Organic Emily

Rich Chocolate Brownies


I’m a bit of a food snob, especially when it comes to homemade brownies!  They have to be dense, rich and full of flavor for me to eat them.  These definitely meet those requirements!  Serve them with fresh berries and ice cream!


10 tablespoons butter, room temp

1 1/4 cups organic sugar

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dutch process cocoa

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 large eggs

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup pecans or chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease an 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.  You can also line your baking dish with parchment or foil as a sling for easier removal.

Place the butter, cocoa, sugar and salt in a small sauce pan.  Melt and stir on low heat until combined.  Remove from heat and stir in almond extract.  Stir in eggs once it has cooled a bit and then beat well.  Fold in flour, nuts and chocolate chips if using.  Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes.  Make sure the center of the brownies are done.  Cool completely and cut into squares.  Enjoy!

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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