Chocolate Almond Brownie Recipe

Servings: 12 serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

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These rich, dense, chocolate almond brownies are quick to mix up and can be easily made gluten-free. Recipe can also be baked in a round pan and served as a cake.One-bowl chocolate almond brownies are dense, decadent and gluten free

Dense and rich chocolate almond brownies, or cake. You decide.

When you hear “one-bowl cake” what comes to mind? Something cake mix-ish may be? Something easy, but not necessarily from scratch?

What if I told you I had a recipe for a cake that can become brownies on a whim? That you can mix up in a food processor. That’s cake-mix simple. That has the decadent taste and texture of a dense and rich chocolate cake. Oh, and it can be made gluten free with zero effort.

Chocolate almond brownies are dense, decadent and gluten free

Here it is:

  • A spiced chocolate almond cake that’s dinner-party worthy (sliced into lovely dense, sticky wedges.)
  • Or, gooey and wholesome spiced chocolate almond brownies.

Take your pick, it’s the same recipe. Not quite “one-bowl” but still super simple to make.

Molasses helps to make these brownies moist but it also helps intensify the chocolate flavour. (For more brownie recipes try our one-bite brownies, or our deceptively delicious zucchini brownies with molasses and flax.)

Chocolate almond brownies are dense, decadent and gluten free

I have to hide these from my kids or they’d be gone in a flash.

The next time you think to yourself, “I don’t have time to bake,” pull out this recipe. Or, if you want to teach your kids to bake, here you go…

Chocolate Almond Brownie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (gluten-free if you like)
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 150 g quality dark chocolate, chopped (about 1.5 bars) I use 70% chocolate

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Method 1:

In a medium bowl whisk together dry ingredients. In a small bowl whisk eggs and molasses. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well. Stir in chocolate. Pour into a greased and floured 8” cake pan (round or square) Bake 30-35 minutes, until batter is set and cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.

Method 2:

Fire all ingredients into a food processor and whir until well combined. Add chocolate and whiz just enough to distribute it in the batter. Pour into a greased and floured 8” cake pan (round or square) Bake 30-35 minutes, until batter is set and cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.

Adapted from the blog Pen and Spoon

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16 thoughts on “Chocolate Almond Brownie Recipe

  1. ter murphyry says:

    They sound delicious,will make these 4 sure Thank,s.

    1. Akinsella says:

      I will definitely try these. Love chocolate

      1. Hi there, I hope you enjoy the almond brownies. It’s so nice to have treats that are a little healthy too.

  2. randy says:

    The 1/4 teaspoon salt is repeated twice. I assume by “dark chocolate” you mean something with some sugar in it, such as bittersweet, and not unsweetened baking chocolate. Correct?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Randy, Thanks for picking up the typo. Also, I use bittersweet chocolate — 70%-85% cocoa content

  3. randy says:

    It contains no butter or oil, interesting.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi again, Thanks to those 4 eggs there is no need for butter or oil. I hope that you enjoy them.

  4. randy says:

    I made them–delicious!

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Randy, Thanks for letting me know they were a hit in your house. I haven’t made them since I posted the recipe — your comment reminded me that it’s time I made them again!

  5. Laura says:

    Is that a mistake in the amount of flour? 4 tablespoons?

    1. Hi Laura, The recipe only calls for 1/4 cup of flour (4 Tbsp.) because there is a good amount of ground almonds.

  6. PAULINE STEWART says:

    Can you use cocoa powder as a substitution for the chocolate in this recipe? If so, what would the amount be.

    Thanks,
    Pauline

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Pauline, You could just omit the chocolate if you’d like. You could add an extra Tbsp. of cocoa powder too.

  7. KarenBryan says:

    Can you substitute the choc with choc chips.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Karen, Yes, you can use chocolate chips in place of the chocolate bar. Use about one cup.

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