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 first a wife to her best friend Ryan, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, Holistic Health Practitioner in the state of Utah and Traditional Naturopath outside of the state of Utah, master gardener, yoga/pilates instructor, certified clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist, and doula. She is a very passionate advocate of all things Mother Nature! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic 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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