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
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
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.
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.