Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Brownies

I don't know what it is about being pregnant, but I'm craving sweets like nothing else right now. Anyway, I like to make these sugar-happy treats myself because I feel like it's healthier (aka I can choose what I add). Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my biggest cravings this week, and thus these gluten (and dairy) free peanut butter brownies were born today. You can always leave the peanut butter out if you are not a fan, as well (but I might judge you).

You will need:
  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a 8x8 inch pan. (I use coconut oil)
  2. Starting with the chocolate chips, and add all of the remaining ingredients, in the order listed into a large bowl. (I don't really think the order matters, but whatever)
  3. Blend until smooth. This is done to make sure the brownies are not grainy after baking. (I just stirred it with a spoon and it turned out fine)
  4. Scrape the brownie batter into the prepared pan, and smooth into an even layer with a wet spatula.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Mine was done at 30!
There is also a video tutorial if you are into video recipes.
Anyway, I hope you like them! I will probably make this again next week--it was that good. Oh, so chocolatey and the peanut butter, mmmmmhh! I need to go eat another one right now. Oh, and these brownies were adapted from this gluten free brownie recipe!


Ghost said...

How were they on the moist scale?! The lack of dairy makes me scared they could come out dry, especially in my non-baking hands. That coconut oil seems like it would surely make up for it though.

Carolynn said...

I'm not sure why brownies come out moist! I made these again yesterday and they were just as wonderful, although even more peanuty then usual (wonder if it's because I used a different brand of peanut butter?) but I loved them even more, so yeah. I LOVE peanut butter. Maybe it's the eggs that makes them moist? Or just something else. I love them even more then the "box" brownies.