Thick and Fudgy Brownies made Gluten and Dairy Free

Thick and fudgy gluten free brownies for the ultimate chocolate lover’s recipe. These brownies come together in less than 30 minutes using just one bowl and made gluten free, dairy free and sweetened with coconut sugar! Soft, chewy and hands down the BEST gluten free and dairy free brownies you will try!

This post was updated on July 29th, 2021.

Thick fudgy chocolate brownies cut into squares on pink backdrop

This recipe was adapted from Cindy at www.hungrygirlporvida.com. I was inspired by her delicious classic brownie recipe and made it gluten and dairy free. Her gorgeous photos inspired me to use my own pink background for these images! Thank you Cindy!


  • dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (dairy free)
  • coconut sugar
  • vegan butter or coconut oil
  • eggs or an egg replacement will work but you won’t get the crackly top
  • all purpose gluten free baking flour – I used Outrageous Baking brand
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract
  • sea salt salt
  • extras – flaky sea salt for topping, chopped chocolate for chunks, walnuts or whatever your heart desires!

How to make thick and fudgy gluten free brownies

  • In a large heat proof bowl, I melted the chocolate, butter, vanilla and coconut sugar in the microwave. I stopped every 45 seconds or so to stir the chocolate until completely melted and smooth.
  • Then I used a hand mixer to beat in the eggs.
  • Next, I folded in the gluten free baking flour and the cocoa powder until combined.
  • Finally, I baked the brownies until they were almost done–this is the key to a fudgy brownie.
chocolate brownie with cups of milk and knife

Can’t get enough gluten free recipes? I hear ya! Check out some of my favorite recipes on the blog:

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gluten free chocolate brownie cut into squares

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Happy Baking!

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Thick and Fudgy Gluten Free and Dairy Free Brownies

Thick and fudgy browneis are easy to make and sweetened with coconut sugar. Made gluten free and dairy free.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dairy free, gluten free
Keyword: brownies, dairy free brownies, fudgy brownies, gluten free brownies
Servings: 16 people
Author: Ciarra Siller


  • whisk
  • rubber spatula


  • ½ cup gluten free baking flour all purpose
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp dairy free butter or coconut oil measured as a solid
  • 9 oz dark chocolate chips dairy free
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • tsp sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a 8×8 inch pan with non-stick spray and parchment paper for easy removal.
  • In a large heat proof bowl, add the butter, vanilla, coconut sugar and chocolate chips. Cook in the microwave on high until melted.
  • Stop to stir every 30-40 seconds until smooth. Once smooth and melted, add the eggs in one at a time and beat using a whisk until incorporated.
  • In another bowl, stir together the cocoa powder, gluten free baking flour and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until no dry spots remain.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. You want to remove the brownies just before they are done for the ultimate fudgy brownie.
  • Let cool completely before cutting into bars and serving.


These brownies taste best after they have set for at least an hour once you remove them from the oven. I like to chill them for an additional hour for the ultimate fudge factor!
chocolate brownie squares on pink backdrop with cups of milk

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Manju jaisingh
Manju jaisingh
4 years ago

Any eggfree option available?

4 years ago

5 stars
These turned out amazing!!! They’re so good! My brother is very health conscious so I made these and the whole family loved them!

4 years ago

Made this for my boyfriend’s birthday; he has IBS and I haven’t baked for us since he cut out gluten and dairy. They are so thick and fudgy and moist! Would make again!

4 years ago

5 stars
Made these for my boyfriend’s birthday; he has IBS and I haven’t baked for us since he cut out gluten and dairy. They were so thick and fudgy and moist! I will definitely make them again 🙂

4 years ago

Hi can I use regular butter instead of coconut oil?

4 years ago

Can I use almond flour?

3 years ago

Can we skip eggs? And substitute with anything else?

Caitlyn Silkey
Caitlyn Silkey
2 years ago

Hi there, wondering what type of gluten free flour you use?

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