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Almond Butter Brownies

Almond Butter Brownies
  • Gluten Free!
  • In the Eat REAL Cookbook!
Serves: 8-10 (makes 16 small brownies)
Ready In: 35 minutes

Why We Like It

Why use a boxed mix that has way too much sugar, refined flour, and questionable additives?  These simple REAL ingredients combine quickly to make moist, low-in-sugar, fudge-like brownies the whole family will love!  They are gluten free and crazy good!

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

Mix First:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup honey (or pure maple syrup)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (firmly packed, or coconut or date sugar)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Add to a large bowl.  Use an electric hand mixer and beat together until smooth and well combined, about 30 seconds.

Add Next:

  • 1 cup almond butter (or natural peanut butter)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or use 1/8 tsp of salt if almond butter contains salt)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Add to the bowl and beat until smooth.

Stir in Add-ins:

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (chopped, or nut of your choice, OPTIONAL)

Add to bowl and stir to mix into the batter.

Pour the batter into a greased 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish and spread out evenly.  (You can also grease the baking dish with oil and then line it with a piece of parchment paper if desired – the oil helps the paper stick and the parchment paper makes it easier to remove the brownies.)

Bake for 25-28 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Serve and Enjoy!

When cool, cut into squares.  Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

(We love to serve the brownies with a scoop of natural vanilla ice cream!)

Quick Tips

In our experience, if you overcook the brownies they can be dry.  So, we suggest baking them 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean, and then if needed add more time, 2-3 minutes at a time, until they are done.

Nutrition Information for one brownie (using no salt added almond butter)

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 10.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 23 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Total Sugars: 9 g
  • Added Sugars: 9 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Sodium: 85 mg