13 September 2009

Healthy (!) Pistachio Olive Oil Brownies

Healthy brownies sure is an oxymoron, but these turned out delicious, light and very satisfying!

Recipe Source: Passionate About Baking

Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 1/3 cup
Flour - 1/2 cup
Rolled Oats - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Eggs - 2 large
Sugar - 2/3 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
Pistachio nuts - 2/3 cup; chopped
Dark / bitter chocolate - 100gms (broken into pieces & melt in microwave).

The original recipe asks you to melt the chocolate and whish it together with the olive oil (set aside and cool). I did not have any dark chocolate available, so used cocoa powder instead. I used about 2 heaped tbsps and mixed it directly into the oil. Set aside.
Next, mix the flour, oats and salt together.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until pale, thickened and billowy, about five minutes. Mix in the vanilla, the chocolate mixture, the flour mixture, and finally, the pistachio nuts. Stir to combine evenly.
Pour the mixture into a 8" baking pan which has been lightly greased and floured.
Bake for 20-24 minutes at 350F. I would recommend checking the brownies at about 20 minutes, since mine were done even faster than the originial recipe mentioned.

Cut into squares, and enjoy hot or cold!


kritika said...

I can't wait to try this, Mekhy! And the website you've linked in looks great.

Safiya said...

These were pretty good - I liked the toasty crunch of the oats in the brownie.