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Gluten Free Cocoa Brownies
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5 from 4 votes

Gluten Free Cocoa Brownies adapted from Alice Medrich's Brownie recipe

You won't be able to tell these brownies are Gluten Free.  The only thing anyone will say will be can I have another.  These Cocoa Brownies are the best you'll ever have!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free brownies, gluten free desserts
Servings: 12
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter (1 ¼ sticks)
  • cup sugar
  • ¾ cup plus 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cold large eggs
  • ½ cup Gluten Free Flour blend cup for cup or All purpose flour for non GF
  • cup pecans or walnuts or nut free chopped
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips*
  • ½ cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup White Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and get a 9″ square baking pan.
  • Line the baking pan with parchment or aluminum foil with an overhang on opposite sides so you can lift out the brownies from the pan.
  • Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa and salt in a heat proof bowl and place it over a small sauce pot with simmering water, to create a double boiler.
  • Stir until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Remove the bowl from the heat and allow to cool just a little bit.
  • Add the vanilla and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one (I’m not too sure just how vigorously you can stir chocolate with a wooden spoon but give it a go).
  • When the batter looks thick, shiny and well blended add the flour and stir until you can no longer see it , and then beat it vigorously for 40 strokes with your wooden spoon.
  • Add the nuts and chocolate chips and spread evenly in your baking pan.
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out slightly moist with batter. If you're making regular non GF brownies check them at 22 minutes
  • Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • After the they have cooled lift the brownies out of the pan and gently remove the foil or parchment from the sides of the brownies.
  • Cut the brownies into squares and enjoy!!


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.9mg