Janet and Greta Podleski make a fudgy, gluten-free brownie recipe from their bestselling cookbook, "The Looneyspoons Collection."

Greta's Gluten-Free Miracle Brownies

These super-chocolaty brownies have miraculous taste and deliver mouthfuls of chewy moistness thanks to the addition of  pumpkin, the "secret," non-detectable ingredient.


  • 1/2 cup Greta's Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see tip below)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp each baking powder and salt
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°F (176°F). Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour blend, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Mix well.

In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pumpkin, butter, egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir vigorously until well blended. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips. Batter will be thick.

Spread the batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the top feels dry to touch. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate overnight for best flavor. Cut into 16 2-inch squares. These brownies taste great cold!

Makes 16 servings

Per serving: 110 calories, 5.6 g total fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 2 g protein, 14 g carbohydrate, 1.4 g fiber, 21 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium

Recipe tip:

After days of tinkering and lots of research, we're certain that the best gluten-free baking results are achieved by creating your own gluten-free flour blend. Our blend works very well in most muffin, cookie and brownie recipes. You can buy these ingredients at a health-food store or bulk-food store. Combine 2 cups sorghum flour, 2 cups potato starch (not potato flour), 1/2 cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup brown rice flour and 1 tablespoon xanthan gum. Mix well and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one month.