Gluten-free Brownies

I’ve always got my eye out for recipes for homemade gluten-free treats, especially recipes that don’t call for lots of obscure or specialized ingredients. This recipe, I was delighted to learn, makes brownies that are so rich and fudgy and delicious that even people who are just fine with gluten are going to want to make them!

Gluten-free Walnut Brownie

Gluten-free Walnut Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 6 T. butter
  • 12 ounce pkg. chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 c. cornstarch
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa (I like the Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa for this recipe)
  • 3/4 c. chopped walnuts

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350° and prepare an 8×8 or 9×9 inch baking dish with non-stick spray.

Melt the butter and chocolate chips together. I used a microwave-safe bowl and just microwaved them for 30-40 seconds, stirred, microwaved again, etc. until the butter and chocolate were smoothly melted together. You can also do this step in a double boiler.

Melt butter and chocolate chips for gluten-free brownies

Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs.

In a separate bowl, whisk together cornstarch and unsweetened cocoa powder.

Whisk together cocoa and cornstarch for gluten-free brownies

Stir these dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture. Since you’re not stirring flour and activating gluten you’ll need to stir these brownies a bit longer than you would regular brownies. When the mixture starts to pull away from the side of the bowl, stir in the walnuts.

Toasting the walnuts for the gluten-free brownies

I often will toast the walnuts before I stir them in for a little bit richer flavor.

Spread brownie batter in a 8- or 9-inch square baking dish.

Spread gluten-free brownie batter in greased pan

Actually, yes, that is a 7×11 inch pan. That size works too.

Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. The brownies are done when an inserted toothpick comes out mostly clean.

Let the brownies cool before cutting them into small squares.

Fudgy gluten-free brownies

 

Like I said, these are delicious and fudgy. I would never guess that they’re also gluten-free!

True confession: I did try to adapt this recipe for my vegan friend, Roberta….and it failed miserably. I’m not sure what went wrong but I need to try something different. I plan to stick with this recipe as it stands for all my gluten-free pals.

Homemade Gluten-free Brownies gluten-free walnut brownie

Barb

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Gluten-free Brownies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: one 8x8 or 7x11 baking dish

Perfect for my friends who need to avoid gluten but don't want to give up delicious desserts!

Ingredients

  • 6 T. butter
  • 12 ounce pkg. chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 c. cornstarch
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa (I like the Hershey's Special Dark cocoa for this recipe)
  • 3/4 c. chopped walnuts

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350° and prepare an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking dish with non-stick spray.

Melt the butter and chocolate chips together. I used a microwave-safe bowl and just microwaved them for 30-40 seconds, stirred, microwaved again, etc. until the butter and chocolate were smoothly melted together. You can also do this step in a double boiler.

Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs.

In a separate bowl, whisk together cornstarch and unsweetened cocoa powder.

Stir these dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture. Since you're not stirring flour and activating gluten you'll need to stir these brownies a bit longer than you would regular brownies. When the mixture starts to pull away from the side of the bowl, stir in the walnuts.

I often will toast the walnuts before I stir them in for a little bit richer flavor.

Spread brownie batter in a 8- or 9-inch square baking dish.

Actually, yes, that is a 7x11 inch pan. That size works too.

Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. The brownies are done when an inserted toothpick comes out mostly clean.

Let the brownies cool before cutting them into small squares.

http://www.mysisterskitchenonline.com/2012/09/10/gluten-free-brownies/

 

5 thoughts on “Gluten-free Brownies

  1. Can’t wait to try this – we are new to the GF world and I am constantly on the search for yummy recipes for Rebecca to enjoy. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for sharing this one too!!! Betty crocker is soooo expensive and theses look perfect. Another idea is after everything is mixed and cooled from microwave add some chocolate chunks to make a double choc. fudge brownie. Im so excited to try this…

    • Well, you COULD do it….but make these brownies this way first. They are so incredibly rich that I can’t imagine wanting to go richer. If you do try this, let me know how it works out.
      Barb

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