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Rich, fudgy, and bursting with peanut butter flavor, these decadent Peanut Butter Brownies will soon be a new family favorite.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate - a classic combination of flavors that has been tantalizing taste buds for decades! Combine peanut butter and brownies, and you have a show-stopping dessert that you can easily whip up in less than 30 minutes!
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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
Fortunately for you, these tempting Peanut Butter Brownies are completely sugar free, low carb, keto-friendly, dairy free, and are a suitable S Fuel for Trim Healthy Mamas!
When I was a young teen, I once made myself sick by eating too many peanut butter chocolate no-bake bars. I couldn't even LOOK at the recipe for months without my stomach churning! Too much of a good thing, I suppose!
So I guess you could say chocolate and peanut butter and I go way back . . .
But chocolate brownies are one of my all-time favorite things - they always have been. I will confess to you that I have always loved boxed brownie mixes. (So much so that I would eat the batter straight from the bowl!)
I know those brownie mixes are filled with sugar, chemicals, and all manner of other things that are bad for my body.
So I’m always on the lookout for delicious, healthy brownie recipes.
But unfortunately, I have been disappointed over and over again with low carb, sugar free brownies.
I hopefully mix the ingredients, place the pan in the oven, and anxiously wait while they bake . . . Only to be disappointed when I taste them, as they do not quite scratch that brownie “itch.” (Perhaps you, too, have experienced this!)
Sometimes, I just want to curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a gooey, delicious, brownie. A brownie that tastes as close as possible to a “normal” brownie!
Fortunately, now I can! (And so can YOU!)
I am so excited to share this Peanut Butter Brownie recipe with you. It is the closest thing to “real” brownies that I have made yet in my kitchen! (Seriously!)
Brownies that you can eat for breakfast? Yes, PLEASE!
As a matter of fact, I ate a couple of these Peanut Butter Brownies for breakfast this morning, with my Collagen Coffee!
A Traditional Family Brownie Recipe
In my Healthy Challenge Tribe, I recently asked my readers for recipe idea makeovers. I received many requests (one of them for a graham cracker pie crust, hopefully coming soon)!
I am forever grateful to one of my readers for giving me a recipe from her Grandma, a recipe for Peanut Butter Brownies.
She shared that this recipe has been a family favorite for years, and the brownies never lasted very long at family gatherings!
The recipe seemed simple enough to convert, and since I already had a Low Carb Brownie Recipe, it was just a matter of changing a few things.
I was floored with my first bite. These are AMAZING! The first pan was gone within hours. (Yes, HOURS!)
We loved them so much that I made a second pan the very next day! (And ate a couple for breakfast this morning!)
How to Enjoy Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownies
With some THM (Trim Healthy Mama) or Low Carb desserts, it is best to let them cool completely before eating them (or even let them sit overnight in the refrigerator.)
But I am happy to report that these Peanut Butter Brownies are scrumptious at every single stage.
You can enjoy them straight from the oven, while they are still gooey and warm.
Wait until they are cooled, and enjoy them with a cup of coffee (check out this sugar free creamer, too!).
Or you can even freeze them in single serve portions - they are perfectly chewy straight from the freezer!
If you love super decadent desserts, these brownies would be fabulous topped with my Peanut Butter Frosting.
If there are peanut concerns because of allergies, you could easily sub almond butter for the peanut butter, and they will be equally delicious!
I love the ease of this recipe - you only need a hand mixer, a mixing bowl, and an 8x8 Glass Pyrex dish. This makes cleanup a breeze, and the brownies take less than 5 minutes to whip up!
Ingredients Needed for Peanut Butter Brownies
You only need a handful of ingredients to whip up these sugar free brownies - and it takes less than 5 minutes until they are in the oven! (See full instructions at the bottom of the post.)
Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend (this is what I used, but see the notes section of the recipe card for an easy substitution!)
Gentle Sweet (you can use your favorite sweetener, or my Low Carb Powdered Sugar)
Natural Peanut Butter
Mix all of the dry ingredients with a whisk in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well with a hand mixer.
Then pour the batter into a prepared pan and place the pan in the oven. In less than 25 minutes, you can be eating decadent (healthy) peanut butter brownies!
One of the best tips I can give you is this: "Make sure you do NOT over-bake them." If you must, err on the side of not baking long enough, not over-baking. This will ensure that you have an ooey-gooey perfect brownie.
I have only tested these brownies with Adams No-Stir Natural Peanut Butter (linked below in the recipe card). It acts just like "normal" peanut butter and works great in this recipe. The Adams brand in the West is the same as the Smuckers brand in the East.
(Some people have been telling me that the brownies turn out dry - I have not experienced this at all, but after further testing, I'm sure it is because of using a different peanut butter. I highly recommend the Adams brand no-stir. If you DO use the normal "oil-on-top" natural peanut butter, I would reduce the amount to 1/4 cup and add an extra egg. You can see my Brownie Troubleshooting Video Here!)
See how simple that is? It truly couldn’t be any easier!
These are so simple that you can mix up a batch along with your dinner tonight! You won’t be sorry, I promise!
And if you are a brownie snob, (like me), you'll want to check out all of my other brownie recipes!
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- 1/2 Cup Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend (see below for substitutions)
- 1/2 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Gentle Sweet (see below for substitutions)
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Mineral Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil, Melted
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk dry ingredients together.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Spray an 8x8 glass dish with coconut oil spray, then pour batter into prepared pan (it will be thick).
- Bake for 18 - 22 minutes, or until edges are set, and center is still a bit jiggly. (This will ensure gooey brownies.) (Please read all of the notes below!)
If you do not have the Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend, you can make an easy substitute by mixing together equal amounts of almond flour, coconut flour, and flax meal. Then simply measure it the same as the Baking Blend.
If you do not have the Gentle Sweet, you can use equal amounts of my Low Carb Powdered Sugar, or you can use Pyure (available at most Walmarts). If using Pyure, you should cut the amounts in half.
I have only tested these brownies with Adams No-Stir Natural Peanut Butter (linked below). It acts just like “normal” peanut butter and works great in this recipe. The Adams brand in the West is the same as the Smuckers brand in the East.
Some people have reported that the brownies turn out dry – I have not experienced this at all, but after further testing I believe it is because of using a different peanut butter. For the best results (and brownies that look like the photos) I highly recommend using the Adams Natural No-Stir Peanut Butter.
If you want to try to use an "oil-on-top" natural peanut butter, I would reduce the amount to 1/4 cup and add an extra egg. Bake for 20 minutes.
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Serving Size1 Brownie
Amount Per Serving Calories 158Total Fat 13gCarbohydrates 5gFiber 2gProtein 5g