Flourless Brownies

Flourless Brownies

 The Spruce / Kristina Vanni 

  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 1 pan (16 servings)

If you are looking to bake a beautiful batch of gluten-free brownies, there's no need to turn to alternative flours. In fact, a perfect brownie can be baked without any flour at all! These flourless brownies are rich and decadent. The best part is, the batter is all mixed together in just one bowl, so cleanup is a snap when you use this recipe.

The brownies can be enjoyed plain or decorated with a light dusting of powdered sugar for lovely presentation. These brownies are perfect to serve guests when you aren't sure of any allergies or dietary restrictions. They are naturally gluten free, and don't taste like like any special ingredients have been used or any accommodations have been made. They are simply rich and delicious brownies that everyone can enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  •  Optional: Powdered sugar, for dusting

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease an 8×8-inch baking pan. Or cover with non-stick foil allowing at least 2 inches of foil to hang off the sides; lightly spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

    Flourless Brownies
     Kristina Vanni
  2. Place the butter and chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until the chocolate chips are melted and smooth. Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave using a towel or oven mitts as the bowl will be quite hot.

    Flourless Brownies
     Kristina Vanni
  3. Stir in the granulated sugar and salt.

    Flourless Brownies
     Kristina Vanni
  4. Add the eggs one at a time until batter is smooth. Then mix in the vanilla extract.

    Flourless Brownies
     Kristina Vanni
  5. Add the cocoa powder and stir until well incorporated.

    Flourless Brownies
     Kristina Vanni
  6. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    Flourless Brownies
     Kristina Vanni
  7. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan.

    Flourless Brownies
     Kristina Vanni
  8. Lift the brownies out of the pan using the foil handles and slide the brownies on to a cutting board. Lightly dust with powdered sugar to decorate, if desired. Cut into 2-inch squares to serve.

    Flourless Brownies
     Kristina Vanni

Tips

  • For added ease of clean-up cover the 8x8 inch baking pan with non-stick foil and leave a few inches of overhang. When the brownies are cooled and ready to cut, you can use these foil "handles" to easily lift the brownies out of the pan and slide them onto a cutting board..