Gluten-Free Olive Oil Brownies

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Brownie squares with walnuts on a cooling rack

I have been on the hunt for the perfect gluten-free brownie for years now and I’m happy to say I’ve finally nailed it! These Gluten-Free Olive Oil Brownies have the perfect crackly top, a walnut studded fudgy center, and they are absolutely impossible to resist.

Baking pan of walnut studded brownies

Who needs butter when you have make your brownies with olive oil?!?

I’ve tried all sorts of recipes and techniques over the years and it turns out that all I needed to do to achieve the brownie of my dreams was to accept Pompeian’s challenge to get ‘trending in the kitchen’ by making a healthier version of my favorite dessert! These babies call for a hefty pour of Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil instead of vegetable oil which not only adds unexpected flavor, but is a much healthier-for-you-fat. I used gluten-free flour instead of wheat flour, 3 types of melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder, and a showering of walnuts that have been toasted to perfection before being tossed into the batter for texture. Trust me, they are the perfect brownie!!

Bottle of Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and squares of brownies

While these brownies are gluten free it isn’t vegan and I know a lot of you are looking for recipes that fit both requirements. So, I searched the internet and found this incredible gluten free AND vegan recipe for Easy Vegan Gluten Free Brownies with a delectable sun butter swirl!

If you’ve tried this Gluten Free Olive Oil Brownies Recipe, I would be so grateful if you would rate it. Let me know what you think in the comments below. I just love hearing from you, and your reviews and comments really help others that visit This Mess is Ours!


Gluten Free Olive Oil Brownies

Pan of gluten free olive oil brownies

The perfect brownie for every occasion! No one will ever even know that it is gluten free.

Don’t forget to rate the recipe, and let me know what you think about these Gluten Free Olive Oil Brownies in the comments below. I just love hearing from you. Your reviews/comments really help other people that visit This Mess is Ours!

  • Author: This Mess Is Ours
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: approx 12-15 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert


1/2 cup Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for greasing pan

2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

2 ounces milk chocolate, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup gluten free all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped, toasted walnuts

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8x2-inch or 9x9x2-inch baking pan with Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Line the pan with parchment paper so that the ends are hanging over the sides of the pan to use as a handle later.

In a medium saucepan, combine the 1/2 cup Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, bittersweet and milk chocolate. Cook and stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted. Remove from the heat. Add both sugars to the chocolate mixture and stir until smooth. Add the eggs, beating until each one is combined.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt with a whisk then add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Stir in he walnuts and chocolate chips. The batter will be very thick and glossy. Spread into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until the top is set but still soft. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into bars.

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What are the health benefits of olive oil?

Olive oil is full of healthy monounsaturated fats which are resistant to heat, making olive oil a good choice for cooking. These fats, also called oleic acid, have anti-inflammatory properties which reduce the risks of disease, including cancer. 

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