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Olive Oil Brownies: the simple recipe for a decadent dairy-free dessert

Total time: 45 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 9 people
By Cookist
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Ingredients
Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup
pure vanilla extract
2 tsp
Granulated sugar
3/4 cup
Brown sugar
1/2 cup
Large eggs
3
Unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup
All-purpose flour
1/2 cup
dairy-free chocolate chips
1/2 cup

These incredible-tasting olive oil brownies are an ideal dessert if you've been hunting for an easy dairy-free chocolatey treat you can make at home. Lightly crispy on the outside, with a rich, chewy, fudgy interior, olive oil brownies are so tasty, even folks who eat dairy will want to whip up a batch. This recipe looks similar to classic brownies, the version made with butter, but with a slightly different mixing method that calls for mixing the eggs separately before folding them into the other ingredients as opposed to using a single bowl. It's key to getting that perfectly crisp crust on the top of the brownies. If you love fudgy, soft brownies (and really, who doesn't?) this olive oil brownie recipe is for you.

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Are Olive Oil Brownies Dairy-free?

This easy recipe for olive oil brownies is completely dairy-free and tastes exactly like classic brownie recipes made with butter. It's a fantastic baked treat to make if you prefer a vegetarian or vegan brownie recipe: it's so utterly delicious, it's worth making even if you include dairy in your diet. For anyone who isn't dairy-free, you can go ahead and use regular chocolate chips in your brownies.

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Tips For Making the Best Olive Oil Brownies

Extra virgin olive oil is definitely the way to go for this recipe. It's higher quality than regular olive oil and will give a much better flavor.

– Don't overmix the batter – if you do, the brownies will wind up dense.

– Enjoy these brownies on their own or serve them with a scoop of your favorite dairy-free ice cream.

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How to Store Olive Oil Brownies

Pop your homemade olive oil brownies in an airtight container to keep them tasting their best. Homemade brownies last 4 days at room temperature, a week in the fridge, or you can freeze them for up to 3 months.

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How to Make Olive Oil Brownies

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

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Combine olive oil, vanilla, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl.

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In a separate bowl, beat eggs until frothy.

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Pour the eggs into the olive oil mixture.

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Stir until just combined.

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Then fold in the chocolate chips.

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Sift in the cocoa powder and flour.

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Mix well.

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Transfer the batter to the baking tray.

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Bake for 28 to 30 minutes.

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Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before taking the brownies out of the tray. Let them cool completely before cutting.

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Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Use milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate, or a combination of both in this recipe.

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