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Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter Brownies with Sea Salt

Vegan Almond Butter Brownies made with spelt flour, dark chocolate and sweetened with dates, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.
Course Vegan & Naturally-Sweetened Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 squares
Calories 374kcal


  • ½ cup Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 ½ cups whole spelt flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder I used aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/3 cup almond butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup coconut oil melted and cooled – at room temperature
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar OR organic Cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ ounces (100 grams) 70% dark chocolate, chopped and divided
  • ½ cup toasted almonds chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon fleur de sel or Maldon Salt


  • Place the dates into a bowl and cover them with boiling water. Let them soak for 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9X13 sheet pan with parchment paper and spray it with non-stick spray.
  • Sift the spelt flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder into a large bowl.
  • Place the dates, almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar, almond milk, salt, and vanilla extract in the bowl of a food processor. Process until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the wet mixture over the sifted dry ingredients. Gently stir until combined. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the chopped chocolate and fold the rest into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the sheet pan. Using the back of a spatula distribute it evenly throughout the pan.
  • Sprinkle it with the reserved chocolate pieces, almonds, and fleur de sel.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let it cool for 45 minutes, slice, and serve.


As long as it is kept in an airtight container in room temperature, these brownies keep their freshness up to 3 days.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg