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Nut Butter Brownies Recipe

What You'll Need


2 Tbsp flax meal

6 Tbsp warm water

½ cup Sucanat

½ cup agave nectar

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup nut butter

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour

⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp sea salt

½ cup vegan semisweet chocolate chips


How to Make It


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 × 9 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.

2 In a small bowl, mix together the flax meal and water. Let stand for 2 minutes.

3 In a separate bowl, blend the Sucanat, agave, vanilla, nut butter, applesauce, and flax meal mixture until smooth.

4 In a third bowl, combine the flour, baking cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add to the Sucanat mixture and stir to combine.

5 Fold in the vegan chocolate chips.

6 Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

7 Bake for 30–35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8 Let cool on a wire rack before slicing.

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