Looking for special, decadent, over the top gluten-free mint brownies? You’ve come to the right place! I make these whenever the chocolate + mint craving hits me! A fudgy gluten-free brownie topped with a layer of mint icing and topped with a smooth layer of dark chocolate… um, yes please. I’m lamenting the fact that this entire pan of gluten-free mint brownies has been devoured. They were enjoyed by everyone that I shared them with! Years ago, when I could still eat gluten, a little bakery opened up downtown. I stopped in, as I LOVE bakeries, and discovered this incredible treat. The brownies were cut in huge squares and kept chilled. I would buy one and savor every little bite, usually saving half of it to enjoy the next day since they were so big. I would crave these brownies every few weeks. Sadly, the bakery ended up closing. My craving for these brownies only intensified once I could no longer buy them. Finally I set to work on figuring out my own recipe for them. I tried many recipes with less than desirable results like a brownie layer that was too cakey or not chocolatey enough, a mint layer that tasted like toothpaste, and a chocolate layer that wouldn’t look smooth and glossy. After many tests and tweaks, and some tips from a friend, I had this recipe perfected. And then I had to give up gluten. Back to square one. Or maybe not! What if I could take my perfected recipe and just use a good quality gluten-free flour blend in it? Would it turn out the same? Prior to last week, I had yet to try making them with either of my favorite gluten-free flours (gfJules and Gluten Free Mama). I was confident, though, because they haven’t failed me yet. I can definitely say that these tasted just the same as the gluten-full version I used to make. I’ve now tested it with each of those flour blends with great success! Thumbs up came from those that have to eat gluten-free and those that don’t! A few recipe notes: Since this recipe has multiple layers and they need to cool, feel free to make this over a span of two days. I baked the gluten-free brownies one day, then did the mint layer & chocolate layer the next day. You’ll definitely want to make sure to wait until they are well-chilled before cutting, and you’ll want to keep them chilled when not being served. Kept chilled, these stayed nice and moist and tasty for 4 days with no change in quality or flavor. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! If you love this chocolate and mint combo, you’ve got to try my other favorite: gluten-free mint chocolate bundt cakes! I make these for holiday parties every December and they’re always a hit! Looking for more decadent gluten-free brownie recipes? Make sure to try my gluten-free buckeye brownies too! Also, I have a Pinterest board FULL of them! Check it out here: Gluten-free Brownies on Pinterest. And now for the recipe! *I've tested this with Gluten Free Mama's Almond Flour Blend and gfJules flour. They both work amazingly well. If using a flour blend that already includes xanthan or guar gum, then omit the xanthan called for in the recipe. As always, be sure to double-check all of your ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free. You can double this recipe for 11x15” jelly roll size pan. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Photos and text updated March 2019. Previous photo: I hope you and your family and friends enjoy these gf mint brownies as much as we do!
Notes on ingredients and substitutions for these gluten-free mint brownies:
Gluten-free Mint Brownies Recipe:
After many tests and tweaks, and some tips from a friend, I had this recipe perfected.
Thumbs up came from those that have to eat gluten-free and those that don’t!
I baked the gluten-free brownies one day, then did the mint layer & chocolate layer the next day.
And now for the recipe!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Photos and text updated March 2019.
I hope you and your family and friends enjoy these gf mint brownies as much as we do!
Wednesday 19th of August 2020
Hi. Have you ever made these egg free? What would you recommend to replace the 4 eggs? So you think an egg substitute like the egg replacer would work? Thank you.
Sunday 16th of September 2018
Would the recipe still turn out if I omitted the xanthan gum? I don't have any on hand, but I still want to try these. Thanks!
Monday 17th of September 2018
If your flour blend doesn't have any gums (xanthan or guar), then your brownie layer will likely fall apart. I would wait to make until you have some!
Friday 27th of July 2018
Can you make ahead and freeze them? Like for a month?
Wednesday 22nd of November 2017
I just made these gf & dairy free and they are amazing! I'm the only gf dairy free person in my house and my family loves them too! I used Melt organic Buttery sticks in place of butter.they are dairy free soy free canola free.
Monday 12th of December 2016
These were great! Very rich but lovely as a gluten free treat