Almond Butter Brownies

There is a significant plurality among health professionals, including myself a registered dietitian, working to persuade us to focus our nutritional efforts towards a more plant-based, whole food way of eating. This is a lifestyle that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables while minimizing animal-sourced foods such as dairy, meats, and eggs. The evidence is mounting to show protection against chronic conditions including Type Two Diabetes and heart disease when consuming more plants and less animal-based foods.

If you have been hesitant to commit to a plant-based whole food lifestyle, afraid of what you may have to give up, this recipe hopefully will convince you that you will not be missing anything. The goal of plant-based recipes is not to mimic traditional recipes in taste and texture— on the contrary, these recipes will expose you to new flavors. Feasibly the top reason to give up on moving to a healthier diet is to pretend you can continue to eat as you did before by only swapping a few ingredients. The potential frustration involved in eating a plant based, no refined sugar brownie is only for those who take a bite hoping to taste the “pre-packaged over processed sweetness in high- sugar brownies. Instead the invitation is to open your palate to new tastes. For example, we prefer textures that emphasize high fiber and flavors that highlight natural sugars. The ingredients on a plant- based, whole food diet are reliant on nuts, fruit pastes, seeds, and fruit oils. These add a deeper profile in taste and consistency that will change the way you look at food.

Brownies can be an indulgent treat that don’t compromise your health goals. These are still higher energy desserts, that enjoyed in moderation, fit perfectly into a healthy lifestyle. Please let us know about your results when you try out this recipe and leave a review below.

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Almond Butter Brownies

Vegan, Gluten-free, No refined sugar
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond butter, brownies, gluten free, vegan
Servings 6 people
Author Carolina Jantac, MS, RD, LD

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of Once Again Almond Creamy Butter
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 1/3 cup of oat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons of almond milk

Instructions

  1. Prepare an 8-inch baking dish by lining it with parchment paper, and then set it aside.
  2. Into medium saucepan, add almond butter, honey, and almond milk, and then over low heat mix all well. Once the mixture is homogeneous, remove from the stove top, and let it cool.
  3. Add in cocoa powder, baking soda, flour, and mix thoroughly.
  4. Lastly, pour mixture into a prepared pan and place it in an oven preheated to 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 to 25 minutes. It will look slightly underdone, but the top will be firm.
  5. Let the large brownie sit for 30 minutes before cutting into pieces. Save any leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Here’s a suggestion— Serve with your favorite ice cream!

Recipe Notes

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