Fudgy brownies from the oven are very irresistible and most people cannot wait for them to cool down before they dive in.
Nothing against those boxed brands, but homemade brownies from scratch usually leads to a more tasty result, not to mention more healthy.
This also gives you more control over the ingredients used. If you are trying to be mindful about your sugar consumption for example.
The three easy ingredients you need for healthy brownies are: almond butter, overripe bananas, and unsweetened cocoa powder.
That is it! No need for flour or eggs to enjoy almond butter brownies. (If a person you are baking for has an allergy to nuts, just replace with sunflower seed butter to get a good result.)
Every one of these ingredients is filled with nutritional benefits, including helping you prevent or deal with chronic inflammation. And the unsweetened cocoa is rich in antioxidants (which helps your heart and your brain), and the almond butter is a top source of protein. While the bananas are filled with fiber and fiber and lots of potassium. Nut butter, cacao, and banana also can support a good night’s sleep too, meaning these almond butter brownies are the perfect healthy dessert.
Another thing to mention is there is no added sugar in these brownies, they are not *as* sweet as what you will get from a box. But they do have sweetness, only it is very mild. But if you like very chocolatey, rich brownies, you will love these. You can also customize them by tacking on more ingredients. Some good ideas: hazelnuts, walnuts, dried cranberries, or even coconut flakes.
Here’s the recipe:
1 1/2 cups of overripe pureed bananas (around 4 medium bananas)
1/2 cup of unsweetened almond butter
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. And use an 8 x 8 inch baking pan and parchment paper.
2. Inside a blender, add in your pureed bananas. Add in your almond butter and cocoa powder and blend until this is smooth.
3. Pour this batter into your prepared pan. Place into the oven. Bake for around 20 minutes. The brownie batter should puff up, the surface will be dry. The batter will no longer be wiggly but should still feel soft as you press on it. Let them cool completely before slicing in and eating.
Author: Scott Dowdy