When I think of brownies, I can’t help but imagine a warm, chewy and fudgy treat that melts in my mouth with every bite. But for those who are gluten and dairy intolerant, indulging in these delicious treats can often feel like a distant memory. That’s where this gluten-free fudgy brownies recipe comes in – it’s the perfect solution for anyone looking to satisfy their sweet tooth without sacrificing their health.
I’m a nutritionist and food blogger who has spent years developing recipes that are healthy, organic, and free of gluten and dairy. And let me tell you, this recipe is one of my absolute favorites. What I love most about this recipe is that it uses simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. This means that you don’t have to spend hours searching for obscure ingredients at specialty stores or breaking the bank to enjoy a decadent dessert.
I’ve teamed up with some of the top chefs in the industry to create this recipe using the highest quality ingredients available. These brownies are not only gluten-free and dairy-free, but they’re also free of refined sugars and processed flours. So if you want to indulge your sweet tooth without feeling guilty afterward, this recipe is guaranteed to satisfy.
Whether you’re making these brownies for yourself or for friends and family members who have dietary restrictions, these gooey chocolatey bites are sure to be a hit. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started on making some truly irresistible gluten-free fudgy brownies!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you a brownie lover who often feels guilty indulging in your favorite dessert because of the high-calorie count and unhealthy ingredients? Look no further! This gluten-free fudgy brownie recipe is here to bring back the joy of treating yourself to a delicious dessert without having to worry about harming your health.
The recipe uses only natural and organic ingredients, including gluten-free flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and chocolate chips to provide a super fudgy dark chocolate flavor. The mouth-watering aroma of these brownies will fill your kitchen as soon as you start preparing them.
One of the best parts of this recipe is that it’s very easy to make! Unlike traditional brownie recipes that require you to use multiple bowls, this recipe only requires one bowl, and it won’t take much of your time. All you need is less than an hour from start to finish.
The beauty of this recipe is also its versatility. It includes substitutions and variations for those with dietary restrictions such as dairy-free and sugar-free. Additionally, the recipe leaves room for customization so that you can tailor it to your specific taste preferences.
Lastly, these brownies are perfect for any occasion! Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or treating yourself after a long day at work, these fudgy gluten-free brownies will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings without sacrificing flavor.
So come on, give this recipe a try and indulge yourself in every bite with the knowledge that you are taking care of your health while still enjoying a delicious dessert!
Here is a list of all the gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients you will need to make these delicious fudgy brownies.
- 1 and ½ cup of gluten-free flour
- 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/4 cup of cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup of light margarine or coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup of a granulated sugar substitute
Chocolate Chips Mix-in
- 3/4 cup of dairy-free and gluten free semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
The Recipe How-To
Now that you have the ingredient list ready, it’s time to get started with the recipe. This recipe is a gluten-free fudgy brownie and I guarantee you that once you make them, they will become your go-to brownies. They are super fudgy and have a deep chocolate flavor that comes from using high-quality cocoa powder and dark chocolate.
Preparing the Batter
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
Melt 1/2 cup of unsalted butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in 3/4 cup of granulated sugar and 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 2 large eggs, one at a time, while whisking constantly.
Add 1/4 cup of gluten-free flour, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum to the mixture and whisk until just combined.
Fold in a quarter cup (¼ cup) of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped semi-sweet chocolate for added texture.
Pour the batter into the greased baking pan and smooth out using a spatula.
Baking the Brownies
Bake the brownies for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Do not overbake as this will result in cakey brownies instead of fudgy ones.
Once baked, remove from oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing with a sharp knife.
Optional: Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar or drizzle melted dark chocolate on top of the brownies.
Ready to Serve
This recipe yields 16 (2-inch) squares of fudgy gluten-free brownies. Enjoy them with a cold glass of almond milk or your favorite dairy-free milk.
Tips for Perfect Results
- Do not overmix the batter as this will result in tough brownies.
- To make vegan brownies, replace butter with coconut oil and eggs with a flax egg or applesauce.
- For an even more intense chocolate flavor, use dutch-processed cocoa powder.
- These brownies remain fresh for up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature, or you can store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.
With these tips and instructions, you are sure to get fantastic results with this free fudge brownie recipe.
Substitutions and Variations
As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand the importance of catering for different dietary requirements. Therefore, I have made suggestions to accommodate indiviudals with unique dietary needs.
For gluten-free brownies recipe ingredients, all-purpose flour can be replaced by an equal ratio of gluten-free flour mix such as almond flour or coconut flour. You may also consider using specific brands such as King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour Mix.
For vegan brownies, eggs can be substituted with mashed bananas or applesauce. Coconut oil can be used instead of butter to make this dish vegan-friendly. If you have nut allergies or are simply averse to coconut products, try using avocado oil instead.
For those without chocolate chips or cocoa powder in their pantry should not worry about trying this recipe but still desire similar fudge brownie outcomes. Dutch-processed cocoa powder adds a darker chocolate flavor compared to regular cocoa powder for when you crave an intense and richly flavored dessert. Additionally, melted semi-sweet or sweet chocolate can be used as a substitute for chocolate chips.
For those who require refined sugar-free versions of desserts, our recipe ingredients call for caster sugar, which is also known as granulated white sugar. Castor sugar has been grounded twice and has smaller granules than regular white sugar but it does more than enhancing sweetness to baked goods; it also lends moisture to the crumbs, rendering the moist crumb effect. Sugar substitutes such as honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar or xylitol might also be used but would require adjustments to the ratios and preparation methods.
No matter your preference or dietary needs, these fudgy gluten-free brownies can surely satisfy your sweet tooth cravings whilst maintaining a balance for a healthy lifestyle in comparison to other desserts laden with unhealthy and excessive fats.””
Serving and Pairing
Now that you’ve made these delectable gluten-free fudgy brownies, it’s time to enjoy them with your favorite beverages and toppings! These brownies are perfect for a sweet snack or a dessert after a hearty meal.
I recommend pairing these fudgy delights with a hot cup of coffee or tea. The rich chocolate flavor complements the bitterness of coffee, while tea provides a subtle and delicate taste to savor every bite.
In addition to beverages, you can also adorn your brownies with toppings such as sliced fruits like strawberries or raspberries, whipped cream, or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream! These add-ons enhance the flavor and sweetness of the already scrumptious brownie.
Another fantastic idea is adding some chopped nuts to provide an extra crunch to your chewy goodness. Walnuts, almonds, or even pecans are bound to give your brownie that additional texture you’re looking for.
These gluten-free fudge brownies are fantastic on their own, but it’s always nice to add your personal touch by serving them differently each time. Let your imagination run free and experiment with various combinations until you discover what makes your taste buds happy.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Now, let’s talk about the best ways to store and reheat these delicious gluten-free fudgy brownies. This recipe makes for a perfect make-ahead dessert option that can be stored for several days.
To properly store the brownies, let them cool completely and cut them into even squares. Place them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. They can be kept at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
If you want to reheat your brownies, there are a few options. You can either pop them in the microwave for a few seconds until slightly warmed or place them in an oven preheated to 300°F for about 10 minutes. Just be sure not to overheat the brownies as this may cause them to become dry.
These fudgy brownies also freeze very well! Cut them into squares and place them into an airtight container, separating each layer with parchment paper. They can last up to 3 months in the freezer.
When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen brownies, allow them to thaw at room temperature for an hour or two before reheating. Take note that reheated frozen brownies may have a slightly different texture compared to freshly baked ones, but they will still be equally delicious.
Whether you’re serving these fudgy gluten-free treats fresh out of the oven or reheating leftovers from the fridge or freezer, they’ll surely be a hit among friends and family.
