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Gluten-Free Brownies in 5 Easy Steps

Updated on October 15, 2014
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5 stars from 3 ratings of Gluten-Free Brownies

What is gluten?

Gluten is a mixture of two proteins substance present in cereal grains and wheat flour generally used in commercial and homemade baked goods. It is what's responsible for the elastic texture of dough. It helps dough to rise and can also be found in flour made from rye, barley and spelt. Gluten is hard to digest, may cause abdominal cramping, water retention and bloating. It can make people sick specially those with celiac disease.

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Fact:


Gluten-free baked goods won't necessarily help with weight control and may actually hinder weight control efforts.

Rich, nutty, decadent gluten free brownies
Rich, nutty, decadent gluten free brownies | Source
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Around 12 squares
We were organically fed not only for the brownies!
We were organically fed not only for the brownies! | Source

What you need?

  • 1/2 cup Gluten-free all purpose flour blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon Gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup Granulated cane sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon powder
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Organic slivered almonds (or nuts of your choice), (optional)

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5 Easy Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (176° C). Grease the pan (I used cooking spray but you can also use butter or coconut oil).
  2. Combine eggs and melted butter in a mixing bowl. Whisk until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Add dry brownie mix including salt, cinnamon powder and then mix vanilla extract. Continue whisking. Drop in nuts (optional). Save some for toppings.
  4. Slowly pour the batter into the greased baking pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes. Check it after 18 minutes and add on remaining nuts for toppings. Continue baking for another 2-5 minutes. Check it again after around 20 minutes by inserting toothpick into the center of the brownies. Baking is done, if the toothpick comes out with a bit of moist but clean and smooth.

Health check

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 square
Calories 120
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 30 g10%
Sugar 20 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 200 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Note:

Let it cool completely for at least 15-20 minutes before cutting into squares. Don’t over-bake or brownies will be hard.

Enjoy and don’t forget to sprinkle some kindness and share it with a smile!


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      Bruna 2 years ago

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      pkmcruk: Thank you sir. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Please send us your feedback when you get the chance to bake it. Cheers!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      mdscoggins: I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy this sweet. Thanks for coming by.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Audrey: Yeah pizza! I also don' t remember the last time I had it. :) Guess, a slice won't hurt today. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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      pkmcr 2 years ago from Cheshire UK

      As someone who has to eat gluten-free I must say these look and sound delicious and we will definitely be trying them!

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      Michelle Scoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Looks great. Have not tried gluten-free sweets..

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      This looks wonderful--brownies and pizza--the foods I miss most being gluten free--no longer!!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      IslandBites: Thank you.

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      IslandBites 2 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Great recipe!

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Torrs13: You're right! They can be expensive. I'm not completely into it yet but would like to go there and working on it. For now, I take everything in moderation. Personally though on my observation and experience, gluten free food is a lot lighter in my tummy (no bloating) plus I avoid those annoying rashes (hives). Thank you for stopping by. Your feedback is very much appreciated specially adding value to the topic. Here's to our good health! Cheers!

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      Tori Canonge 3 years ago from California

      These sound absolutely delicious! I've gone back and forth with the whole gluten thing. I started having stomach problems when I was a junior in high school and have since been diagnosed with a variety of things, and I also had my gallbladder removed. The surgery helped a lot, but I notice that sometimes my digestion is still a little out of whack after I eat bread. I have found some gluten free breads that I like, but they are so expensive. I just try to have everything in moderation now... that has helped so far.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thanks Deb! Maybe you should come and try my cat poop coffee or better yet, pick up some dandelions in your backyard and roast them for a much healthier drink? I hubbed about them both and will be a pleasure to see you there. Cheers!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Perfect for my gluten free diet. Now, what coffee should we have with it?

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Writer Fox: Thank you. Gluten, the substance itself reacts in certain way on every individual just like how peanuts would react in some with peanut allergies. Although, not as deadly as peanuts and other substance sensitivity, gluten can have some adverse effect on the body. In my case, rashes and annoying itch! :)

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Alicia: We all do! Thank you for stopping by my kitchen. Enjoy!

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      vkwok: Yes, you should! :) Always good to see you. Thank you.

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      So many people are now on gluten-free diets. I don't know all the reasons for gluten intolerance, but I'm sure your brownie recipe will be enjoyed by many. Voted up!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love brownies. Making them without gluten would be great! It's surprising how many people become uncomfortable after eating gluten or wheat. Thank you for the very useful recipe. I love the photo of the eggs, too!

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Looks like a recipe I should try out.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      VioletteRose: Indeed, very delicious! Thank you.

