Brownies are always an irresistible treat and this recipe for gluten-free eggnog brownies is especially irresistible on holiday dessert plates. Cream cheese flavored with brandy and nutmeg swirls through the fudgy brownies, giving this brownie recipe a special holiday flavor and look.
Use your favorite gluten-free brownie mix in this fast and easy holiday recipe. I used Gluten Free Pantry® Chocolate Truffle Brownies Gourmet Baking Mix" with excellent results.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 1 package gluten-free brownie mix (Note: A mix that calls for a 13x9x2-inch baking pan) I used Gluten Free Pantry Chocolate Truffle Brownies Gourmet Baking Mix
- eggs (quantity called for on gf brownie mix package)
- butter OR vegetable oil (amount called for on gf brownie mix package)
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons gluten-free brandy extract OR 2 tablespoon brandy (See notes)
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and brush with vegetable oil.
Prepare brownie mix according to package directions.
In a separate mixing bowl use a whisk to combine softened cream cheese, sugar, brandy extract and nutmeg.
Spread half of the brownie batter in the prepared pan. Drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture over the brownie batter. Pour the remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese drops and use a large spatula to smooth the top of the brownies.
Draw the tip of a knife lengthwise through the batter. Make 3 lines, about 3-inches apart to make a marbled pattern. Repeat, making about 5 lines across the width of the pan.
Bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted about 2-inches from the edge of the pan comes out clean.
Completely cool on a wire rack. Carefully lift brownies out of pan with the edges of the parchment paper or tinfoil.
Makes about 24 brownies, depending on how you cut them.
I found gluten-free brandy extract at Cook's Flavoring Company
If you would rather make homemade gluten-free brownies than use a commercial mix, this recipe for a gluten-free version of Katharine Hepburn's Favorite Brownies is very decadent!
Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.