Mamma’s Blood Orange Brownies

Okay, let’s face it, there’s nothing better that a fresh brownie but even better, a guilt-free brownie made with super fresh premium blood orange fused extra virgin olive oil! What does fused mean? We’re glad you’re wondering, it’s when you press olives with something, in this case it’s with fresh blood oranges and simultaneously create an extra virgin olive oil with a lot of flavor! Most people only hear about infusing extra virgin olive oils which is the opposite process of making the olive oil first then adding ingredients (garlic, herbs, rosemary, lemon, etc.) to the oil and letting it sit over time. In our case, we LOVE the Blood Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil for this recipe and we promise your guests/loved ones will too!
Blood orange brownies
1/2 c. Blood Orange (Fused) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 c. raw sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. unsweetened high quality cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. or less of chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together the olive oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs.
2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan. 4. Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
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