Best Ever Chocolate Brownies!

Best Ever Brownies (GF/DF)

Brownies. Probably the one dessert everyone likes. They are usually the first thing to disappear from the dessert table at parties or holidays, and who doesn’t like licking the batter off the spoon? Brownies were the first dessert I learned how to make on my own. The packaged mix in the red box, where all I had to add was eggs, water, and oil, pop them in the oven and just like that, I had homemade brownies. Who else remembers making these? While the boxed brownie mix has its place, somewhere along the way my culinary skills (and my palate) expanded and I learned how to make brownies from scratch.

This recipe is modified from the recipe I have been using for years, long before I was gluten-free and dairy free. Thankfully, there are many great gluten-free flour and dairy free butter options out there that make it easy to modify traditional recipes to make them gluten-free and dairy free. I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free 1:1 flour and Miyoko’s unsalted butter in this recipe and it turned out perfect! If you make this recipe, please let me know how it turned out!

Best Ever Brownies

Best Ever Brownies!

Elizabeth Tague
Best Ever Brownies are pure chocolate decadence. Definitely not cake like, these are chewy in the center and crispy around the edges. The best part is, you can't tell that they are gluten-free and dairy free!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 brownies
Calories 201 kcal


  • Oven heated to 350°
  • Heavy saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Rubber Scraper
  • 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan
  • Cooling Rack


  • 8 oz dairy free butter, unsalted I used Miyokos brand
  • cups sugar
  • 4 lg eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips divided (optional)
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In heavy saucepan, melt dairy free butter. Turn off heat.
  • Add the sugar to the melted butter in saucepan and mix until well combined.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, whisking quickly after each addition. It is important to whisk quickly as soon as each egg is added to prevent the egg from cooking. Add vanilla and whisk to combine.
  • Add unsweeted cocoa powder, gluten-free flour, salt, and baking powder, whisking well after each ingredient.
  • Continue whisking well for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 of the mini chocolate chips and the walnuts if using, and stir to combine.
  • Grease 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan and pour brownie batter into pan, spreading the batter evenly in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips over the batter.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 28 – 30 minutes. Do not overbake! The brownies should be look crispy on the edges and look just barely done in the center. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack until cool. When completely cool, cut into squares and serve. This makes 18 large sized brownies or 24 smaller sized brownies.


For this recipe, I used Miyoko’s unsalted cultured vegan butter, which is made for baking. I also use Bob’s Redmill gluten-free 1:1 flour.  It is important to use a gluten free flour that already includes xanthan gum, or you will need to add it to make sure you get the same results I did when making this recipe.  
If you are not gluten-free or dairy free, this recipe can be made with regular unsalted butter and regular all purpose flour.  
Be sure not to over bake the brownies.  They will get hard and will lose their chewy texture.
These make an excellent base for a brownie sundae!  Just sayin’! 


Sodium: 125mgCalcium: 23mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 18IUSugar: 20gFiber: 2gPotassium: 50mgCholesterol: 2mgCalories: 201kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 11gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 25gIron: 1mg
Keyword brownies, chocolate desserts, dairy-free, gluten-free, gluten-free baking
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Be Well with Liza

Wife. Mom. Registered Nurse. PN1 Wellness Coach, AFPA Certified Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach. On a mission to learn how nutrition and wellness impacts our lives and to help others live well. Our bodies are amazing creations and can do amazing things when given the proper support and nutrition!

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1 year ago

5 stars
So good!

1 year ago

5 stars
Really good gluten-free brownies. Exactly how I like them, chewy with crispy edges. I will definitely make these again!