David Lebovitz's Gluten-free Peanut Butter Brownies

by kellybakes in


David Lebovitz's Gluten-free Peanut Butter Brownies

If you're like me and have read up on mindfulness, I have no doubt that you've come across some gem of life advice reminding you to see the world with the eyes of a child and take in all you see with a sense of wonder. Well, I have a strange way of interpreting that. I still think of the interactive possibilities of Twitter with a sense of wonder. When I won a contest and Dorie Greenspan tweeted that she loved the fortune cookies I made for an ex-boyfriend, I felt like I had just met a celebrity. When Andrew Zimmern followed me back on Twitter, I brushed the dirt off my shoulder. And yesterday, when I instagrammed David Lebovitz's gluten-free peanut butter brownies and he retweeted them, I audibly gasped in the middle of a meeting when I saw the notification pop up on my phone. And he called them beautiful! Whaaaaat.

david lebovitz retweet

Anyway, after he retweeted, a few folks asked for the recipe via Twitter and I got a surprising number of searches for "kelly bakes gluten-free peanut butter brownies." I didn't want to leave any of you in a deprived state of gluten-free brownie-less wonder, so you can find the recipe here. The brownies are fudgey (my favorite texture) and chocolatey. To make them peanut butter, I simply added globs of natural salted creamy peanut butter (I used Trader Joe's) to the top of the unbaked brownies and then swirled it around with a knife. When making the brownie batter, be sure to beat vigorously for a full minute, as David suggests. I skimped and didn't beat them long enough and the brownies broke when I went to remove them from the pan (not that I minded. Still delicious!). Have you ever had a celebrity interaction via Twitter? Tell me about it in the comments; I want to geek out with you!