Almond, Almond Butter Brownies

I’m writing a blog for Smart Girls Loop on healthier desserts for the holiday season, and I thought it would be the perfect excuse to make my own recipe for homemade brownies! My inspiration came from FoodBabe’s Almond Butter Brownies, but I changed it up a little bit by adding a banana (instead of extra sugar), cacao powder, and sliced almonds for extra deliciousness.

Almond butter brownies Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana
  • Almond slices
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup of dark chocolate chunks
  • ½ cup of cacao powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a small dish for baking (either 8×8 or 8×6)
  3. Mix all ingredients until smooth
  4. Sprinkle chocolate chunks and almond slices on top and pour batter into pan
  5. Bake brownies until golden brown
  6. Serve when warm – forget about cooling them!

Almond butter brownies

My favorite part about these brownies are that they are gluten free (no flour!) and dairy-free. So, they are perfect for those picky eaters at all of your family gatherings. Now, I just need to find a way to make these brownies more festive for the holidays. Have any ideas? What do you like to bake this time of year?

Love always,

Elizabeth Kate

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