My husband is a huge chocolate lover. He especially loves fudgy brownies. I am more of a nut butter girl myself. So I combined those two things to make these yummy thick and fudgy brownies! This is attempt number 3 at brownies and these brownies came out so good! I used white whole wheat in my brownie recipe, but they can easily be done with a gluten free flour as well.
These can also be done with peanut butter or sunflower butter as well. I knew these were a hit because my daughter ate hers right up and asked for another. My husband said they reminded him of Duncan Hines brownies in a box!. Without the chemicals of course! I used dark chocolate and cacao powder so these are filled with healthy antioxidants for your body too. A brownie you can feel good about eating. Can it get any better than that really?
Thick and Fudgy Brownies
Serves: 10 brownies
- 2 cups white whole wheat (For a gluten free option use gluten free all purpose or gluten free oat flour)
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 1 flax egg
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground vanilla beans or extract
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 1 cup almond butter
- ½ dark chocolate bar (I used one that was 72% cacao. If you want a sweeter taste, use milk chocolate.)
- ½ cup almond milk
- ¼ cup applesauce unsweetened
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, add all the dry ingredients.
- In a saucepan, on medium heat, combine the coconut oil, applesauce, maple syrup, almond butter and chocolate.
- Stir until everything is well combined. Set aside.
- Line an 8X8 pan with a sheet of parchment paper leaving enough room for some paper to come out the sides. This will make the brownies easy to remove.
- Add the heated mixture to the dry ingredients and stir only until combined.
- Lastly add the egg and milk and stir until everything is mixed well. Be careful not to over-mix or the brownies can come out tough.
- Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. I kept mine slightly gooey and they worked out great that way. The first time I overcooked them and they were so dry.
- Once the brownies are cooled, pull them out by grabbing the parchment paper.
- Cut with a pizza cutter into squares.