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Olive Oil Brownies – Texanerin Baking

These olive oil brownies are tremendous gooey and particularly simple to make. You can also make them with all-purpose, complete wheat or with a number of completely different gluten-free flours, and since they use olive oil, they’re naturally dairy-free.

I based mostly this recipe on my Gluten-free Brownies. I all the time maintain a stash in my freezer as they freeze nice, and so they’re my go-to for bake gross sales, events, and so on. Completely everybody loves them.

The one change I made for at present’s recipe was to particularly use olive oil as an alternative of coconut oil or butter. Everybody I make these brownies for asks for the recipe, and one individual requested if they may use olive oil and if you happen to’d have the ability to style it.

I wasn’t certain of the reply, so I attempted it out. This recipe is certainly for oil oil lovers!


  • Flour — extra particulars under.
  • Dutch-process cocoa powder — makes these brownies additional chocolaty, however Hershey’s Particular Darkish cocoa powder would additionally work.
  • Olive oil — or a impartial oil if you happen to don’t need olive oil taste.
  • Sweetener — you should use granulated sugar, uncooked sugar or coconut sugar.
  • Vanilla extract & salt — for extra taste enhancement.
  • Eggs — no sub for these on this recipe.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips — you possibly can omit them if you want. We don’t have chocolate chips right here, and I’m normally in an excessive amount of of a rush to cut chocolate. So I normally go away them out, and so they’re nonetheless nice.

Flour choices

I’ve tried this recipe with the entire following flours:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Complete spelt flour
  • White complete wheat flour
  • Common complete wheat flour

They’re all equally as tasty, and you’ll’t style any distinction between the entire wheat/spelt brownies and the all-purpose flour brownies.

Gluten-free model choices

  • Gluten-free baking flour — you should use a gluten-free flour mix that’s meant as a 1:1 sub for all-purpose flour, like Bob’s Pink Mill Gluten-free Baking Flour within the blue bag.

    These brownies additionally come out nice with King Arthur Flour Measure for Measure Gluten-free Flour, however it’s dearer. So I save that flour for recipes the place the result’s a lot better than with Bob’s, like this Christmas Tree Cake or Matcha Cake.

    Commenters have mentioned they’ve efficiently used different gluten-free flour blends from Pillsbury and Namaste, and lots of others, so when you have a distinct model that works as a 1:1 sub for all-purpose flour, it’ll most likely work in these brownies.

    I haven’t had anybody say that the recipe didn’t work for them. Except they did one thing like omit all of the sugar. And there are a great deal of evaluations on my unique gluten-free brownie recipe!

  • Buckwheat flour is my favourite possibility. It’s associated to the rhubarb plant and is a flexible pseudo-grain that’s naturally gluten-free. It’s an excellent supply of protein and has excessive ranges of fiber.

    In case you’re gluten-free, be certain that to make use of a bag that’s labeled as gluten-free. Bob’s Pink Mill just isn’t.

    Some individuals additionally dislike that one as a result of it’s darkish buckwheat flour, that means that it’s been milled from complete buckwheat groats, which incorporates the husks.

    Some luggage of buckwheat don’t point out which type they’re, which is fairly dumb, I’ve to say. But when there are darkish specks within the flour, then you already know it’s darkish.

    If it’s all a uniform coloration, a lightweight beige, then it’s gentle buckwheat flour. What you see within the components picture above is gentle buckwheat flour.

    It’s simple to get right here and fairly low cost, so it’s what I all the time use.

    Whenever you take a look at evaluations of sunshine buckwheat on-line, you see some detrimental ones saying that it’s “not likely” buckwheat flour and doesn’t style like buckwheat flour.

    Then you definitely see detrimental evaluations on darkish buckwheat product pages with individuals saying that it tastes like dust and is horrible.

    So I suppose you simply should attempt it and resolve for your self! I personally a lot desire gentle buckwheat.

  • Teff flour — it is a more healthy complete grain possibility like buckwheat flour. Teff is available in white/ivory or darkish, which is earthier tasting. I’ve used white and darkish teff flour; you possibly can’t detect a distinction on this recipe. It won’t be the simplest to search out within the shops, however you possibly can certainly discover it on-line.

The Dutch-process cocoa powder does a superb job overlaying the wholesome / earthy flavors.

I’ll say that if you happen to attempt the sunshine buckwheat or the teff model whereas scorching, they’ll have an odd texture, however not as soon as they’ve cooled. In case you use darkish buckwheat, there’ll be a little bit of sandiness to the brownies even after cooling.

Coconut flour doesn’t work as a direct sub, however I’ve these Coconut Flour Brownies which relies off of at present’s recipe. The identical is true of those Almond Flour Brownies. Each recipes are paleo.

Are you able to style the oil?

I take advantage of retailer model natural extra-virgin olive oil from Aldi or Lidl, and you’ll positively style the olive oil in these brownies. It’s fairly robust.

I discovered that fairly bizarre as a result of I normally use the identical oil in my Dairy-free Chocolate Cake, Vegan Chocolate Cake and lots of different chocolate recipes, and you’ll’t style the olive oil in any respect.

