National Brownie Day

Each year on December 8, brownie lovers across the nation celebrate National Brownie Day.

 Brownies were created in the United States at the end of the 19th century.  A cross between a cookie and a cake, they soon became very popular across the country.  This is my very favorite gluten-free brownie recipe.  

Gluten-Free Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies

 

Sweet rice flour for dusting pan
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into large chunks
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup oat flour
1/3 cup sweet rice flour
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup peanut butter, heated in microwave 30 seconds to soften

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with oil.  Dust with sweet rice flour.
  2. Set a large pot of water over medium heat and bring to a gentle boil.  Place a metal bowl on top of it.  Place butter and chocolate in metal bowl.  Cook, stirring with a rubber spatuala, until melted.  Remove bowl from heat.  Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Sift oat four, sweet rice flour and xanthan gum together into a large bowl.  Stir in baking powder and salt.
  4. Whisk sugar into chocolate mixture.  Whisk in eggs and vanilla.  Stir in dry ingredients until mixture is just combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan.  Dollop peanut butter onto tip of batter.  Gently swirl peanut butter into batter with a spoon.  Smooth top of batter.  Bake 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the middle of the pan comes out clean.  Let cool completely before slicing into 16 squares.  Serves 16

This recipe is from relishmag.com/glutenfree.  It can also be found along with many other gluten-free recipes on the blog, glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com.  The baking time did take a little longer than 25 minutes.  Also I made my own oat flour by grinding whole oats in a coffee grinder.  This recipe is absolutely delicious and could not tell that is was gluten-free.  Yumm!

Have a delicious day,

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