Indulging in Decadence: Kyra’s Bake Shop’s Gluten-Free Brownies


Sink your teeth into these irresistibly Fudgy Gluten-Free Brownies, where rich, chocolatey goodness meets gluten-free bliss. This recipe is a game-changer, proving that gluten-free can still mean moist, chewy, and utterly decadent.

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In the realm of gluten-free baking, thankfully, there are a ton of treats that defy the stereotype of being, well, less-than. At the pinnacle are brownies — not just any brownies, but Kyra’s Bake Shop‘s Gluten-Free Brownies. As a gluten free foodie, I’ve had my fair share of goodies. But, I promise you, Kyra’s recipe isn’t just another bookmark in your recipe folder; it’s a revelation. In fact, if you’re anything like me, once you try this recipe you’ll never need another brownie recipe because this is the one.

A Fudgy Odyssey

Disclaimer – Kyra is one of my besties, but I feel like my opinions about her baking are as unbiased as they get. She is a maestro of the gluten-free bake shop scene, and has graciously shared her secret to making the most rich and fudgy brownies, sans gluten. They are so fudgy, in fact, that she calls them Truffle Fudge Brownies.

The secret, it seems, isn’t just in the substitution of flour but in the alchemy of balancing moisture, fat, and the all-important chocolate. Her brownies are a testament to the fact that with the right ingredients and a touch of culinary wizardry, gluten-free can go from good to eyes rolling into the back of your head good.

The texture of Kyra’s brownies strikes the perfect balance between crispy edges and a fudgy middle, a feat often considered the Holy Grail of brownie-making. This textural nirvana is achieved through a meticulous mix of gluten-free flours, which Kyra has refined over countless batches. Each bite is a rich, chocolatey embrace, with the kind of depth and intensity that only comes from someone who truly understands the art of gluten-free baking.

FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Gluten-Free Brownies

Q: Can gluten-free brownies taste as good as traditional brownies?

Absolutely. With recipes like Kyra’s, gluten-free brownies not only match but often surpass their gluten-containing counterparts in taste and texture.

Q: What’s the best gluten-free flour to use for brownies?

Kyra suggests a mix of cocoa powder, potato starch, and tapioca starch which yields excellent results. The key is to find a balance that mimics the structure and moisture retention of traditional wheat flour.

Q: How do you get fudgy gluten-free brownies?

The secret to fudgy brownies, gluten-free or otherwise, lies in the fat-to-flour ratio and the cooking time. More fat and less flour, combined with pulling them out of the oven just before you think they’re done, does the trick.

Q: Can I add mix-ins to my gluten-free brownie batter?

Of course! Nuts, chocolate chips, or even swirls of peanut butter can elevate your brownies to a whole new level. Just ensure your mix-ins are also gluten-free. Here’s a few of Kyra’s recommendations:

Mocha Variation: For the coffee enthusiasts, add a kick of instant espresso powder to the dry mix. It’s a brownie with a buzz!

Mexican Variation: Fancy something spicy? Add cayenne pepper, ground cinnamon, and a hint of almond extract for a Mexican chocolate fiesta in your mouth.

Cappuccino Variation: If you’re feeling luxurious, top your cooled brownies with a layer of silky ganache made from Bailey’s Irish Cream and melted chocolate. It’s like a cappuccino in a brownie form!

Q: How do I store gluten-free brownies to keep them moist?

Store them in an airtight container at room temperature to maintain their moisture. For longer storage, you can freeze them, tightly wrapped.

woman holding a gluten free brownie

In every chocolatey, fudgy bite of Kyra’s gluten-free brownies, there’s a reminder that gluten-free baking can be just as delicious (or more) than the glutenous counterparts. So, here’s to Kyra, who’s not just baking brownies but reshaping the gluten-free culinary landscape, one delicious goodie at a time. Now, armed with her recipe, we can all bring a little piece of that magic into our kitchens. And when you’re in Portland, Oregon be sure to stop in to indulge in some of her spectacular gluten free pastries. Tell her that Alison sent you!

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gluten free brownies on parchment

Kyra’s Bake Shop’s Gluten-Free Brownies

Alison Needham
Sink your teeth into these irresistibly Fudgy Gluten-Free Brownies, where rich, chocolatey goodness meets gluten-free bliss. This recipe is a game-changer, proving that gluten-free can still mean moist, chewy, and utterly decadent.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 162 kcal


  • 8" square baking pan



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil an 8-inch square baking pan and then line with parchment paper so the ends extend up over the top of the pan. Lightly oil the parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cocoa powder, potato starch, tapioca flour, sugar and salt. Whisk in the eggs, oil, water and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined and uniform in texture.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownies comes out almost clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan and then refrigerate in the pan for 1 hour. Using the ends of the parchment paper, lift the brownies out of the pan and cut into squares.


Serving: 1brownieCalories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 208mgPotassium: 155mgFiber: 3gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free brownie recipe, gluten free brownies, gluten free chocolate brownies, kyra’s bake shop, truffle fudge brownies
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  1. 5 stars
    Kyra is a master baker, no wonder these are famous!

  2. 5 stars
    I always visit Kyra’s when I’m in the Portland area, but I also love these brownies with a cup of coffee in my own kitchen. 🥰 And the mocha/mexican/cappuccino variations are amazing!

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