Amazing Peanut Butter & Chocolate Brownies


These brownies are my favourite go-to treat when I’m craving something sweet! They’re full of chocolatey goodness without the major sugar crash after - SCORE!

In this recipe I use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder and I think it makes a HUGE difference in the rich taste, not to mention the health benefits of cacao like it’s high antioxidant properties, its a good source of planted-based iron, and it has a high amount of calcium and magnesium!

The only added sugars I use in this recipe is the all natural maple syrup, and the sugar in the vegan chocolate chips - it’s the perfect combination!

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and if you make it please tag me on Instagram @michelle__liane - I’d love to see your creations!


  • 1 cup oat flour (ground your own from regular oats if you can’t find some in store)

  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 cup cacao powder (I used this brand: Navitas Cacao Powder)

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or avocado oil

  • 3/4 cup oat milk or non-dairy milk of choice

  • half a ripe avocado, mashed

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter

  • vegan chocolate chips

  • pinch of sea salt

  1. In a large bowl, sift oat flour through strainer followed by cacao powder. Add baking powder and salt and whisk dry ingredients together.

  2. Combine room temp coconut oil (or avocado oil) with maple syrup in a small bowl. If using coconut oil, the cold maple syrup may harden the oil. Simply microwave the bowl for 10 seconds or so and re-mix to get a smoother texture.

  3. Mash your ripe avocado with a fork and set aside. Make sure it’s mashed well - trust me though, it’s undetectable in the brownie.

  4. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees C

  5. Add your wet ingredients, including the avocado, to your dry ingredients and mix together with a wooden spoon.

  6. Add as many vegan chocolate chips to your mix as you’d like, I used about 3/4 cup.

  7. Pour your mix into a parchment lined dish, or a greased glass baking dish. Pour your peanut butter over the top and swirl into the brownie mixture.

  8. Bakes for 45 - 50 minutes (depending on your oven) and let it cool before serving.