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Gluten Free Brown Rice Flour Brownies

Gluten-free brown rice flour brownies are a moist, fudgy, decadent dessert sweetened with pure maple syrup. You’d never know they’re gluten-free!

Gluten-Free Rice Flour Brownies - a rich and decadent treat sweetened with pure maple syrup and made with rice flour

Here’s what’s going to happen: You…you’re going to go out and find yourself a legitimate tragedy prior to baking these brownies. Because if you’re already happy before eating these, you will, in a word, implode. With jubilation.

You may want to put on CMT right now and grab a box of Kleenex. Let it out. You just let it right out.

These brownies will slap you upside the head and right all the wrongs. All of them. Plus any wrongs that happen to be strolling within a 100-foot radius. They are gluten free and are made with brown rice flour, but haste: that does not make them good for you. These are little chocolate sugar bomb babies, reserved for CMT and kleenex sessions.

They are the kind of brownies you only eat while you’re wailing to your girlfriend in a pitch so high only dogs can hear it as she’s painting your toenails and force-drinking you delicious wine.

Okay, you can eat them on a good day too.

Gluten-Free Rice Flour Brownies - a rich and decadent treat sweetened with pure maple syrup and made with rice flour

How to Make Rice Flour Brownies:

Guess what?! You prepare the brownie batter on the stove top. Have you done this before? I promise it is easy. 

Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the sugar, then the cocoa powder and vanilla extract.

What happens is epic. You have buttery smell good. On the stove top. For brownies.

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You then whisk in your eggs and test the mixture for salmonella…using your mouth.

Add in your dry mixture, do more mixing and then in the oven it goes. For what seems like eternity.

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Allow the brownies to cool at least 20 minutes before diving in. With a spatula + your face.

Next, what happens is between you and the brownie. No witnesses. What happens to the brownie pan stays in the…brownie…pan…yeah.

I highly suggest enjoying these brownies with some form of ice cream. My 3-Ingredient No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream is a marvelous companion!

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Gluten-Free Rice Flour Brownies - a rich and decadent treat sweetened with pure maple syrup and made with rice flour

Gluten Free Brown Rice Flour Brownies

Gluten-free rice flour brownies are a delicious moist dessert! Recipe updated 9/20/2017
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
16 servings



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly oil an 8” x 8” baking pan (or line with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix together the brown rice flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and instant coffee granules. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter (or coconut oil) over medium heat with the chocolate chips and pure maple syrup, stirring constantly. Avoid letting the mixture get too hot because you'll want to cool it. Remove saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool.
  • Whisk in the vanilla extract, then the eggs one at a time. Whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy and looks like pudding or ganache.
  • Pour in the dry mixture and mix until just combined.
  • If you are adding additional chocolate chips, do so now (allowing the batter to cool before adding the chocolate chips will ensure they stay intact).
  • Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Allow brownies to cool for 15 minutes before serving!


*You can also use coconut oil


Serving: 1of 16 - Calories: 153kcal - Carbohydrates: 16g - Protein: 3g - Fat: 10g - Fiber: 2g - Sugar: 10g
Course: Desserts & Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, gluten free, gluten free brownies, rice flour, rice flour brownies
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Julia

Gluten-Free Rice Flour Brownies sweetened with pure maple syrup. A delicious fudge brownie recipe

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Thursday 2nd of June 2022

I can't have eggs, would flax eggs work in this recipe?


Saturday 4th of June 2022

Hi Felicia!

I haven't tested the recipe using flax eggs or any other egg replacer so I'm not 100% sure it would work. My guess is they may turn out fairly dense, but probably will still taste great. Let me know if you try them! xoxo

Lynette Hammond

Saturday 26th of March 2022

Wow! I just made these today (03/26/22). I was looking for something without all the granulated sugar and wheat flour, for a healthier alternative for my chocolate cravings. I had to substitute semi-sweet baking chocolate for the chocolate chips. It wasn't quit sweet enough, but texture was wonderful, more cake like, than brownie, but very yummy. I'm going to use the exact ingredients again and just add a cup of chocolate chips, or caramel chips, or both. I didnt include nuts this time either. I was thinking of substituting 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 ghee for the butter at a later time, too. 🐢💗


Saturday 26th of March 2022

Thanks so much for the thorough review, Lynette!! I'm betting the additional chocolate chips or caramel chips would be absolutely amazing, and I'm always all for a nutty brownie. Also love the idea of experimenting with the fat! I'll have to try all of these adaptations, myself! xo

Life is better with cats

Saturday 20th of March 2021

Hi can I swap the maple syrup for sugar? I’ve searched everywhere but I can’t find a conversion for it.


Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

This deep chocolatey goodness is just what I needed today. And another way to use my brown rice flour. They are delish. Thank you.


Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I'm so happy you like the brownies! Thanks so much for the sweet note. xoxox

Tishya Kurmi

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Hey there, can i use honey instead of maple syrup? Thank you for the great recipe


Thursday 18th of February 2021

Hi Tishya,

Yes, you can use honey but be sure to keep a watchful eye on the brownies, as honey has a low burn temperature - it tends to burn in baked goods if left just slightly too long :) Hope you enjoy! xo

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