There’s nothing quite like eating a warm, decadent brownie on a rainy day. But if you have food sensitivities or follow a restrictive diet, it may be difficult for you to actually find a recipe that meets your dietary needs without being overloaded with sugar and processed junk.
The recipe below hits all the marks by replacing wheat-based flour with almond butter, which is full of fiber and protein. Plus, the nut butter keeps the brownies moist and chewy to make sure that every bite is just as good as the last.
The Joy of Almonds
Almonds are one of the most popular nuts in the North American diet, behind peanuts of course.
It plays a role in hundreds of bodily functions, including those of the arteries, blood, bones, muscles, heart and nerves.
Magnesium even helps regulate mood by reversing the devastating effects of chronic stress and promoting relaxation.
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These nuts are chock-full of calcium, which is essential for the proper maintenance and function of the nervous system, and cardiovascular system, where it plays a role in regulating blood pressure and enabling blood clot function.
The mineral is also used to strengthen bones and teeth. (4).
Other important nutrients that almonds contain include riboflavin, copper, and phosphorous.
Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies
This delicious recipe takes less than 25 minutes to make from start to finish and makes 9-16 brownies.
For best results, use all-organic ingredients.
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp raw virgin coconut oil
- 3 tbsp organic maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2 tbsp creamy almond butter (for drizzle)
2 tbsp dairy free chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375°.
- Add almond butter, eggs, milk, oil, syrup and vanilla to a medium-sized glass bowl.
- Combine using an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes.
- Add cocoa, baking soda and salt and continue mixing until smooth and well combined. If you wish, use a spoon to stir in chocolate chips.
- Oil up a tempered glass pan using coconut oil or organic butter and pour the batter into the pan.
- Melt 2 tbsp of almond butter using a double broiler or a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Drizzle the melted butter over your batter.
- Place the pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until cooked through.
- Remove from the oven, cool, cut, and enjoy!