Bittersweet Almond Butter Brownies

bittersweet Almond Butter Brownies

  • What's in it?

Almond butter (click here for link to homemade almond butter recipe), applesauce (or mashed banana), maple syrup, cacao powder, vanilla, salt, chocolate chips

  • Where did I find it?

I originally found this recipe in an article from the website Well + Good. However, when I clicked the link back to the article, the original recipe is no longer there!

  • Why do I like it?

The taste and texture is the closest thing to a conventional brownie made with flour, eggs and refined sugar.  There is no flour or refined sugar in this recipe.  The brownies come out rich and moist.  Warning - these brownies are not too sweet, you can increase the amount of maple syrup if you want a sweeter brownie!

  • Any recipe notes or tweaks?

I used almond butter instead of peanut or sun butter.  You can use store bought, but if you want organic, it is most cost effective to make your own.    I swapped the banana for apple sauce, but it tastes good with either.  When I used banana, I mashed up the banana before putting it into the food processor.  This helped to incorporate it better.  I swapped maple syrup for honey.  I used an 8" x 8" pan instead of 8" x 10" as the recipe suggests.