Craving something chocolatey but don't want to overindulge? These DASH-friendly, heart-healthy brownies make a sweet finish or small snack that satisfies and nourishes! Cassava flour makes this a gluten-free brownie, but feel free to use your preferred flour.
1 Cup almond butter (creamy)
2 Tablespoons flax seeds (ground)
6 Tablespoons water
1/3 cup sugar (Organic Cane, or your preference)
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/4 cup Cassava flour (or flour of your preference)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter/substitute (for greasing pan)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9x13" baking pan with parchment and butter/substitute.
In small bowl, combine flax seeds and water, set aside.
In mixing bowl mix almond butter and sugar until combined. Add vanilla extract, maple syrup, flax/water mixture until thoroughly combined. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined and no lumps remain. The mix will be sticky and paste-like.
Pour the batter into the parchment-lined baking pan. Spread the batter evenly in the pan.
Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick/fork comes out clean. Let cool for 15 - 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Nutritional Facts: (pan yields 24 brownie bites) Each: Calories: 107, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 15mg, Carbs: 11g, Sugars: 6g, Fiber: 2g, Cholesterol: 1g, Protein: 3g.