Flourless Christmas Tree Brownies on a wire rack and gold plate with Christmas lights and gold decorations around it

Flourless Christmas Tree Brownies

Is your Christmas tree up and decorated yet? I know many people who put theirs up on Thanksgiving or the day after, so catch up and get that tree up! If you don’t have room for a Christmas tree, perhaps some edible ones instead! These Flourless Christmas Tree Brownies are a delightful holiday treat to make with the kids or share with friends, neighbors, and coworkers. They are delicious brownies with a decadent chocolate ganache on top and you can decorate them with any color icing gel and sprinkles you’d like.

My secret ingredient in these brownies and in other chocolate treats I’ve made is to add tamari. I know, I know, adding tamari soy sauce to chocolate may seem weird, but trust me on this one! Tamari actually accentuates the chocolate flavor beautifully and adds a subtle but much needed touch of saltiness to balance the sweet. I used San-J’s 25% less sodium tamari because it has just the right amount of saltiness. Please note that San-J recently changed it’s label, but it’s the same recipe and product, just an updated label.

These brownies will last a few days in the fridge, so feel free to make them ahead for a party.

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Flourless Christmas Tree Brownies on a gold plate with Christmas lights and gold pine cones around the plate

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Flourless Christmas Tree Brownies on a wire rack and gold plate with Christmas lights and gold decorations around it
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Flourless Christmas Tree Brownies

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cooling time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 brownies
Calories: 463kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


For the Brownies:

  • Gluten free non-stick cooking spray
  • 12 tablespoons (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cups finely ground almond flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups brown or coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoons San-J 25 % Less Sodium Tamari
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Gel icing
  • Sprinkles

For the Ganache:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter , cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon San-J 25 % Less Sodium Tamari
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


For the Brownies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 (8-inch) cake pans with cooking spray, line the bottom with parchment, and lightly spray the parchment.
  • Put the butter and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high power for 2½ minutes. The chocolate chips should be very soft and beginning to melt. If not, microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir until the chocolate is fully melted and glossy. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Combine the almond flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder in another bowl, whisking well to make sure no lumps.
  • Add the eggs, sugar, tamari, and vanilla to the cooled chocolate and whisk well. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well. Divide the batter evenly among the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges look dry and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pans for 30 minutes. Remove from the pan and place facedown on a wire rack, remove the parchment and leave to finish cooling completely.
  • When completely cool, place the cakes face down on a cutting board and cut each cake into 8 triangles. Put a piece of waxed paper under the wire cooling rack and place the triangles face down on the rack.

For the Ganache:

  • Heat the cream over medium heat until it almost comes to a boil. Add the chocolate chips and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth and glossy. While still warm stir in the butter until completely melted. Stir in the tamari and vanilla.
  • Spoon the ganache heavily over the brownies, letting it drip down the sides.
  • Decorate with gel icing and sprinkles. Refrigerate to let the ganache harden, about 1 hour.


Nutrition Facts
Flourless Christmas Tree Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 213mg9%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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