Brownie Batter Spread

EASY Vegan Brownie Batter Spread! Tastes JUST like a rich fudgy brownie in a thick lucious spread! #vegan #glutenfree

You know sometimes when you wake up in the morning and you want a brownie?

This is how you can have one! Huzzah!

Roasted Almond Walnut Butter

I make nut butter all the time, usually roasted almond with flax – it’s my go-to everyday spread. But last year I up and made Almond Joy Butter and it kind of blew my mind. Candy bar on toast? Yes, please.

Minor ingredient adjustments can have a huge flavor pay-off in spreads. Proof? This fool-proof brownie batter spread that tastes just like a fudgy brownie. For the win.

AMAZING Vegan Brownie Batter Spread! Tastes JUST like a rich fudgy brownie in a thick lucious spread! #vegan #glutenfree6-ingredient VEGAN BROWNIE BATTER SPREAD! Tastes just like a fudgy brownie in a lucious, buttery spread! #vegan #glutenfree

This spread requires just 6 ingredients you likely already have on hand!

Walnuts (or pecans)
Dark chocolate
Cocoa or cacao powder

And it comes together in 30 minutes entirely in the food processor. Less mess, less time, less grocery shopping. That’s our motto.

Vegan Brownie Batter Spread! 6 ingredients, so simple and AMAZINGLY spreadable and delicious! #vegan #glutenfreeThis spread is thicker than your average nut butter, which can be a little runy at times. Not this. It’s thick, mega chocolatey, and reminiscent of a thick, fudgy brownie. You’re going to love this spread. It’s:

Ultra chocolate-y
Super smooth
And perfect on anything and everything

Toast? Yes.
Pancakes? Yes.
Fruit? Yes.
Waffles? Hells yes.

Dream your little heart out. This brownie batter magic in a jar goes on everything.

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Vegan Brownie Batter Spread!! 6 ingredients, so simple and perfect for toast, pancakes, smoothies and more! #vegan #glutenfreeVegan Brownie Batter Spread!! 6 ingredients, so simple and perfect for toast, pancakes, smoothies and more! #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

4.9 from 7 reviews
Brownie Batter Spread
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6-ingredient nut butter spread that tastes just like a fudgy brownie! Simple, vegan, gluten free and so delicious.
Recipe type: Dessert, Spread
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: ~20 Tbsp
  • 1.5 cups raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw walnuts (or sub pecans)
  • 1/3 cup dates, pitted (if dry, soak in warm water for 10 minutes then drain well)
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips (dairy-free)
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread nuts evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until slightly golden brown and beginning to crack. Set aside to cool.
  3. While the nuts are baking, add dates to a food processor and blend until a paste or ball forms. Scrape out and set aside.
  4. Add slightly cooled nuts to food processor and mix until a butter forms, scraping down sides as needed.
  5. Add chocolate chips and put the lid back for 1 minute to melt, then blend thoroughly.
  6. Add salt, cocoa or cacao powder and mix once more.
  7. Lastly, add in date paste a little at a time until it reaches a spreadable thick batter. (Save any remaining date paste for other nut butters, to sweeten smoothies or oatmeal, etc.) Blend thoroughly, then transfer to a jar. If you refrigerate, it will get hard, so I recommend leaving it at room temp (kind of like you would nutella).
  8. Spread on toast, fresh toast (vegan, banana, coconut cream pie), pancakes, oatmeal, or add to smoothies and shakes!
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of about 20 Tbsp or 1.25 cups.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Tbsp Calories: 86 Fat: 6.8g Saturated fat: 0.9g Carbohydrates: 5.3g Sugar: 2.8g Sodium: 24mg Fiber: 1.5g Protein: 2.9g

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  1. says

    Funny, I *just* used the same exact ingredients in different ratios to make brownie fudge Larabars, so I’m sure this is absolutely fantastic! What food processor do you use? Mine is such a drag when it comes to nut butters, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

  2. Miss L J Taylor Mancillas says

    This looks incredible! What a fantastic idea , thank you for sharing I will be trying this asap! L x

    • Dana Shultz says

      Well, I made it a couple weeks ago and it’s just fine. I’d say the sooner you eat it the fresher it will taste, and until it smells or tastes off, it’s fine! At a guess, I’d say 3 weeks.

