Gluten Free Fudgey Chocolate Kumquat Brownies

Do you love a little citrus flavor in your chocolate?

Gluten Free Fudgey Kumquat Brownies

I can’t resist when I see those orange zest dark chocolate bars at the store.

Why can’t I have that same flavor at home?

It was time to remedy this for myself. Brownies have been on my mind lately, so I created a moist and delicious chocolaty brownie and added some kumquats for the citrus flavors.

Have you tried kumquats?

They are these sweet tart little tiny oranges. These are the only oranges where you actually eat the skin! The seeds are usually also eaten, but for this recipe, it is best to remove them. Many of the tiny kumquats don’t have seeds, if they do, it is typical for there only to be one or two.

Chop up some kumquats, their citrus sweet tart aromas will fill your kitchen.


I used 1/3 cup of chopped kumquats (with the rind.)

chopped kumquats

(*Don’t forget to remove the seeds.)

brownie wet and dry

Mix and then add the chopped kumquat.

brownie batter

You can see little bits of the kumquat in this batter.

baked brownies

They bake up with a nice crust on top of the moist brownies. Allow these to cool before cutting them.

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Gluten Free Kumquat Brownies

Gluten Free Fudgey Kumquat Brownies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


  • 1/3 cup kumquat chopped, seeds removed
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 8 ounces butter melted
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour blend (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray coconut oil in a small baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix gently and then add chopped kumquats.
  6. Add to baking dish.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until done.
  8. Allow to cool before cutting.

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  1. I have to confess that I’ve never tried a kumquat, but I’m not a real “citrus in the raw” person (hehe) although I do love my chocolate clementine cake, so I’m sure I’d love your fudgy kumquat brownies, Sandi! 🙂 I am always amazed at your creativity and how well you use the contents of your produce boxes–bravo!


  2. I most definitely love a bit of citrus with chocolate and I have never tried kumquat before so I am all over this recipe! Looks fantastic!

  3. G’day I love unusual brownies and wish I could try one right now!
    Cheers! Joanne

  4. What a wonderful use for Kumquats. Citrus and chocolate are so wonderful together.

  5. Gluten Free Fudgey Kumquat Brownies have never looked better and loving the Gluten free part more and more since your recipes make life easier!!

  6. These sound amazing! Love the creative and flavorful addition of the kumquats! Great idea!

  7. I almost bought some kumquats the other day because I didn’t know what to do with them! I’ve always wondered if you leave the rind on or not. Good to know to deseed them though! Great recipe!

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