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Almond Butter Brownies

by Heather

Welcome to the most delicious almond butter brownies! Made better for you with whole wheat flour, almond butter, and coconut sugar. These chocolate almond butter brownies are easy to make, extra fun with the almond butter swirl on top, and super chocolaty. You’ll keep coming back to this tried and true recipe when you’ll looking to make a healthier, but just as delicious brownie recipe!

Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies

Chocolate almond butter brownies

When a chocolate craving hits, these healthier brownies sure hit the spot!

We love them because they’re…

  • easy to make
  • mixed in one bowl
  • extra chocolaty tasting
  • delicoius with the almond butter
  • a healthier brownie option with less sugar
  • did I say delicous?

You just can’t go wrong with them, any day of the week!

almond butter brownies

How do you make these paleo almond butter brownies?

To turn these brownies into paleo almond butter brownies, you’ll want to substitute the whole wheat pastry flour for almond flour.

They will be a bit softer, but as long as you keep the egg in the recipe, it will work!

How do you make these vegan almond butter brownies?

To make these brownies vegan almond butter brownies, you really just need to substitute out the egg.

I suggest making a flax egg by stirring together 1 TBSP flax meal with 3 TBSP water and letting it sit for about 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes the flax meal and water will have gelled together to help give your brownies some structure.

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What you’ll need for almond butter brownies

How to make them

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Coat a 9 x 5 glass loaf pan with oil, or use a silicone loaf pan and skip the oiling.
  2. In a large bowl combine the egg, coconut sugar, almond butter, oil, vanilla and almond extracts, and vinegar.  Mix for 3-4 minutes until well combined.
  3. Into the bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Mix the dry ingredients togther slightly, then mix it into the wet ingredeints. Stir in the optional chocolate chips.
  4. Press the brownie mixture into the dish.  The mixture will be very thick.  Drizzle the optional extra almond butter on top and swirl it around with a toothpick.
  5. Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
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The best size pan for these brownies

The best size pan for these almond butter brownies is a 9×5 loaf pan or similar rectangular pan dimensions.

You can make it in a square 8×8 pan, however, the brownies will be a bit thinner.

I prefer to bake in a silicone loaf pan, because sticking is virtually gone, and clean-up is super simple!

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Almond Butter Brownies

Welcome to the most delicious almond butter brownies! Made better for you with whole wheat flour, almond butter, and coconut sugar. These chocolate almond butter brownies are easy to make, extra fun with the almond butter swirl on top, and super chocolaty. You’ll keep coming back to this tried and true recipe when you’ll looking to make a healthier, but just as delicious brownie recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond butter, brownie, chocolate
Servings: 10
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Coat a 9 x 5 glass loaf pan with oil, or use a silicone loaf pan and skip the oiling.
  • In a large bowl combine the egg, coconut sugar, almond butter, oil, vanilla and almond extracts, and vinegar.  Mix for 3-4 minutes until well combined.
  • Into the bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Mix the dry ingredients together slightly, then mix it into the wet ingredients. Stir in the optional chocolate chips.
  • Press the brownie mixture into the dish.  The mixture will be very thick.  Drizzle the optional extra almond butter on top and swirl it around with a toothpick.
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg
almond butter brownies

If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

Originally published May 2012. Updated December 2021.

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18 comments

Erica May 21, 2012 - 8:28 am

Chunks- very necessary! They’re the best! Glad you got your sweets fix! The almond butter in here sounds fabulous

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Fit Mama May 21, 2012 - 9:10 pm

I love the chocolate chunks!

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Lauren May 21, 2012 - 9:29 am

Thinking about you girl! Hang in there. 🙂

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Fit Mama May 21, 2012 - 9:11 pm

It’s getting close 🙂

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Lisa@Healthy Diaries May 21, 2012 - 11:38 am

oh brownies are my favorite!!! I’m sure Hunter is enjoying them too! hihi

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Fit Mama May 21, 2012 - 9:11 pm

Haha he looooves them 🙂

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Emily Butler May 21, 2012 - 1:57 pm

LOVE brownies, I found a black bean brownie recipe that I’ve tried and has success with, forget the website off the top of my head, but I just love them! Sounds like your body is getting ready for labor, asking for more food and calories for all that energy you’ll need to get that little boy out! Kind of like nesting, but with food haha. Oh, no.. now I know, have you dropped? that would cause you to be more hungry since the baby is not so much in your stomach anymore 🙂

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Fit Mama May 21, 2012 - 9:13 pm

Yup he’s definitely dropped even more this last week, and now that you mention it I definitely feel like I have more room to fill. Hope he’s getting ready!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 21, 2012 - 3:09 pm

The brownies sound wonderful! I haven’t made brownies in a long, long time. Your recipe is perfect!!!

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Fit Mama May 21, 2012 - 9:13 pm

I think it’s time Jennifer 😉

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 21, 2012 - 4:42 pm

the title of this post instantly drew me in! 🙂 holy yum! definitely making these… i think i might try it with peanut butter instead of almond butter since that’s what i have on hand.

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Fit Mama May 21, 2012 - 9:13 pm

That is going to be one delicious swap

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Baking Serendipity May 21, 2012 - 9:34 pm

Dark chocolate and almond butter is such an awesome combination! Thinking of you and Hunter…hope he is here soon!

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Fit Mama May 22, 2012 - 9:52 am

I hope so too!!

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Oh gosh. Those look DEADLY!!!! 🙂

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