I LOVE brownies! But, I haven’t had any in a while just because they can end up being my downfall. I eat one, I eat the whole pan.
This recipe uses peanut butter, which I love, but my kids don’t – so I had these brownies all to myself….yes!
I will not take the entire credit for this recipe, it was actually a combination of taking a little something from a few peanut butter brownie recipes and combining those elements into my own.
But, I hope you enjoy it nonetheless!
This recipe makes 9 servings.
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup natural or organic peanut butter (or other nut butter of your choice)*
- 2 tablespoons organic brown rice syrup
- 3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup oat flour or ground oats
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon double acting baking powder
- 9×9 baking pan
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease the baking pan.
- Grind the oats (if not using already made oat flour) and chia seeds.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the peanut butter, organic brown rice syrup, and vanilla. Then add in the applesauce until combined and then beat in the egg until just combined.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, sugar, raw cacao powder, ground chia seeds, and baking powder.
- Mix the mixture from step #4 with the mixture from steps 3 until just combined. Do not over stir.
- Pour the mixture evenly into the baking pan and bake for 17-20 minutes or until lightly puffy.
- Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes, before removing. Enjoy!
*Don’t like peanut butter or any other nut butters? You can omit it altogether and use 1/2 cup oat flour or ground oats instead of 1/4 cup to make regular brownies.
Want to pair these brownies with some ice cream? Try the Peanut Butter Brownie Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe!
Estimated nutrition facts based on 9 servings. Serving size = 1 brownie.
Calories: 166 Protein: 6g Fat: 9g Total Carbs: 16g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 6g Sodium: 90mg