On my birthday eve last week, I decided I finally had reason enough to try out a new brownie recipe that contains no flour and relies on almond butter and greek yogurt as the base. I played around with the original recipe, because I was hesitant to use all the almond butter it called for, one because the potential for creating a calorie bomb, and two, because I can only get almond butter when I go grocery shopping out of town, and didn’t want to use all mine up!
I would definately make this recipe again how I did, I woudn’t change a thing. Some “healthified” brownie recipes I have tried in the past have wound up being a far cry from a real brownie. The almond butter in these brownies makes them very rich– although they are relatively low-carb and high in protein for a brownie. After having one while still warm and one on my birthday, I froze the rest. They are even better frozen! It tastes like eating a square of rich chocolate fudge. These make a nice healthy snack, especially if you need a little kick in the pants or a birthday treat.
Almond Butter Brownies
You Will Need:
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup almond milk ( I use Silk vanilla)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 8×8 inch pan
- Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8×8 inch pan with cooking spray and wipe off excess with paper towel.
- Whisk together almond butter, milk, eggs, vanilla, salt, and yogurt.
- Add the cocoa powder and sugar.
- Pour into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. I pulled mine out after 22, but like them a little soft.
The Finished Product–
Cut into 12 squares.
Enjoy with a glass of cold milk. Freeze leftovers if desired.
Nutritional Stats: Per 1/12 square: 111 Calories, 6.7 g Fat, 10 g Carbohydrates, 3.5 g protein http://www.livestrong.com/recipes/mos-paleo-almond-butter-brownies/