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June 21, 2019

by Alyssa

Easy Vegan Almond Butter Brownies

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These easy almond butter brownies are a unique twist on the traditional brownie, using way healthier ingredients. No butter, vegan and gluten-free too!

Easy Almond Butter Brownies

We're getting a little fancy with our dessert today! See that drizzle of chocolate and chopped walnuts? Might look like a million bucks, but have no fear, these easy almond butter brownies are just that…EASY!

When it comes to baking, I sometimes have to do a few tests to check all my boxes. If you aren't familiar, my boxes include: gluten-free, dairy-free, usually egg-free, definitely refined sugar-free and always with a healthy twist.

That's a long list to get through and still give you guys the same traditional textures and flavors that you love. But we nailed it today. And you're going to gobble these up. We're talking healthy, gooey, fudgy and easy almond butter brownies!

How to make Fudgy Brownies

The Secret to Making Fudgy Brownies

I'm all about the fudge factor when it comes to chocolate brownies. The gooier the better in my eyes. But that can take a little work when you're also making them healthy.

Traditional fudge brownies get their fudge from the combination of butter (or vegetable oil) and eggs.

We're not using either of those in this recipe, but we still managed to pull it out. Rather than filling your treats up with those not-so-good ingredients, we're using almond butter, coconut oil, flax eggs and then a little quinoa flour to bring it all together. They're light, they're tender and they are fudgy AF!

Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies

Vegan & Gluten-Free Brownies for the Win

Luckily, if you're looking to make super fudgy brownies, using a vegan egg substitute is actually going to help with that texture.

To make these brownies vegan and gluten-free, we're using just a few simple swaps:

  • flax eggs for the chicken eggs
  • almond butter + coconut oil for the butter
  • quinoa flour for the all-purpose flour

Otherwise, it's a pretty straightforward recipe! And it's so simple to make. Just stir everything into your bowl, transfer it to the pan, bake it up, cool, drizzle and slice. SO GOOD.

Vegan Fudge Brownies with Almond Butter

You'll Love These Almond Butter Brownies

Okay so now that you know how to make the ultimate gluten-free vegan brownie, let's chat about these ones specifically.

Why will you love these easy almond butter brownies? Here's why:

  • 10 ingredients
  • one bowl
  • ready in 30 minutes (with baking time)
  • just 1/4 cup of oil
  • packed with plant-protein & fiber

And of course, these beauties are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and refined sugar-free! Best of all, we're finishing things off with a drizzle of dark chocolate and sprinkled with walnuts.

I seriously can't wait to see your recreations! Make sure to share a photo with me on Instagram by tagging @simplyquinoa ❤️


Gooey Vegan Almond Butter Brownies

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Vegan Almond Butter Brownies

These vegan almond butter brownies are a unique twist on the traditional brownie, using way healthier ingredients. Rather than butter, we’re using coconut oil and almond butter.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Calories 212kcal
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Healthy Almond Butter Brownies
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment and set aside.
  • Beat together coconut oil and almond butter until creamy. Add sugar, vanilla, flax eggs, and almond milk, and beat until combined.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients and add to wet, mixing until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Transfer batter to the prepared baking pan and bake on the center rack for 22 - 25 minutes.
  • Let cool in pan completely before cutting into squares.



Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1.8mg

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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