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Chocolate Brownies

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Calling all Chocolate lovers – you have to try these Chocolate Brownies, You can thank us later


  • 1 cup of oil (I use coconut oil)
  • 1½ cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2/3 cup of good cocoa powder
  • 1 cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp of vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
Chocolate Brownies


  1. Mix oil, sugar, and vanilla together and then beat in eggs.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients except for walnuts and stir into the mixture.
  3. Add walnuts.
  4. Put batter into prepared baking dish and cook for about 1 hr on 175C/350F.
  5. N.B. I added a ½tsp of dried chili to my second batch. 
  6. Next time, I am going to add just a few cranberries or blueberries and maybe lose the walnuts and add some ground almonds.
  7. Also depending on what I have in the cupboard.  I have used half oil and half-melted butter.
  8. This is probably the best brownie mix I have made as the top is nice and crispy but with a gooey underneath, just how I like it or maybe just how this temperamental oven of mine works 

Prepared, tried, and tested by Carol Taylor

Addendum as per Dee Harris 

The final result. Fabulous. Beloved approves.

Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate Brownies
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11 thoughts on “Chocolate Brownies”

    • Thelme – so glad you’re here as well and thank you for trying out is this, This is a true tried and tested and well approved recipe. Just love to hear that members test each others recipes. This is what matters and the best news I can receive on any recipes posted here and on the FB group.

  1. Reblogged this on Retired? No one told me! and commented:

    This is my truly tried tested old faithful recipe for brownies and verified by everyone who has tried it….I don’t know why I have never shared it with you here on WP…I thought I had but never mind I now have shared it for you chocolate brownie lovers to enjoy! This recipe is part of my 20%.. If you are wondering it is my 80% healthy eating and 20% indulgence plan….And indulgence it certainly is and very enjoyable BUT if you read the ingredients it is as healthy as a cholate brownie can be….. lol


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