You won't miss the gluten in these fudgy, gooey, nutty brownies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, with a rack in the lower third of the oven. Line a n 8-inch metal baking pan across the bottom and up two opposite sides with parchment paper.

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  • Whisk together almond flour and rice flour; set aside.

  • Place chocolate, butter and salt in the top of a large double boiler over barely simmering water. Stir frequently until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove the bowl and let cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar and vanilla. Stir in the eggs one at a time. Add the almond and rice flour mixture and stir until moistened, and then mix briskly about 40 strokes. Stir in the walnuts or pecans if using.

  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until the brownies are slightly puffed all over and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out moist but clean. Cool the pan on a rack, at least 30 minutes. Run a knife along the unlined sides of the pan to detach the brownies. Lift the edges of the parchment paper to remove the brownies. Cut into squares.

Tips

Note: We've doubled the original recipe to feed a crowd and make an ample amount for holiday gifting. Recipe easily halves if a smaller yield is desired.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 25.6g 8% DV; fat 22.1g 34% DV; cholesterol 46.3mg 15% DV; sodium 149.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
This is awesome. FYI: Ghirardelli is sold at Target at a good price! I used Almond meal (from Trader Joe's) & raw sugar and lower glycemic palm sugar and batter was a bit gritty looking, but came out fine. I used the brown rice flour as recipe called for, and was so good (I sometime use other gluten free flours, but this was just fine) and I sometimes cut sugar, don't do it here. I also used my metal kitchen aid mixer bowl to stack on top of a regular pan since I had no official double broiler. I have tried a couple recipes from Ghirardelli and it's ALWAYS wonderful! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2011
These had good flavor, but they didn't have the texture I was after. I probably won't be making these again. They crumbled too easily for our taste. Read More
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92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
This is awesome. FYI: Ghirardelli is sold at Target at a good price! I used Almond meal (from Trader Joe's) & raw sugar and lower glycemic palm sugar and batter was a bit gritty looking, but came out fine. I used the brown rice flour as recipe called for, and was so good (I sometime use other gluten free flours, but this was just fine) and I sometimes cut sugar, don't do it here. I also used my metal kitchen aid mixer bowl to stack on top of a regular pan since I had no official double broiler. I have tried a couple recipes from Ghirardelli and it's ALWAYS wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2011
Very good flavor, although the texture was off. I made them twice, and the first time I use almond meal. The brownies were mealy and developed a thick crust on top. The second time around, I did as another reviewer mentioned and used almond butter— it made a huge difference. The brownies were much smoother and didn't have the thick crust on top. Nobody could tell they were gluten free, and my GF friends were delighted. Four stars for the recipe as written, but if you use almond butter instead, this becomes a five star recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2011
Fabulous brownies! Not too sticky or sweet. They held their form. Cracked, shiny tops are also a good touch. I used semi sweet chocolate chips instead of bittersweet and Earth Butter instead of butter because my mum can't have milk fat (or gluten). I also recommend using light brown sugar instead of white sugar for brownies in general. Otherwise, I followed the directions to the word. The only issue I had with the recipe was that 25 minutes was not nearly long enough. I had to leave them in the oven for an extra 10 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
Amazing and awesome crackle-top brownies! My almonds weren't very finely minced, though, which made the texture a bit grainy. Next time, I'll substitute in almond butter for the almond meal. And trust me, there -will- be a next time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2011
This is truly a fool proof recipe. I've made them countless times with variations and they always come out perfect. The original recipe calls for 3/4 cup of sugar which was too sweet for my tastes. I use about a half cup of organic sugar and even still they are a bit sweet but no one's complaining! I also found 6T of butter is a bit much and if you reduce it to 5T it is hardly noticeable. I use smart balance too. So feel free to fool around with this recipe, it is adaptable. No one will ever miss the wheat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
I have to say that I had to cook this in a convection microwave oven, so it took me more like 45 minutes vs the 20-25 that the recipe says it will and I added a cup of white chocolate chips instead of walnuts or pecans... but I LOVED these. They are super yummy and my husband couldn't even tell they were gluten free when he ate them. Super easy to make. I did use the whole almonds vs the almond flour. May try the almond flour next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
Quite nice. On the fudgey side. Doesn't carry the gluten-free stigma because they are delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
For gluten free, this is definitely a 5 star! I'm not used to cutting out gluten at all, and it still was a very tasty and moist brownie. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2011
These had good flavor, but they didn't have the texture I was after. I probably won't be making these again. They crumbled too easily for our taste. Read More
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