So I promised a post on one of my favorite recovery (reward) foods for after a race, and this is it. I love these amazing brownies!! Add a little Artic Zero Vanilla Maple to the warm brownies, and oh my gosh!!! Enough said?
My sweet husband is going to kill me for including him in the picture (he thought I was just taking a picture of the almond butte) but he deserves these brownies more than anyone. Especially after all of his hard work and training for the half…NOT! So not fair. And he won’t even be sore tomorrow. Anyway, back to the brownies. The main ingredient is almond butter and my favorite one is the Roasted with Sea Salt from Trader Joe’s, of course!
Here’s everything you need:
- 1 (16 ounce) jar creamy roasted almond butter
- 2 organic eggs
- 1 1/4 cups maple (grade B)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
1. In a large bowl, blend almond butter until smooth with a hand blender (I’ve destroyed 2 hand blenders with the thickness of the almond butter) or just by hand (what I now prefer by default).
2. Blend in eggs, then blend in maple and vanilla
3. Blend in cacao, salt and baking soda, then fold in chocolate chips
4. Grease a 9×13 inch glass baking dish
5. Pour batter into dish
6. Bake at 325° for 25-35 minutes
Cool, add to some Artic Zero or have alone and enjoy! By the way, they store well in the freezer and just as good frozen (when you’re not patient enough to thaw:))
Hard to keep Tate away for these pictures…