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Almond Butter Brownies

Servings 16 brownies


  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix almond butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, oats, baking soda, and salt. Add this to the almond butter bowl. Mix well
  • Save 1/2 cup of dough for the topping. Press the remaining dough into the prepared 8x8 pan. Press evenly - it will be thin.
  • Top with chocolate chips.
  • Crumble remaining dough over the top. Press down slightly.
  • Bake for 16 - 18 minutes, or until slightly brown around the edges.


Athletes: We all need more almond butter brownies in our training. Satisfying yet full of solid nutrition to support our toughest training.
Healthy Eating: A brownie with better nutrition stats than most granola bars!? Yep! With 150 calories, 9 gm of healthy fats, 16 gm of carbohydrates, 3 gm of fiber, and 4 gm of protein - rest assured your sweet treat is packing some serious nutrition too.
Kids: As I was taking this picture, kid #1 ate two and tried to steal a third before I stole it back so I'd have enough to take these pictures! So, needless to say, I think they'll pass as kid friendly as well.
Other Thoughts
  • I used quick oats in these but I also used old fashioned oats in the dark chocolate almond butter bars, so feel free to use whatever you have.
  • I'm told you can substitute oat flour for the whole wheat flour, if you need them to be gluten free. But, I have not tried it myself.
  • One of my amazing clients made these vegan and they worked GREAT.
  • Sub egg for 1 flax egg. + Add 1 Tbsp plant based milk.
  • Another one of my amazing clients was the inspiration for this recipe. She found dark chocolate almond butter and used that - double threat!