Skinny Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies


Has anyone else read the book, Wheat Belly? I’m only a few chapters in and it’s blowing my mind. My husband cut wheat out of his diet a few months ago and hasn’t looked back since. I think I’m going to be following in his footsteps soon. When I saw these flour free brownies, I knew he would be so excited. These delicious brownies are not only flour free, but oil and butter free as well.

Don’t they look delicious? That’s because they are. They are moist, gooey, and filled with chocolatey and peanut buttery goodness. I would never bake a boxed brownie mix knowing that these babies were so easy, delicious, and way better for you.

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The only problem I had was knowing when they were done baking. The brownies are supposed to pull away from the sides of the pan when they are done, but it was hard to see. Just keep an eye on them if you decide to make them. Luckily, mine turned out great. I will be making them again for sure.

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  1. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  2. As the majority of cakes and biscuits are made from wheat, finding a sweet treat can be difficult if you are avoiding gluten. If you like baking consider using gluten free flour, ground almonds, or polenta (made from corn). A favourite gluten free treat are almond macaroons which are easy and quick to make. No time or inclination to bake? Try one of the following…. Gluten free favourites: Honeybuns – delicious gluten free brownies and almond biscuits. The Village Bakery – great cereal bars, biscuits and cake. Gluten-Free Kitchen – cakes, muffins and puddings.

  3. Before these brownies, my favorites were the gluten-free Betty Crocker boxed mix (which are still pretty darn delicious). But these are even better! Really moist and chewy……but a nice flaky and crackled top. Yum.

  4. Unless you are part of that 1% (and only special tests will let you know if you are), it’s unlikely that you will need to live a completely gluten-free lifestyle.

    • Are you referring to those with Celiac? Yes, they certainly need to live gluten free. While I may not medically need to, I believe modern wheat effects every one of us in some way. I have been wheat free for a week now and feel fantastic!

  5. Yes, I’ve been tinkering. But first I have a question. Why bake a gluten-free brownie from scratch and not a mix? While baking mixes are perfectly acceptable in a pinch, and no doubt a boon to busy cooks on a gluten-free diet (well, honestly, who isn’t busy these days, I ask you?), your taste buds will tell you why. In a heart beat, Darling. A dark chocolate brownie made from scratch is deeply delicious and decadent. Even, impressive. Company worthy. Dare I say, date night worthy. I’m not kidding. This brownie recipe is swoon inducing. You know what they say about chocolate.

  6. in Bellingham, Washington. We offer the latest information on Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease along with healthy gluten-free recipes using whole foods.

  7. If you want to create delicious, wheat-free baked goods, you should really try coconut flour. Even though we don’t have any wheat allergies in our family, I think it’s important to have a varied diet without too much reliance on wheat. Coconut flour is so healthful; it makes a great alternative to wheat flour.

  8. Grain-free brownies just doesn’t seem right, but I’m going to try these. I’ve loved your recipes that I have made, so odds are good! The lunchskins are great. I have some, but would love these!

  9. Various health concerns prompt people to bake gluten-free (GF), including a gluten allergy, wheat reaction, or celiac disease.

  10. These brownies are amazing you would not even realize that their gluten free. I used a 23 by 23 cm square tin and they came out perfect! I also added about a cup of chopped walnuts, which gave them a nice crunch in contrast to the delicious soft center.

    • Thanks Julie! That is definitely an interesting read. You can’t deny his case studies though or the amazing results I have seen from my eight family members that have stopped eating wheat. I’m not just talking about weight either. I consider the weight loss an added bonus to perfect cholesterol levels, increased energy and clearer focus.

  11. So these brownies are a little “healthier” for you than the standard recipes (as it avoids added oils, butter and eggs) but they’re not completely sinless. Brownies are treat, let’s face it and sometimes you want to have a better-for-you treat for yourself or your loved ones. I have tried fat free brownies with just cocoa powder, flour, sugar and applesauce but they weren’t really brownies, more like dense little cakes and ended up being just ok and nothing to rave about. These brownies however are delicious!

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