One of my favorite findings at the Natural Products Expo was Sun Butter!
You may have heard of Sun Butter because of the many children who suffer from a peanut allergy, but still want to feel “normal.” Many parents choose this alternative to nut butter for those get-out-the-door-ASAP lunches. (Anyone else survive on PB&J?)
Sun Butter is made from sunflower seeds into the yummiest, creamiest spread.
I am not yet a parent, nor do I have a nut allergy, but I LOVE the taste of Sun Butter! The decadent texture and how it just pairs with literally anything is more than I could ever want in a treat. It is non-GMO, free from the top 8 allergens, 7 grams of protein per serving, and mineral/vitamin packed!
My favorite product has go to be their on the go packs, because as a busy nurse, I want to have a healthy snack in my lunch bag at all times. It pairs really well with a quick apple, and I definitely feel satisfied. I also love that they have an organic jar that has nothing else in it, but straight up organic Sun Butter.
But down to business. I saw a jar of Sun Butter sitting next to a container of strawberries I had just purchased. The possibilites of what could be done with these ingredients blew my mind. Enter the chocolate covered strawberry BROWNIE.
It’s definitely not just another brownie recipe. They taste like a chocolate covered strawberry with a chocolate surprise on the bottom.
Preheat oven to 375. Spray brownie pan with coconut oil.
Clean and thinly slice strawberries.
Put coconut flour, all purpose flour, salt, baking powder, cacao, baking soda, together in a mixing bowl and sift. Blend 3 beaten eggs, apple sauce, butter, and vanilla extract together in a standing mixer. Evenly spread the mixture in a brownie pan. Then, take a butter knife and swirl SunButter over the top of the brownies in any pattern you like. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until you check with a toothpick and nothing is visible on toothpick. I recommend letting cool for a few minutes, and then slicing.
While brownies are baking, melt butter in a stovetop pan. Once butter is bubbling, pour in chocolate chips, mix until no more chunks are visible. Place on low heat and continue to stir so that chocolate does not burn.
Once brownies are cooled, place strawberries over the top. Then, spread chocolate mixture over the brownies. Again, drizzle SunButter over the top of the melted chocolate. I just did straight lines, but you can do whatever pattern you feel. You can also coat the entire top with SunButter. Add ice cream, and dig in! I keep these covered in the fridge and warm up when I’m hungry! Which I plan on doing right now.
Let me know if you try. And as always—live out your rainbow!
Thank you to SunButter for providing me with their delicious products that made this recipe happen.