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      VioletteRose 3 years ago from Chicago

      That looks delicious :)

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      MizBejabbers: Shedding off 11 lbs sounds good. A family friend have lost 15 lbs in a month just by completely eliminating carbs in her diet (no bread, rice, etc). However, she is diabetic and she's following up a good regimen as directed by her doctor and one is that "no carbs" for a certain period of time. So far, she's doing great and really look better after shedding off some weights.

      I am with you too, it is quite expensive to go on a gluten -free diet just like when the organic fad came in. Hopefully eventually, we all can afford this. My best wishes to you as you go on with your gluten-free diet and thank you for coming by and leaving such an engaging feedback. I promise, though, this brownie is to die for. :)

      P.S. I get my gluten-free ingredients from Bulk-barn and I love that they have all the organic food stuff with them as well.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Au Fait: Yummy for sure! Thank you for stopping by my page. It's always good to see you. Enjoy every bite! :)

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      These look really yummy! I've read that more people have trouble with gluten than realize it and that cutting it out of one's diet can make those mysterious maladies disappear . . . these are worth a try to even if they don't improve a person's health they are sure to taste delightful!

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Sunshine: Delicious! Promise! :)

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      DDE: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Faith dear, Thank you. I'm glad you found the answer on gluten here. I have no problem with or without gluten but I am finding it beneficial specially on bloating. So, I try as much as I can to go gluten-free. I also noticed that my hives are not that frequent to visit me anymore. Don't know yet if it's due to gluten-free in-take but as per my doctor's advise, I am constantly observing it. Hives (and other allergy) could be very annoying and I can't depend on taking anti-histamine all the time.

      As always, love to you from the sky~

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      travmaj: 100% delicious and yes very easy to make--promise! Thank you for reading, commenting and sharing. Lovely to see you here. Cheers!

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Janet! You're welcome and glad you like it. Sorry to hear about your histamine intolerance. With so many artificial ingredients being put into our food now a days, it's good to know we still have a choice of going all natural and avoiding those bad products. It may be quite pricey but it's worth the health benefits and happy life style. Take care.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      bravewarrior: Hi Sha! We all do for sure gluten free or not, always a winner! Thank you for coming by and for passing this recipe onto. Yes, baking powder from wheat starch may contain gluten. I wasn't that conscious about it until a friend in the baking industry told me. Interesting, eh?

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      aviannovice: I'm glad Deb! My pleasure and thank you for stopping by.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      With or without gluten, I don't mind, just as long as they are delicious! :)

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      MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      Thanks so much for sharing because I’ve been looking for a good gluten-free brownie recipe. I am gluten-free by necessity, not choice, so I don’t recommend anyone's going gluten-free unless they really need to. You are correct about gluten-free not contributing to weight loss, but I have lost 11 lbs. on the diet because I just don’t eat bread, pastries or pies on a regular basis anymore because they just don’t taste as good. It is difficult to find a good-tasting gluten-free flour, in addition to being expensive.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Brilliant step to step guide and sounds a great idea.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      I love brownies, and your recipe and photo are great! We do not eat gluten-free, and I was wondering exactly what that means, and you have answered it here. So, thank you. I am now wondering if I do need to eat gluten-free. Hmmm

      Awesome hub, Cris!

      Up and more and away to the sky.

      I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend. I know you are such a wonderful cook, and all enjoyed whatever you cooked, I am sure.

      Blessings

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      Mmmm, looks delicious and not complicated to make. I don't actually need gluten free but members of my family do. My friend has recently been diagnosed Celiac so she's going to be thrilled with this. Thanks -

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you for sharing this great gluten free brownies recipe. I feel better when I eat gluten free though I don't necessarily need to avoid it at all but cocoa in greater amounts is a problem for me since I have a histamine intolerance.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Jackie: My pleasure. Thank you for stopping by.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lady_E: Good to see you and thank you. Enjoy it!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Cris, I love brownies. Who doesn't? I don't eat gluten free, but I have a friend whose husband has Celiac Disease and she loves chocolate. I'll have to pass this recipe on to her. BTW, I didn't know baking powder contains gluten. Interesting.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is perfect for me, too. What a great recipe to return home to see. Thanks, Cris!!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Sounds very delicious; thanks for sharing.

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      Very healthy and yummy Recipe. Easter is the perfect time to try it. Thanks.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Billybuc: I'm sure you'll enjoy this Bill (and Bev). I'm home baking for Easter for the family and for my crew next flight and thought why not share this decadent brownies with my fellow hubbers as well. :) Happy Easter and thank you for stopping by.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Since we are a gluten-free home this is perfect for us. Thank you my dear and Happy Easter to you.

      bill

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Ericdierker: Gluten-free or not, don’t forget to sprinkle some kindness and share it with a smile! Happy Easter Eric and thank you for coming by.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I have no need to go gluten free --- but after this I have a major need for one of your brownies ;-)