These Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies are a serious FAV in our house. I literally make a batch just about every week and my kids beg for them – so yummy!
There are many recipes on here that I make over and over again. And then there are others that I’ve only made a couple times. Not because I don’t enjoy them but because I find I’m often working to develop new recipes to share. OR in busier seasons, I stick to my favorite 10-12 recipes and just put them on repeat.
So while today is the first day I’m sharing this recipe with you, it’s one I’ve been making for the last several months. On REPEAT.
In this odd season we all find ourselves in with Covid, I’ve definitely done my fair share of baking. And consequently my kids have come to think that we always have some sort of “treat” in the house. Let’s be real, I find myself looking for a small treat most days, too. Which is where these Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies come into play.
Why we love these Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies:
- 6 Simple, healthy ingredients
- No need to heat the kitchen with the oven!
- 5 grams protein, 2 grams fiber
- Super fudgy and yummy, yet guilt-free!
- Vegan + Gluten-Free + No Added Sugar!
They’re naturally sweetened with dates and a little maple syrup. And made smooth and fudgy with the almond butter, cacao, and protein powder. Best of all, I don’t feel bad eating them, or giving them to my kids. So in an effort to curb all of our (giant) sweet-tooths with a healthier option, these brownies are my go-to!
If you’re curious what recipes on the blog we (as a family) eat on repeat, check out the links below!
- Peanut Butter Banana and Berry Green Smoothie
- Roasted Veggie Breakfast Bowl with Fried Eggs
- Green Smoothie Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Turmeric Banana Smoothie with Ginger
- Chopped Apple Quinoa and Pecan Salad
- Healthy Fajita Bowls
- Roasted Broccoli Blue Cheese and Bacon Chopped Salad
- Chickpea Rice Stir Fry with Veggies + Vegan + GF
- Vegan Kabocha Squash Lentil Curry
- Butternut Squash Veggie Burgers
- Red Lentil and Spinach Mock Lasagna
- Spinach Masala with Organic Brown Rice (recently been making with chickpea rice)
- Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
- 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Cacao Nib Date Bites
- Homemade Apple Pie Lara Bars + Vegan|GF|DF
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Lara Bars
- Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars + GF
- Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Bars
- No Bake Chocolate Oat Quinoa Cookies (GF + Vegan)
Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies | GF Vegan
- Food processor
- 1/2 cup almond butter*
- 1 cup packed dates*
- 1/2 cup cacao powder*
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder* approximately 2/3 cup
- 3 tbsp tbsp maple syrup*
- 2 tbsp almond meal
- 2-4 tbsp water
- Line 8x8 dish with plastic wrap.
- If you’re using Deglet dates in place of Medjool dates, soak them in water for 10-15 minutes before using. If Medjool dates, no need to soak.
- Add almond butter, packed dates, cacao powder, protein powder, maple syrup, almond meal and 2 tbsp water to bowl of food processor.
- Process for 20-30 seconds, then pause to scrape down sides and add additional water if needed. (Medjool dates tend to need less water added while dogleg dates or others need more). You’ll know the “dough” is ready when the mixture pulls away from the bowl sides and can be easily pinched and held together.
- Add dough to 8x8 lined pan and press firmly until brownies are evenly spread and well packed. If desired, add chopped chocolate chips to tops of brownies and press firmly.
- Refrigerate 20-30 minutes, then using plastic wrap, life the brownies out of the dish and cut into 16 pieces and enjoy!
- I like to store mine in the refrigerator then allow to sit out a few minutes before eating. For a softer brownie, can store them at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- Peanut butter is a great substitute in this recipe for the almond butter if preferred.
- For the dates, if you’re not using Medjool dates, make sure you soak your dates first to add moisture and soften them up.
- Cocoa powder can be substituted for the cacao powder.
- I like to use Plant Era’s Chocolate protein, but any (plant-based) chocolate protein should work.
- Honey can be used in place of maple syrup if vegan-friendly is not needed.