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Gluten-Free Skillet Brownies

This recipe for fudgy, chocolatey, gluten-free skillet brownies is almost too good to be true! Made with nut butter and zero refined sugars, this peanut butter brownie is ready in 15 minutes! What more could you want?

skillet brownies

*Please note* this post was originally published in 2018. I’ve since redone the text but the recipe remains the same.

I’m still here! Almost 39 weeks and holding strong – thank goodness – because now I can share with you this little treasure I’ve been sitting on for a month. I created this fudgy, rich, decadent masterpiece in a skillet one day when I was craving chocolate something fierce; but not just any chocolate. All I wanted was warmth, gooey-ness, and minimal effort. A little bit of a “healthier” treat wasn’t the worst idea either.

I’m calling this skillet brownies because you technically, you could share the brownie(s) but personally, I call this a single serving!

What makes this peanut butter brownie clean eating?

So not only is this brownie gluten-free, but it is definitely “clean” eating; it’s full of protein, thanks to the peanut butter (almond butter would work too), and it’s made with zero refined sugars! The whole thing only has 1/3 cup honey, and it’s also sweetened with banana. Pretty awesome, right? You could practically eat this for breakfast. Really. There’s even espresso powder in there, so you can get your coffee fix in too.

I like to top our skillet brownie with salted caramel sauce, and a bit of ice cream, but you could even use coconut whipped cream or nothing at all! The ice cream in these pictures is another no-churn recipe I’m perfecting – I can’t wait to share it too!!!

gluten free skillet brownies

Are these skillet brownies easy to make?

So easy!! You can mix all of the ingredients up in one bowl, pop this beauty in the oven during dinner, and share a warm, yummy treat with your family for dessert. Or just make it for yourself, whenever you want. 😉 No judgement. It’s healthy, right!?

But really, this is so easy. Start by mashing the banana in one big bowl, then add all of the other ingredients after that. The batter will be extremely thick, so spread it around to cover the whole base of the skillet before putting it in the oven.

Do you have to use peanut butter?

I’ve made this skillet with almond butter too and it’s terrific; however, I haven’t tried it with sunflower butter or anything other than those two options. If you do, let me know!

As for the honey, you could also swap that out for maple syrup and use a flax egg instead of a regular egg to keep things vegan.

One other little tip – if you undercook the brownie just a tad then it is also exceptionally gooey on the inside! I found 12-13 minutes to be just perfect.

Whew. I’m so glad I got this post out! Be sure to keep an eye on my Instagram stories for any baby developments (if there are any). Fingers crossed!

PS – make this brownie this weekend!!!!

gluten free skillet brownies

gluten free skillet brownies

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gluten free skillet brownies

Gluten-Free Skillet Brownies

  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 skillet brownie 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This recipe for fudgy, chocolatey, gluten free skillet brownies is almost too good to be true! Made with nut butter and zero refined sugars, this peanut butter brownie is ready in 15 minutes! What more could you want?


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter*
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder (optional)*


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and lightly grease a 10″ oven-safe skillet with coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the banana until no large chunks remain. Add the peanut butter and combine thoroughly with a large wooden spoon. Add the honey, egg, coconut oil and vanilla extract and stir until combined. Add the cocoa powder, baking powder and instant espresso, if using. The batter will be very thick.
  3. Spread the batter evenly into the skillet, and bake for 12-13 minutes. Use a toothpick to test the center of the skillet after 12 minutes; it’s ok if it’s a little wet, if you’d like more of a gooey brownie. Top with ice cream and salted caramel sauce, and serve immediately!

Leftovers can be removed from the skillet and placed into an airtight container to keep at room temperature for 1-2 days.


  1. Sub the peanut butter for almond butter if you’d like. I used natural peanut butter.
  2. The espresso powder is entirely optional, but I find it really brings out the chocolate flavour (I promise, it won’t taste like coffee)!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: gluten free skillet brownies // healthy skillet recipes // clean eating desserts

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Gluten-Free Skillet Brownies


  1. Crushin’ on these amazing skillet brownies and they are healthy!! My favorite kind! I would definitely eat this for breakfast…ha! Have a great weekend my friend!! <3

  2. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    I’m SO excited for this brownie but OMG I’m ready for the baby to get here! Like, check your Insta every morning to make sure it didn’t happen overnight excited :). But this brownie. Holy cow! No refined sugar? Healthy chocolate is my love language! Have a great weekend, Katherine!

