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Gluten-Free Brownies (Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

These gluten-free brownies are rich, fudgy, and slightly cake-y. If you want a super clean cut, use a warmed knife and wipe the blade after each cut.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 29 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 216kcal
Author Tessa Fisher


  • 8 ounces dairy-free dark or semi-sweet chocolate roughly chopped (or chocolate chips)
  • 8 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • sea salt for sprinkling optional


  • Preheat the oven to the 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 11 x 7 inch glass baking pan with coconut oil and then cut a length of parchment to line the bottom of the pan, with extra hanging over the sides.
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe cup or bowl for 30 second intervals. Stir after each interval. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, beat eggs. In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the eggs, chocolate mixture, and vanilla extract. Stir well until lumps have disappeared and the batter appears smooth and glossy.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan, sprinkle with sea salt if using, and bake for 26-29 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. Allow brownies to cool completely in pan on a wire rack. For best results, chill brownies in the fridge after they have cooled for an hour, or overnight.(Clean cut tips below).


Adapted from my Gluten-Free Pecan Fudge Brownies and Gluten-Free Goddess' Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Brownies.
For clean-cut brownies:
Use a warmed knife and wipe the blade after each cut. A reader also suggested a plastic knife works great as well!


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg