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One-Bowl Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies

February 12, 2018 (Updated on July 8, 2021)

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Naturally gluten free, these almond flour brownies are rich, fudgy and satisfying. Mixed in just one bowl (for minimal clean-up), they’re easy to prepare and so delicious!

four brownies stacked on top of each other on a white plate

These brownies are pretty much everything you’re looking for in a gluten free brownie recipe!

Rich. Cakey. Chocolatey. And just the right amount of natural sweetness.

This is easy one bowl baking at it’s finest, using just a few easy-to-find ingredients with no mixer required.

less steps. simple ingredients. quick clean-up.

That’s the kind of fuss-free baking I’m after these days, and I have a hunch you might be too.

One of the best parts about this recipe is that the batter comes together in just 5 minutes.

Then, once you pop them in the oven, they bake in just under 25 minutes. Honestly, the hardest part is having the patience to let them cool all the way before digging into them.

These brownies are perfect for parties, special celebrations, holidays. But I especially appreciate that they’re easy enough to throw together any day you want something sweet (like after a really long or busy week).

tips for the best almond flour brownies

I’ve got a few quick tips for you before you dive into making these!

These brownies are sweetened with only a touch of maple syrup, so they won’t be as sweet as the kind out of the box. Don’t worry, they’re still amazing and (bonus points) they won’t leave you with with a sugar hangover.

Just like regular box brownies, these ones need a few minutes to setup after they come out of the oven. Try to give them a good 15-20 minutes to cool completely. It’s hard, I know – but so worth it to nail that delicious brownie texture.

Finally, don’t skip the salt. Adding it to baked goods really turns up the volume on all the flavors. And trust me, it’s especially good with anything-chocolate. You could even add an extra little sprinkle of flakey salt on top of these when they come out of the oven!

If you love one bowl baking recipes, I think you’ll really like these flourless double chocolate zucchini muffins and these double chocolate banana breakfast muffins too!

how to store fresh baked brownies

Since we’re using all real food ingredients, I prefer to store these covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.

You can also freeze these for up to 3 months – just be sure to use a freezer-friendly container. I find it easiest to use large zip top bags or freezer-safe glass containers.

If you slice these before freezing, consider adding a piece of parchment paper in between each one. It makes it even easier to pull out just what you need whenever you’re craving something sweet & chocolatey!

In either case, simply bring to room temperature or gently reheat prior to serving.

pan of chocolate chip brownies on a white wood table with pink striped napkin and chocolate chips

recipe & kid-friendly adaptations

1 | Prefer a nut-free version? Check out this recipe for one-bowl double chocolate chip brownies instead.

2 | Looking for a completely refined sugar-free option? Skip the chocolate chips (though they definitely add richness and flavor).

3 | Most chocolate chips include dairy. Be sure to use a dairy-free brand if that’s important to you. I like Enjoy Life.

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Treats are even more special when shared & these gluten free dairy free brownies are something everyone can enjoy.

I hope you’ll make this easy recipe soon. If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see. Now, let’s make some one-bowl gluten-free almond flour brownies! 

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One-Bowl Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies

Yield 12 brownies
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Naturally gluten free, these almond flour brownies are rich, fudgy and satisfying.Mixed in just one bowl, they are easy to prepare and so delicious!

Equipment

Ingredients

  • cup melted coconut oil plus more for greasing the pan
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup cacao powder
  • cup almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • cup dark chocolate chips plus more for sprinkling*

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Grease an 8×8 pan with coconut oil.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and eggs.
  • Add the cacao powder, almond flour, baking powder, and salt, whisking again until all the ingredients are well combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan. Sprinkle the top with additional chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Bake for 18-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.

Notes

*Most chocolate chips include dairy. Be sure to use dairy-free if that’s important to you. I like Enjoy Life brand.
Prefer a nut-free version? Check out this recipe!
Looking for a completely refined sugar-free option? Skip the chocolate chips (though they definitely add richness and flavor).

did you make this recipe?Mention @realfoodwholelife or tag #realfoodwholelife!

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