Gluten Free Farmer Brownies

Gluten Free Farmer Brownies | The Baking Beauties

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I hope you all have a fantastic day of love & friendship, and count all those that you have as blessings. And if you’re still looking for something for dessert for your special someone, how about some wonderful, moist Gluten Free Farmer Brownies? These brownies are not fudgy, they are more cake-like. But so delicious topped with a chocolate frosting.


Gluten Free Farmer Brownies | The Baking Beauties


We actually had Farmers Brownies at our wedding, and before going gluten-free, they were our favorite brownies. I’m glad that I finally decided to convert them to gluten-free, they were so worth it! I even included quinoa flour, nothing wrong with getting some good nutrients while eating your chocolate cake. :)


Gluten Free Farmer Brownies
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup quinoa flour (or millet, sorghum, brown rice)
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or thick sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanillaextract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional, I omitted this time)
Chocolate Frosting
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' (icing) sugar
  1. Mix cocoa into hot water. Stir in butter (you want it to melt). Allow to cool.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together, and stir into coco mixture.
  3. Add eggs. Beat in buttermilk, apple sauce, and vanilla. Add nuts (optional).
  4. Spread in a lightly greased 10x15-inch roll pan.
  5. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  6. You can cool and frost with your favorite frosting. I prefer to mix up the frosting below and icing while the cake still hot. It gives a really smooth, shiny icing.
Chocolate Frosting
  1. In a large bowl, beat margarine and cocoa together until combined.
  2. Add milk and vanilla, beat until smooth.
  3. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until desired consistency is achieved. Adjust with more confectioners' sugar or milk if necessary.
The flour blend consists of 4 cups superfine brown rice flour, 1 1/3 cups potato starch (not flour), 2/3 cup tapioca starch. Combine all ingredients in a large zipper-top bag. Shake until well blended.


Here are some other Gluten-Free Brownie recipes you might enjoy:
Gluten-Free Brownies
Fudgier Brownies
Fudge Brownies
Over the Top Peanut Butter Brownies
Turtle Brownies

, ,

16 Responses to Gluten Free Farmer Brownies

  1. Brittany H. February 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Oooh,man, these look so moist and chewy. Thanks for keeping my gluten free diet interesting.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Eliana February 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    This is the PERFECT cake for today. It looks so decadent and sinfully delicious.

  3. Kim-Cook it Allergy Free February 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Ooh! These look fabulous!! I am a traitor when it comes to brownies. I can go either way: super cake-like or super fudgy. Both ways get me excited!! 😉

  4. betty r February 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    These are my most favorite brownies. Happy for you Jeanine that you could convert these to GF and enjoy them once again!

  5. Marlow February 15, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    Great pictures! I wish I could pluck one off the computer screen :)

  6. doggybloggy February 17, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    hook me up….I could go for a big serving of this!

  7. Jeanine February 18, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    @Brittany H. Thanks, Brittany! You're very welcome. :)

  8. Jeanine February 18, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    @Eliana Eliana, it's a good thing that chocolate isn't for the 14th only. :)

  9. Jeanine February 18, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    @Kim-Cook it Allergy Free Kim, I have no loyalties either. If it's chocolate, it's my friend. :)

  10. Jeanine February 18, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    @betty r Betty, here I was thinking I was the only one that knew what Farmer Brownies were. Nice to hear they're your favorite as well!

  11. Jeanine February 18, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    @Marlow And I wish I could share with you. Well, sort of. Sharing chocolate means less for me…ah, I'd give up a piece (or two) for you. 😉

  12. Jeanine February 18, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    @doggybloggy This isn't the type of brownie you cut into little two bite pieces…definitely a big serving for you! :)

  13. NutellaLoveAffair March 9, 2011 at 1:37 am #

    I have a recipe for this that I've been making for years, but it isn't gluten-free. Glad to find it here!!! So now when I make it, I can actually eat it. Can't wait to try!

  14. Jeanine March 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    @NutellaLoveAffair, I know exactly what you mean. These were always our go-to brownies too, and when you can make them, but not eat them, it's just not as much fun. 😉 Enjoy them!

  15. Jas February 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Was wondering how easily might this be to adapt to make a non-dairy version (eg: with soy).

    • Jeanine February 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

      If you use a dairy free “butter” and substitute the buttermilk for a non-dairy milk of your choice mixed with 1 Tbsp of lemon juice, it should work just fine! :)

Leave a Reply