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Super Fudgy Carob Brownies

fudgy carob brownies recipe

Welcome, summer. I don’t know why, but the heat always reminds me of growing up. Playing outside on the swing set, hanging upside down with my legs burning slightly from the sun-warmed metal. Landing on the prickly grass. Sweaty face. Golden arms with striped body.

See, swim practice was from 7-9am and outside, so one could get a fair amount of sun even early in the day. One year, I had a red, white, and blue flag suit. Through the suit, I got a tan with stripes on my trunk. I miss those stripes.

And I miss baking in the sun. The scent of coconut oil and chlorine. And creosote. Not actually a pleasant smell, but I associate it with the treated wood at an amusement park. One whiff of creosote and I’m transported back thirty years. How do you time travel?

Today it’s going to be 96 degrees. A baking fool is at least well fed.

Super Fudgy Carob Brownies

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Yet another brownie recipe. Not that brownies could ever be boring, but if you're looking for a different way to explore a classic treat, try using carob. It's similar to cocoa but more delicate and slightly sweeter. Of course, it isn't fair to compare anything to actual chocolate or cocoa. It's best to enjoy these carob brownies for what they are - a unique gluten free dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup almond meal, packed
  • 1/4 cup carob powder, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees if you plan on baking the brownies right away.

In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, sugar, eggs, and almond extract.

In a separate bowl, combine almond meal, carob powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add dry ingredients to liquid ingredients and stir to combine thoroughly.

Spread batter in a parchment lined 8" x 8" pan. I like to let the prepared batter chill in the fridge or freezer for half an hour before baking. Not necessary though.

When you're ready, bake brownies for 35 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Let cool completely before slicing for cleanest edges. An ice bath is perfect for cooling the brownies quickly. Store extra brownies frozen to enjoy as needed.

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Some of my other favorite brownie recipes:

Chunky Resolution Brownies
Fudgy Olive Oil Brownies
Fudgy Vegan Brownies
Fudgy Vegan Cocoa Brownies

super fudgy carob brownies recipe