Grain Free, GAPS legal Peanut Butter Brownies


These grain free sugar free peanut butter brownies are so good, and so easy! We doubled the recipe and they were gone by the next morning. After cooling they are sturdy enough to pack in a container for lunches. Ideally we’d be soaking and roasting our own peanuts, then processing into peanut butter ourselves. I just used organic sugar free peanutbutter from the grocery store.

Grain Free Peanut Butter Brownies

1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1/4 cup of chunks of coconut cream concentrate (optional, but good!)

Mix ingredients well, and spread in a 8×8 inch glass baking dish. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes. Allow to cool a few minutes before cutting. Serve warm or cool.

(suitable for people on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome/GAPS and Specific Carbohydrate Diet/SCD)

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  1. Ooooh! I am totally going to give this one a try. I’ve got some sprouted cashew butter and a bottle of coconut cream that I didn’t know what to do with.

    Kate hates nut butters but Seth and I will eat it up!

  2. My mouth is watering! I love peanut butter so much, but I can’t have it anymore =(. Do you think this will work with almond or hazelnut butter?


    • I’ve used almond butter before, and it’s even better! I just usually use peanut butter because it’s cheaper.

  3. Ooh these look good and easy peasy! I’ve made the peanut butter brownies with squash before and those are pretty good too! I just may have to try these – and thanks Ann Marie for linking this on facebook!

  4. Where do you get coconut cream “chunks?”

    • I get the coconut cream concentrate from Tropical Traditions, and then I kind of ‘chunk’ it out of the jar! :)

  5. Wow! And they’re not too soft or greasy??

  6. I actually just tried these. School’s starting tomorrow and husband dearest is complaining about not enough ‘goodies’ in the house so this was a perfect quick snack! However i found it’s very crumbly. Do you have that as well? I used natural chunky peanut butter as the normal nutbutter i have had run out. Suggestions?

    • Sorry, I didn’t see this til now! I use smooth peanut butter, I wonder if you added another egg and make sure nto to overcook it if it would work better with the chunky.

  7. I have made these before but also added 1/2 cup of pumpkin or squash and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Soooo delicious! I used homemade soaked and dehydrated peanut butter for the recipe to reduce phytates.

  8. Ann Marie – use the coconut cream to make hot chocolate. I use coconut cream, raw coco powder and honey. It’s yummy!

  9. So, if you make these without any coconut cream, they still turn out? Nothing else needed?

  10. That looks so good! I may be able to eat it too!

  11. These sound great! Have you tried them with sunflower seed butter? I may need to try them for the kids-
    love the idea of adding pumpkin or squash too!

  12. Tina, I have made them often with sunbutter – they turn out great!

  13. I tried to make these but they didn’t rise. I am high altitude. Any suggestions?

    • They don’t rise much, really beating the egg well helps. They’re nice and dense :)

      • I will try them again. Mine were burnt on top and gooey in the middle. I will beat the egg more. Should I use an electric mixer or just a fork?

  14. Yum! I would like to adapt this recipe and use homemade almond butter. Thanks Cara!

  15. Ok I made these this evening the same time I was making dinner. they couldn’t be easier to make or more delicious! Thank you so much, this one’s a winner for sure.

  16. I made something similar last night: Almond Butter with golden roasted flaxseeds, raw honey, xylitol, coconut flour & raisins. I didn’t bake it, but ate it like ‘raw cookie dough’. It sure quenched my sugar cravings!

  17. I tried these after you reposted on FB – fabulous! Just the sweet treat I needed. I didn’t have enough almond or peanut butter to make this, so I used half and half! Next time I’ll use sun nut butter and give that a try. Thanks so much!

  18. When I searched for a sugar-free brownie recipe, I was led to this site. How can you say a recipe with honey is sugar-free? Fructose and glucose give honey its sweetness-both sugars. Limiting yourself to defining sugar as processed sugar is disingenuous.

    • Rick, calling something with honey “sugar free” is a gaps diet thing – we can’t eat sugar, but we can eat honey. It may seem misleading, but it makes sense when you are on the diet.

  19. Could I use 2 egg yolks instead of 1 egg? Or would it be better to use an egg replacer? My daughter has egg issues as well.

  20. Can I replace the 1 egg with 2 egg yolks? Or would an egg replacer be better? Trying to modify for daughter with egg white issues.

  21. What about using coconut butter instead of the cream concentrate???’
    Think I’ll try it… will let you know. :D

  22. We make these often. So very good!

  23. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each
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  24. Yum! We’ve made these many times. Mine never seem to need the full 30 minutes. Also, if your nutbutter is not salted, add some salt to the batter :)

  25. madeline says:

    can i use coconut milk instead of coconut chumks of cream concentrated?

  26. I don’t think so, I think it would be too watery.

  27. I read somewhere to refrigerate coconut milk (in the can) then scrap the cream off the top. Going to try it, waiting for the coconut milk to chill!

  28. did the refrigerated coconut milk cream work? I keep a can in the fridge all the time. (It is great whipped!) I eat wheat free and I am just checking out the GAPS diet to see if it is something that would work for us.



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