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…
Pat - They look great, but will your mother in law eat them? What am I saying? Of course she would…
landriav - Ha, I dont think these were Star’s very favorite. I think she liked the Thin Mints or chocolate macaroons better, but it’s hard to say. Pat, you should see her and Nick. They look AMAZING! I know Star has lost close to 20 lbs and I think Nick is around 25?? I’m so proud of them!
Charissa - These look soooo good! Thinking about trying them this afternoon!
landriav - Thanks! They are!! I hope you like them! 🙂 BTW, you have a beautiful site Charissa. Looking forward to reading more!
Marie Smith - Absolutely wonderful! My husband walked in while they were in the oven and said “Oh my gosh, I sure hope that’s paleo, because it smells DELICIOUS!”. He loved it, but more importantly, my son (ADHD/High-Functioning Autisum) LOVED them! We’ve been slowly converting him to paleo and so far seeing great results and changes for him! Thanks for this recipe, looking forward to trying more! I added a bit more cocoa and then thought it would be a good idea to add a splash of coconut milk (dont’ ask why, but they turned out great!). Thanks!!
landriav - Aw Maris, that is GREAT! Just hearing that makes me want one!! I’ll have to try the extra cocoa and milk too! Thanks for your comment!
landriav - Love your husband’s comment Marie!! Made me smile. Makes healthy eating even more fun, doesn’t it?
Ashlee Russ - I’m absolutely in love. I try to mix up the recipe by using organic peanut butter I buy from my local farmer’s market that makes these even more enjoyable than they already are. I’m going to cook these brownies from my kids next event at school. Thank you so much for this recipe. I’m looking forward to trying more! I also added a bit of almond milk (Don’t ask why, haha!) and it made then even better. Gosh, I love these. 🙂
landriav - Aw so great to hear it, Ashlee!! I love that you love them as much as we do. Thanks for letting me know it. So nice to hear!!