Easy gluten-free walnut brownie recipe

Who doesn’t love brownies? No one I’ve ever met, that’s for sure! I made these with Ava and Thea and they turned out very well, even if I do say so myself.  Easy gluten-free walnut brownie

They’re to take to a BBQ and the host can’t have gluten, so I substituted Dove’s Farm Gluten Free Flour for normal flour and hoped for the best!

Ava loved breaking up the chocolate and Thea liked shouting out the numbers as I weighed the ingredients.Thea and Ava helping make brownies

First melt 4oz/110g Green and Black’s Organic Cooking Chocolate and 4oz/110g unsalted butter over a saucepan of simmering water – only use an inch or so of water, as if it touches the bottom of the bowl it makes the chocolate go funny. Let it cool a little before doing the next step. Melted Green and Black's Chocolate and butter

Then just add 8oz/222g caster sugar, 4oz/110g plain flour, half a teaspoon of baking powder, a pinch of salt and a scattering of xanthan gum, and then 2 large beaten eggs (I used large as gluten-free flour is extra thirsty so recipes often need extra liquid if you’re adapting them.) Put them in last as the chocolate and butter mixture will still be quite warm – you don’t want scrambled eggs! Brownie mixStir the mixture together and then stir in about 4oz/110g of chopped walnuts if you like them, if not, just leave them out.Brownie batter and walnutsSpread it into a lined, 18x28cm/7×11 inch tin, and put them in the oven at 180°C/350°F for about 25 minutes. Raw brownie mix ready for the ovenLet them cool in the tin for about 10 minutes and then cut them up, and cool them on a wire rack.Cooked brownie mix

I was slightly concerned as the mix was quite dense, so I wondered if I needed to add extra liquid. But I crossed my fingers and put them in the oven, and actually the consistency was just about right. My idiotic oven did make them look crisp on top, so I was worried I’d over done them, but actually if anything they were underdone as they fell apart a bit when I got them out of the tin. Never mind, they tasted really good – gooey on the inside and crispy on top, just like a brownie should be!

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16 Comments

  1. 11th October 2015 / 8:23 pm

    I love brownies. They’re always a hit – if I can actually get them out the house and stop myself eating them all! #freefromfridays

    • 11th October 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Yes they are a bit dangerous in that respect aren’t they! Xx

  2. 28th September 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Your mini bakers are too gorgeous. Love this and the fact it’s gluten free too, I would just omit the walnuts for me as I can’t eat them. Love how perfect they look. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

  3. 15th September 2015 / 9:17 pm

    Love your little bakers helping so cute. Brownies are a must eat sounds delicious. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    • 15th September 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Thanks Jenny, they take after me and love to bake! Thanks for hosting x

  4. 12th September 2015 / 7:52 am

    They look great! Is always fun to try new things and use new ingredients, isn’t it?

    • 12th September 2015 / 5:32 pm

      Yeah we love a bit of experimenting in the kitchen! Even better when it turns out to be yummy! Xx

  5. larabeeuk
    6th September 2015 / 9:57 pm

    These look amazing! Delicious! Look forward to trying them out.

    Great recipe, thanks for linking up with #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

    • 6th September 2015 / 10:04 pm

      Thank you for hosting, I’m enjoying discovering lots of new blogs x

  6. 5th September 2015 / 1:08 pm

    Oh yum and look so easy to make! I have started baking a bit more with the gremlin – such fun and lovely rewards at the end. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst lovely and see you again xx

    • 5th September 2015 / 1:42 pm

      I bet she’ll enjoy it as much as you- just use normal flour and leave out the xanthan gum if you don’t have any allergies to wheat xx

  7. 3rd September 2015 / 3:35 pm

    Oh my gosh, these look so good! I have never made anything free-from, but it seems easy enough! Ray xx #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    • 3rd September 2015 / 4:09 pm

      Thanks Ray, you could just make them with normal flour too if you don’t have any wheat allergies. If so, you don’t need the xanthan gum either x

    • 3rd September 2015 / 4:10 pm

      You could just use normal flour and leave out the xanthan gum if you don’t need to avoid wheat ☺️ xx

  8. Mumma McD
    2nd September 2015 / 10:56 am

    Oh yum, those pics are making my mouth water!!!
    #bestandworst

    • 2nd September 2015 / 1:14 pm

      Thank you! They did turn out well and didn’t taste gluten-free, just yummy! X

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