October 29, 2020

Salted caramel brownies! (gluten and dairy free)

My gluten and dairy free salted caramel brownies combine my classic chocolate brownie recipe with a homemade salted caramel sauce. They are honestly so delicious, and the extra salted caramel sauce is perfect for drizzling over ice cream or any other desserts!

This particular brownie recipe does contain eggs so is not vegan, however I do have a vegan brownie recipe on my website which you can click here to view. The salted caramel sauce is vegan and only contains 4 ingredients, it can keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks after making.

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

Salted caramel brownies (Gluten and dairy free)

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Servings: 9 brownies


For the brownies

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

For the salted caramel sauce

  • 1 tin full fat coconut milk
  • 175 g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt


Make the salted caramel sauce

  • Add the coconut milk (the whole tin including the hard part & liquid part), light brown sugar and vanilla extract to a saucepan on a medium heat.
  • Stir until it comes to a boil and then continue to stir for around 20 minutes afterwards until it has thickened slightly and is a dark brown caramel colour.
  • Take off the heat and stir in your salt, transfer to a jar. The sauce will thicken more once cooled.

Make the brownies

  • 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 chocolate chips and then pour the mixture into your baking tray.
  • Drizzle the salted caramel sauce on the top and swirl with a knife (leftover salted caramel sauce can be used to drizzle on the brownies after baking or kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks).
  • Bake for around 25-30 minutes (see notes for more details on baking times).
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely. 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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