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Nut Butter Brownies

by Kim Campbell September 11, 2020

Nut Butter Brownies

Nut Butter Brownies

These are extra-moist brownies that are whole grain and have no added oil.  The nut butter and applesauce give it a fudge-like texture for an extra-special chocolate treat.


Prep time    15 minutes  

Cook time   30 minutes    

Yield               12 brownies



  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 6 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup nut butter 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 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 coconut sugar, maple syrup, 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 the wet 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. 

Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell


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