Espresso Fudge Brownies

While my husband loves all of my gluten-free chocolate dessert recipes, these Espresso Fudge Brownies are his fave. He left a special love note for me late last night after eating them to tell me how incredible they are. Fans are raving about this recipe too!

You can whip this simple one-pot brownie recipe up in a jiffy. What I love about this dessert is that it’s so easy to make, I can have it prepared in less time than it takes to pre-heat the oven. I also like the easy one pot clean-up that comes along with making these brownies, which many people are saying are my best ever!

In addition to gluten-free, I made these brownies dairy-free recipe for those of you who have dairy allergies. I know you’ll love them as much as we do!

Espresso Fudge Brownies

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Servings 16 brownies


  • Melt chocolate in a saucepan over very low heat
  • Add shortening and stir until completely dissolved
  • Stir in ground espresso and remove from heat
  • Blend in eggs, coconut sugar, vanilla, and salt to mixture in pan using a hand blender
  • Blend in almond flour and coconut flour
  • Pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  • Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes
  • Remove from oven and cool for 1 hour
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
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This recipe is based on one from the Cook’s Illustrated website. When I saw their amazing recipe for Triple Chocolate Espresso Brownies I knew I had to create my own high-protein, gluten-free version.

Here are some of my other easy gluten-free brownie recipes for you!

These are amazing! I took them to a dinner these brownies were an absolute hit!


187 responses to “Espresso Fudge Brownies”

  1. This is my favorite brownie recipe of all time. I leave out the espresso beans (don’t need the caffeine), and they are fabulous. Whenever I serve these healthy brownies to my family and guests they GUSH over them. They are a huge hit. I like to top mine with raspberries and strawberries when they are in season. Thank you Elana for this AMAZING recipe that continues to bring me joy.

  2. Dear Elana I made this wonderful recipe, it turned out a beauty I added a cup of chopped walnuts and they are all gone !

  3. Hello, Dear Elana,
    I decided to make these brownies (for the first time) to take to a dinner party this evening.
    I adjusted the ingredients slightly. Used 1/2 C coconut palm sugar and 5TB Kerry Gold Butter. I iced them with 2 ounces of 85 % dark chocolate melted in 2 oz of heavy cream.
    The end result was met with raves from every guest. One small square was incredibly rich, sweet enough for discriminating palates and oh, so satisfying. Your Espresso Fudge Brownie Recipe is a winner!

    Gracious Thanks,

    • Oh love the idea of reducing sugar… and butter instead of shortening thanks for the tips!! Making them tonight and serving with healthy ice cream /)

  4. Hi Elana!

    I made these for the first time yesterday. These are amazing! I took them to a dinner these brownies were an absolute hit!


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