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Oat Flour Brownies

These healthy Oat Flour Brownies are actually flourless, gluten free and refined sugar free. Although lower-carb and healthy, these brownies don’t require a lot of complicated ingredients and are easy to make. is a pantry staple in most houses and if you have a blender it’s very easy to make oat flour at home by blending oatmeal into a very fine powder.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Oat Flour Brownies healthy?

These brownies are a healthier alternative to classic brownies for sure! They are flourless and gluten free because of the oat flour and therefore are lower carb. They have minimal sweetener in the form of maple syrup which is more nutritious than white sugar. They are still a treat though! Remember sugar is sugar whether it comes in the form of white sugar or maple syrup.

Why do these brownies call for salt?

Adding salt to baked goods is a trick I use to be able to cut down on the sugar content. Salt brings out the natural flavour and sweetness of foods. I find a little bit of salt allows me to cut down on sugar in a recipe quite a bit without sacrificing the flavour.

Can I make these brownies dairy free?

Yes! To make these brownies dairy free, simply swap the butter for coconut oil and ensure that the chocolate chips you’re using are dairy free.

How do I store Oat Flour Brownies?

I like to store these brownies in the fridge in an airtight container. They’ll be good that way for up to 5 days or you can store them in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days. You can freeze them as well. They’ll be good in the freezer for months.

Recipe Steps

Begin by greasing an 8×8 brownie pan or lining it with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Blitz oats in a blender into oat flour. Carefully measure out half a cup of oat flour and add it to a medium-sized mixing bowl. (Or use half a cup of purchased oat flour.) Add cocoa powder, baking powder, espresso powder and salt and stir together well.

In a separate medium-sized bowl mix together softened butter, room temperature maple syrup and room temperature eggs. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Pour brownie batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top.

In a separate small bowl, stir together peanut butter and maple syrup. Make 9-12 small dollops of the peanut mixture on the top of your brownie batter. With the end of a chopstick or a similar kitchen tool, swirl the peanut butter through the brownie batter to create a beautiful swirl pattern.

Bake for 25 minutes and allow to cool completely. Store in the fridge and enjoy!

Tips for Making The Best Brownies

  • It’s important that you let these brownies cool completely. Oat flour brownies have no gluten in them so they won’t have as much structure and may be crumbly when they’re warm. My favourite way to eat these brownies is chilled right out of the fridge. They’re delicious that way!
  • Add ⅓ cup of chopped nuts if you enjoy a crunchy element in your brownies.
  • Top with flaky salt if you have it for extra delicious flavour.
  • You can also make this recipe in a blender if that’s faster for you. Begin by blitzing oats into oat flour and then follow with the rest of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips). Scrape down the sides of the blender to be sure everything is incorporated. Transfer the batter into the pan and then stir in the chocolate chips.

More Brownie Recipes to Enjoy

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These gluten-free buckwheat flour brownies are fudgy and chocolatey. They really call for a tall glass of ice-cold milk.

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Oat Flour Brownies

stack of fudgy oat flour brownies on a white board.

Oat Flour Brownies

Oat Flour Brownies are chocolatey, fudgy and everything you want a brownie to be but with a healthy twist. These gluten-free peanut butter brownies are sweetened with maple syrup and topped with a delicious nut butter swirl.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Brownies
Calories 204 kcal

Ingredients
  

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oat flour certified gluten free if necessary
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp espresso powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup room temperature
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

To Top The Brownies

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Begin by greasing an 8×8 brownie pan or lining it with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Blitz oats in a blender into oat flour. Carefully measure out half a cup of oat flour and add it to a medium-sized mixing bowl. (Or use half a cup of purchased oat flour.) Add cocoa powder, baking powder, espresso powder and salt. Stir together well.
  • In a separate medium-sized bowl, mix together softened butter, room temperature maple syrup and room temperature eggs. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour brownie batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top.
  • In a separate small bowl, stir together peanut butter and maple syrup. Make 9-12 small dollops of the peanut butter mixture on the top of your brownie batter. With the end of a chopstick or a similar kitchen tool, swirl the peanut butter through the brownie batter to create a beautiful swirl pattern.
  • Bake for 25 minutes and allow to cool completely. Store in the fridge and enjoy!
Keyword Brownies, Chocolate, Healthy Brownies, Healthy snack, healthy snacks, peanut butter, tahini

‘Til next time,

Christy

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Hi! I’m Christy, a happy wife and mother to three boys, a nutritionist, a food lover and a Canadian. Creating and experimenting in the kitchen is my idea of an afternoon well spent. To me, a clean kitchen is an empty canvas of possibility and that means my kitchen never stays clean for long. My dream is that one or more of the recipes I share here will inspire you, perhaps even becoming a cherished family favourite.

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