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Delicious moist, chocolatey, and scrumptious Gluten-Free Brownies packed full of Chocolate Chips & Nuts. Heaven. You won’t even realise they are Gluten Free!

I find that sometimes with bakes, them being gluten free can make them denser and off putting – but with this recipe and it being a brownie its not a problem as its gooey, fudgey and exactly what we love!!

These brownies are made using ground almonds – a classic GF alternative, and these are exceptional. I often bake these for my gluten intolerant friend, and now I bake them near enough weekly just because I love them that much!

I love the combination of nuts & chocolate chips in my brownies, but my mum for example, being the fuss pot she is, can sometimes hate the nuts… but she doesn’t moan with these!

She can’t even tell it contains nuts! (I win!). You can use combinations of different chocolate chips, or different nuts if you like – but I love what I have written in my recipe. To me, this recipe is utterly fool-proof and it always goes down well with my taste testers!

I already have a couple of gluten free recipes on my blog, such as my Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cookies, Gluten Free Carrot Cake, Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes, and my Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Cake – and these have always been a massive hit. They are chocolatey, gooey, and of course – gluten free!

However… brownies are my absolute weakness – this is demonstrated by all of my other brownie & blondie recipes already on my blog. There is SO many, but some of your favourites include Biscoff Brownies, Kinder Bueno Brownies, Bakewell Blondies, and my Jammie Dodger blondies!

My favourites are my Chocolate Orange Brownies, but theeeese brownies… these gluten free brownies are just as good. And, all you Coeliacs out there can enjoy them too! Feel free to customise them with your favourite gluten free flavourings, or chocolate bars – whatever you fancy!

I love this recipe, and have made it countless times, its pretty much the same as my go to ‘normal’ brownie recipe – so I hope you all like them too!


Gluten Free Brownies

Delicious moist, chocolatey, and scrumptious Gluten-Free Brownies packed full of Chocolate Chips & Nuts. Heaven. You won’t even realise they are Gluten Free!
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Category: Traybakes
Type: Brownies
Keyword: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 16 brownies
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 175 g unsalted butter
  • 175 g dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 150 g light brown sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 15 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 150 g ground almonds
  • 200 g white chocolate chips
  • 100 g pecans (chopped)


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan, and line a 9" square tin with baking parchment.
  • Melt the unsalted butter and chopped dark chocolate together in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally (or in the microwave in short bursts), until it is silky smooth.
  • Stir in the light brown sugar, and leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Once the mixture has cooled, whisk in the eggs until fully combined.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract, cocoa powder, baking powder and ground almonds until again fully combined.
  • Carefully stir in the white chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
  • Pour the mixture evenly into the tin.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until a lovely crust has formed on top and they are cooked through in the middle, I test this with a cake tester or skewer! 
  • Leave to cool fully in the tin, or in the fridge overnight.
  • Once cooled, cut into individual squares and serve!


  • If you are gluten free I am sure you already know this, but double check that the baking powder is gluten free – most are but its always better to be safe!
  • You can swap out the pecans for other nuts you like such as walnuts for example, but I love the taste of the pecans with the white chocolate – it makes a great combination. I have only ever baked these with ground almonds and have never tested them using GF flour, or alternative nut flours - but feel free to experiment for me!
  • These brownies will last for 3 days in an airtight container, or you can freeze them for up to 3 months!
  • I used this 9″ square masterclass tin
  • I use this Dark Chocolate
  • I use this white chocolate
  • I use this cocoa powder
  • I use this Vanilla extract
  • I use this baking parchment



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  1. Paula on May 14, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Could I use a granulated sweetener instead of sugar?

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 17, 2022 at 2:02 pm

      Hiya! Unfortunately I have not tested baking with sweetener, so am unsure! Sorry! x

  2. maggie on November 15, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    can I use any other chocolate eg chocolate orange in stead of white choc chips and if so how much?

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 16, 2021 at 10:37 am

      Hiya! You can use any chocolate you wish, but be aware that some may contain gluten! (e.g Terry’s Chocolate Orange) Hope this helps x

  3. Corrie on August 12, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    I love your triple chocolate brownies (and all your other ones I’ve tried) but wanting to make some gluten free brownies for a friend. Which recipe would you advise, this one or the triple chocolate one with GF flour? Do they taste very different?

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 13, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      Hiya! This one is tried and tested so I would recommend following this recipe x

  4. Abbie on June 26, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Can’t wait to try these but was hoping to modify for someone who is dairy intolerant too- would I be able just to substitute the butter for a dairy free form and ensure chocolate is dairy free? (Dark chocolate). Thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 28, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      Whilst I haven’t tried it with this recipe, it should work well!!

  5. Yasmin on May 6, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    Can you substitute the egg for anything? Got a gluten and vegan problem here! x

  6. Nicola on February 24, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Hi, would I be able to add raspberries to this recipe as I love your raspberry brownies! Thanks

  7. Nicola on February 24, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Hi, would it be possible to add berries to this recipe as I love your raspberry brownies? Thank you!

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 25, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      I haven’t tried it with this base recipe but I don’t see why not!

  8. Megan Davis on February 15, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Can I use gluten free plain flour in this recipe instead of the ground almonds?

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 16, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      I would use my normal triple chocolate brownie recipe with gluten free flour if you wanted to use GF flour! x

  9. Dino on December 1, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Is it possible to make gluten free Blondies?

  10. Emma on November 3, 2020 at 8:33 am

    These are absolutely delicious! I actually prefer them to normal brownies as they are a lot lighter but still sooooo fudgy! Brilliant recipe as usual 🙂

  11. Lauren on September 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    If I am replacing the nuts with chocolate (my friend is a brownie purist and doesn’t like the nutty chunks), then how much extra chocolate chips should I use? Same quantity as the nuts? Also does it matter about the type of chocolate chips (dark, milk or white)?

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 28, 2020 at 12:05 pm

      Yeah just add to the same weight as the nuts, and you can use anything (As long as they are gluten free!) x

  12. Angela Phillips on August 13, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Seriously good recipe. Made these for my friend but passed a few pieces onto family who wouldnt have even guessed they were Gluten free. Will certainly be making them again! Thankyou. Oh I would have gave this recipe 5 stars but because I’ve commented previously it doesnt give me the option anymore. But seriously I highly recommend this brownie recipe. X

  13. Angela Phillips on August 8, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Hi. How important is the bain Marie? Could the chocolate and butter be melted together in a pan?

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 8, 2020 at 8:34 pm

      I find Bain Marie/microwave the easiest so you don’t accidentally burn the chocolate in a pan x

  14. Carrie baker on July 8, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Can you freeze these? X

  15. Jessica Davison on June 8, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Would I be able to use Nutella in these

  16. Kirsten Barker on May 22, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Would I be able to use other chocolate in these instead of nuts?

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 23, 2020 at 9:53 am

      Do you mean instead of the pecans? Yes you can – the ground almonds are part of the batter though!

  17. skd on December 9, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I love nuts in my cakes and brownies. this brownie looks super yumm…

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