  3. Katie says

    Even though I used a Vitamix, mine never quite turned to butter. Maybe it’s because I left the dates in the blender before adding the nuts. (Or maybe an impatient 14 month old didn’t want to allow me sufficient blending time.) Anyway, I decided to roll it into balls and chill them to make brownie bites. Delicious!

    • Dana Shultz says

      Yeah, the dates make it firm up, which is why I suggest removing it then adding it back in a *little* at a time until it forms a spread. Glad you still enjoyed it! I actually rolled some of mine into a ball today and enjoyed it as a little truffle. So good!

  4. says

    Oh my god. This looks soooo delicious!! I’ve never made nut butter in my food processor before (it’s a mini 3 cup one). Would you suggest cutting the recipe down to fit my processor or just making the butter in installments? Thanks :)

    • Dana Shultz says

      Yes! Just leave the dates out and add a little more cocoa or cacao powder to help thicken – it won’t be as “batter-ish” but still delicious!

  5. says

    Hoooly man I need this in my life. PRONTO. I’ve never actually made my own nut butter before – I don’t have a food processor! To top that off I’ve never eaten a date. I don’t even know where to get them in the store! I think I’m going to get a Vitamix so I can just have a blender AND processor. And finally make my own nut butter!

  6. says

    This looks amazing! I have to find a vegan friendly treat to bring into my office meeting that everyone will love, I’m thinking this with some strawberries and maybe some other fruit might be really great! I’m going to try it out since I have everything on hand at home!

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. says

    “Less mess, less time, less grocery shopping. That’s our motto.” Perfect for the busy life that we all seem to lead, so I’m in. Who wouldn’t want a brownie for breakfast? The pictures alone are making my mouth water so I’m off to the kitchen.

    • Dana Shultz says

      ah, thanks Abril! Hope you love it! A tip! If you get it a little on the thick side, it rolls beautifully into little brownie batter ball truffles! Enjoy! xo

  8. Chris vanaagten says

    Pinned a few yummy recipes of yours, finally getting to look at ingredients. Our daughter is supposed to avoid gluten, cows milk, peanuts only :) and a few other random foods. So finding you has been amazing. I love to bake and it’s expensive to buy GF pre packaged foods. I like to know what we are eating. So finding your flour mixture has been great.
    Do you have a soft tortilla recipe? Being she’s a teen that’s a must!
    Thank you :}

    • Dana Shultz says

      Hi Chris! I don’t have a soft tortilla recipe yet that’s gluten free. I know some other bloggers have amazing homemade corn tortilla recipes. As well, I’m pretty sure Udi’s makes a GF “flour” tortilla that I’ve tried and really liked!

  9. Molly says

    I love your recipes. I was just looking for something to make with my sister while I watch her tonight and I think she’ll love this!!! I also just noticed that you don’t have a search bar and I’m writing a comment here to suggest that, or tags. It would make finding different recipes easier! Thank you for all the delicious recipes you post and the thought you put into it

    • Dana Shultz says

      I think so, but it will take a little more blending since almonds are sturdier than walnuts. Let me know how it goes!

  10. Luisa says

    This looks soo delicious! Do you think it will work with a blender instead of a frood processor? Sadly I don’t own one, but a brandnew Kitchen Aid Blender which is waiting for its testing!

  11. Yuliya says

    I tried it today and loved the result! Though I admit, I snuck in 2 teaspoons of Mozart Dark Chocolate liqueur to make the consistency a little more buttery (and adult) and it definitely added to the texture and flavour ;)

  12. Maria says

    So I put everything in my food processor without reading the recipe first (stupid) and now it’s been blending for a very long time, but it doesn’t seem to become batter-like at all. I now realise this is because I put the dates in at the same time, but do you think it will ever become a batter at all, or should I just stop blending it and make them into brownie bites or something instead?

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