However brownies have a a lot increased proportion of oil, so I suppose it does make sense.

Don’t make these brownies with olive oil until you’re okay with them tasting of olive oil!

You may alternatively use gentle olive oil, which refers back to the style reasonably than the energy. I haven’t tried it in these brownies, so I can’t say how gentle the olive taste style could be, and if you happen to can style it in any respect.

Gentle olive oil is refined and produced utilizing warmth after the primary urgent of virgin oil. So reasonably than that deep inexperienced, you’ll discover gentle olive oil has a golden yellow hue.

Gentle olive oil lasts longer and has the next smoke level, so it’s nice for for cooking.

In case you don’t wish to use that, you should use some other impartial oil in these brownies. Melted and cooled refined coconut oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, grapeseed oil, and so on.

Advantages of olive oil

Olive oil is among the finest fat to eat, fabricated from primarily monounsaturated fats and omega-9 fatty acids, which assist shield in opposition to hypertension, irritation, oxidative stress and ldl cholesterol.

Plus, the polyphenols in olive oil are extraordinarily wealthy in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimicrobial content material. Actually, it incorporates 500% extra antioxidants than different oils, together with avocado and coconut oil.

And it’s a great supply of nutritional vitamins C, E, and Okay and has a good quantity of iron.

And what’s good to know is that olive oil retains well being advantages, together with antioxidant ranges, throughout cooking, so it’s thought of one of many most secure oils.

Can I make a smaller batch?

In case you’re like me and may’t deal with uneaten brownies round the home, attempt these Air Fryer Brownies. They’re mainly this recipe however scaled down.

For a paleo model, you possibly can attempt these Air Fryer Paleo Brownies.

And if you wish to have chocolaty, gooey brownies at midnight, this Vegan Mug Brownie recipe is only for you! It’s made within the microwave in a minute and has a gluten-free possibility.


  • Can I cut back the sugar? — Provided that you want cakier, much less gooey brownies that received’t maintain collectively properly.

    In case you needed to, you may knock off 1/4 cup of sugar, however they received’t have the identical texture as you see within the pictures.

  • What can I take advantage of as an alternative of eggs? — I’ve tried egg replacements many occasions with out a lot success. I’ve a paleo vegan brownie recipe listed on the backside of the put up, however I like to recommend utilizing the components listed for this recipe.

  • Do I’ve to make use of chocolate chips? — No, these brownies are candy sufficient with out them, however I really like additional chocolate in my brownies.
  • Can I double the recipe? — Sure! You should use a 9”x13” pan. Sadly, I forgot to write down down the baking time, however it’s not rather more than a single recipe.
  • Can I take advantage of a distinct sweetener? — Subbing a liquid sweetener received’t work. There’s no liquid to cut back to compensate for the added liquid, so the brownies would both be a cakey or a liquid mess.

    You may probably use a distinct granulated sugar, like maple sugar, however I haven’t tried it to say 100% certain.

  • Do I’ve to make use of Dutch-process cocoa powder? — No, however the brownies won’t be as chocolaty and may very well be cakier. That mentioned, I’ve not had anybody complain about these brownies, and I’m assuming individuals have used common cocoa powder. Primarily based on that, it’d work.

Extra fudgy brownies

I hope you’ll get pleasure from these olive oil brownies! Please remark under if you happen to attempt them. We’d love to listen to how they turned out. 🙂 Thanks!


Olive Oil Brownies
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and line an 8″×8″ (20cmx20cm) pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir collectively the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Put aside.
  3. In a big mixing bowl, stir collectively the olive oil, sugar, and vanilla extract. As soon as mixed, add the eggs separately, and stir simply till mixed.
  4. Add the dry combination to the moist and stir simply till nearly no streaks of flour stay. Don’t overmix! Fold in 3/4 cup (128 grams) chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into the ready pan and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup (43 grams) chocolate chips on high, if desired.
  6. Bake for 15-22 minutes (the time varies a lot do to all of the completely different flour and sugar choices). A toothpick inserted into the middle will come out moist. A toothpick inserted into the edges will come out with some moist crumbs on it, however not completely uncooked batter. The brownies will proceed to bake as they sit within the pan and can agency up as they cool.
  7. Let cool fully after which cowl and retailer at room temperature for as much as 4 days. You may as well refrigerate them to provide them a fudgier texture. Additionally they freeze nice for as much as 3 months.


  1. In case you’re gluten-free, use one of many following flours. You should use 1 cup (158 grams) teff flour or 1 cup (125 grams) gentle buckwheat flour that is labeled as gluten-free or 1 cup (138 grams) Bob’s Pink Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour or 1 cup (125 grams) King Arthur Flour Gluten-free Measure for Measure Flour. I’ve had dozens of commenters use different gluten-free baking blends which might be meant as a 1:1 sub for all-purpose flour, and so they all appear to work.
  • In case you’re dairy-free, be certain that to make use of dairy-free chocolate chips.

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