This gluten free brownie recipe was a result of the Friday night munchies. You know, when you dig through your cupboards to try and get an inventory of all the ingredients you have and what they could make if put together? Yep.

What I gathered together was cacao powder, cassava flour, coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, eggs and baking powder. This was clearly turning out to be brownies.

I didn’t have a recipe yet for brownies, so I started by getting some inspiration from regular brownie recipes online and swapping out all the ingredients to make it grain free, gluten free, dairy free and soy free– Basically paleo! 

Surprisingly, it’s pretty easy to make any recipe you find on the internet into a paleo recipe. There are certain vegetables you can swap out for pasta and rice, and grain free flours you can swap out for wheat or other grain based flours. Once you get it down, it’s actually not that hard which is cool!

This gluten free brownie recipe is far more healthy than your average brownie, and actually comes packed with a lot of super nutritious foods, the most important one being cacao powder.

Three gluten-free brownies stacked up on a plate with a glass of dairy free milk

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Three gluten-free brownies stacked up on a plate with a glass of dairy free milk

Gluten free brownie recipe

These brownies are gluten free, dairy free, paleo, grain free and soy free.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9


  • Stand mixer


  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 3/4 cup cassava flour
  • 1.5 cups coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Add all dry ingredients to stand mixer
  • Add wet ingredients and mix thoroughly
  • Line 9 inch square baking dish with parchment paper and fill with batter
  • bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, grain free, paleo, soy free
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Tara Klippert
About the author Tara Klippert

Tara Klippert is a Registered Health and Nutrition Counselor and holds a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching. Tara helps people clear up cystic acne, balance hormones and blood sugar + improve anxiety and gut health NATURALLY with food.