Grain Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bars {Gluten Free}

Apparently yesterday was National Peanut Butter Day! I didn’t even know that was a thing until I saw it all over Instagram. I had planned on posting the recipe for these Grain Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bars today anyway, but being that we are just one day past a peanut butter celebration it seems like perfect timing! Of course on my blog all of the recipes are gluten free, but recently some readers had requested something grain free as well. These brownies are a creation that I came up with when trying to accommodate a grain free diet.

Grain Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

To make these brownies I used Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter from Bell Plantation (the makers of PB2). Their peanut butter has a great, salty peanut flavor and only 2 grams of sugar per serving. Of course you can use any peanut butter that you have on hand. I haven’t tried it yet but I am sure these would be delicious with cashew or almond butter too!

Grain Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

These brownies are fudgy, yet slightly cakey in texture. One brownie is less than 200 calories and packs 7 grams of protein…not bad for a sweet tooth satisfying treat! Of course you can also add a chocolate drizzle to the top which adds a few more calories but is so worth it. It looks pretty and tastes amazing!

Grain Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Jess

Grain Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bars {Gluten Free}
 
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Serves: 9 brownies
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup mashed, overripe banana
  • Optional: 1 tbsp chocolate chips + ½ tsp coconut oil
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add peanut butter, eggs, cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking powder, maple syrup, and banana to a food processor.
  3. Combine on low speed. You will need to scrape the sides one time.
  4. Turn processor on to high speed and let mix for about 45-60 seconds.
  5. Place parchment paper in an 8x8 or 9x9 square baking dish and coat with cooking spray.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan on top of the parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  8. A toothpick will not come out completely clean.
  9. Let the brownies cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes.
  10. Use parchment paper to remove from the pan and cut into squares.
Notes
Chocolate drizzle is not included in nutrition info. If you want to add the chocolate drizzle to these brownies melt 1 tbsp chocolate chips with ½ tsp of coconut oil in the microwave. Microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth. Drizzle over the brownies after they have cooled slightly.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/9th recipe Calories: 194 Fat: 12 Saturated fat: 2.6 Carbohydrates: 16.9 Sugar: 7 Fiber: 3.7 Protein: 7.1

 

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