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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5 from 2 votes

Gluten and dairy free chocolate brownies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
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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6 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 🙂

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