I Made Ghirardelli’s One-Bowl Flourless Brownies and They’re Impossibly Simple and Decadent

I'll show you how to make Ghirardelli's One-Bowl Flourless Brownies.

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I love anything that has the words “one-bowl” or “easy” in the title, so I knew this recipe would be right up my alley. With maximum flavor and minimal cleanup, these flourless brownies are sure to wow any of your guests, gluten-free or not.

How to Make Ghirardelli’s One-Bowl Flourless Brownies


Ghirardelli One Bowl Flourless Brownies ingredientsTaste of Home

  • 2/3 cup Almond flour
  • 1/3 cup Brown rice flour
  • 1 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 6 tablespoons butter, unsalted, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, large

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Step 1: Prep pan and dry ingredients

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Preheat the oven to 325°F with a rack in the lower third of the oven. Line an 8×8-inch metal baking pan across the bottom and up two opposite sides with parchment paper. Whisk together almond flour and rice flour; set aside.

Step 2: Make the batter

Ghirardelli One Bowl Flourless Brownies batterTaste of Home

Place the chocolate, butter and salt in the top of a large double boiler over barely simmering water. Stir frequently until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove the bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.

Stir in the sugar and vanilla. Stir in the eggs one at a time. Add the almond and rice flour mixture and stir until moistened, and then mix briskly about 40 strokes. This is where you can add in your nuts of choice. I however, didn’t add nuts because I am an adult and I can do what I want.

Step 3: Bake it til you make it

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Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until the flourless brownies are slightly puffed all over and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out moist but clean. Cool the pan on a rack.

Run a knife along the unlined sides of the pan to detach the brownies. Lift the edges of the parchment paper to remove the brownies. Cut into squares.

Here’s What I Thought

Ghirardelli One Bowl Flourless BrowniesTaste of Home

These were delicious! They have a rich and luscious chocolate-y flavor, and they almost melt in your mouth. The texture is moist and fudgy, without being dense. The almond flour has a slightly gritty texture, but it melts in the mouth pretty quickly and you don’t notice it much. I would definitely make these for a gluten free dessert option—you wouldn’t even know they don’t have white flour in them!

Sarah Tramonte
Sarah Tramonte tests, styles and photographs recipes for Taste of Home’s digital platforms. You may also recognize her (and her hands) from Taste of Home's social media pages, as she produces of variety of videos. In addition to visual production, she writes articles on food trends and recipe comparisons, among other things. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Art and Design from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is the author of The Moody Foodie, a self-published cookbook that was the catalyst for her culinary career. Sarah currently lives in Bayview, Milwaukee with her two cats/spoiled roommates, Mochi and Cleo.