These totally fudgy, gooey, decadent Gluten Free Blackberry Brownies are the ultimate chocolate fix. The rich, fudgy chocolate combined with bursts of sweet wild blackberries will have you coming back for more. They’re so easy to make, and no mixer is needed – so get your apron on and let’s bake!
September is one of my favourite months, it’s where summer meets autumn and the leaves start turning. And, of course, it’s when everything pumpkin spice starts appearing. I LOVE all things pumpkin spice, because I love fall spices – they’re so warm and inviting, comforting even. But, this post isn’t about the wonderful spices of autumn – it’s about the wonderful produce that comes along with September. My favourite being blackberries!
Now, depending on where you live, blackberries may be more of an August thing for you – the warmer the climate, the earlier the blackberries come! Even here in the UK it varies, blackberries tend to ripen a couple weeks earlier in London than the ‘burbs where my mum lives (about 15-20 miles out of London) because it’s a degree or two warmer in the city. But, wherever you are in the UK, you can be sure you’ll find plenty of blackberries growing wildly. I make it a rule to never buy blackberries unless it’s an emergency (anybody else have berry emergencies?!) because they’re so freely available to pick to your heart’s content around here. I pick so many in the first couple weeks of September, my freezer is stocked full! I did consider buying a punnet of blackberries from Tesco for these Blackberry Brownies, just for the photos since they’re a lot bigger – but in the end I decided it was a waste of money and I quite like the cute little wild berries – don’t you?
These Blackberry Brownies are just one of the many ways I have put all the blackberries I picked to use – I have a few other amazing recipes to share with you over the coming weeks so make sure to save some of your blackberries for those! But for today, it’s all about these amazing Blackberry Brownies! Honestly, they’re so fudgy and gooey – totally irresistible. The sweet little blackberries dotted throughout really take them to the next level of deliciousness. I underbake my brownies slightly, although I don’t like to say “underbaked” because to me they’re perfectly baked – what I mean is I take them out of the oven before they’re fully set – so they’re gooey, fudgy perfection when cooled. So perfectly underbaked is when a skewer comes out with wet crumbs on, but not raw batter.
Another amazing thing about these Blackberry Brownies is they are so easy to make. I use my trusted brownie base (if it ain’t broke, right) and add a tonne of sweet, freshly picked blackberries to the mix. You don’t even need a mixer, just a good old fashioned mixing bowl and wooden spoon. They are, of course, gluten free too. I use Dove’s Farm’s Gluten Free flour blend which I love, but your favourite 1-for-1 gluten free flour blend will work too! And if gluten isn’t a problem for you, just sub in regular plain/all purpose flour – Blackberry Brownies made easy for all, that’s my kind of baking! These beauties also have some Crème de mûre (blackberry liqueur) in, but you can just omit that if you don’t have any or want to keep them booze free. However, one of my amazing blackberry recipes I have coming up for you is for Crème de mûre so keep an eye out for that, and I’ll link here when it’s live!
I took these seriously addictive Blackberry Brownies to work and they went down very well. I mean, you really can’t go wrong with these Blackberry Brownies – they’re fudgy, gooey, packed full of chocolate, have the perfect crinkle top! And blackberries combined with chocolate are just a match made in heaven – I love the sweet and slightly bitter combo of berries with chocolate, don’t you? Honestly, I could talk about how yummy these Gluten Free Blackberry Brownies are for days, but I think I should just let the recipe do the talking – let’s get baking!
Gluten Free Blackberry Brownies
Yield 15 brownies
Fudgy, gooey and oh so delicious - these easy Gluten Free Blackberry Brownies are the perfect combination of rich chocolate brownie and sweet blackberries.
- 1 cup (225g) unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
- 7 oz (200g) dark chocolate
- 1 cup (100g) cocoa powder
- 1.5 cups (225g) gluten free all purpose/plain flour blend (or regular AP/plain flour if gluten isn't a problem)
- 1 tsp xanthan gum (omit if your GF flour blend already has xantham gum or you're using regular gluten flour)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/4 cup packed (250g) light brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp brewed coffee*
- 3 tbsp créme de mûre (blackberry liqueur) (optional)
- 3/4 cup (100g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups (250g) blackberries (washed and de-stemmed)
- Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Line a 9x13" brownie pan with greaseproof paper - leaving overhang at each end (this is for easy brownie removal)
- Put the butter, sugar and dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals, until all melted. Leave aside to cool slightly.
- Sift cocoa into a medium bowl, add flour, xanthan gum, salt, lemon zest and baking powder. Whisk to combine and remove any lumps. Set aside
- In another large mixing bowl beat the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla with a wooden spoon until combined. Stir in the coffee and créme de mûre if using. Beat in the melted chocolate mixture.
- Add the flour, and gently beat with wooden spoon until combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips. Then gently stir in the blackberries.
- Pour into your prepared brownie pan and use the back of the spoon to spread out
- Bake for 40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out with wet crumbs but not raw batter.
- Cool in the tin, then remove and cut into squares
- I recommend cooling completely before cutting but they're great eaten warm with some vanilla ice cream, warm up in the microwave for 20 seconds to enjoy this way!
*You cannot taste the coffee, it just intensifies the chocolate flavour. You can omit if you really must, but I strongly advise against it
Calorie information is approximate
Serving Size 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18.2 g
Saturated Fat 10.7 g
Total Carbohydrates 40 g
Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
Sugars 33.1 g
Protein 5.8 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.