Do you find yourself craving for something sweet in the late afternoon? This paleo almond butter brownies recipe makes perfect snacks to curb hunger.
Although treats should be kept to a minimum on a paleo diet, it’s fine to indulge every once in a while. Excess sugar can lead to insulin resistance symptoms which is why natural sweeteners should be limited.
And the more you refrain from eating sweets you’ll notice that you crave them less. And your taste for sweets will diminish as time goes on.
But when a snack craving hits, feel free to use this paleo almond butter brownies recipe to make homemade treats. You can even freeze the extras to enjoy later!
If you can’t find paleo chocolate locally, you can just sprinkle in some cacao nibs into the batter and a few more on top. Or, just leave out the chocolate all together!
How to make paleo almond butter brownies
To start, you’ll mix almond butter, honey, coconut sugar, egg, vanilla, in a large bowl. (photos 1-5) Then pour the mixture into a greased square baking pan and baked. (photo 6)
The batter baked for 30-40 minutes until fully set. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean when it’s fully cooked.
To up the flavor on the paleo almond butter brownies, we like to top them with melted chocolate. (photos 7 & 8) The chocolate will harden as it cools.
However, before the chocolate is set, we slice it into nine good sized squares. (photo 9) That way, the hardened chocolate doesn’t crack when slicing.
We store these in the refrigerator, especially in summer, so the chocolate doesn’t soften. And they keep longer when chilled.
Recipe variations and tips
Use a mini muffin pan instead of the usual square pan to turn these treats into almond butter muffins topped with melted paleo chocolate. Serve with almond or coconut milk.
You can also turn these almond butter brownies into lactation brownies by substituting the egg with one tablespoon of flax seeds and three tablespoons of water. Remember to grind the flax seeds into a fine powder and whisk in the water until it reaches a gelatinous consistency.
For added chocolate goodness, stir in chocolate chips while mixing. And, if you’ve cut back on sweets, you may prefer using only half the amount of honey and coconut sugar.
Why it works
This paleo almond butter brownies recipe is the ultimate easy homemade snack recipe. It whips up in only a few minutes!
You don’t need a long list of ingredients to make these melt-in-your-mouth brownies. In fact, the ingredients are most likely already available in your home!
These simple homemade paleo snacks are a healthy treat. Who doesn’t love snacking on brownies, right?
I often find myself craving for something sweet in the late afternoon so these brownies are a welcome treat! These brownies are made healthier with the use of raw honey as a sweetener instead of refined sugar.
Snacking is made nearly guilt-free thanks to these paleo almond butter brownies. Just serve with warm almond milk and you’re all set for a delicious afternoon snack break.
Want a few more delicious paleo snack recipes? Check out our paleo chocolate brownies recipe and our chewy gluten free almond butter cookies.
Paleo Almond Butter Brownies
Do you find yourself craving for something sweet in the late afternoon? These paleo brownies made with almond butter make perfect snacks.
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1 cup honey
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups Paleo chocolate, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients.
- Pour the mixture into a greased 8x8 pan.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
- Pour paleo chocolate over the top and allow to cool. The chocolate will eventually harden.
- Cut into 16 small squares with a sharp knife and serve.
Nutritional data includes optional chocolate topping.
Brownies can be cut while melted chocolate is still soft to make slicing easier.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 25gProtein: 5g