I dont know about you, but I have never been a huge cookie person. I have a huge sweet tooth, but growing up I loved eating candy, cupcakes, and brownies. Cookies not as much. But give me a warm, gooey brownie on top of some soft serve vanilla ice cream, and you have got me.
Boxed brownies are good and all, but I think we can all agree that homemade, made from scratch brownies are far superior. Yes, it takes a little bit of extra time and effort, but it is 1000% worth it.
I know that most people make peanut butter brownies, and while I agree that those are so delicious, (peanut butter is my favorite thing ever), almond butter is a lesser known and underrated nut butter. It brings a nuttiness to the brownies, and a unique flavor that I love.
I wanted to try something different and unique, and I think I found it! You can substitute the almond butter with peanut butter if you must, but I challenge you to try something new. I normally wouldn’t even have thought of it, but since I was recently on the Whole 30, I wasn’t supposed to have peanut butter, but I was allowed to have almond butter. My personal favorite brand of almond butter is from Costco (Kirkland), it tastes amazing. Watch out for some almond butters, they will sneak in weird oils that are bad for you (canola, vegetable) or sometimes sugar, which you dont need at all.
I also use turbinado sugar, because it is a little healthier as it is not as refined, but of course you could use white sugar or brown sugar in place of it.
Anyways, give this a try and let me know your thoughts! I would love to hear.Print
- 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Generously grease either an 8×8 or 9×9 square pan or line with parchment paper.
- In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate with the salted butter in 30 second increments, stirring in between each one until it’s all melted. Set aside to cool.
- Mix in the 2 sugars until dissolved or combined.
- Whisk in the eggs.
- In a separate small bowl, combine the flour and the cocoa powder and mix.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until the batter comes together. Batter will be thick.
- Scrape the batter into the greased pan and smooth out into all four corners until it is level.
- Drop small spoonfuls of the almond butter on top of the batter into different areas of the pan, then take a toothpick and gently swirl it around until you like how it looks.
- Bake the brownies for 25-27 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Store in the fridge.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: dark chocolate brownies, brownies, almond butter, almond butter brownies, chocolate brownies with almond butter