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.
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