Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Bruffins

As promised, I am posting the recipe to my hopefully-famous-one-day “bruffins.”

What’s a bruffin?

Well, it’s a cross between a brownie and a muffin. My husband came up with this clever name, and while it doesn’t sound very appetizing, the name has stuck around the Heddleston household.



Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together. The batter will be thick like a brownie. Scoop batter into the muffin tins, about 3/4 full for each. Bake for 20 minutes. Makes two dozen.


I’m sure this recipe would work fine with regular white and brown sugar–I just try to decrease the calories when I can. I assume that this recipe would work fine if all Splenda instead of the Splenda blends (to further decrease the calories). Additionally, to decrease the calories even more, you may try to replace the 4 eggs with 1 cup of egg whites (such as Egg Beaters or a generic brand). I’ve done this with another recipe, but not this one yet.

Please post a comment if you bake this recipe! I’d love to know what you think!


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    The Bruffins are very tasty and the adaptation to the low-cal, gluten free version is not at all noticeable. Although I was initially suspect of such phrases like “applesauce for butter,” the treats are still delicious and it’s comforting to know they are much healthier for you.

    I guess I just have to keep acting as guinea pig so Katie can try out these new recipes! What a hard burden to bear…

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    Shannon H says:

    These sound delicious Katie– I’ll have to try to make them soon! Glad to hear that John is more accepting of the applesauce :) and if you ever need more Guinea Pigs, I’m sure the Gordyan’s and Howells would be more than happy to be at your disposal.

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      Shannon–Once I have approximately 10 solid recipes I plan on having a tasting party!! The Howells and Gordyans are already on my mental list!

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    Shannon H says:

    On another note… you should write a gluten free cookbook when you get all your recipes together.

  4. 7

    I love how these could be dessert or breakfast. They look so yummy!

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    these look good–but i wouldn’t use splenda. so not a fan of fake sugar–or any refined sugar really. im all about the agave, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, and dates.

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      Thanks for your comment Kenzie! I know everyone has their personal beliefs about artificial sweeteners and sugar that’s why I tried to at least limit it–I really want to get into agave and start some experiments with it!

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    Thank you for your post. I like it! Greetings!

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