One of my clients asked me to make a “no flour” dessert as he is “struggling to fit into pants these days…” To which I happily said yes to - because I knew I'd have to "test" one of these suckers to make sure they were good. And they were. I settled on these brownies because I wanted to make a dessert that my client can feel happy and guiltless about eating. Adapted from Civilized Caveman Cooking.
Paleo Nut Butter Brownies
· 1 ripe banana
· 6 oz almond butter*
· 4 oz sunflower butter*
· 2 flax eggs*
o 2 T ground flax seeds
o 6 T (1/3 c) oat milk, milk of choice or water
· 2/3 c honey*
· 1 t vanilla extract
· 1/3 c cacao powder
· ¼ t nice salt
· ¾ t baking soda
· ½ c chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Grease and parchment wrap a 9 in x 9 in pan with coconut oil or grass fed butter.
Make your flax eggs by mixing together ground flax seeds and milk. I use oat milk but other milks or water will work. I like to use oat milk for added flavor. Set this aside for 5-10 minutes so the flax seeds absorb the liquid and become somewhat gelatinous.
In a mixer, mash the banana and blend with the nut butters until smooth. Add the flax egg, vanilla and honey and mix until incorporated.
Add the dry ingredients – cacao powder, salt and baking soda. On a LOW speed, slowing mix together. If mixed on a higher speed, the cacao powder will be EVERYWHERE.
Fold in chocolate chips, pour in greased pan and bake for 30-35 minutes – or until a toothpick comes out clean.
* you can use any nut butters in the amount of 10 oz.
* can sub regular eggs instead of flax
* can use maple syrup