Tuesday, January 15, 2013

chocolate peanut butter {gf} brownies

You know how healthy folk will make some kind of sugar free, gluten free dessert and say, "you can't even tell it's healthy...it tastes soooo good, try it." So you do. And.....immediately you regret your decision and desperately wish you didn't have taste buds...or a tounge...or a head. 

Well, I can PROMISE you...that is NOT going to happen with these beauties. These. Are. Delicious. You taste a hint of sweetness from the dates, gooey goodness from the peanut butter, and a rich chocolaty finish from the cocoa. These are dense, fudgy & so SO good. But you don't have to take my word for it,
(any reading rainbow fans?) go ahead and whip up a batch. Here are the deets:


chocolate & peanut butter brownies

*1/2 cup gluten-free quick cooking oats
*1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
*3/4 cup peanut butter
*1/2 tsp vanilla
*6 dates (make sure the pits are removed)
*1/2 cup shredded coconut
*5 oz. greek vanilla yogurt
*1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
*1 egg
*1/4 tsp salt
*1 tsp baking soda

1.Preheat oven to 350.
2.Combine the almond milk & dates in the blender & mix on high until smooth.
3.Add the rest of the ingredients, except peanut butter. Blend until smooth.
4.Add batter to greased 8x8 pan.
5.Heat up the peanut butter in the microwave for approx 40 seconds until melted.
6.Drizzle the melted peanut butter into the pan and use a knife to swirl into the batter.
7.Bake for 20-25 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
8.Allow to completely cool before serving. (I threw mine in the fridge)

{chocolate & peanut butter...oh how i love you.}

Linked to:
*serendipity and spice blog here
*the simply sugar and gluten free blog here
*mandy's recipe box here
*sugar and dots here
*whole lifestyle nutrition here
*authentic simplicity here
*gluten free homemaker here
*walking on sunshine here
*foodie friends friday here


  1. oh, yum!

    xo Jennifer


  2. I wish my iPad had smell-o-vision!!!! Yummy in my tummy!!!!!

    1. Better yet...taste-o-vision. They are delish!!

  3. My mouth is watering. We will be making these soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. You'll have to let us know what you think! We are obsessed with them.

  4. Those. Look. Delicious.

    I am making this as soon as I get home.

  5. My son is gluten intolerant--cannot wait to make these for him!

    1. Jackie, I hope he likes them! You'll have to give us a report.

  6. Always amazed at what can be made gluten free! Very yum...

  7. These look yummy. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope you will join us again this week. Newest Follower.

  8. These look amazing! I might try them for a Valentine's Day treat. Thanks for sharing your recipe at Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

    1. Linda, these would be a great V-Day dessert! Thanks for stopping by!