Peanut Butter Brownies (Gluten & Lactose Free)

I cannot rave about these enough,  absolutely amazing flavour.   If you are after a mass peanut butter hit then this are the treat for you.  Peanut butter brownie with peanut butter frosting!  (note these are not a clean eating recipe but a gluten and lactose free recipe).    My kids absolutely loved these and specially made for my lactose free peanut butter loving 11yr old daughter.  She was feeling a bit down about being put back onto a lactose free diet but really its much easier to be on that than gluten free (like what I am curently on).  So I thought I’d bake her a special treat to cheer her up and show her there are still plenty of treat options out there she can have.

Gluten Free & Lactose Free Peanut Butter Brownies

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup dairy free spread (I use nuttelex, original), softened

1 tsp. gluten free vanilla extract or 1 vanilla pod (I use the pod)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2/3 cup gluten free all purpose flour

 

Peanut Butter Frosting:

1 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup gluten free icing sugar

 

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease and line with baking paper an 8×8 inch baking pan.  Mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and brown sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then mix in the flour.  Spread into baking pan. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. (It was about 25 minutes in my oven).  Don’t over bake so after 20 minutes keep an eye on them.  Just insert a skewer or knife in  the center with a toothpick. If you have a few crumbs on your toothpick perfect!    Allow to cool then spread with the peanut butter frosting (mix peanut butter and icing sugar until well combined).   I stored these in the fridge and they are great chilled.   Just try stopping at one!!

 

Recipe adapted from your gluten free kitchen.

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