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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Brownie Bites (wheat free, vegan)

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Gluten Free Vegan Brownie Bites

I have this pattern in my life involving my hair. I have done it over and over again, I can’t even remember how many times. I see someone with really awesome bangs that look fantastic on them and then I decide, “Hey! I want bangs!” So I get bangs. And immediately I hate them. Immediately I regret ever having let the thought of wanting bangs enter my head. Then I’m stuck with them for a ridiculous amount of time, because if you’ve ever had bangs you know how freaking long it takes to grow them back out. I’m sure you have guessed by now that I just got bangs… again. And again, I hate them. I’m kicking myself for thinking that this time it will be different. That I didn’t learn after last time.

Gluten Free Vegan Brownie Bites

In my job we do a lot of talking and teaching about radical acceptance. The letting go of fighting reality and accepting the situation for what it is. It is so important in big life struggles and I guess in little ones too. Kicking myself for chopping off my bangs is not going to grow them out any faster. So I guess my only choice is to embrace them and rock them. At least for the next 6 months or so until I can get these babies grown out. It’s the little things in life that sometimes remind me of big lessons. I preach radical acceptance but need to take my own words to heart. Not just with my bangs, but with big things going on in my life.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

But there is no need for radical acceptance when it comes to these brownie bites. They are what they are, and what they are is delicious! They are incredibly easy to put together, really rich and chewy, and wheat free and vegan! I mean, come on! What else could you want? These actually remind me a lot of the flavor of no-bake cookies. No-bake cookie flavor in a little brownie bite!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Brownie Bites (wheat free, vegan)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Brownie Bites (wheat free, vegan)

Amazingly simple gluten-free and vegan brownies with none of those "weird" ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup your favorite vanilla yogurt (I used SoDelicious Non Dairy Coconut Milk yogurt)
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups oatmeal, or 1¾ cup oatmeal flour (make sure they are certified gluten free if you have a gluten intolerance)
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Lightly spray muffin tins with non-stick spray.
  3. Put oatmeal in a blender or food processor and pulse to a fine crumb, alternatively you can use already prepared oatmeal flour
  4. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, peanut butter, and brown sugar and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the baking soda, oatmeal flour, and cocoa powder and mix until combined (the batter will be thick)
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins, filling about half way full.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Makes about 16 brownie bites
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Comments 37

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  2. Heather

    Could the peanut butter possibly be nixed? Or do you have a substitute suggestion for it? I am making these for a large group that includes a few people that are either lactose intolerant, gluten free, have a peanut allergy or are vegans.

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      Baker Bettie

      Hi Heather. Are they just allergic to peanuts or they also allergic to tree nuts? You need something that is fatty and sticky to help bind the batter together. Almond butter would be a great substitute or sun butter should also work as well. If these two aren’t options, you could use mashed banana but that will obviously give them a banana flavor or pumpkin puree would work too. Hope that helps!

  3. dan

    hi bettie,
    I am a retired corr. officer and here in MI we passed a law last year(?) to allow cottage industries in baking. I love to cook but am somewhat new to baking. just bought a KA pro 600 and vitamix mixer and a cuisinart food processor and I am ready to start my home based bus. I ran across your site while looking for unique cookie recipes. all I can say is wow! can’t wait to try these and give samples to my veteran friends at the amer. leg.
    please give me any advice that you can for a start up novice. cookies w/goat cheese? OMG!
    also, luv your WWII/50′s style pin-up girl pic. can I get a copy to put in my kitchen while baking. I think you might be my new incentive girl friend.
    thanx, dan

  4. Jacky Mcdonnell

    I have been vegan for decades and love to bake, but since some members of the family aren't eating wheat I want to diversify and try new yummy desserts

  5. Priscilla

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe, it was easy to make, and my children loved it so much..by the way i just ate 2 pieces myself :)

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