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Chickpea Flour Brownies (Besan Brownies - naturally gluten free)

Easy, Gluten Free Brownies made with Chickpea Flour (besan) are fudgy, chocolatey and irresistible! You will never guess that there is no all purpose flour in this healthy treat.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 portions
Calories 301kcal
Author Richa


  • Oven


  • cup Butter
  • ½ cup Dark Chocolate
  • 3 Eggs
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • ¾ cup Chickpea Flour (Besan)
  • 1 teaspoon Instant Coffee Powder
  • ½ cup 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.



  1. Chocolate: We used 55% dark chocolate in this recipe.
  2. This recipe requires 40 minutes at 175C in my oven. This time may vary depending on your oven and its capacity. Start checking if the brownies are cooked by inserting a fork or toothpick in the centre at the 35 minute mark. If the toothpick comes out clean, or with very few crumbs on it, it is baked. 
  3. You can add walnuts, almonds, pecans, peeled peanuts, etc., as a topping or combined with the batter. You can also add chocolate chunks, caramel candies, or even Oreo chunks. 


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg