Sunflower Butter Brownie Bites

Wandering the aisles of Trader Joe’s the other day, I was looking for something new to try. When I saw the unsweetened sunflower butter, I got pretty excited. I’ve had sunflower butter before and LOVED it, but I had not tried theirs. After seeing that the only ingredients were sunflower seeds and salt, I knew I had to get it. sunflower butter brownie bites

If you haven’t guessed already, I’m a big fan of figuring out how to make tasty treats healthy. I have a massive sweet tooth that I have no plans to suppress. My theory is, why cut things out when you can just make them better for you? So that was the plan with the sunflower butter! I wanted to make a rich, chocolate, sunflower seed-y cookie to satisfy my sweet tooth without the crap. And that’s where these Sunflower Butter Brownie Bites come into play!

Sunflower Butter Benefits

One of the primary reasons this spread is becoming more popular in these days is due to the increasing instances of nut allergies. Since it’s made from sunflower seeds, it’s the perfect option for someone who has to avoid nuts. Additionally, sunflower butter is chalk full of healthy, unsaturated fats to keep you energized and full! This tasty spread also contains loads of vitamin E. Vitamin E is essential for cellular health and nerve health. It’s also an incredibly potent antioxidant! This non-nut butter contains loads of magnesium as well. Magnesium is a mineral important for nerve and muscle function. It’s also vital for regulating sleep patterns and stress management. Basically, sunflower butter is a nutritional powerhouse, and tastes amazing too! That’s exactly why I decided to use it as the base for my Sunflower Butter Brownie Bites! sunflower butter brownie bites

These babies are easy, healthy, and oh-so tasty! They’re the perfect treat for any family gathering, special event, or afternoon snack. But be warned, they won’t last very long in a house full of chocolate lovers! My last batch were gone in just a few days!

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Sunflower Butter Brownie Bites
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert, Snacks
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert, Snacks
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Make flax egg by mixing 1 tbsp ground flax seed with 3 tbsp water and allowing it to sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. While flax egg is setting up, combine almond flour, coconut flour, cacao powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until evenly combined.
  5. Once flax egg is set up, in a separate dish, combine flax egg, sunbutter, honey, vanilla extract, almond milk, and coconut oil. Mix until well combined.
  6. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, doing about a quarter at a time. Mix until everything is combined.
  7. Using a tablespoon, make golf ball-sized balls of dough. Then use your thumb or fingers to create a crater in the middle of the cookie.
  8. Bake cookies in the oven for 6-8 minutes.
  9. Remove cookies from oven and put mini chocolate chips in the cookies' craters.
  10. Turn oven off and put cookies back in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until chocolate chips are slightly melted.
  11. Remove from oven again, and place cookies on cooling rack.
  12. Enjoy at room temperature.
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  1. Oo These look good and I like that they are healthier than other brownies. I wonder if my kids would eat these.

    1. my step dad loved them and he’s kind of like a really old kid sometimes! haha just kidding, but they’re pretty darn sweet for not having much sugar, and they’re pretty chocolatey! Let me know what they think if you give them a try!

  2. Hello! I really like this recipes. It seems like you get the chocolate, without all the calories. I’ll pin this.

  3. Oh my days. These look so good. If I was not on a strict diet, I probably would have gone out and get brownies. But then again, I am sure they would be nowhere as good as yours

    1. haha thank you! I love making healthier versions of sweet treats! Plus, I usually like them better than the store-bought stuff anyway!

  4. I have never heard of sunbutter. I’m going to have to find me some so I can make these delicious looking treats! We’re suckers for brownies, so I’m sure they’ll fit right in with our craved treats. 🙂

    1. Sunflower butter is one of the things I’m currently a bit obsessed with. I’ve been using it in place of peanut butter or almond butter for the last few weeks or so. It’s so smooth and creamy and tastes amazing! Enjoy!

  5. Sunflower butter sounds like heaven in a jar . I never knew there was such a thing until I saw you mention it in your post . I think we need a Trader Joe’s in Barbados ! I love how you always incorporate healthy ingredients with a bit of sweet . healthy does not ever have to be boring .

  6. Oh, darn, now I have to go to Trader Joe’s 🙂 Excited to try this recipe! Love that you used a flax egg too, because I am allergic to eggs!

    1. Haha you never need an excuse to go to Trader Joe’s! And I LOVE using flax eggs! You can usually sub flax eggs or chia eggs for chicken eggs in most baking recipes!

  7. I have never heard of sunflower butter! I need healthier things in my life for my family and this looks amazing! Going to give it a shot. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you like them! And yeah, sunflower butter is incredible! If you like sunflower seeds, you’ll love it! Plus the texture is so smooth and creamy! I also like to “frost” my banana bread breakfast cookies with it. SO GOOD

  8. If you like sunflower seeds, you’ll love it! And yes, you definitely need a Trader Joe’s in Barbados! But I believe you can order some online too! I know other brands make it, like Wild Friends! And thank you so much! That means a lot! I agree, healthy definitely doesn’t have to be boring!

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