These gluten-free Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies are wonderful combo of deliciously rich with a surprisingly healthy twist!
I’ve got chocolate on my mind.
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.
A Current favorite.
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.
All about buckwheat.
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.
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.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
I know a 3-year old girl in a toy army helmet probably doesn’t fit a post about brownies, but my little sous chef is too cute waiting for her treat to cool off that I couldn’t resist including her… 😉
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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Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
Free from gluten.
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar or evaporated cane juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (I like to make my own!)
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt (more if your peanut butter is unsalted)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
Grease 8×8 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.
Goodness, but those look terrific! I can almost taste them now, with all that sour cream, chocolate and buckwheat flavor noshing around with the peanut butter. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.
Thanks, Kathryn Grace! It is a wonderful flavor combo. 🙂
I’ve never tried Buckwheat, I’ll have to put that on our to-do list 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Glad to, Michelle! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
These look delicious! Thanks for sharing on the Faith Filled Parenting Linky Party.
Thank you! Glad to share, Kayla!
Looks like you and I both have chocolate brownies on the brain!! There’s nothing better than chocolate and PB! And I’m totally with you…Hersheys does NOT count as chocolate thankyouverymuch! 😉
Haha! Glad to know there are others like me with more refined chocolate taste buds. 😉
Oh my goodness. This looks simply heavenly. I’ve never used buckwheat flour before but after seeing this I’ll definitely have to give it a go 🙂
Thank you, Jane! I hope you get a chance to give them a try. 😉
This is one of hubby’s favorite flavor combos! Maybe I’ll have to surprise him one of these days. 🙂 The buckwheat also looks interesting. 🙂
😉 It’s a pretty winning combo! Thanks for stopping by, CJ!
I am actually THRILLED that I cannot eat this, because I know that if I could……. OH MAN – all hell would break loose! LOL!
Haha! I get that way around brownies, too. Sorry you can’t enjoy them, though. 😉
Not sure how I’m just finding your site, but it seems we have a lot in common! Buckwheat is one of the few ‘flours’ my oldest daughter is able to tolerate, so it’s life-saving when it comes to treats. Will have to try these for her! 🙂
Welcome, Lauren! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂 I’m so grateful for buckwheat flour, too. I would probably make every baked good with it if my husband didn’t care. 😉 I hope your daughter is able to enjoy the brownies!
I love brownies, and these look so, so good!
Thank you, Bethany! 🙂
Looks so yummy and filled with such healthy ingredients. Chocolate is always a favorite of my husband and he would love this. I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
Thank you for pinning and tweeting, Marla! I love making my chocolate desserts as healthy as possible. 😉
Chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect pair! These looks decadent! Thank you 🙂
Thank you, Jennifer! 🙂
I totally need these…and I mean NEED! Thanks for linking up to Simply Natural Saturdays
Haha! I probably NEED another batch, too… 😉
Oh! Chocolate, peanut butter, YUM! Thank you for linking up to last week’s Tasty Tuesday! I have pinned your recipes to our Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope that you will join us again this week.
Glad to share, Ashley! Thank you so much for stopping by and pinning. 🙂
Yes!!! 2 of my favorite things – Chocolate and peanut butter. Another great recipe from you!!! We are so lucky to have you partying and sharing with us at Welcome Home Wednesdays Linky Party!
Haha! It’s a great combo, isn’t it? 🙂 Thanks so much, Tracy! 🙂
Yep, chocolate is a big part of my life too. I absolutely love mint dark chocolate. These look delicious, Raia. Pinning for later. Thanks!
Thanks, Barbara! Mint dark chocolate is a favorite combo of mine, too. 🙂
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Your Brownies are just amazing! Hope you had a great Valentine Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Thanks so much, Helen! Glad to share!
Oh wow, these look so delicious! I’m a big chocolate fan and the addition of peanut butter sounds perfect! Thank you for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!
Thank you, Lela!
These look absolutely DELICIOUS!- but we’re
dairy-free here and I wondered if I could substitute the sour cream and milk with coconut milk? Has anyone else attempted a dairy-free version of this? (I’m a little nervous to waste the ingredients if it doesn’t work
You can definitely sub out the milk for coconut milk, and you can use coconut cream or coconut milk yogurt for the sour cream. 🙂
These remind me of the brownies that my mom used to always make except my kid can eat them because they are GF- love it!
I’m so glad they’re a treat your son can enjoy, Sara!
Peanut Butter and Chocolate are like Heaven to me! Thank you for making them gluten free so my gluten free friends can enjoy a piece of Heaven too!
You’re so welcome, Beth!
Chocolate and Peanut butter are the perfect combination for brownies. Thanks for the information on buckwheat.
You’re welcome, Andrea! I hope you enjoy the brownies. 🙂
I love a gooey brownie and the addition of peanut butter sounds amazing
This looks absolutely delicious…drooling over it
Haha. Thanks. 😉