Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gluten Free Brownies

I have a terrible sweet tooth. Anything with butter, sugar, and chocolate is always welcome in my home. Since brownies have an abundance of all three of my favorite ingredients, they are welcome house guests. Now you may be thinking, "hey Brian there are all these gluten free brownies mixes available, why would you make them from scratch?" Good question. A- They are super easy to make. And B- These brownies taste better than any store bought mix I have ever tried. You just have to make them to see for yourself.
Gluten Free Brownies:
from Joy of Baking modified to be GF
5 ounces (140g) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate- chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick or 113 grams)- cut into pieces
2 Tbs (15g) cocoa powder
1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
3/4 cup (95g) gluten free flour mix
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp xanthan gum
It's best to get your ingredients all together before you start. Whisk the salt and xanthan gum into your gf flour mix and you can add the cocoa powder to the granulated sugar.Place a stainless steel bowl over a pot of simmering water (double boiler.) Melt the butter and chocolate together until smooth.
Take the bowl off the heat and stir in the sugar and cocoa powder. Next, whisk in the vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Finally, stir in the gf flour mix that has the salt and xanthan gum in it.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Pour the brownies mix into a lightly greased 8inch X 8inch pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out mostly clean.
Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!!!
For more gluten free recipes visit Linda over at The Gluten Free Homemaker


  1. Brownies look soft and moist...delicious

    Pushpa @

  2. I agree. I always make mine from scratch. I haven't tried making them since going dairy-free though. I think I will miss the butter in them. Yours look like they hold together well and taste great.

  3. They do look easy to make and they look yummy. Great recipe to keep on hand. Thanks..

  4. I don't like the gf brownie mixes, but my husband and kids do. So far the mixes have been a great way for me to keep treats in the hose without being tempted. I am afraid I am going to be in serious danger of blowing my diet once I make your brownies!

  5. Just made your brownies. They turned out very good. Very nice texture. We actually made two pans and added a few drops of chipotle paste to one!