These Chickpea Flour Brownies are super fudgy, super chocolatey and gluten free. They have ZERO All Purpose Flour and are a really healthy alternative for when your sweet tooth demands attention!
Just between you and me, baking isn't my strong suite. I actually don't enjoy it much because it's too much precision and too much science and I'm more a dump-into-the-pot and let's see what happens kind of person!
Because you know that is more fun. You get to experiment a lot more with cooking and just create. Baking is more re-invent and build on something.
When KitchenAid India asked us to create recipes with chickpeas, I was like game on. I have no idea why I said I'd do brownies and then basically hit myself on the head five times after I sent that mail. Coming from someone who only does the basic eggless brownie best and has been a brownie failure many times except with oreo stuffed chocolate brownies; chickpea brownies? Really Richa what were you thinking! But boy am I glad I took the challenge! These are fudgiest, chocolatey brownies you are ever going to bite into. And they are completely gluten free for all my friends who need to avoid gluten. The chickpea flour or besan makes them waaaay healthier than regular maida or all purpose flour would, and you can't even tell.
When I developed this recipe, Denver wasn't around but I tested this on a gazillion friends and there was a thumbs up. We played the whats-in-this-brownie game over and over again. Ha. Too much fun I tell ya!
But seriously who is in for these crackly crust, fudgy inside, super chocolatey chickpea flour brownies?
Guys I really don't think I'm ever going back to making brownies with regular APF again, because chickpea flour or besan is a heavier flour in general, which is why it works beautifully with these brownies! Brownies need to be fudgy instead of cakey and you get that so naturally here.
Also don't forget to top these with some sea salt. They really take these to another level!
Now give me a high five for chickpea flour brownies and let's get baking because we need these in our lyyyfeeeeee so bad!
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Chickpea Flour Brownies (Besan Brownies - naturally gluten free)
- ⅔ cup (151.33 g) Butter
- ½ cup (87.5 g) Dark Chocolate
- 3 Eggs
- ¾ cup (150 g) Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 4 tablespoons (30 g) Cocoa Powder
- ¾ cup (115 g) Chickpea Flour (Besan)
- 1 teaspoon Instant Coffee Powder
- ½ cup (118.29 g) Chocolate Chips
- Pre-heat oven to 350 F/ 175 C.
- Grease a 8X8 inch square tin with butter.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add butter and dark chocolate and microwave for 30 seconds to a minute till the chocolate starts melting. Whisk together till smooth and set aside to cool.
- Beat together eggs and sugar for 2-3 minutes till creamy.
- Add the chocolate mixture and vanilla extract and whisk again.
- Sift in salt, cocoa powder, besan, and coffee powder and fold into the wet mixture. Mix in chocolate chips.
- Pour the brownie batter into the greased tin and bake for 35-40 minutes minutes. Let them cool completely before slicing and serving.
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Vaishali Khona says
This recipe has my heart, no going back to APF brownies!! It is too good to describe..
Yay!! I feel the same way
Geeta Dsouza says
Richa tried your GF Chick Pea Brownies today... WOW WOW WOW no weds to describe how Fudgy, Moist and Amazing they turned out. I have just gone GF for B health reasons and have been trying so many GF recipes. Kudos to you loved it.... U share my passion.. 💞💜💖
Wohooo! Thanks for leaving a comment aunty
thanks for this now I am able to make such yummy brownies at home
Thank you for sharing such kind of wonderful recipe I will definitely try it in my kitchen once.
Admittedly, I've always turned my nose up at Gluten Free treats, but as more people I know can't have gluten, I wanted to be able to share treats with them so am starting to experiment. These brownies, oh my goodnes! YUMMMMS! With more protein, vitamins, & less calories than wheat flour, it's not a bad alternative! The batter will be DISGUSTING, don't try it! Nonetheless, something miraculous happens in the oven & it turns out sooo delicious! Modifications to this recipe: Used 70% Dark chocolate bars instead of choco chips, used half butter/ half coconut oil instead of all butter (Though I'm sure full butter would be amazing), the gram measurement for the second round of chocolate chunks is off- should be the same as chocolate at the beginning of the recipe list, when you chop the dk chocolate bar into chunks- put it into the fridge until ready to add to your batter for melty bits of chocolate once baked, added chopped hazelnuts/walnuts, & used cane sugar not white.
This recipe is Everything! Thank you for sharing!!!
Thank you for such detailed feedback Mariana! So glad you loved these gluten free brownies
camirra williamson says
I've made these a few times and they always turn out so good! this is my all time brownie recipe!!
Thanks so much Camirra! Really happy you liked the recipe
Elizabeth Elder says
These were amazing!!! So fudgy and can't taste any chickpea flavor at all.
Thats why I love this recipe so much too!
Can we use 55% Milk Chocolate, if we don't have Dark one available ?
Or would that require some other tweaks to be done to the recipe ?
Can I add brown sugar instead of regular sugar ?
Haliee Patel says
Husband was super skeptical about the chickpeas batter, but he is a convert now! Best fudgey-but-not-heavy brownies I've had.
Yay! Thanks for leaving a comment! Soooo glad you liked it Haliee
Hello! I was excited to find this intriguing recipe ! However I wanted to make this for my son and he is a vegetarian. So, that being said, do you think I can substitute the eggs with apple sauce and butter with maybe coconut oil? Thanks, Lisa
Yep, that should work!
Can you use cooking chocolate instead of chocolate chips for this recipe?
Andrea Dsouza says
Just follow the instructions and this is the best brownie recipe. Besan is used in most Indian sweets and why not brownies! They turned out so good that I had to double the quantity the next time I baked.
Yay! Thanks for trying out this recipe and leaving a comment Andrea. Soooo glad you liked it!
Indu Menon says
Truly speaking i was sceptical at first coz besan..? ! Really?? But decided to give it a try and everybody was drooling over this one! They were surprised/shocked to know that it's besan and nt apf!😊
Thankyou for the delicious recipe.
Thank you for leaving a comment! Sooo glad you liked it Indu
My first ever brownie baking experience... And it turned out perfect... You will not realize it not flour... One of my best baking experience in this lockdown...!!
So happy you liked the recipe Sushree! Thank you for leaving a comment