Almond Butter Might be the Best Butter
As good as grass fed butter is, there’s just something about nut butters that I can’t get enough of. Especially almond butter. It’s incredibly delicious, very filling, and absolutely loaded with great nutrients. It’s a great source of vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and other essential vitamins and minerals. (1) It’s also excellent for any individuals who have either dairy or peanut allergies as a terrific alternative to regular butter or peanut butter. Almonds also have the benefit of being an excellent source of healthy dietary fats, which can help to control blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, and improve your overall cardiovascular health.
How to Make the Perfect Almond Butter Brownies…Ever
To make the brownies, you’ll start by combining the almond butter with two eggs, honey, and vanilla extract. Once these ingredients have been mixed together, you’ll add in some baking soda and then the cacao powder. Not only does the cacao give these brownies their delicious chocolatey goodness, but it’s no slouch in the nutrition department either. It contains way more antioxidants than even blueberries, which are widely regarded for their antioxidant content. Raw organic cacao is also an excellent dairy-free source of calcium, iron, and magnesium. On top of all that, cacao has even been shown to have some benefits for cognitive functioning as well. (2)
Yes to Dark Chocolate
If you’d like to increase the amount of chocolate decadence in your brownies (and really, who wouldn’t want to) you can also optionally add in some dark chocolate chips as well. Not only do they make these brownies even more mouth watering, but they provide even more great nutritional benefits — dark chocolate is an excellent source of both healthy fats and antioxidants. Some of the compounds found in dark chocolate also provide some great benefits for your cardiovascular system, (3) so I would definitely recommend including them in with your brownies.
A Great Paleo Treat in Just 30 Minutes
After preparing your brownie mix, it’s a simple matter of baking them for 20 minutes and then you’re all set to enjoy a delicious paleo treat that will satisfy the sweet tooth of chocolate lovers everywhere. Not only are they a perfect choice to indulge in for a snack, but you can do so completely guilt-free as well, safe in the knowledge that all of the ingredients used are actually quite good for your health. So don’t feel bad about helping yourself to seconds.
P.S. – Are you a huge chocolate fanatic like me? Looking for even more great paleo-friendly chocolate recipes? No worries, we’ve got you covered with all kinds of fantastic healthy chocolate recipes. Here’s a few of my personal favorites:
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cacao powder
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl place the eggs, honey, almond butter and vanilla extract.
- Whisk to combine.
- Stir in cacao powder and baking soda until combined.
- Fold in dark chocolate chips if using.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with spatula.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cut into squares and serve.
I omitted the choc chips as I’m Paleo and placed slices of banana on top before baking and it was simply divine. ??? thanks for your amazing recipe !
This recipe is awesome. So easy to make, bake and eat.
The end result looked exactly the same as your photos. It hasn’t been easy to stop at just one. Thank you for posting this great recipe.
These are delicious. I am not a huge fan of eating almond butter on its own and was looking for a baked good to hide it in. These brownies are cakey and moist, the perfect place for a hidden gem. Definitely making them again!
Amazing!! I used some pumpkin seed butter and scraps of nut/seed butter and didn’t have any chocolate chips. Still delicious! These will be my new go to brownie recipe. Sweetness level is perfect for me and they even make a good breakfast. I recommend chilling them for the best texture. Yum!
Can you use regular cocoa powder instead of cacao?
Absolutely delicious, even the kids loved it!
Will these be as delightful if I freeze them and pull one out as desired to thaw and enjoy? They are so good, and I don’t want to eat the whole pan (thank you Aunt Flow)!
OMG! Made with Costco’s Kirkland Mixed Nut Butter with seeds. Wow doesn’t even describe them!!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
The only brownies I make now.
I’ve made so many Paleo brownies that were just a waste of good ingredients but these are awesome and so easy to make! I left out the chocolate chips and added some walnuts. Delish!! I will for sure make these again!
I’ve just put them in the oven but im concerned as the mixture was really thick. It was really difficult to try to spread in the pan.
Is it supposed to be that thick?
This was great! It came out perfect. I used Trader Joe’s almond butter, Amy’s sugar free dark chocolate chips and added walnuts. Thank you for a great recipe base.
Mine turned out more like a cake consistency than brownies. I baked them for 20 minutes. Maybe I just need to bake them a few minutes less so I get the “gooey” brownie consistency. Either way they still tasted great!
Outrageously delicious! I omitted the chocolate chips and added walnuts, sensational! Thank you again for your amazing recipes
You should get an Academy award for this recipe! It’s the most outrageously delicious and healthy recipe in the world!
Yum! These turned out great and were super easy. They taste as good or better than any store bought paleo brownies could, although I have to admit I miss the conventional kind.