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Tired of making brownies with sweet potatoes and black beans? I hear you. As great as these gluten free varieties of brownies are, sometimes you just want to try something different. So, when I stumbled upon this alternative brownie recipe, I was more than happy to try it. And when I did, I was thrilled with how they turned out! Super easy, super healthy, and super gooey. It’s definitely my new favorite brownie recipe.

Benefits of Almond Butter Brownies

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Almonds are a well-known good source of protein. Diet filled with nuts (like almonds) promotes heart health by lowering your cholesterol levels. This recipe is also perfect for diabetics because of its low glycemic index per serving. It’s sweetened naturally with pure maple syrup, and has no refined sugar!

This isn’t only relevant for healthy diabetic living. Refined sugars have several negative effects on your body, from poor dental health to pH imbalance to liver inflammation to reduced cognitive functions. We’re simply not meant to be eating refined sugars.

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You’ll notice that this is a paleo friendly recipe since it has no grains. Truly, though, avoiding grains is a good choice for absolutely everyone, since they are well known to be the cause of inflammation, cancer, and digestive problems like bloating, leaky gut, and diarrhea.

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Meanwhile, almond butter is rich in dietary fibre, which restores health to your digestive tract. Using almond butter as a flour substitute not only makes it significantly healthier for you, it makes the brownies gooier.

Ghee & Cacao

This recipe also features ghee, which is a clarified butter you can easily make at home, and cacao powder. Ghee is known to promote digestive health and counteract inflammation in your joints. Meanwhile, the cacao powder is a great anti-oxidant thanks to its polyphenol content. It also has flavonoids which acts as anti-inflammatories. Together with ghee, the cacao will help to reduce any joint pain.

Almond Butter Paleo Brownies Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup of cacao powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Whisk together almond butter, maple syrup, ghee, vanilla, and egg.
  3. Stir in cacao powder and baking soda.
  4. Pour into square baking pan and bake for 20-23 minutes (it will still be soft in the centre when done).

The great thing about brownies is that pretty much everyone loves them, and they’re incredibly easy to make. We like to serve them with a variety of toppings, like crushed nuts and a side of dairy-free ice cream.

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http://time.com/3983904/almond-butter-healthy/

http://paleogrubs.com/best-paleo-brownie-recipe

http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/health-concerns-about-dairy-products

http://paleoleap.com/what-is-wrong-with-grains/

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/ghee-clarified-butter.html

http://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/20103303306.html;jsessionid=6A9EB254BD424AE610E91ECA48199752

http://dailysuperfoodlove.com/2852/21-fantastic-benefits-of-cacao/

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/sugar-problem/refined-sugar-the-sweetest-poison-of-all

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