Deliciously Guilt-Free Brownies

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Dear Friends,

Well, according to Ina, I will be arrested as these brownies have no butter … except almond butter! These fudgy almond butter brownies, from Mark Hyman, MD, are a delightful twist on the classic chocolate brownie, offering a rich, moist texture and a deep, nutty flavor that sets them apart.

Whether enjoyed as a dessert, a snack, or a reward after a long day, these brownies offer a guilt-free pleasure that doesn’t compromise on taste or texture. Perfect for those who are looking for a healthier alternative without sacrificing the decadence of a traditional brownie, fudgy almond butter brownies are a testament to the fact that delicious treats can be part of a healthy diet. As we gather with friends this spring and summer, these brownies will be the perfect dessert.

Speaking of gatherings… be sure to register for my “30 Days to Effortless Entertaining” workshop and take advantage of my celebratory pricing! This is the only time I will offer this pricing as I celebrate my return from my 2023 sabbatical. You will be ready to welcome the people you love. I look forward to being with everyone!
From our home to yours, 

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Fudgy Almond Butter Brownies

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Yields 16        Mark Hyman, MD


2 tbsp ground flax seeds
6 tbsp water
2 tbsp coconut oil, divided
1 cup almond butter
⅓ cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
⅓ cup maple syrup
¼ cup cassava flour
¼ cup 100% cacao powder, unsweetened
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of sea salt


1 tbsp coconut oil
2 oz 100% cacao chocolate bar, unsweetened
Pinch of coarse sea salt



Preheat the oven to 350° and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Grease with 1 tbsp of coconut oil and set aside. Combine the flax seeds with water in a small bowl and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, mix almond butter and coconut sugar together, until incorporated, then add the vanilla extract, maple syrup, and flax/water mixture. Mix until combined.

Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Fold it all together and stir until no lumps remain. The mix should be sticky.

Pour the brownie batter into the prepared oiled baking pan; it will be very thick. Use the remaining 1 tbsp of coconut oil to grease another sheet of parchment paper. Place the oiled parchment paper on top of the batter and press with your hands to spread the batter evenly until completely flattened.

Remove the top piece of parchment paper and bake for 30–35 min, or until inserting a toothpick into the center comes out clean.

Wait 15 min until the brownies are cooled, then cut into squares.

For an optional topping, melt the coconut oil with chocolate and drizzle over the brownies. Then sprinkle with a pinch of coarse sea salt and enjoy!


PRINTER-FRIENDLY RECIPE: Fudgy-Almond-Butter-Brownies


For this workshop only, I’m offering …

Celebratory Pricing!

I’ve missed you and I want to reconnect as I inspire and equip you to throw open your doors and welcome the people you love. Spring is right around the corner … let’s do this!

  • I’m offering celebratory pricing of $225 — original price $275.
  • If you register a guest, you will receive an additional $50 off your registration fee and $100 off for every guest. That’s crazy, right?! Crazy good!
  • Previous participants are invited to join free of charge to review. Please contact me at to register guests at the celebratory pricing.
  • The online version of my guide, Effortless Entertaining is included for all participants.

This celebratory pricing for you and your guests makes this the perfect time to enjoy the workshop with your mother, daughter, niece, or friends!

I’ve never offered this type of pricing for the workshop, but I truly am so excited to be back and with my EE friends! I want to make it super exciting for you too!

Sign up now! We are going to have SO much fun!!

Whether you’re a reluctant host or a seasoned host, the 30 Days to Effortless Entertaining Workshop is for YOU! This is a great time to prepare for spring and summer gatherings.

Let’s use these quiet months to get organized, take care of our homes and the areas where we entertain, and conquer all that’s holding us back. If you’re a more seasoned host, this is the perfect refresh.

This is a wonderful time to invest in yourself and in your home! When spring breaks, you’ll be ready to throw open the doors and welcome the people you love!



In EE’s 30 Days to
Effortless Entertaining workshop …

  • You’ll experience the excitement and ease of hosting friends for dinner. Evenings with good friends will be stress-free for you and a treasured gift and memory for the people you love.
  • We’ll transform your kitchen and entertaining areas. You’ll love your well-equipped, well stocked, and more enjoyable spaces!
  • Stock your “party pantry” with everything you need.
  • You’ll be given a crowd pleaser, easy to prepare Menus with a Grocery list too.
  • You don’t want to cook? No problem! We all feel that way sometimes. We’ll solve that too!
  • You’ll be inspired with simple Style Points and equipped with Short Cuts making your next dinner party more fun and easy than ever before!


Are You Ready?

  • We’ll meet twice each week for four weeks, once by video that you may watch at your convenience, and once on Thursdays in a live chat at 3:00 pm.
  • Yes, there will be a little homework! It won’t be hard, and it will even be FUN!
  • Our next workshop starts on Monday, March 4th … in just two weeks!

Let’s do this!

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