Paleo Salted Almond Butter Brownies are a delicious healthy treat! Gluten and grain free but packed with chocolate – they’ll be your new favorite dessert!
This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Click here to read my policy and more about affiliate links. This post was published in February of 2018.
Is there anything better than a rich, chocolatey brownie? Yes, actually. It’s these Almond Butter Brownies that are drizzled with nut butter and sprinkled with flaky sea salt.
Why we love these Paleo Brownies:
Over the years I’ve tried loooots of brownies, and even though the boxed ones are OK in a pinch.. there is nothing better than making them from scratch. Here’s why we love these brownies:
- Gluten/Grain Free– If you have gluten sensitivity, you can still enjoy fudgy delicious brownies!
- Chocolate packed – I firmly believe brownies should be chocolate LOADED!
- No weird ingredients– No need for funky flours or expensive ingredients- these almond butter brownies are made with delicious, simple ingredients!
Ingredients for Almond Butter Brownies:
To make almond butter brownies you’ll need:
- chocolate chips
- almond butter
- coconut oil
- cocoa powder
- baking soda + baking powder.
- You’ll also need a little flaky sea salt. This is the brand that I get, it’s the best!
You can find substitutions for these ingredients below. These brownies are SO easy to make. Here are step by step instructions on how to make them.
How to make Almond Butter Brownies:
Making these almond butter brownies is super simple.
- Gather all your ingredients
- Mix all of your ingredients together until they are combined.
- The batter should be relatively thick.
- Pour your batter into a greased 8×8 baking dish.
- Drizzle almond butter on the top – I find the best way to do this is to warm your almond butter up until it’s soft and put it in a small ziploc sandwich bag. Cut a tiny edge off one of the corners and use the bag to pipe lines of almond butter (See step 4 – they don’t have to be perfect).
- Once you’ve drizzled almond butter on top, take a knife and drag it through the almond butter in opposite directions to create swirls. Bake + enjoy!
Substitutions for Almond Butter Brownies recipe:
Paleo baking is pretty specific. I can’t guarantee your substitutions will work unless they are noted below.
Almond Butter: You can sub almond butter with peanut butter or cashew butter.
Eggs: I have not tried substituting the eggs in this recipe. Flax eggs might be able to work but I’m not sure.
Honey: I haven’t tried maple syrup or agave in this recipe, but I think it would work.
Coconut oil: You can sub melted coconut oil with olive oil
Cocoa Powder: Don’t substitute cocoa powder in this recipe, it’s necessary
Baking Soda/Baking Powder: Can’t be substituted.
Chocolate: You can sub chocolate chips for chopped dark chocolate
Vegan: I haven’t tried to make these brownies vegan, but I think a flax egg would work!
Optional Add Ins: Feel free to add in more nuts or additional chocolate for crunch.
For fudgy brownies – Add an extra 1/4 cup of coconut oil to the batter for fudgier brownies or try these Almond Flour Brownies – they’re SO fudgy!
Almond Butter Paleo Brownie Mix Ins
There are lot’s of ways to customize these almond butter brownies!
- chopped nuts
- flaky sea salt
- extra chocolate chips or chopped chocolate chunks
- peanut btuter
Tips for Almond Butter Brownies
- Greasing the pan – I like to use coconut oil or olive oil to grease the pan, but you can also use parchment paper to line the baking dish instead of spray.
- For fudgey brownies – Add an extra 1/4 cup of coconut oil to the batter for fudgier brownies
- Drizzling almond butter –I find the best way to do this is to warm your almond butter up until it’s soft, and put it in a small ziploc sandwich bag. Cut a tiny edge off one of the corners and use the bag to pipe out lines of almond butter (See step 4 above- it doesn’t have to be perfect). Once you’ve drizzled almond butter on top, take a knife and drag it through the almond butter in opposite directions to create swirls.
- For another healthy brownie recipe, try these Sweet Potato Brownies or Black Bean Brownies!
Storing & Serving Almond Butter Brownies:
What is the best way to store brownies so they do not get stale? I store these brownies in the refrigerator to maintain freshness. I find that because these aren’t made with traditional flour/sugar – they can get stale quicker. Keeping them in the fridge helps keep them fresh! They will last 3-4 days (if they make it that long!)
Freezing: These brownies freeze really well! I like to bake them, allow them to cool, slice them and then freeze them. Whenever I want to enjoy one I just pop them in the microwave! They should be good for up to 3 months.
Other delicious paleo desserts:
Eating paleo doesn’t have to be boring. These paleo dessert recipes are so yummy!
Almond Butter Brownies
- 1 cup almond butter melted
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon almond butter for swirls
- 1/2 tablespoon flaky sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a bowl, mix together almond butter, eggs, honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
- Stir in cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and chocolate chips to wet ingredients
- Pour batter in a greased 8×8 baking dish. Drizzle with additional almond butter and use a knife to create swirls. Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes until edges start to brown. To test if cooked, stick a toothpick in the center of the batter, it should come out clean.
- You can sub almond butter with peanut butter
- You can sub melted coconut oil with olive oil
- You can sub chocolate chips for chopped dark chocolate
Leave a Review