    • OMG I’m ready too, Kelsie!! That’s so cute – I’m so glad you’re excited!!! I hope I’ll have some news soon 😉 I knoooooow – I am a chocolate NUT so if I can make it a little healthier than it’s a total win! Hope you have a great weekend too my friend!

  3. Love this Katherine! It seems we’re always on the same page in terms of recipe inspiration. I also have a cookie skillet recipe in the works! But your recipe looks so yummy, I might just scrap mine and make yours instead! 😉 In all seriousness, I definitely need to try this! Love that it’s clean eating and chocolatey goodness all in one! And I’ll be sure to keep an eye on your IG stories for baby updates! Happy weekend!

  4. Sweet Heavens indeed !

  5. My waistline is going to hate me so much after I devour this crazy awesome looking skillet brownie in one sitting. I mean, how on Earth are you supposed to stop after one bite? If you can have only one bite and not face plant in the rest means you’re some sort of superhero with epic temptation powers. Gah, I’m drooling like crazy ova hurr!!!

    • Haha at least it won’t hate you TOO much – it’s really not THAT bad!!! It’s definitely something that you need to prepare for – stretchy pants and all. Especially when it’s fresh and warm outta the oven!! Hope you get a chance to try it, Christina! XO

  6. I would polish off that entire skillet and the best part is that I don’t have to feel guilty about it. That’s totally win-win!!! Wishing you the best Kathy.

  7. That baby’s really hanging on. Great skillet cookie! Drooling

  8. ingoodflavor

    You’ve got me sold, Katherine! This is one of those lick the screen moments. And yes, I think I will have this for breakfast! Pinning. p.s. I’m so excited for you!!

  9. Amazing, Katherine! I don’t know how you do it with 2 kids and 39 weeks preggo! I don’t think I did anything in the last few weeks of my pregnancy! HAHA. Can’t wait for your baby to arrive! And that skillet looks so good!

  10. So glad that you got this deliciousness out and love the healthier spin! I have GOT to try this…don’t have to tell me twice 😉 Perfect little treat for hubby and I to enjoy on Saturday night with a glass of vino. And I love anything in a skillet, especially little ones – they get me every time! Will definitely be keeping my eye on IG to see how you’re making out 🙂 XOXO

  11. I’m so glad you got to post this before your little one arrives….totally selfish I know because I need this in my life! haha I’m not eating wheat right now and have been baking healthier sweets and this is PERFECT to try next! Best of luck to you with the delivery…you’re in the home stretch! 🙂

  12. Mmmm your Gluten-Free Skillet Brownie looks so decadent! I can’t believe it’s made with all healthy ingredients! That means I can enjoy this without any guilt. 🙂

  13. A healthy skillet brownie! And it looks so rich and yummy too! I would love to try this! And I am excited for the baby coming! I check my Insta everyday, will not miss the news for sure! Love and hugs!!

  14. YUM!!! I would totally have to under bake this too, so it was gooey in the middle. And definitely just going togo ahead and eat this myself. With a spoon and a large glass of almond milk 🙂 Can’t wait to see any baby updates on Insta! XOXO

  15. Katherine – I’m an avid collector of Brownie recipes and this one has so many things I love! No refined sugar? Sign me up! And warm and gooey – I’m diving right in! Pinning!

  16. Nothing beats a brownie skillet Katherine! And this one sounds like it’s a bit healthier too. I’ll need to try!

  17. Me and my girlfriend love brownies — this is something cool and easy to prepare at home for couples and families worldwide — thank you!

  18. waiting and waiting for baby news Katherine!!!!!!!! eep must be soon surely! this looks so good, i could totally just dive right in! fingers crossed for some new soon!

  19. Ben|Havocinthekitchen

    I love adding honey into baked desserts, so this version sounds so good (besides, a healthier version means you can eat more, for a balance, right?) You need to make more utterly delicious food – just to bribe your stubborn girl 🙂

  20. this sounds fantastic! gluten-free brownies seem to just be bound to be more gooey and molten and perfect for skillet-ing (;

  21. ohh…all of that chocolatey goodness and none of the guilt! I’ll take your advice on undercooking it just a little to make it extra gooey!

  22. Haha! I love the justification that this would be legitimate breakfast food! Sold!!! Hope that sweet babe has arrived!! xo

  23. Lovely and mouth wateringrecipe. Can’t wait to try this brownie <3

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