This blog post and Gingerbread SunButter Brownies recipe are sponsored by SunButter®! All opinions and experiences are my own.
Fudgy and packed with chocolate, these SunButter brownies feature a soft gingerbread flavor. Gotta keep things seasonal, you feel me?
A touch of molasses and a quick gingerbread spice mix lend that extra bit of flavor to these rich nut free treats.
They're paleo, dairy free, gluten free, nut free, and thanks to SunButter they're almost flourless!
Why baking with SunButter works
Have you ever wondered why baking with SunButter to make flourless (or almost flourless) recipes works?
Thanks to the dynamic duo of protein and fat in sunflower seed butter, you're able to cut out at least some of the flour and fat in certain baking recipes.
Protein provides the structure in baked goods. Fat creates moisture and lift in baked goods. And SunButter is uniquely positioned to do both!
If you want to try more baking recipes using SunButter, give these a try:
How to make gingerbread spice blend
For this paleo brownie recipe, you'll need some gingerbread spice. Fortunately, it's easy to make!
With a bit of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, clove, nutmeg, and cardamom, you've got gingerbread spice!
Gingerbread spice is similar to all the fall baking blends — pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice, and chai spice. It all comes down to the amounts of each spice used in each of them.
Pumpkin spice has a pinch of clove. Apple pie spice swaps it for cardamom. Pumpkin pie spice overall has a little more ginger and nutmeg than apple pie spice. Chai generally uses more ginger than cinnamon and also has cardmom folded into the mix.
Gingerbread spice, as you may have guessed, has more ginger and also a bit more allspice!
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Gingerbread SunButter Brownies
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 16 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
Nut free gingerbread SunButter brownies feature sunflower seed butter, molasses, and gingerbread spice for a festive, chocolatey treat!
- 1 cup No Sugar Added SunButter, plus 2-3 tablespoons for swirling if desired.
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons cassava flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 ½ teaspoons gingerbread spice (see Notes)
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup mini dairy free chocolate chips
- Preheate the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the SunButter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and molasses, stirring until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until just combined. Add the cocoa powder, cassava flour, baking soda, gingerbread spice, and sea salt, using a spatual to mix evenly. Finally, add the chocolate chips, stirring just until incorporated.
- Add the batter to the lined pan. If you'd like to add the swirl, drop 2-3 tablespoons of SunButter onto the batter and use a knife to gently swirl the SunButter. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, until the top of the brownies are crinkly and the center doesn't jiggle when you shake the pan. Let cool completely before slicing and serving.
To make a gingerbread spice mix, combine 2 tablespoons cinnamon, 2 tablespoons ginger, 2 tablespoons allspice, ½ tablespoon clove, ½ tablespoon nutmeg, and ½ tablespoon cardamom. Mix well and store in a sealed container.
Keywords: gluten free, paleo, nut free, dairy free, SunButter, sunflower seed butter
Beautiful sun butter recipe, this is so yummy and delicious. Thank you for sharing.