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Almond Butter Swirl Fudge Brownies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A gluten free, paleo, extra fudgy brownie topped with an almond butter swirl. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie recipe, gluten free brownie recipe, gluten free dessert, paleo brownie
Servings: 9 brownies
Calories: 336 kcal
Author: Jessica
Almond Butter Swirl:
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. 

  2. In a double boiler over medium-low heat, combine the baker's chocolate and the palm shortening, whisking until melted and combined. (Alternatively, you can use a microwave - just don't burn it or get it too hot, as we're going to add eggs and you don't want them to scramble! Blech.)

  3. Once melted, remove from heat, add the coconut sugar and whisk to combine. 

  4. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk once more until combined. 

  5. Add almond flour, arrowroot powder, and salt and stir until combined. You'll have a thick, fudgy batter. 

  6. In a separate small bowl, combine the almond butter, honey, vanilla and salt and stir well. 

  7. Put the brownie batter into a greased 8x8 pan ( I just used a little extra of the shortening to grease!) 

  8. Spoon the almond butter mixture in random dollops on top of the brownie batter. 

  9. Take a table knife and stand it up vertically in the pan, touching the tip of it to the bottom. Keeping the knife vertical, begin to move the knife around the pan, swirling the almond butter mixture in. When you're happy with the swirls, lift the knife straight out. 

  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, then allow to cool before cutting. 

Recipe Notes

These brownies are dense and fudgy. They will look somewhat flat in the pan; that's ok! They go great with a cup of coffee. :) 

Nutrition Facts
Almond Butter Swirl Fudge Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Potassium 171mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 15.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.