Gluten-free living sometimes gets a bad rap. Thanks to medical misconceptions, many people use this as a form of dieting. But there many more people who are forced to give up gluten for medical reasons, be it Celiac Disease or general discomfort. If you fall into the latter category, then you know how difficult it is to find amazing recipes on caliber with your gluten-full friends. It is especially bad for anyone with a sweet tooth. And any chocolate lovers out there? Don’t get me started on how hard it can be to find a good gluten-free brownie recipe.
So in an effort to aid gluten-free connoisseurs with a serious sweets addiction, I’ve rounded up 11 gluten-free brownie recipes that are almost too good to be true. But they are in fact real — free from gluten and full of chocolate. Some of them are tried and true, no-fail recipes, while others will invite you to talk a walk on the adventurous side. You can enjoy these with your family, a friend or, let’s get real, eat the whole pan solo. So grab your spatula, your sweet tooth and get ready to change the world, one gluten-free brownie at a time.
1. Cheesecake Brownies
The Gluten Free Canteen’s cheesecake brownie recipe takes the gluten-free life to a whole new level. Made with ingredients that you don’t need a dictionary to identify, these would be the perfect dessert to make when you need your chocolate fix.
2. Bacon Blondies
Just in case you weren’t already hooked at bacon, I’ll continue. These decadent maple and candied bacon blondies from the Urban Poser are to die for. They are also paleo, gluten, grain and casein free, meaning you can serve them to virtually anyone.
3. Stove Top Brownies
Although these aren’t your traditional brownies, I think the term still applies to these delicious paleo skillet cookies by Gina at Running to the Kitchen.
4. Raspberry Almond Brownie Tarts
Another twist on the traditional brownie, these brownie tarts by London Bakes feature raspberries, almonds, and absolutely no gluten.
5. Classic Fudgy Brownies
Because sometimes it’s best to not mess with a good thing, these fudgy brownies by Healthy Happy Life are both vegan and gluten-free.
6. Gluten-Free Brownie Trifle
Another twist on the classic dessert, these gluten-free brownie trifles from Good Life Eats would make the perfect chocolatey treat for when you want something out of the box.
7. Gluten-Free Brownie Cookies
The love child of two amazing desserts, Hello Natural’s gluten-free mocha brownie cookies look good enough to devour in one sitting.
8. Flour-Less Mocha Brownies
If you’re looking to kick the healthiness up another notch, Hummingbird High’s flourless mocha brownies are for you.
9. Chickpea Blondies
Another ultra-health conscious recipe, these chickpea blondies by Have Cake, Will Travel prove that the traditional hummus ingredient also has a sweet side.
10. Brownies In A Jar
What’s better than eating gluten-free brownies? Eating gluten-free brownies with a friend. Ari’s Menu makes that easy with this gluten-free brownie mix, which you can gift to all your gluten-free friends.
11. Raw Vegan Coconut Brownies
If you’re looking for a brownie with a health kick, look no further. These raw, vegan coconut brownies from Food Doodles are free of gluten, processed sugar and are completely vegan.
Images: Courtesy of Have Cake Will Travel; Gluten Free Canteen; The Urban Poser; Running to the Kitchen; London Bakes; Healthy Happy Life; Good Life Eats; Hello Natural; Hummingbird High; Have Cake Will Travel; Ari’s Menu; Food Doodles