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The Best Ever Gluten Free Brownies {in a jar} with Free Printable Gift Tag

Rich and Chocolaty, these gluten free brownies are a treat everyone can enjoy!

The Best Ever Gluten-Free Brownies

Delicious Gluten Free Brownies

I don’t know about you, but I love brownies! Gluten free brownies were the first baked good I learned to make gluten-free and it wasn’t even for myself.

I have worked in education for as long as I can remember. Before I was diagnosed I had a young boy with autism as part of a children’s program I was directing. He was on a gluten-free diet and I didn’t want him to miss out on the treats we were having. I bought some gluten-free flour from Trader Joes and began the search for a brownie recipe.

I didn’t even think to look for one that was “gluten-free”. Fake It Frugal had a recipe that seemed really easy so I used it to make gluten-free brownies for him. They were good, but not great.

Since then I have made a few tweaks to the recipe. I switched to coconut oil, reduced the sugar, and I love to add a bit of espresso powder. They may be gluten-free and dairy-free, but they are so delicious that everyone loves them. When my friends hear I am making gluten free brownies, they come knocking!

The Best Ever Gluten-Free Brownies

A great gift!

While you can make gluten free brownies anytime, this mix is perfect for making ahead of time. The dry ingredients can be mixed together and stored for whenever you want to mix up a batch of brownies. It is just as easy as store bought, but so much better!

They make the perfect gift. Just mix together the dry ingredients and put them in a jar. This recipe is very versatile. I added some m&m’s for Christmas, but you could add chocolate chips or nuts. Be creative! I’ve even included a cute tag for you to include with your gift! Just click on it and you will be taken to a printable pdf!

Best Ever Gluten-Free Brownies Gift Tag

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A few recipe notes

  • While it is always best to use a high-quality gluten-free flour, this particular recipe does not require the addition of xanthan gum.
  • The use of coconut oil is important, I’m no food scientist, but it does something to the texture. They are much richer than if you use vegetable oil and they don’t have any grit. If you don’t like the taste of coconut oil, Crisco makes a coconut oil that doesn’t have any coconut flavor.
  • The Instant Espresso is completely optional. Some with celiac disease have issues with coffee, I don’t and I like the flavor it adds. There has been some debate as to if instant coffees are gluten-free. Everyone I looked at was, but always do your own research!

Enjoy these delectable brownies!

Looking for more cookie in a jar recipes? They make great gifts, try these Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar from Veggie Balance!

Happy gluten-free eating!

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The Best Ever Gluten-Free Brownies {in a jar} with Free Printable Gift Tag


Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free cocoa powder
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp gluten-free instant espresso powder optional

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 eggs room temperature works best
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients.
  • If giving as gift, pour into jar and add gift tag. If making today, continue to step 4.
  • Add coconut oil and stir.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir. Mixture will be thick.
  • Spread into 9x9 pan and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.


This recipe works best when the eggs are closer to room temperature. Coconut oil becomes solid when cold. This does not effect the outcome of the brownies, but it makes it harder to stir.

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  • Reply
    Nicole Doyle
    November 30, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    could i put choc. chips in batter??

    • Reply
      December 8, 2020 at 8:41 am

      Of course! Chocolate chips, m&m’s, they are all good!

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    Bethany Lake
    November 19, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Can I ask what size jar you used? It doesn’t look quite big enough to be a pint.

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    December 29, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Does this work if I use olive oil instead of coconut oil? I’m new to GF eating – I have hashimoto’s and was never told that gluten can trigger it! So glad to find your site – I also love Peruvian food so that’s what drew me to it!

    • Reply
      December 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Hi! I probably wouldn’t use olive oil because it tends to have a certain taste to it, I have used canola or vegetable and those both work fine. If you don’t mind the taste of olive oil in a brownie you can use it, it will work, I just think a neutral oil might taste better. I’m glad you like the Peruvian recipes! Those are some of my favorites! If you have questions you can also email me at!

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    Kristen R.
    November 30, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    What a great gift idea! I’m always looking for fun new gluten-free options each year.

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    November 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I love this idea! Last year I did hot cocoa mix for gifts, but I think I’m going with your mix this year. ?

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    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    November 14, 2016 at 11:55 am

    This is such a fun gift idea! I’m sure people would love to receive this.

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    November 14, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Such a fun gift idea!

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    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    December 13, 2015 at 1:38 am

    So cute! What a great gift to give during the holidays!

    • Reply
      December 13, 2015 at 10:04 am

      They are a perfect gift! Tasty and cute!

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    Brianna @Flippin' Delicious
    December 11, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I have always loved gifts in jars. The addition of espresso to the brownies will make them extra special for whoever the lucky gift recipient is. 🙂

    • Reply
      December 11, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      The espresso really bumps up the flavor!

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    December 10, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I am needing to bake a GF treat for a bake sale this weekend, I am going to bake these. Thanks!

    • Reply
      December 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Sometimes I bake these in cupcake wrappers when I make them for bake sales, just give the wrapper a light spray with some cooking oil!

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