Recipe: Peanut Butter Gluten Free Brownies

Chefs Shanna & Brian O’Hea will be visiting the Williams-Sonoma store at the Maine Mail in South Portland, ME on Saturday, June 14, 2014 and giving a cooking demonstration.  One of the dishes that the O’Heas will be creating is a gluten free dessert of peanut butter brownies. If you are looking for a yummy Father’s Day dessert without the gluten of traditional baked goods, give Shanna’s brownie recipe a try!

Recipe: Peanut Butter Gluten Free Brownies
Look no further for a wonderfully delicious gluten-free summer picnic dessert.
Cuisine: American, Traditional
Recipe type: Gluten-Free Dessert
Serves: 12
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  • ⅔ cup - Oil
  • 6 tablespoons - Butter
  • ¾ cup - Peanut Butter
  • 4 each - Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon - Vanilla
  • 2 cups - Sugar
  • 1⅓ cup - Cup 4 Cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon - Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon - Kosher Salt
  • 1 teasppon - Sea-Salt Flakes
  1. re-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place oil, butter and peanut butter in microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave fro 6 minutes at 50% power
  3. Whisk the peanut butter, butter and oil into smooth paste
  4. Place sugar, eggs, and vanilla in kitchen aid-in large mixing bowl and beat on high with whip attachment until light yellow (7 minutes)
  5. Fold in melted peanut butter mixture and blend until just combined
  6. Fold in flour, baking powder and salt and mix until just combines
  7. Pour mixture into greased 13 x 19 inch pan and sprinkle with sea-salt
  8. Bake in oven for 20 minutes, rotate pan and bake an additional 10 minutes
  9. Check brownies for doneness they should be 90% cooked. It is very important not to over cook or they will be dry, check by inserting a tooth-pick, some cake should be left on pick
  10. Cover with tinfoil and let steam, this will help keep the brownies moist and chewy
Chefs Note: The brownies can be baked individually in muffin tins decrease baking time to 6 minutes, check for doneness and bake an additional 2-4 minutes. Once 90% cooked cover with tinfoil and let steam.



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The Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, The Tavern are located in the heart of downtown Kennebunk Village. The Inn has been welcoming travelers for more than two centuries.