The Best Chocolate Brownies


The Best Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate lovers beware. This delicious basic brownie recipe is just what you were looking for. Made with finely ground coffee, The Best Chocolate Brownies have a subtle taste of coffee that helps bring out the immensely pleasing chocolate flavor. Easy to make and prepare, they can be served with caramel, a powdered sugar topping, or even turned into cake pops.


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Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time25 min


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup almond meal (store bought or made at home)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a medium size bowl, combine sugar and oil. Using a hand mixer, blend ingredients well. Adds egg and mix on high speed for 2 minutes.

  3. In a small bowl, combine vanilla and coffee powder. Stir and set aside.

  4. Add almond meal, salt and cocoa to sugar/oil mix. Using a spoon or spatula mix together until smooth.

  5. Add coffee/vanilla. Stir well.

  6. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.

  7. Line a 12 X 8 ,or pan of your choice, with parchment paper.

  8. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30 minutes or until brownies puff up in the center.

  9. Cool on wire rack. Once cooled, brownies will settle.

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Do you pack the brown sugar when you measure it for this recipe? My grandma would never use brown sugar unless I packed it tight in the measuring cup. It would have to come out of the cup with a big indentation like the cup to make her happy enough to keep cooking.

As soon as I read that there is coffee in this recipe, I saved it. I recently made chocolate Christmas cookies with coffee in them and they were the best chocolate cookies I have ever eaten. The coffee gave them such a rich and intense flavor. I am almost sure it will be the same with these brownines!


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