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The Best Dark Fudgy Brownies

The Best Dark Fudgy Brownies

The Best Dark Fudgy Brownies
(That happen to be gluten and dairy-free)                 


  • 2/3 cup cacao powder or Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour (I like Namaste or King Arthur brands)
  • ½ cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons water


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil/grease an 8” or 9” square pan. Whisk together cocoa, sugar, salt, baking powder, flour, and chips. Stir in eggs, oil, and water. Mix until well blended. Using a rubber scraper, scoop the mixture into pan, smoothing the top. Bake brownies for 45 minutes (for 8” pan) or 35 minutes (for 9” pan), until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Cool on a rack for about 1 hour before slicing.

If using a glass pan, reduce baking temperature to 325°F and bake 5-10 minutes less.

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