These gluten-free Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies are the perfect combo of rich and healthy.
In case you haven’t noticed, chocolate is a large part of my life. And I don’t mean Hershey’s candies or any such fluffy nonsense like that. I mean chocolate foods.
And I’m not a lightweight when it comes to chocolate foods, either. I like my chocolate like I like my… well… Let’s just say I like my chocolate dark and healthy. 😉
When I set about to make something chocolate, I try to make it as dark and healthy as possible, that way I can enjoy it for breakfast guilt-free. My one down-fall is chocolate chips, but I’m working on healthifying (and de-dairy-ing) them.
Another one of my current favs in food is buckwheat flour. I guess I shouldn’t say current, it’s been a favorite ever since my hearty Buckwheat Breakfast Brownie.
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies are a sweeter, peanut butter filled sister to my delicious breakfast brownie. Since my dear hubby isn’t a fan of buckwheat if it’s not sweetened, and I wanted him to be able to enjoy it’s goodness, I decided these would be a good compromise.
If you’re not familiar with buckwheat, let me give you a few stats on it. First of all, it’s not wheat, so don’t freak out on me! Buckwheat is actually not even a grain, it’s a fruit seed related to rhubarb and sorrel, and is a healthy grain-alternative for those of us who like to limit our grains (find out why you should limit even gluten-free grains here).
Nutritionally speaking, buckwheat is high in minerals manganese, copper, and magnesium, and also contains vitamins niacin and riboflavin. It also has wonderful proportions of almost all of the essential amino acids, especially lysine and tryptophan.
If you’ve been looking for a tasty way to introduce buckwheat to your diet, let me suggest these Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies. 🙂 Buckwheat has a strong flavor by itself (I personally love it, but some don’t), and since these treats pair that heartiness with cocoa, peanut butter, and honey, they’re a sweet way to start of your journey to buckwheat love.
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- Grease 8x8 inch baking dish and preheat oven to 350.
- In large bowl, mix wet ingredients together.
- Dump dry ingredients on top and mix in quickly until no dry ingredients remain.
- Pour batter into pan.
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Soften the peanut butter and dollop around on top of the batter. Swirl with a knife.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
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