Almond Brownies
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Recipe type: Bar Cookies, Brownies
Serves: 8-10
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  1. Preheat the oven to 350º and generously butter an 8 x 8 inch baking dish or pan.
  2. Using a medium sized glass bowl, melt the butter in the microwave, or over a sauce pan of simmering water.
  3. Remove from the heat, and mix in the baking cocoa. Cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Beat in the eggs, and then the vanilla.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt.
  6. Fold the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, and when about half way incorporated, add the almonds and continue folding until nearly uniform. It will still be a rather shaggy mixture, which is good - too much mixing will make the brownies tough instead of chewy.
  7. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. A toothpick inserted near the center should come out with no more than a few moist crumbs on it.
  8. Cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting into squares.
  9. Store tightly covered - at room temperature for a a few days, in the fridge if longer than that.
Recipe by The Creekside Cook at