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Healthier Fudgy Almond Butter Caramel Brownies

So fudgy, gooey, caramely, and nutty. These healthier brownies are irresistible and the perfect healthier alternative to start your new year off strong.

Course Dessert
Keyword gluten-free, healthy brownies, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 brownies
Author Taavi Moore

Ingredients

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup creamy almond butter
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • cup chopped walnuts
  • cup dark chocolate chunks

Almond Butter Caramel

  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp tapioca or arrowroot starch

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, espresso, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and coconut sugar. Pour wet mixture into dry. Combine with a spatula or wooden spoon. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chunks. The batter should be on the thicker side.

  3. Evenly spread the batter into half of the baking dish. Top with more chocolate chunks if desired. Bake for 20 min. Let cool for 8 min. before slicing.

Caramel

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring to a low simmer. Simmer for 3 min. until thickened and slightly reduced. Drizzle over brownies when ready to serve. Sprinkle over a bit of sea salt.