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These gluten-free olive oil brownies are decadent, fudgy, chocolate chunk brownies that are dairy-free, gluten-free, and Paleo-friendly.

A stack of gluten-free olive oil brownies.

If you love fudgy brownies, then this brownie recipe is for you. Each bite melts in your mouth.

I love that these brownies are made with healthier ingredients like almond flour, olive oil, and coconut sugar, yet they taste just as amazing as regular brownies. If you enjoy baking with olive oil, try my olive oil sugar cookies or my olive oil chocolate chip cookies. YUM.

Why this recipe works

  • They are made with almond flour and tapioca flour, which makes them gluten-free.
  • They are made with olive oil instead of butter. This adds a dairy-free richness that is just delish!
  • They are great for those looking to make brownies with healthier ingredients.
  • They are gooey! If you prefer cakey brownies, check out these Paleo Almond Butter And Jelly Brownies.

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make gluten-free olive oil brownies.
  • olive oil– use your favorite olive oil for this recipe.
  • coconut sugar– this has a lower glycemic index compared to other sugars.
  • eggs– these bind the batter together.
  • vanilla– you can use vanilla extract both with or without alcohol here.
  • almond flour– use blanched almond flour because it has a refined texture.
  • tapioca flour– this is a great gluten-free flour for baking.
  • cocoa powder– make sure your cocoa powder doesn’t have added sugar.
  • chocolate chips– use the chocolate chips that work best for your dietary needs. Enjoy life chocolate chips are dairy-free and gluten-free, HU chocolate chips are Paleo. You can also use regular semi-sweet chocolate chips.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of coconut sugar, you can use brown sugar. Just know your brownies will no longer be “Paleo”.
  • Instead of tapioca flour, you can use arrow root powder.
  • You can add chopped nuts to the batter.

Step by step instructions

Wet ingredients mixed together.
Step 1

Step 1: Add the olive oil, coconut sugar, eggs and vanilla to a large bowl and mix.

Dry ingredients mixed together.
Step 2

Step 2: Mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder and salt together in another bowl.

Wet and dry ingredients mixed together.
Step 3

Step 3: Mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Then pour into a pan.

Fudgy gluten-free brownies after baking.
Step 4

Step 4: Bake then let the brownies sit for 10 minutes before cutting.

Expert tips

  • 1) Do not overbake! If you want these to be fudgy, do not overbake them.
    • When the brownies are done, the edges of the brownies will pull towards the center and away from the pan.
    • BUT the outer edges of the brownies will look cooked, but the center will still look wet. It may feel sticky, but it should be hardened.
  • 2) Let the brownies cool for 10 minutes before cutting into them.
    • If you wait, then they are easier to cut, and have more structure. Which makes eating fudgy brownies easier.
    • Sometimes brownies are fudgy because they are warm, these are fudgy whether warm or not.
  • 3) Use mega chunks in the batter.
    • I like using dairy-free mega chocolate chunks. They leave more dramatic chunks of melted chocolate than regular chocolate morsels.
    • They get so melty, which adds to the gooeyness factor of these olive oil chocolate brownies.

Recipe FAQs

How do you serve these brownies?

1) Serve warm with a bit of olive oil on top.

2) Serve with fresh raspberries or strawberries.

3) Sprinkle with sea salt.

4) Serve with ice-cream.

5) Serve as is!

Can I use olive oil in brownies?

Yes! It is an amazing butter or oil replacement. You can’t taste it either.

What kind of olive oil should i use?

Any extra virgin olive oil works well here.

Gluten-free brownies with almond flour stacked on top of each other.

Other Gluten-free brownie recipes you’ll love:

Check out these Gluten-free brownies from Flippin’ Delicious; they look so good!

Take a peek at these Gluten-free Brownies from Texanerin. They look so incredibly fudgy!

These Perfect Keto Brownies from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations. They have a wonderful looking crackly crust and fudgy center. NOM.

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5 from 10 votes

Gluten-Free Olive Oil Brownies (Paleo)

Servings: 12 brownies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Total: 32 minutes
Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
The ultimate decadent, rich, and gooey FUDGE brownies. Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly.

Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease an 8 x 8 inch pan. (I like using olive oil spray for this).
  • Add the olive oil, coconut sugar, eggs and vanilla to a large mixing bowl and beat with a hand-held mixer for about 30 seconds, until everything is well mixed.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder and salt with a fork until mixed together. Pour the bowl of dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix with a fork until combined. Make sure all the flour is mixed into the batter, but don’t overmix.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 18-24 minutes. (It depends on your oven). The corners of the brownies will have pulled away from the edges a bit, while the center of the brownies will look wet. However, if you gently touch them, you'll see they actually aren't wet. Wait 10-15 minutes before cutting into the brownies and serving.

Notes

  • Instead of coconut sugar, you can use brown sugar. Just know your brownies will no longer be “Paleo”.
  • Instead of tapioca flour, you can use arrow root powder.
  • You can add chopped nuts to the batter.
  • Do not overbake!
  • Wait 10-15 minutes after brownies have come out of the oven, to cut into them.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 153mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 41IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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13 Comments

  1. I love that these will fit into my gf lifestyle! Nothing beats a good chocolatey brownie 🙂5 stars