Homemade gluten free gifts

Gluten-free brownies in a jar


These gluten-free brownies in a jar are the perfect homemade gift for the Holiday season. You can upcycle your empty jars and add a cute tag with the instructions on how to bake it, and you are ready to go! Ideal for Christmas, birthdays, baby showers etc…

The ingredients are pretty simple and cheap. Flour is used in a very small quantity so you can use the kind of flour that you prefer. I normally use chestnut flour or rice flour. But also teff, millet, fine corn, buckwheat flour will work. Most importantly, take the time to layer the ingredients thinking about their colors, as a result you will also get a pleasant look.

No gums or thickeners are among the ingredients, since brownies don’t need a big rising. Only whole grain, naturally gluten-free ingredients. And the best part is, no one will even know these are without gluten!

This is the easiest edible gift you can think of, and you can be sure that it will be very much appreciated from who will receive it. However, you can use the recipe to bake brownies for you as well!

Gluten-free brownie in a jar

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Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


Prep time



These ingredients are for a 25 oz (750 ml) jar.


  • 6 tbsp chestnut flour / rice flour

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • 6 tbsp almond flour

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1+½ cup brown or white sugar

  • ½ cup chocolate chips (dark or white)

  • some walnuts /hazelnuts / almonds (up to fill the jar)

  • To add later (write this on the label):
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter (melted) or 1+1⁄2 sticks (170 g)

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (can be replaced with milk or even water)

  • 3 large eggs

How to

  • Pour each ingredient in the jar, trying to alternate a light colored one with a more darker one. Examples: cocoa powder, then rice flour, then almond flour, then sugar. Top with chocolate chips and nuts up to fill the jar. See the photo on top of article for reference.
  • Close and attach the following directions to the jar.
  • Instructions to write on the tag
  • Melt ¾ cup of unsalted butter, then mix it with the whole content of the jar.
  • Add 3 eggs and 2 tsp of vanilla extract (or milk).
  • Bake in a 9×13″ (23 x 33-cm) pan at 350°F / 175°C for 30 minutes. Let it cool then slice.

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What to pair with these gluten-free brownies in a jar?

The best match could be a small bag of already made cookies, freshly baked from you. Here’s some ideas from the blog:

  • an easy shortbread enriched with almonds meal >>> GET THE RECIPE
  • cat shaped cookies for your pet lover friend >>> GET THE RECIPE
  • dairy-free and gluten-free meringues with hazelnuts, they stay crunchy and fresh for a long time >>> GET THE RECIPE

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