5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (or coconut oil)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup almond meal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut or sunflower seeds, optional
Butter an 8×8 inch cake pan. Place the baking rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk the butter and cocoa powder until well incorporated. Add the sugar, eggs and almond extract.
Whisk well to combine.
Combine the almond meal and baking powder in a separate bowl. Stir them into the wet mixture until you obtain a smooth uniform batter.
Transfer the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the coconut or sunflower seeds on top, if using.
Bake until set, 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.