June 22, 2020

The best chocolate brownies! (gluten & dairy free)

My chocolate brownies are fudgy and delicious, you wouldn’t know they are gluten and dairy free! Filled with big chunks of dairy free chocolate chips, the perfect treat which combines just 7 ingredients and takes just 25-30 minutes to cook.

To make my brownies you will need a standard 20cm square baking tray, you can purchase one by clicking here. If you do make my brownies I’d love to see, don’t forget to tag me in your photos over on social media.

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4.87 from 38 votes

Gluten and dairy free chocolate brownies

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Servings: 9


  • 75 g cocoa powder (ensure it's dairy free)
  • 185 g dairy free butter
  • 300 g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 120 g gluten free plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 150 g dairy free chocolate (broken into small chunks)


  • Pre heat the oven to 180°C and grease and line a 20cm square baking tin.
  • Add your cocoa powder, dairy free butter and caster sugar to a saucepan and gently heat on the hob until it forms a chocolatey liquid mixture. Stir continuously so it doesn’t burn.
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes while you beat your eggs in a separate bowl. Gradually add the beaten eggs to the chocolate mixture and stir well.
  • Next, add your gluten free flour and xanthan gum to the mixture and stir until fully combined.
  • Stir through your chunks of chocolate and then pour the mixture into your baking tray.
  • Bake for around 25 minutes to 30 minutes (See notes for more details on baking times).
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool. I prefer to leave my brownies in the fridge for a couple of hours before removing and cutting. The fridge helps the brownies become even more fudgy and delicious.


*Cooking time – For a very fudgy brownie take them out the oven after 25 minutes, ensuring you leave them in the fridge overnight to set to prevent them from falling apart when you cut them. For a more cakey brownie bake for 35 minutes.

I absolutely love seeing what you’ve created, so if you do make this recipe (or any other recipe from my website) don’t forget to tag me over on my social media pages @glutenfreealice and use the hashtag #glutenfreealice

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19 responses to “The best chocolate brownies! (gluten & dairy free)”

  1. I am trying to go sugar free! Any recipes without sugar?
    Love the triple choc and brownie recipes.

    • glutenfreealice@yahoo.com says:

      Hi, sadly most of my sweet recipes do contain sugar. I’m in the process of creating a few refined sugar free recipes though so keep an eye on my page! x

  2. Miranda Fothergill says:

    Well you said one of your commenters had said it was too chocolatey…and at the time I thought… ‘is that possible?’ but using Bourneville cocoa and 70% dark chocolate chunks, and going for the gooey version… too rich – for me! Solution? Cut them into smaller brownies! …so I don’t OD at one go! It will make them last longer too! Also next time I might halve the chocolate chunks to 75g and see what happens. Definitely ace on the goo factor although it was hard to overnight them in the fridge without tucking in!

    • glutenfreealice@yahoo.com says:

      Hi Miranda,

      I’m glad you enjoyed them! They are extremely chocolatey and we often cut them into smaller pieces too.

      Alice x

  3. Julia says:

    Officially my new go to brownie recipe. I used half the amount of sugar and baked for 25 minutes. So delicious and gooey! Thank you 🙂

  4. Brennan Terry says:

    Hi there! What kind of flour do you use in these? Could you use almond flour?

    • glutenfreealice@yahoo.com says:


      I use a plain/all purpose gluten free flour blend (My favourite is the FREEE by doves farm blend). I haven’t tried it with just almond flour unfortunately.


  5. Katy says:

    erm, these aren’t dairy free… you’ve included eggs???

  6. Sinead says:

    Hey. Have you tried using cocoa butter ? Thanks!

  7. leona says:

    Excited to try this recipe, but just wondering if vegetable oil would be ok instead of dairy free butter?

    • glutenfreealice@yahoo.com says:

      Hi Leona,
      I haven’t tried the recipe with vegetable oil so can’t say for sure sorry! I think it would be ok though as they work similarly!
      Alice x

  8. Wendy says:

    Hi Alice

    I have your gluten free, dairy free brownies in the oven as I write this! Can they be frozen ? I belong to a running group and bake for most runs. One or two of our members and gf/df. So to have a batch in the freezer ready to grab would be great x

    • glutenfreealice@yahoo.com says:

      Hi Wendy,
      I haven’t personally tried freezing them but don’t see why this wouldn’t work 🙂

  9. Emma says:

    5 stars
    I made these this weekend as a sweet treat for my 6 year old dairy free son. I’m GF so was more than happy to share with him and oh my they are delicious! We used 70% cocoa powder and 150g of dairy free white choc drops. So glad I found this recipe – will be saving and baking them again for sure!

  10. K.Wyatt says:

    5 stars
    The best brownie I have ever made.And so simple. I was su chuffed and proud to present it to my family. Delicious.:)

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