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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Flourless Brownies (gluten free and vegan)

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Flourless Brownies (gluten free and vegan)

I don't make many grain free baked goods these days since most of them require a lot of eggs to hold together. These brownies are the exception! You can make them with any nut butter you prefer but I LOVE the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. They hold together really well with flax eggs and they are dairy free so they are a perfect dessert for vegans and those who don't eat grains or gluten. They are delicious fresh out of the oven with ice cream or chilled in the refrigerator for a fudgy treat. 

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Flourless Brownies

Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup of organic creamy peanut butter (choose a brand with just peanuts - no added sugars or palm oil)

1/2 cup of coconut milk (or any non-dairy milk of your choice)

2 flax eggs (combine 2 Tbs of ground flax with 5 Tbs of water and let sit for 5-10 minutes until thickened)

1/2 cup of sweetener of your choice (maple syrup, coconut nectar, coconut sugar, honey or monk fruit sweetener)

1/3 cup of cocoa powder

2 tsp of vanilla extract

1/4 tsp of salt (omit if your peanut butter contains salt)

1/2 cup of dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Variations:

Almond or cashew butter with butterscotch chips (Delicious! Guittard brand butterscotch chips are gluten free.)

Almond or cashew butter with a 1/4 cup of pecans and coconut for a German chocolate brownie. 

Almond or cashew butter and 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of cayenne for a Mexican chocolate brownie. 

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips together in a large bowl. The batter will be a thick, smooth consistency. If the batter seems too dry (or if you used a dry sweetener), you can add a little more coconut milk until the batter can be easily stirred. Add the chocolate chips and any additional ingredients. 

Pour into a greased 8X8 pan and bake for 16-18 minutes. The brownies should be soft but not wet to the touch. Serve immediately with ice cream or let cool completely and chill before cutting the brownies into squares. 

 

 

 

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