Classic Gluten-free Brownies ~ Simple from Scratch

Looking for a simple brownie recipe from scratch? Well, this gluten-free brownies recipe is pretty easy and the result is gooey and oh so yummy!  I have made this recipe several time without fail and it’s one of my favorite recipes to make with kids because it is so simple. 

Gluten-free Brownies from scratch

This batch pictured is from when my 3 year old niece spent the night. She loved them so much she took a few home for her mommy and sister.

This recipe uses Gluten Free flour but can be adapted to regular flour and no xanthan gum needed.

Classic Gluten Free Brownies
A delicious and gooey gluten free brownie. Simple to make from scratch. This recipe is for an 8x8 pan.
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  1. 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  2. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  3. 1 cup white sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 cup of Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  7. 1/3 tsp salt
  8. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  9. 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
  2. Lightly grease baking pan, and line with parchment.
  3. Melt butter and cocoa in a microwave safe bowl.
  4. Add sugar, eggs (one at a time), and vanilla to mixture.
  5. In another bowl mix your dry ingredients together and then add/ sift into mix.
  6. Bake for 20-25, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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These pictures were taking pretty much right after they cooled a little, hey I had 3 little kids waiting for them.  You’re lucky I was even able to take a picture of this batch! If you are wanting perfectly cut and clean cut brownie bars then chill brownies in the fridge overnight and use a bench knife to cut them.

Gluten-free Brownies from scratch

Hope you enjoy this recipe! Check out my other gluten-free recipes HERE.


  1. Those look so good! Thanks for linking up with #realfoodrecipes!

  2. These look really good and moist! I’ll have to try them out for my little ones. Thank you for sharing.

  3. What gluten free all purpose flour do you use?

    • I use Sun Flour Mills. You can order on their website or at I have tried at least 5 gf flours and this one is my favorite and they are Non-GMO!

  4. I love baking brownies and the fact that these are gluten-free makes them a winner. I pinned for future reference.

  5. These brownies look great!! thank you for sharing.

  6. Amber Ludwig says:

    Love that they are simple and from scratch!! No added yuckyness!!!

  7. I’ve never made brownies from scratch before! These look great!

  8. Marjorie says:

    Quick question, if my GF all-purpose flour already has xanthan gum in it, do I omit that from the recipe?

  9. Hi, I just made these and they tured out wonderful. I used gf oat flour and did not use any xanthem gum, because it messess with my system. I also blinded my sugar, so it was supper fine and easier to incorporate. The top crust was perfect and the taste was amazing. I have tried 6 recipes for gf brownies and this is the first that looks, smells, and taste like real brownies. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH, Destiny.

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