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The ‘Perfect’ Healthy Fudgy Brownies (gluten-free, dairy-free)

  • Author: APRÉS RUN
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 26
  • Total Time: 41 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Healthy


These are the winners of my Great Brownie Bake-Off. They’re everything you want in a truly indulgent, enjoyable brownie: crinkly, shiny top, fudgy center, chewy edges, and a great overall taste.



  • 1 1/2 cups superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup high-quality cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder (or instant coffee powder)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350º F. Grease an 8 x 8″ baking pan, or line with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and espresso powder.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, beat together your eggs and sugar, just until all the sugar is coated and moistened. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, and again – beat until just combined. See tip above: For perfect fudgy brownies, you don’t want to beat too much air into your batter.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet, and combine until no flour pockets remain. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into your baking pan, and place in the oven for 26-28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs. See tips above for how I recommend cooling and storing these.
  6. Enjoy!

Keywords: Brownies, healthy brownies, perfect brownies, gluten-free brownies, dairy-free brownies

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