espresso powder.
- Chopped nuts that you like, almonods and pistachios work well.
- You can add a ½ teaspoon of cayenne and a ½ teaspoon of cinnimon to make these mexican brownies.
- I've even added my favorite corn-free, vegan marshmallows from My Dandies into these, and they were a big hit!
- My husband loves when I swirl in some of his favorite peanut butter to make these the perfect gluten-free chocolate and peanut butter dessert. Don't like peanut butter? Swirl in some nutella and turn these into gluten-free nutella brownies.
- If you are feeling extra I like to drizzle these with a bit of homemade caramel while they are still warm.
The possibilities are endless, but just plain, these gluten-free fudge brownies are still delicious.
Can you double the batter and make a larger pan of gluten-free brownies?
Yes! These gluten-free brownies double really easy to make a larger 9x13 sized pan. Do NOT double the baking time. Bake the brownies for about 25 minutes and then bake them for a few extra minutes until a fork comes out with a few crumbs.
What is the best way to store brownies so they don't dry out?
I store these gluten-free brownies in a sealed container on the counter for a few days. If you prefer your brownies cold, you can keep them in a container in the fridge for up to a week. Just make sure that they are in a sealed container because air is not a friend to brownies.
Can you freeze brownies to eat later?
Yes, you can. Make sure the brownies are completely cool before individually wrapping them in plastic wrap and then placing them into a freezer-safe container. Brownies can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. When you are ready to eat the brownies, just let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.
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Chewy Fudge Brownies
- ½ Cup Butter
- 1 Cup Chocolate
- ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
- 3 Eggs Large
- 1 ¼ Cups Sugar
- 2 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Cup Arrowroot Starch 33 grams
- ½ Cup Cassava Flour 70 grams
- Addins if you are usnig any.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
- In a bowl melt the chocolate and butter together.½ Cup Butter, 1 Cup Chocolate
- In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs and the sugar until it is light and fluffy.3 Eggs, 1 ¼ Cups Sugar
- Whisk the cocoa powder into the melted chocolate.¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
- Mix the vanilla and salt into the egg mixture.2 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla, ½ Teaspoon Salt
- Slowly mix in the chocolate to the egg mixture.
- Fold in the cassava and arrowroot starch.½ Cup Cassava Flour, ½ Cup Arrowroot Starch
- If you are adding anything else into the brownies add it now.Addins if you are usnig any.
- Pour the batter into your prepared baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top of the brownies is starting to crack and a fork comes out with a few crumbs on it. Do NOT overbake the brownies.
If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don't forget to tag a photo #grainfreetable or @grainfreetable on Instagram. I'd love to see what you come up with!
Originally Posted 06/07/2019