Seriously Fudgy Vegan & Grain-Free Brownies with Peanut Butter

Seriously Fudgy Vegan & Grain-Free Brownies with Peanut Butter

Vegan and grain-free brownies with peanut butter are seriously fudgy therefore tasty. Naturally oil-free and sweetened with maple syrup.

A head-on shot of fudgy brownies stacked on top of each otherAn overhead shot of the ingredients used to bake brownies, all in individual decorative bowls.

Chocolate on Halloween is crucial and absolutely nothing beats these peanut butter-swirled grain-free brownies. We’re away at Disney World on this most scary of days this year. I filled this post up ahead of time for you, however I believe that I’ll be packing my confront with all good manners of Mickey Mouse-shaped deals with today. Publishing all the action on Instagram if you wonder!

These brownies are a mild riff on the mega fudgy ones from my cookbook. They’re nearly TOO fudgy sometimes, which is a weird selling point, however let’s simply choose it. When these are completely cooled, I like to keep them in the refrigerator. Completely cooled red wine and similarly remarkably cooled brownies is a great way to live.

We utilize peanut butter as our nut butter of option for this variation of grain-free brownies, and we have actually locked down a more structured cooking procedure! I’m very little of a baker– I understand, I state this ALL the time. I do not have the perseverance and I simply do not especially delight in doing it for some factor, however healthy-ish and simple deals with like this with less than 10 active ingredients? I can come down.

When my good friend Lily shared her variation of this dish a while back, I discovered that she heated up all of the liquid active ingredients in a pan and simply melted the chocolate in the warm goo (so appealing lol) prior to including the dry active ingredients. In my cookbook, I have you melt the chocolate individually in a double boiler. The pan approach is an important time/extra meals saver and is most certainly shown here.

Hope you have a terrific Halloween! If I wasn’t at the happiest put on earth, I ‘d be at house enjoying The Love Witch and giving out charming little bags of chips to fool or treaters (and most likely consuming lots of bags myself hehe). I like consuming and producing high ambiance vegan food/recipes, however I choose full-on deals with on this vacation– no seaweed treat or apples at my location;-RRB-

An overhead shot of melted chocolate being mixed with dry ingredients in a medium saucepan.A 3/4 angle shot of a hand placing chocolate chunks on top of a pan of brownies, about to be baked.An up close shot of the top of the non-baked brownies with peanut butter swirls and chocolate chunks.A hand holding a very fudge-y brownie against a bright white background.

Seriously Fudgy Vegan and Grain-Free Brownies with Peanut Butter

Grain-free and vegan brownies with peanut butter are seriously fudgy therefore tasty. Sweetened with maple syrup and dark chocolate.

PREPARATION TIME 20 minutes COOK TIME 30 minutes OVERALL TIME 50 minutes

Course Dessert, Treat Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 12

Author: Laura Wright


  • 3/4 cup natural smooth peanut butter, plus additional
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dairy complimentary chocolate chunks/chips, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sorted
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon great sea salt
  • flaky sea salt for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Line an 8x8x2 baking pan with parchment paper “slings” going both methods. There must be overhang on both sides. Grease the parchment paper completely with oil.
  • In a medium pan, integrate the peanut butter, applesauce, maple syrup, and all however 3 tablespoons of the chocolate pieces. Location the pan over medium heat and stir with a spatula till all of the chocolate is melted, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract and eliminate the pan from the heat. Let the peanut butter mix cool a little.
  • In a medium bowl, integrate the cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. Blend to integrate.
  • Once the peanut butter mix is a little cooled, include the cocoa powder mix to the pan. Utilizing the spatula, mix whatever to integrate. The batter will be thick!
  • Scrape the brownie batter into the ready pan and spread it out equally, smoothing the leading with your spatula. Then, sprinkle some drippy peanut butter on the top and drag a paring knife through the top of the brownies to develop a swirl impact. The batter is rather thick, so you need to be rather intentional. Press the staying chocolate pieces into the leading and spray with flaky sea salt if you like.
  • Bake the brownies till company and a little dry on the top, about 27-30 minutes. Let them cool entirely, for a minimum of 2 hours, prior to slicing into squares. Shop brownies covered in the fridge for as much as 5 days.


  • Makes 9 big or 12 medium brownies
  • You can utilize any nut or seed butter in location of the peanut butter!
  • The batter is rather stiff, however if you wish to make swirls of peanut butter on the top, simply ensure that your peanut butter is rather drippy/runny. Sprinkle a bit on the top and after that drag a paring knife through the peanut butter and the brownie batter prior to baking.
  • These brownies are naturally oil-free minus the parchment paper greasing at the start. I envision you can get away with not greasing the paper though. May simply stick a little bit.

Program Conceal 29 remarks

  • Debbie Reynolds

    These look delish! Coconut flour created chaos with my stomach– exists something gluten complimentary I could change it with?
    ( BTW I make your dishes for my household regularly and we like them!)
    D Reply

    • Abby

      I prepare to attempt these tonight with almond flour– I’ll make sure to report back if it’s an overall catastrophe! Reply

    • Laura

      Hello There Debbie,
      Individuals have actually messaged me in the previous stating that they have actually had success with all function flour, spelt flour, and gluten-free all function flour blends. I have actually not attempted any of these personally, however all reports were favorable:-RRB-
      – L Reply

  • Grace

    Can you utilize cacao rather of cocoa? Reply

    • Laura

      Yes certainly! I have actually done this dish with cacao powder in the past and it tastes fantastic.
      – L Reply

  • Kathryn

    I made those 2 days earlier and the outcome was great! I utilized spelt flour rather and they came out simply great! Reply

  • Katie Stanley

    Seriously tasty– thank you. Even with sub-ing some evil (not natural:D) peanut butter and a little bit of tahini to make the dish occur, it ended up wonderful. Thanks for showing everybody, and making my Halloween taste a little bit more like Reese’s Pieces.

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