Almond Flour Brownie recipe made with only 7 ingredients in one bowl. Need something sweet and chocolaty? Then these Almond Flour Chocolate Brownies are precisely what you need in addition to being a healthy alternative to traditional brownies. They offer the same fudgy and moist texture that you would expect from regular brownies.
Paleo-friendly (meaning they’re gluten-free, wheat-free, and dairy-free). They get their sweetness from maple syrup, making them refined sugar-free, as well.
These homemade brownies with almond flour are so fudgy that you’d never know they were gluten-free! Sweetened with maple syrup, this extra chocolatey and easy gluten-free brownie recipe is guaranteed to be your next favorite recipe to bake when the chocolate cravings hit.
Like my Instant Pudding With Almond Milk and Almond Milk Chocolate recipes, this easy brownie recipe is easy to make. Plus, it is an excellent alternative to traditional brownies that are butter and sugar-packed and unhealthy.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Made with everyday ingredients: The almond flour brownie batter comes together in one bowl in just a few minutes and uses only 7 simple ingredients, all of which are pantry staples
- No different than a brownie made with regular flour: You won’t be able to detect any difference when it comes to taste and texture. Perfectly fudgy, almond flour brownies pack the same addictive chocolate flavor you’d expect from a brownie
- Made with diet restrictions in mind: Like all of my almond flour recipes, compared to traditional baked goods made with all-purpose flour and butter, it uses a minimal amount of oil
- It is also low-carb, grain-free (great for Passover), and paleo-friendly. Plus, thanks to the healthy fats in ground almonds, you can even count this as a healthy brownies recipe
Almond Flour Brownie Recipe
The ingredient profile for this gluten-free almond flour fudge brownies recipe is similar to that of my Almond Flour Chocolate Cake recipe and even my Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes recipe.
In terms of ingredients, you will need:
- Blanched almond flour
- Unsweetened cocoa powder – You can use cacao powder and cocoa powder interchangeably in this recipe
- Melted coconut oil (cooled)
- Maple syrup
- Large eggs
- Vanilla extract
- Oil: If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, you can substitute another neutral oil like avocado oil
- Almond Flour: If you cannot find it, make almond flour using a blender or food processor. This recipe can also be made with an almond meal. However, almond meal brownies will be a tad bit dense compared to brownies made with almond flour
- Sweetener: You can swap agave nectar in place of maple syrup. You can also use honey, but I would recommend using less honey (¾ cup to 1 cup) as it is sweeter
- Keto Sweetener: If you are after keto almond brownies, I recommend sweetening with Keto Maple Syrup sweetened with monk fruit. Liquid stevia can also be an acceptable substitute
- Nuts: Feel free to swap the walnuts in this almond flour brownie recipe for whichever nuts you prefer. Pistachios, pecans, sliced almonds, and even unsweetened coconut would work beautifully here
The steps to making this easy almond flour brownie recipe have 6 folds:
- Prepare for baking: Preheat the Oven to 350 Degrees. Line an 8X8 square baking dish with parchment paper
- Combine Dry Ingredients: Whisk almond flour and cocoa powder together in a large bowl until homogeneous, and no lumps remain.
- Add Wet Ingredients: Add coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract to the bowl of dry ingredients, and whisk until fully incorporated
- Add the Nuts: Fold in half a cup of the nuts
- Prepare to Bake: Transfer the raw batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly using a spatula. Sprinkle it with the rest of the walnuts
- Bake: Cook them for 35-40 minutes in the prepared oven or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean (or with a few tiny crumbs). Allow the brownies to cool for 5 minutes, and remove them from the pan onto a wire rack
- Let it cool to room temperature before slicing to avoid them falling apart. Serve with coffee, milk, or plant-based milk such as almond milk
Optional Step In Almond Flour Brownie Recipe
If you are like me, and enjoy extra chocolatey, gooey brownies, then I recommend drizzling them with melted chocolate. I think the easiest way to melt chocolate is in the microwave. To do so;
- Place 2 oz. of your favorite chocolate chips (both semi-sweetened and unsweetened would work) in a microwave-safe glass bowl
- Microwave at high for 30 seconds. Stir it and then repeat in 30-second intervals until fully melted. Slice your brownies and drizzle them with melted chocolate chips
How To Store, Freeze, and Thaw Brownie?
My favorite thing about these homemade almond flour brownies is that they get better as they sit. I recommend storing them in the refrigerator and warming them slightly before serving.
- Storage: These gluten-free chocolate brownies will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge in an airtight container or plastic bag. You can also store them on your counter in the same fashion for a day as long as your kitchen stays fairly cool
- Freezing: To freeze, bring brownies to room temperature, individually wrap them with parchment paper, and store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month
- Thawing: To thaw, let it sit on the counter for 15 minutes and warm in a low-heat (300 degrees F) oven for 10-15 minutes and serve
Expert Tips for Almond Flour Brownie Recipe
While this recipe for the fudgiest almond flour brownies you see below is pretty straightforward, there are a few things you can do to get the best results on your first try:
- Room temperature ingredients: As it is with most baked goods when making these brownies, we recommend using ingredients that are at room temperature
- Wait for it to cool completely: We know it is hard to wait, but as it is with all almond flour desserts, these brownies need time to cool down
- If you slice while they are still warm, the middle section will be (somewhat) wet, looking like it is not fully baked. Therefore, it is imperative to give them enough time to firm up
I’m happy to help with your almond flour brownie recipe FAQs. What do you want to know?
Yes, you can substitute almond flour for all-purpose flour in a brownie recipe. However, since almond flour is denser and moister than all-purpose flour, you may need to adjust the other ingredients in the recipe accordingly.
Yes, you can use an almond meal instead of almond flour in a brownie recipe, but the texture may be slightly different. Almond meal is coarser than almond flour, which can result in a denser and grainier texture.
The amount of almond flour you should use in a brownie recipe will depend on the recipe. As a general rule, you can substitute almond flour for all-purpose flour at a 1:1 ratio. However, you may need to adjust the number of other ingredients, such as eggs and butter, to compensate for the denser texture of almond flour.
Yes, almond flour is a great option for making gluten-free brownies since it is naturally gluten-free. Just be sure to use other gluten-free ingredients in the recipe, such as gluten-free baking powder and chocolate chips.
I hope these answers help you with your almond flour brownie recipe!