Gluten-Free Coffee Brownie With Ricotta Swirl

Published on Nov 21, 2021

  by   Kristina Stosek

2 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Serves: 16 pc
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This recipe is for the best gluten free Coffee Brownies with lightly sweetened ricotta cheese swirl flavored with a hint of orange zest and studded with mini chocolate chips. The brownies are exceptionally delicious!


2 brownie squares on a plate with 2 mugs in the background


this gluten free coffee brownie is two desserts in one

Everything about this coffee brownie is so GOOD! Each bite is filled with rich coffee pudding-like brownie and a light cannoli-style ricotta swirl with extra chocolate.

This recipe has the best of both desserts, made into one gluten-free brownie. The chocolate dessert is melt in your mouth deliciousness.

Enjoy them warm, or let them cool and serve chilled. This gluten-free dessert also packages well for gifting this holiday season.


gluten-free brownies on a green platter

a brownie recipe is for the holidays

November is officially the holiday season, and as far as desserts, anything goes. But, of course, indulging in rich, decadent chocolate desserts makes the holidays extra special.

coffee brownie with ricotta swirl—recipe details

Starting with the ricotta swirl,

The ricotta swirl makes this coffee brownie insanely delicious, yet it is so simple to make.


ricotta, chocolate chips, orange zest, sugar and coffee in a bowl


Grab a bowl and combine ricotta cheese, egg white, coffee, orange zest, some sugar and mini chocolate chips. That’s it!

Next, make the coffee brownie batter,


coffee brownie batter in a bowl with spatula


Using a large bowl and electric mixer, beat the sugar with warm coffee. Then add remaining wet ingredients and mix to combine.

mix dry ingredients,

I like to whisk the dry ingredients before I add them to the wet mixture. However, you don’t have to whisk them first. Instead, while the mixer is running, add the dry ingredients until just combined. The brownie batter is now ready.


brownie batter with ricotta swirls in a square pan


Pour the brownie batter into a 9-inch square baking pan, then dollop the ricotta mixture over the batter. To make the swirl use a knife and swirl it through the batter. Do not mix it, just do big swirls. The coffee brownie is ready for baking.


baked brownie with ricotta swirl in a square pan

Why is this coffee brownie with ricotta swirl so good!

The mini chocolate chips melted in the ricotta cheese. And the orange zest compliments the chocolate. If you are using alcohol in this recipe, the coffee brownie becomes an extra special treat. 


brownie on a plate with a bite out of it


How to serve coffee brownies?

We love the brownies chilled because they taste like a delicious pudding dessert. Although serving them warm will keep them slightly goey, making them super tasty.

Are you in search of desserts for special occasion? Here are our favorites.

Gluten-Free Baked Pumpkin Mousse Cake

Gluten-Free Boston Cream Pie Recipe

Gluten-Free Cream Puffs Recipe

Gluten-Free Amaretto Cannoli Cake Recipe


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Many thanks!

Kristina xx

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thank you John


These brownies look soo good!!!

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