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Dark Chocolate Spelt Brownies with Olive Oil & Walnuts

By: chrislori
Makes: 12 brownies


  • 9-inch square pan


  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 cup Dutch process 22-24% cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups brown rice syrup, or 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can, 400 ml of coconut milk
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup walnuts, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a 9 inch square baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients until combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients, slowly mixing to gently combine.
  • Optional: fold in the walnuts!
  • Pour batter into baking pan.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes in the middle rack of your oven, turning pan halfway through for even baking.
  • Let cool completely on wire rack, then chill to harden in refrigerator for 1 hour before slicing.
  • Dust with icing sugar if you so wish – this is done by holding a little wire sieve on top of the brownies, sprinkling icing sugar into the sieve and shaking it around, creating a light dust of powdery sugar. Fresh berries add a bright blast of colour too! Enjoy!