These Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Brownies taste like a decadent dessert, but they’re also vegan, gluten-free & date-sweetened! Rich, fudgy & satisfying.
It was only a matter of time before this recipe happened. I’ve been wanting to recreate my wildly popular Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Bars with a twist, so what better than chocolate?
That may have been one of the best ideas I’ve ever had. I didn’t think my almond butter bars could get any better, but it turns out that adding a chocolate element takes them to a whole new level. Just look at that deep, dark, rich chocolatey goodness. Can I just face plant into a warm pan of these? Feel the same way?
If I had to pick a favorite dessert (after cheesecake, of course), it’d probably be brownies. But not like dry, cakey brownies. If I wanted cake, I’d get a slice of cake, ya feel me? No – I want the thickest, fudgiest you have. This may have something to do with the fact that I love raw brownie batter, so I like my brownies undercooked. THAT’S the key to a good brownie.
I know you guys love healthy desserts, and I don’t blame you. Add this recipe to your list of better-for-you desserts ASAP! Of course, it’s great to treat yourself to “unhealthy” foods you love every now & then, but I feel so good knowing that I can treat myself and nourish my body with more wholesome ingredients!
½ cup pitted dates
¾ cup almond butter
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk
½ cup oat flour*
⅓ cup cocoa powder
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup chocolate chips, plus more for topping
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 8-inch x 8-inch pan.
In a medium bowl, place the dates. Pour in enough hot water to cover. Let sit for 10 minutes.
In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add dates, almond butter, and applesauce. Process until well combined, stopping to scrape down the sides.
Slowly add milk; continue to process.
Add oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, vanilla, and salt. Process until completely mixed.
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