Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies | Traybake | Bars

When I visited the Cake & Bake Show in April, I came across the greatest brownie I have ever eaten in my life. It was hand made by the wonderful guys over at Ginger Bakers in Kendal. The most surprising thing? They were gluten free! And yet still vastly superior to any glutenous brownie I’ve eaten. Ever since this life changing moment, I have been on the hunt for a recipe that is equal to it’s food-gasmic sorcery.

There are literally hundreds of brownie recipes out there so I knew my quest was going to be a long & treacherous one. The delightful side effect of this quest? All the amazing new brownies I’m going to try along the way! And I must say, this one is definitely up there on the foodgasm chart.

Here is what you will need to make 16 of these sensational chocolate & peanut butter brownies.

  • 310g Icing Sugar, Sifted
  • 200g Ground Almonds
  • 80g Cocoa Powder, Sifted
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Coffee Granules, Dissolved in 1 tbsp Cold Water
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract


For the Topping

  • 100g Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 30g Icing Sugar
  • 35g Milk Chocolate Chips


Essential Equipment

  • 20 x 20cm/8″ x 8″ Square Cake Tin


Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipes

First thing to note, do NOT be put off by the almonds and coffee. Even I’m not a massive fan, but you will taste neither in the finished product I promise. The almonds are effectively a substitute for flour and the coffee is only there to make the chocolate taste more chocolatey.

Right! Lets crack on with these Chocolate & Peanut Butter Brownies.

Lightly grease and line the base & 2 sides of  the square baking tin & preheat your oven to 180°C/Fan 170°C.

In a very large bowl, whisk together the icing sugar, ground almonds, cocoa powder & salt until everything is evenly mixed.

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies | Traybake | Bars

Make a well in the centre then add the coffee, egg whites & vanilla extract. Using a spatula, mix it all together until you have a thick and dark batter.

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies | Traybake | Bars

Pour it into the prepared tin and level out with the back of a metal spoon.

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies | Traybake | Bars

Beat the peanut butter & the icing sugar together until smooth & loose then dot blobs all over the top of the brownie batter.

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies | Traybake | Bars

Take a cocktail stick or a sharp knife and run it through the batter, swirling the peanut butter around. Lastly, top with a scattering of the milk chocolate chips.

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies | Traybake | Bars

Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 mins until an inserted skewer comes out almost clean.

Allow to sit in the tin for a few minutes then remove & place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies | Traybake | Bars

Once cooled, slice into 16 equal pieces, marvel at the beauty before you, then precede to gobble without coming up for air.

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies | Traybake | Bars

I’m really struggling to find the words to describe how good these Chocolate & Peanut Butter Brownies are. I mean, the texture is just SO soft & fudgy and oh my life are they chocolatey! Magnificently rich & decadent and… hang on, sorry, you’ll have to bear with me while I drag myself out a puddle of my own drool.

Ok, so they’re good. And you’re gonna make them. Meanwhile, I’m not satisfied that these top the Ginger Bakers gluten free brownies, despite how amazing they are. So my quest continues!

I hope you enjoyed the post my lovelies, until next time.

Miss KitchenMason

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10 thoughts on “Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies”

  1. Pat lefebvre says:

    New to the journey……why in grams?….

    1. It’s the standard measurement here in the UK 🙂

      1. Pat says:

        Sorry 1st time on this site ….didn’t relize you were in the UK…..sssssoooorrrriiiiie

        1. It’s not a problem! It’s hard to tell on all these food blogs where everyone’s from 🙂

  2. Virginia Griffith says:

    What is icing sugar? Is it confectioner’s sugar?

    1. Yes, it’s the same thing 🙂

  3. Ala says:

    I love it–gluten-free brownies really leave you craving some more in an awesome fudgy way! I find it great that you have an ‘ultimate’ brownie experience and taste you’re trying to replicate…best of luck along the way! 😉

    1. Haha It really was amazing and I will literally stop at nothing until I find a recipe of equal amazingness!! Thank you x

  4. Kim says:

    I am allergic to almonds – do you know if ground walnuts would work?

    1. I’m not 100% sure but, logically, I can’t see why they wouldn’t. They still have similar properties I think x

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