Saturday, September 1, 2012

Gluten Free/Dairy Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownies

This is what Sal has decided he wants to make this week end.  If weather permits, we are talking about going to the zoo this weekend and having a little picnic with his brother, so I modified our dessert to be gluten and dairy free so Saylor can have it also.  Sal loves the apple chips so we are making more of them also for the picnic. He ate a pile of slices before we even got them in the oven to dry.

The house is full of laughter because 3 neighbor kids came over to play.  I love the sound of children laughing. I really miss that.  I’m looking forward to the 3 day weekend.  Hope you have a great one also.

Sal makes the mess and I clean it up.  I love it. 

Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownie

Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cold water
3 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup soy flour (Will need 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup miniature semisweet dairy free chocolate pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with foil, extending foil up over the edges of the pan or use foil pan that you can cut sides down like I do.  Lightly coat foil with nonstick spray. Set aside.

Whisk sugar, oil and the water together. Whisk in egg and vanilla until combined. Stir in 3/4 cup of soy flour and the baking powder until combined. (Batter will be thin at this point.) Place peanut butter in a small bowl; gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of the batter that you set aside.  Whisk it until it is smooth. Set it aside. In another small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup flour and the cocoa powder. Stir into the plain batter; stir in chocolate pieces or chips. Pour chocolate batter into prepared pan.

Drop peanut butter batter in small mounds over chocolate batter in pan. Using a thin metal spatula, swirl batters together. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

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