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Chocolate Brownies

Who doesn't love a delicious chocolate brownie! With this recipe we include 1 cup of "mix ins" so you can add anything you like to change up your sweet treats, we give you some inspiration and ideas of what you could include.


Serves: 12

Cooking time: 35 minutes

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2/3 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup mix ins (we used a combination of dessicated coconut, walnuts, chocolate chips, and macadamias)


  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C and line a 20cm x 30cm baking pan with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Whisk 1/3 cup olive oil and boiling water into cocoa powder mixture until smooth.
  4. Add sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and remaining 1/3 cup olive oil. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Slowly whisk in flour until smooth.
  6. Fold in your choice of mix ins with a spatula.
  7. Pour batter into pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 30 minutes before slicing.
  9. Optional: Once cooled, dust with icing sugar!