How to Make Anti-Inflammatory Almond Butter Brownies With Just 3 Ingredients



Freshly baked fondant brownies are so irresistible that anyone who can wait for them to cool before slicing them has superhuman willpower. The chocolate smell that comes from the kitchen is really like a siren call.

Nothing against canned mixes (Duncan Hines’ chewy fudge has a special place in my heart), but homemade brownies from scratch not only taste better, but also give you full control over the list of ingredients. If you’re trying to be careful with your sugar intake, this is pretty important. But just the phrase “brownies from scratch” sounds like so a lot of work.

almond butter brownies

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almond butter brownies

Here’s the problem: Cooking from scratch is as complicated or as easy as you make it. In fact, the creator of Kirbie’s Cravings and Cup cakes in 5 minutes author Jennifer Lee makes them with just three ingredients. (And no, one of them isn’t sugar.)

An overview of what is on the ingredient list: overripe bananas, almond butter and unsweetened cocoa powder. That’s it! No flour, no eggs … eaters of all types can enjoy these almond butter brownies. (If someone you’re cooking for has a nut allergy, just use sunflower seed butter instead.)

Each ingredient is loaded with nutritional benefits, including helping to prevent or treat chronic inflammation. Unsweetened cocoa powder is high in antioxidants (which directly benefit the heart and brain), almond butter is a great source of protein, and bananas are loaded with fiber and potassium. Cocoa, nut butter and bananas are also linked to a good night’s sleep, making these almond butter brownies the perfect dessert.

Lee points out that since there’s no added sugar in these brownies, they’re not * as * sweet as what you’ll get out of a box. “They have softness, but it’s very soft,” she said. But if you love rich brownies and extra-chocolates, you’ll love these. You can also personalize them by adding other ingredients. Some ideas: nuts, hazelnuts, dried cranberries or coconut flakes.

Get the recipe below and head over to Lee’s site for more delicious, nutrient-dense dessert ideas.

almond butter brownies recipe


1 1/2 cups overripe mashed bananas (about 4 medium bananas)

1/2 cup unsweetened creamy natural almond butter

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1. Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper.

2. In a food processor or blender, puree the bananas. Add the almond butter and cocoa powder and mix until smooth.

3. Pour the dough into the prepared pan. Bake. Bake for about 20 minutes. The brownie batter should have puffed, the surface should be dry. The dough should no longer shake but should still be soft and not firm if pressed. Let the brownies cool completely before cutting and eating them.

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