Following our trials and tribulations as we attempt to remove all grains, many starchy vegetables and most sugars from our diet while maintaining our love of good food! We strive to make all of our recipes GAPS and/or SCD compliant. Note: We didn't know about "Grain-Free Gourmet" when we chose our name. We are not affiliated with those good folks.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Peanut Butter Brownies

This recipe is from Breaking The Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall.  This was the first SCD recipe I ever made, back when I had just read BTVC and was convinced that we would benefit from the diet but equally convinced that it would be impossible for us to do.  This is still my favorite recipe from that book, and an excellent way to introduce anyone to how good this diet can be!


1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey (I use 1/4 and find it plenty sweet)
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking soda (not GAPS-legal, it works fine if you leave it out)


Thoroughly mix all ingredients (I find an electric mixer works best).  Pour into a generously greased 8" x 8" baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.   Do not overbake- these are so moist and chewy but get dry if baked too long.


  1. We tried making these today (w/ sunflower seed butter) and OMG, they're wonderful! I can't believe how brownie-like the consistency is :)

    Thanks guys!

  2. I tried this today -- ground up sunflower seeds to use for this. DD loves it! I suspect DS does too although he's too young to eat them, but he keeps trying to grab. :) I added maybe a tbsp. of coconut oil since the ground seeds weren't smooth. They have a little texture to them, like "crunchy peanut butter," so yummy!

  3. I made these today with two eggs. They turned out great, more cake-like with the two eggs. Definitely go with one egg if you want the brownie texture. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. These are fantastic! Thank you!

  5. I love these recipes! I'm gluten free and sugar free, so finding these recipes—which taste like all American foods—are a jackpot for me and my family. Please start the blog up again!



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