Best Brownies – No Grain, No Almonds!

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It can be hard to find just the right brownie recipe — decadently fudgy, super chocolately with that perfect crackly top — you know the ones. The stuff brownie dreams are made of. But when you want the perfect brownies with no grain and no almonds, well now, that’s almost a unicorn right there! Lucky for you, you’ve come to the right place.

When I wrote my third book, Free for All Cooking, I embarked upon a journey to take my popular gluten free recipes to another allergen-free level. At the time, I was extending the principles of gluten free baking to egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free and soy-free baking as well. My mission was and is to help everyone enjoy the same delicious foods safely and together.

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These grain-free brownies are just the latest delicious extension of that mission.

The foundation of this recipe, and so many others I’ve been adding lately, is my brand new grain-free, paleo Nada Flour. This multipurpose baking flour helps grain-free bakers enjoy their favorite family recipes again and to share them with their friends and family proudly. It makes grain-free baking easy, tasty and a seamless transition. Check out the product listing for more information and links to lots of other recipe ideas for Nada!

Nada Grain Free Flour bag

Unlike using straight cassava flour (not a 1:1 for all purpose flour) or almond flour or coconut flour which require special recipes, with Nada Flour, you can use your own favorite regular baking recipes for cookies, cakes, pancakes, scones, biscuits, tortillas, tarts … and just substitute the flour with Nada Flour! It’s so refreshingly easy and allergen-free!

That’s where this grain free brownie recipe comes in.

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I’m sharing this paleo, gluten free brownie recipe made with no grain and no nuts or other allergens for everyone who has ever craved a truly decadent brownie recipe but thought their dietary restrictions prevented them from enjoying this simple pleasure again. Just look at the crackle on this beauty. And the fudgy middles. The crunchy edges.

This is truly the brownie you’ve dreamt of, and now you can have it! Whether you choose to share or not, is entirely up to you!

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The recipe as written includes eggs, as with most brownie recipes, however I have an extensive article on the best vegan egg substitutes for all kinds of recipes. I encourage you to hop to this article and peruse the section “Best Egg Substitute for Baking Brownies” to find the one that suits your dietary needs.

Lucky for you, the best brownies are the ones that are just as good spooned from the pan hot as cut with a knife and stacked high on a plate for serving.

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Check out my quick video showing how easy it is to whip up this grain free brownie recipe. Don’t skip the 6-minute beating of the eggs + sugar if you want that classic crackly top, but skip it if you don’t care much one way or the other.  The brownies are delish either way!

Best Brownies – No Grain, No Almonds

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Best Brownies - No Grain, No Almonds!

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Grain free, paleo, nut free brownies that satisfy every brownie lover's needs? This recipe is a chocolate dream come true!



Melt butter and chocolate chips gently in a double boiler (or microwave-safe bowl in a microwave), stirring over low heat until the chips are melted. Stir in the vanilla extract and set mixture aside.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar and beat for 6 minutes until light. Add melted and slightly cooled chocolate mixture, beating to mix. Add Nada Flour, cocoa powder and salt, then mix just until integrated.

Butter or oil a baking pan (I used a 10x7 pan here) then sprinkle lightly with more baking cocoa to coat. Pour batter into pan and smooth the top.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until the middle has risen and doesn't sink when pressed lightly with a finger. A butter knife inserted into the center should come out with a few crumbs and without looking totally wet.

Remove to cool on a wire rack before cutting.

For cleanest serving, use a plastic knife or pizza wheel to slice brownies.

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  1. Jules I am a teacher and love to bake for my kids, but have a student who can’t do regular sugars or added sugars, she can do coconut sugar and unsweetened chocolate though Any suggestions? Thanks:) Jess

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