Olive Oil and Cocoa Brownies Recipe with Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Ever since I have had kids I have had no memory at all. Every single time I go to the store I forget something even if I have a list. I have spent more on extra trips to the grocery store than I do on my main grocery bill. So a few months ago I had forgotten to get more butter and I had to bake a ton of cookies for my son’s school the next day.  So I looked online and someone said you could use olive oil in place of butter.  I had no idea.  I use my olive oil religiously to coat pans instead of spray and I use it in recipes in place of any other kinds of cooking oils but I had no idea I could use it in desserts like that.  I made the cookies and they were delicious! Every time I see a sale on Pompeian, I will stock up because I go through a lot of oil at my house. I was given a great campaign and sent some Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Smiley360 to create a recipe so I made Olive Oil and Cocoa Brownies. My family LOVED them.

I like Pompeian because it is so fresh. Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is extremely low in acidity, which accounts for its robust taste and heady fragrance. It is the first olive oil to be approved for the USDA quality-monitoring program! USDA quality monitoring program verifies the purity and quality of the olive oil through rigorous USDA product testing and review of production processes.  I know that it is perfect because it has a great plastic seal on the lid and you can almost feel the smells escape as soon as you pull the seal off.  I use it all the time to make Homemade hummus for my husband.

 

You can click this link to receive a coupon for $1.00 Pompeian Olive Oil.

 

Olive Oil and Cocoa Brownies Recipe

olive oil and cocoa brownies recipeIngredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (I used Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat an 8-inch square baking dish (glass or porcelain) with olive oil. Use nonstick aluminum foil or line the bottom of the baking dish with oiled parchment paper.

Beat each egg one at a time on medium speed. Add the sugar slowly to the mix so that it doesn’t blow out.

Decrease mixer speed and add oil and vanilla extract.

Sift together the flour, cocoa and salt into a bowl. Stir into the egg mixture until just incorporated, scraping down the bowl as needed.

Add chocolate chips to mixture and blend slightly. Pour into baking dish evenly.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies emerges with some moist crumbs.

Cool the pan completely on a rack before cutting into serving pieces.

Makes one 8-inch pan of brownies.

olive oil and cocoa brownies recipe

Olive Oil and Cocoa Brownies Recipe with Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Serves: 5-8
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil (I used Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups unbleached flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish (glass or porcelain) with olive oil. Use nonstick aluminum foil or line the bottom of the baking dish with oiled parchment paper.
  3. Beat each egg one at a time on medium speed. Add the sugar slowly to the mix so that it doesn’t blow out.
  4. Decrease mixer speed and add oil and vanilla extract.
  5. Sift together the flour, cocoa and salt into a bowl. Stir into the egg mixture until just incorporated, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  6. Add chocolate chips to mixture and blend slightly. Pour into baking dish evenly.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies emerges with some moist crumbs.
  8. Cool the pan completely on a rack before cutting into serving pieces.
  9. Makes one 8-inch pan of brownies.

 

 

Comments

  1. They look delicious!

  2. Looks like the perfect sweet nibble for our halloween party next week. Delicious!

  3. The other kat says:

    I need to get some EVOO (haha) to have on hand! And some kosher salt…why do all recipes have kosher salt these days? These look amazing!

  4. We love brownies. This looks like a great recipe, too! Thanks!

  5. Delicious! My son is a huge fan of red velvet anything! I’m sure he’d love these. Pirate and all.

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