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that you have all the ingredients and steps to make these delicious gluten-free fudgy brownies, let me share some tips that will help you achieve perfect results every time:
1. Measure your ingredients accurately: Brownies are a delicate balance of ingredients, so it’s crucial to measure everything correctly. Use a reliable kitchen scale to measure your flour, sugar, and cocoa powder.
2. Use good quality ingredients: Since our recipe is dairy-free, consider using coconut oil instead of butter. Also, choose high-quality cocoa powder and chocolate chips/ chunks for better flavor as they will enhance the chocolate flavor of the fudgy brownie.
3. Do not overmix the batter: Overmixing can cause the gluten-free batter to become dense and tough. Mix until everything is well combined but do not overdo it.
4. Let the eggs come to room temperature: Eggs bind all the ingredients together in a brownie batter. In order to get fluffy and airy brownies, it’s best if the eggs are at room temperature.
5. Do not overbake: The perfect time for fudgy brownies depends on how gooey or cakey you want them to be. Keep an eye on your oven timing since every oven is different; start checking your brownies about 10 minutes before the minimum bake time mentioned in our recipe.
6. Allow to cool completely before cutting: I know this will be difficult but be patient! Letting the brownies cool completely before cutting them into squares allows them to firm up and hold their shape better.
7. Experiment with different flavors: These gluten-free fudgy brownies are already amazing in their original form but you can always add different flavors like chopped nuts or dried fruits, extra dark chocolate chips/chunks, sea salt flakes or even a dollop of peanut butter!
By following these tips you’ll be able to make super fudgy gluten-free brownies at home like a pro!
As an experienced nutritionist and food blogger, I understand that you might have some questions about this recipe. To make things easier for you, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that will help you create the perfect batch of gluten-free fudgy brownies every time. Read on to find answers to common questions regarding substitutions, storage, and more.
What makes brownies fudgy instead of cakey?
The secret to making a deliciously fudgy brownie lies in the balance of ingredients used. To achieve a fudgy texture, the proportion of fat to flour must be slightly skewed towards the fat. This means incorporating higher amounts of butter or real chocolate into the recipe. Conversely, a more cake-like brownie requires a higher proportion of flour in the fat to flour ratio.
Are Pillsbury fudge brownies gluten free?
The nutritional information for one serving, or 1/15th of the package, includes 120 calories, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, and 60 milligrams of sodium. The product is certified gluten-free, with a total sugar content of 15 grams. For more information on the prepared product, refer to the nutrition facts.
What are the secrets to chewy brownies?
When it comes to brownies, there are different variations depending on the texture you’re looking to achieve. For fudgy and cake-like brownies, only butter is used as fat. However, for a chewy texture reminiscent of boxed mixes, canola oil is a necessary addition. To speed up gluten formation and achieve the desired chewiness, brown sugar is also incorporated into the recipe.
How do you make brownie batter thicker without flour?
One neat trick to make the brownie batter denser and to bring out the chocolate taste is to include instant coffee granules. These will not give the brownies a coffee flavor, but they will enhance the brownies’ rich chocolate taste. To make the batter even thicker, you can mix in a dash of unsweetened cocoa powder.
In conclusion, these gluten-free fudgy brownies are worth trying – whether you have a gluten intolerance or not. The fact that they’re gluten-free and dairy-free is just one of the many benefits. The use of healthy ingredients such as coconut oil and gluten-free flour makes it an option for everyone, including vegans.
With its chewy, fudgy texture and balanced chocolate flavor, these brownies will leave you wanting more. You can even make them ahead of time and store them in an airtight container for up to five days. Pair them with some vegan ice cream or fruit for a delectable dessert.
So, don’t hesitate- give this recipe a try! Even if you think you’re not a brownie person, these chewy fudgy brownies might just change your mind. And let’s be honest: who can resist the aroma of fresh-baked brownies?
Gluten Free Fudgy Brownies Recipe
- 2 tablespoons light margarine
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar substitute
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 cup rice flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spray pan and dust w/cocoa powder.
- Melt margarine.
- Mix ingredients in one big bowl. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
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