brownies with powdered sugar on a white plate with a glass of milk

Say hi to your new favorite brownie recipe! These gluten free brownies are the perfect balance of soft and fudgy, and just the right amount of sweet. They are incredibly easy to make, too!

These brownies are based off the cosmic brownies on my site, minus the chocolate ganache and sprinkles! I wanted to have a separate recipe for when you are just craving a simple, classic, nostalgic brownie bite. These are just like the old school classic brownies I loved growing up! Blake could not believe these were gluten free!

They also happen to be grain free, and can be made refined sugar free depending on the chocolate chips you use. They can be made dairy free, too. Personally I love making these with butter, but they can be made with coconut oil if needed!

brownies with powdered sugar on a white plate with a glass of milk

The texture and taste of these brownies are just so spot on. I love them so much!! I honestly could make these weekly and never get sick of them.

Every time I make brownies I forget how much I love them! I’ve tried using gluten free brownie mixes in the past, and always feel they come short. They’re either too dry or the taste is off. I want them to taste like the real deal!! These do the trick, 1000%!

brownies with powdered sugar on a white plate

These brownies are so perfect with a glass of oat milk, a scoop of ice cream, or some homemade vegan caramel sauce. You really can’t go wrong!

If you love the old school, classic brownies you are absolutely going to love this gluten free version! They’re so easy to make and so so perfect. I can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

Enjoy! xo

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The Best Gluten Free Brownies

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert


The best gluten free and grain free chocolate brownies! 


  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (sub coconut oil for dairy free)
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Powdered sugar for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. (Note, using a pan bigger than this will result in overcooked brownies). 
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the chocolate chips and the butter. Stir frequently to avoid burning. Remove from heat once completely melted and smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg with the coconut sugar and vanilla. Add the cocoa powder, tapioca starch, sea salt, and melted butter and chocolate chip mixture and stir until a smooth batter is formed.
  4. Pour batter into your lined baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes, then lift by the parchment paper to continue cooling on a cooling rack. When brownies are completely cool, dust with powdered sugar and slice. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegetarian


Dec 13, 2020

The Best Gluten Free Brownies

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  1. Sidra says:

    Can you sub arrowroot starch instead of tapioca starch?

  2. Martha says:

    Can I double the recipe and use a 9×13 pan? Baking time?

  3. Chelsea says:

    Can I use cacao powder instead of regular cocoa powder?
    Love your recipes! Xo

  4. Liz says:

    Huge hit! I made them for my family and everyone loved them. I added a little bit of instant coffee.

  5. Jessie says:

    WOAH these are the best brownies I’ve . Ever. Made. Ditch the box brownie mix and get these ingredients ASAP. No joke I’m almost upset I know how good these are now. Absolute winner.

  6. Mia Bijaksana says:

    I made it! Super yummy!

  7. Jenny says:

    I’d make these again just to be able to sneak tastes of the batter! So easy and totally hit the gooey brownie craving I was trying to satiate

  8. Lana Targett says:

    These are SO GOOD. I make them all the time. Really reccomend!!!

  9. Kate says:

    These brownies are unbelievable. So rich and flavorful, made them for my family on Xmas and they had no idea they were GF!

  10. Jenn says:

    When people ask me for recommendations on GF and DF recipes, I alwaysssss send them here as so many recipes taste just like (or even better) than the classics. This recipe included!!! They were so chocolaty and delicious! I did sub arrowroot starch for tapioca (since it’s all I had) and they turned out great still! The whole pan was gone within just two days ????????

  11. luisa says:

    Made these last night and they were amazing!! Dipped them in oat milk and so delish 🙂

  12. Clara says:

    These were AMAZING!!!! Wow seriously super easy to make and so delicious.

  13. Lorena says:

    I just made these with a friend and they’re THE BEST BROWNIES I’VE EVER HAD!! Thank you so much for the recipe

  14. Lizzy says:

    These were SO good. Some of the best fudgy brownies I’ve ever had and they’re now my go to recipe!!

  15. Erin says:

    Mia with another knockout! SO GOOD!

  16. Haley says:

    These are FANTASTIC! Best gluten free and dairy free brownie I have ever had. My dad is very picky about his sweets and he gave this 2 thumbs up. Thank you for creating this recipe!

  17. carlota says:

    Hi! What chocolate chips did you use? Thanks!

  18. Jess says:

    I love these brownies!! So delicious!! I use a 9×9 pan cause that’s all I have and just only kept them in for about 18 minutes. I checked them at 15 and popped them back in for 3 minutes and they were perfect. In case anyone else doesn’t have an 8×8 pan I wanted to share 🙂

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