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Sunbutter brownies
another yummy gluten-free recipe from Elana's pantry

Sunbutter brownies

These grain-free brownies are rich and moist and call for just a few ingredients. photo provided courtesy of

Given the number of requests lately that I’ve had for gluten-free recipes that are also nut-free, I decided to create a quick and easy brownie recipe made out of sunflower butter. What is sunflower butter? It is similar to almond butter, however it is made of ground sunflower seeds. These Sunbutter Brownies are a cinch to make and a chocolatey delight.

I find that most baked goods made with sunflower butter have a very strong aftertaste that is somewhat bitter. My children for the most part do not care for the baked goods that I have made with ground sunflower seeds, or sunflower seed butter.

These brownies however, are the exception. They were devoured by the Boulder High School freshman baseball team, a group of teenagers who seems to have turned my living room into their clubhouse. Not that I mind one bit! I love those boys, and they love their gluten-free desserts including these grain-free sunflower butter brownies!

½ cup sunbutter
3 eggs
½ cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
½ cup cacao powder
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup chocolate chunks


  1. In a food processor, combine sunbutter, eggs, and maple syrup
  2. Pulse in vanilla, vinegar, cacao powder, salt, and baking soda
  3. Stir in chocolate chunks by hand
  4. Transfer batter to a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  5. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes
  6. Cool for 1 hour
  7. Serve

makes 16 sunbutter brownies

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posted on March 22, 2014 | tags: , , , ,

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