There’s just something so good about sinking my teeth into an ultra chewy, fudgy brownie. I’ve always liked my brownies a bit underdone as this guarantees the ultimate fudgy texture. With these Almond Butter Brownies, there’s no need for under-baking because they are perfectly soft and fudgy as-is! I decided to use melted chopped chocolate – the kind in a bar – instead of cocoa powder to get as far away from a cakey texture as I could (the first ones I baked were literal chocolate cake). I also added an extra egg yolk for chewiness.
These brownies are super moist without being overly sweet, and they’re so easy to throw together! I feel like I say that about everything, but it’s true! I love an easy dessert. I topped mine with a drizzle of melted chocolate – one of the fancier bars I had saved – to add an extra layer of chocolatey goodness. This step is optional, of course, and you could even add chocolate chips to your batter pre-bake or top your brownies with an almond butter drizzle. Get crazy and happy baking!
Grain-Free Almond Butter Brownies
Serves 9-16, depending on brownie size
1 cup almond butter
2 large eggs + 1 large egg yolk
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
6oz dark chocolate*, chopped
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 Tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp fine sea salt or table salt
1.) Crack eggs and egg yolk into a small bowl; set aside.
2.) Melt chopped chocolate using the double boiler method – place in a heat-safe bowl over a pot with about an inch of simmering water, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool down a bit.
3.) Preheat your oven to 350℉. Prepare an 8×8″ baking dish with parchment paper. I like to cut two long, thin strips to allow for the paper to hang over each edge. Then I’ll spray olive oil into each exposed corner. This makes it easy to pull the entire dish of brownies out at once.
4.) Mix coconut sugar and maple syrup (or honey) in a large bowl. Whisk the eggs and egg yolk into the sugar mixture. Add almond butter and mix until combined. Mix in the cooled chocolate. Then the coconut oil. And finally, stir in the coconut flour and salt.
5.) Bake at 350℉ for 15-20 minutes* or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out with a few crumbs. Place on cooling rack or in the refrigerator to totally cool before removing from the dish. Slice into 9 or 16 brownies and enjoy!
*this is for a glass baking dish. If you’re using metal, I suggest checking the brownies at 10 minutes and going from there.