Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 12 slices. 12 x 1 slice servings.

INGREDIENTS

To Coat the Baking Pan:

  • Eat-Clean cooking spray
  • 1 Tbsp whole wheat flour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup organic raw turbinado sugar
  • 2 Tbsp ground golden roasted flax seeds
  • 1 tsp each baking powder and baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup lowfat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup natural unsalted almond butter
  • ½ tsp real almond extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed very hot coffee
  • 3 Tbsp sliced toasted almonds

PREPARATION:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch round baking pan with Eat-Clean cooking spray and 1 Tbsp whole wheat flour, discarding excess flour.
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, flax seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in egg whites, applesauce, buttermilk, almond butter, and almond extract. Carefully whisk in hot coffee until thoroughly combined. Batter will be thin. Pour batter into sprayed and floured pan and bake in oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost completely clean, about 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and remove from the pan to a wire rack. Top with toasted almonds and cut into slices.