World’s best gluten free brownies

But they don’t have to be gluten free (they weren’t designed that way, but with so little of that glutenous demon it’s hardly noticeable when you substitute).

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The best gluten free brownie I've ever made
The best gluten free brownie I’ve ever made

I’ll give you the true recipe, and my running commentary/changes:


125g (unsalted) butter – I put the salted butter in, cause I like it like that :p

250g caster sugar (about 1 cup)

2 eggs

30g cocoa powder (about 1/4 cup)

40g flour – I use gluten free pre-mixed flour here, but I’ve also substituted almond meal and everyone’s still been wow’ed

pinch of salt – see why do that? just use salted butter!

200g chocolate bits – itty bitty ones, not little coin shaped ones.  Black and Gold brand ones for the Aussies are the best in my experiementations


1. Preheat that oven to 180 C and lightly spray your slice tin I use a 25cm square tin for a single mix, but a 32 x 22cm tin when I double it – which make a thicker brownie than a single mix.  I also hate to use greaseproof paper, but there are far less tears when I do.

2. Melt the butter and add caster sugar in a large mixing bowl . Why dirty up another thing? I melt the butter in a saucepan, then take it off the heat and add the sugar

3. Lightly whisk eggs in a separate bowl.  see above, I don’t like to dirty up stuff when I don’t have to! 

4. Add eggs to butter mixture and stir together. But don’t add eggs TOO soon to the hot butter, lest you end up with scrambled eggs

5. Sift in cocoa and flour and salt and mix together. OK I go rouge here, and need a bowl to weigh these two bad boys, so I add to the washing up there.  But the bowl comes out in the final act

6. Fold in chocolate bits See you had to weigh those suckers too didn’t you!

7. Pour into a prepared pan

8. Bake for 20-25 mins, leaving in a hot oven for a further 7-10 ins For the time stretched, 20 mins and whip them out in a single batch is certainly a-ok in my recent experience.  Too long in the cooling oven and you get a very chocolatey teething rusk!

9. Remove from oven to cool on rack

10. Slice when warmish otherwise there will be tears!

13 Replies to “World’s best gluten free brownies”

  1. Love the running commentary 😛
    We were looking for something new last weekend for lunchbox snacks – I think we'll try these 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for the recipe, I will give them a try next weekend (when I can go and buy some chocolate bits!). I liked the commentary as well – I also try to use as few bowls as possible to save on washing up.

  3. I'm loving the running commentary as well, lol. I should use some of your tips next time I make brownies. It's basically a family trait to use every dish in the kitchen when cooking :s

    1. I'll start using every dish the minute I stop being the dish pig 😉 The recipe has only failed me once (and the 'eaters' were drunk so they didn't really care), but it's pretty foolproof as long as you take it out of the oven soon enough.

      1. Good to know. I'm going to have to google if there is a difference between berry sugar and caster sugar. I see caster sugar in recipes all over the place, but I've never seen anything labelled that at the grocery store here.

        1. Oh, it's just plain white sugar, but finer. Friends with thermomixes just use normal sugar and 'cut' it to a finer consistency. But it's 'grainer' than powdered sugar (or icing sugar). Ah, terminology is so hard!

          1. I'm guessing it's what we refer to as berry sugar here. Berry sugar is just a finer grain size than the regular granulated sugar.

  4. Are you the person in the video?! Cool! I have a choc cake recipe with a similar base – just no hazelnut puree, as I'm not sure I've seen that for sale here in Australia. Now that I have coconut oil, I should try it, though I'll need to get some Stevia.

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