Flawlessly Flourless Brownies

[ 2 ] August 26, 2010 |

What are the benefits of leaving flour out of your brownies?

You’ll have fudgy, smooth, lump-free chocolate delights that will have friends wondering what your secret is. When you use cornstarch instead of flour, you’re using the preferred thickener in puddings and custards, so your brownies will be naturally moist and consistent in texture.

As an added bonus, any of your friends who might be on a gluten-free diet will be begging for this recipe!


½ cup butter
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
¼ cup cornstarch
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
½ cup nuts, if desired


1. Lightly grease an 8×8 pan.

2. Preheat your oven to 350°.

3. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl.

4. Whisk in the cocoa powder.

5. Stir in the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

6. Mix the salt and baking soda into the measuring cup of cornstarch.

7. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts, if desired.

8. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

9. Let cool and enjoy.

*Alexis Bonari is a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident education blogger and performs research surrounding College Scholarships.  In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming and avoiding her laptop.

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About the Author ()

Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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  1. Reinaldo says:

    Thanks for finally talking about > Flawlessly Flourless Brownies < Loved it!

  2. Johnna says:

    Thank you!! @Reinaldo

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