These Mini Sunflower Butter Brownie Bites are the perfect sweet treat that comes full of chocolatey flavor! You’ll be surprised that it’s made from completely vegan ingredients, hints of Sunflower Butter flavor, and chewiness from the loaded vegan chocolate chips. It’s definitely a killer sweet treat to add to your list of must-bakes for the entire family.
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Now that July is coming to a close, I’ve been thinking about great Fall recipes. I know—it’s insane. Summer is practically over and it’s a little bittersweet for me.
While I can admit that it’s been EXTREMELY hot this Summer, I do enjoy the sunny days and longer daylight.
The end of Summer means early nights and shorter days and I’m a bit bummed. Who else is with me? Haha.
Anyway, I’m excited to share this SunButter recipe with you because I know that many of you LOVE brownies + chocolate, so this healthy combination of flavors will be one for the making!
If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’ll know that I’ve had my fair share of SunButter flavored recipes and have fallen in complete love with this interestingly tasty, nutty butter.
If you aren’t aware, SunButter is a great alternative to Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, or any other Nut Butter rather.
Specifically awesome for those who are allergic to specific nuts, SunButter is a healthy, new way to enjoy foods!
Also, If you’ve been following this blog for some time, then you’ll know that I am a HUGE believer in using the best, most quality ingredients, which is the key to eating healthier.
Like many of my faves and go-to’s like Bob Red Mill’s, Sugar in the Raw, Enjoy Life Products, Purely Elizabeth, Justin’s, and more; SunButter is one of great quality, has no GMOs, vegan, gluten-free, and so GOOD!
Plus, SunButter is free from the top 8 allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, and crustacean shellfish.
I definitely recommend purchasing a jar or two on their website or a major retailer like Amazon. Don’t worry–you can always see Where To Buy SunButter.
While you might think that SunButter is too much of a bold flavor which kills it’s ability to be used within creative recipes, I’ll let you know that this is far from the truth!
Let’s take this SunButter Chocolate Chip Quinoa Banana Bread for instance. It has been highly sought after by our readers and honestly, it’s so so good and further proves my point of the perfect flavor marriage!
Then, I’d recommend trying these Vegan + Gluten-Free Banana SunButter Oat Waffles. Made right in a blender, these Gluten-Free waffles are naturally sweetened, fluffy, thick, airy, and full of flavor including the nuttiness from the SunButter.
These Delicious Vegan Sunflower Butter Cinnamon Rolls have been one of our most popular SunButter recipes and for good reason! SunButter + Cinnamon Rolls? Yup.
Topped with a nicely whipped Maple Glaze, this recipe makes for a great sweet option for those who enjoy a dairy-free, allergy-free, and vegan version of the classic cinnamon roll dessert.
Lastly, this Banana Sheet Cake + Sunflower Butter Frosting is a healthy Summer sweet treat for the entire family. Completely fluffy, airy, and softly baked; this sheet cake creates a beautiful balance of sweet banana and nutty flavors, all at the same time while boasting it’s smooth Sunflower butter frosting.
OK, so if you’ve been following my SunButter recipes, then you’ll know that there are a variety of flavors.
While I’ve had the pleasure of trying out all of the flavors and textures added, I must let you know that using a specific version for these brownies are matter of preference.
Because SunButter has a different texture and “oiliness” than other butters, it’s so important to use the right amount AND the right version, especially for certain desserts.
However, after much testing, I’ve realized that the SunButter Creamy version worked the BEST with this recipe, like many other recipes that I’ve done!
Personally, the creamy version is just that—smooth and creamy and it mimics most popular butters (in terms of consistency) the best.
Granted, you can also use their Organic, No-Sugar Added, or Natural versions. In addition, you can also use their Natural Crunch version, if you’re into enjoying a little crunch in every bite.
Now, let’s dig right into this recipe–-shall we?
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and add parchment paper to a 8×8 square baking pan (Remember metal pans are best!).
In the bowl of an electric mixer—Combine the maple syrup, coconut oil, pure cane sugar, vanilla extract, and all-purpose flour and mix until well combined. NOTE: Mixture should look like “wet sand”.
Reduce the mixer’s speed to low and slowly add the cocoa powder, sea salt, and baking soda, mixing until well combined.
Fold in vegan chocolate chips until fully incorporated.
Next, pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife that is inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Once done, let it cool slightly, about 10-15 minutes before removing the brownie from the pan to cool fully by lifting the parchment paper.
To Make Chocolate Glaze:
Add vegan chocolate chips and 1-2 Tbsps of milk to a small pot on medium-high heat until everything begins to melt. Reduce heat and constantly stir until chocolate is fully melted.
Once fully cooled, cut brownie into mini squares (about an inch wide on all sides) and spoon melted chocolate stop each square. If desired, sprinkle Sunflower Seeds atop chocolate. Repeat until all brownies are glazed.
If you choose to make this Mini Sunflower Butter Brownie Bites or any other recipe from us, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #Orchidsandsweettea so that we can share the love!
Mini Sunflower Butter Brownie Bites.