Fudgy Almond Brownies

Fudgy, melt-in-your-mouth almond brownies. This delectable chocolate treat is studded with sliced almonds and made with almond flour. The recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan.

Give me a fudgy brownie over a cakey brownie any day! These fudgy almond brownies are rich in flavor, and simple to make.

fudgy almond brownies

I assure you these brownies won’t disappoint. With a super fudgy and moist texture and perfect crunch from the almonds, it is the ultimate topping on your ice cream or dessert on its own.

This recipe is super easy to make and happens to be gluten-free!

Spice these bad boys up with 1/2 tsp of instant espresso powder and you’ll thank me later.

How to Make Fudgy Almond Brownies:

This is a simple, fuss-free recipe.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together flaxseed meal and water. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flax egg, softened coconut oil, almond butter, and maple syrup until creamy. Whisk in almond milk and vanilla extract. Add almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda, and salt. Use a spatula to fold until a smooth batter forms. Stir until a smooth, thick but pourable batter forms. Fold in chocolate chunks.
  3. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle over sliced almonds. Bake for 35 minutes. Brownies should not jiggle and top should be firm to touch. Let sit for 15 minutes before cutting into pieces.
fudgy almond brownies
fudgy almond brownies

Your Questions Answered:

Is there a substitute for coconut oil? I have not tested this recipe with another ingredient. I don’t think vegan butter would work the same way, but feel free to test at your own risk.

Is there a substitute for the maple syrup? You can use agave or honey instead.

Where can I find dutch-processed cocoa powder? Can I use regular? Dutch-processed cocoa powder can be found at most grocery stores or online. It provides a richer, more chocolatey flavor that I personally enjoy way more than traditional cocoa powder. However, if it is an unreasonable price and you can’t locate it then regular is fine.

The brownies are falling apart, did I do something wrong? These brownies are fudgy, and I mean fudgy. They are softer and more delicate than your traditional brownies, so just be careful when cutting and serving them. It’s a beautiful mess, that’s for sure.

How do I store the brownies? Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

If you’re looking for more chocolatey desserts, you’ll also love these Fudgy Brownie Cookies, these Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, and this Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet!

Also, if you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram don’t forget to tag me @healthienut + #healthienut! I love seeing your mouthwatering recreations!


4.2 from 5 votes
fudgy almond brownies
Fudgy Almond Brownies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Fudgy, melt-in-your-mouth almond brownies. This delectable chocolate treat is studded with sliced almonds and made with almond flour. The recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: fudgy almond brownies, gluten-free, grain free, vegan dessert recipe
Servings: 9 brownies
Author: Taavi Moore
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ¼ cup softened coconut oil*
  • ¼ cup creamy almond butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • cup dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chunks
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together flaxseed meal and water. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken. 

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flax egg, softened coconut oil, almond butter, and maple syrup until creamy. Whisk in almond milk and vanilla extract. Add almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda, and salt. Use a spatula to fold until a smooth batter forms. Stir until a smooth, thick but pourable batter forms. Fold in chocolate chunks.

  3. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle over sliced almonds. Bake for 35 minutes. Brownies should not jiggle and top should be firm to touch. Let sit for 15 minutes before cutting into pieces

Recipe Notes

*If coconut oil is too hard, allow it to sit at room temp. until softened. If it is liquid, place it in the fridge for about 20 minutes to firm up. 

 

Substitutions: Any type of creamy nut butter can be substituted for the almond butter. Honey or agave can be substituted for the maple syrup. 

Storage: Store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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6 Comments

    • healthienut
      Author
      March 30, 2020 / 2:42 pm

      thank you!! 🙂

  1. sincerelytori
    March 31, 2020 / 12:26 am

    Omg, yummy! Brownies are just what we all need right now!

    • healthienut
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 1:11 am

      oh for sure!! thanks for commenting 🙂

    • healthienut
      Author
      April 16, 2020 / 1:10 pm

      thank you so much! 🙂

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