amy | June 21, 2008 ( 8:38 PM)

SCD Peanut Butter Brownies

Being on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet means that if I want a yummy treat, I usually have to bake it. And being a mommy of a 3 year old and 6 month old doesn't give me tons of free time in the kitchen. So if I'm going to bake, it's got to be quick and easy. Something I can throw together during nap time or after the kids are in bed but before I hit the sack.

My current favorite in the quick/easy/yummy treat category is a peanut butter brownie (or three). Stephen loves them too, especially with the addition of a handful of chocolate chips (NOT SCD legal, unfortunately for me). The recipe I use is one that my mom Beth and I came up with as a variation on the Peanut Butter Brownies from Elaine Gottschall's Breaking The Vicious Cycle. We add crunchy peanut butter (and a bit more of it) and vanilla, and we lower the oven temperature and bake a little longer so it comes out just right.

SCD Peanut Butter Brownies

  • 1 1/4 cups crunchy peanut butter, no additives
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Spread batter into an 8x8 baking pan that has been fully lined with parchment paper (cut out the corners of the paper, fold back the edges, and fit into pan. You'll end up with handles for removing the brownies when they are done). Bake at 300 for 30 minutes or until the edges are nicely browned. Cool slightly and then use the parchment paper handles to carefully remove brownies to a rack. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

For more great recipes, check out my mom's online SCD cookbook, Turtle Soup.

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