Walnut & Dark Chocolate Brownie

At first glance, this may look like just another chocolate brownie recipe, but this one uses olive oil instead of butter, giving it a rich melt-in-your-mouth texture. Great with a cup of coffee for an afternoon treat.


  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins


  • 30g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 100 ml almond milk
  • 200g wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 225g cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 100g chopped walnuts
  • orange zest
  • dark and white chocolate chips
  • icing sugar (garnish)
  • lemon zest (garnish)
  • edible lavender flowers (garnish)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C.
  2. Place all ingredients, except the walnuts and chocolate chips, into a food processor or a high speed blender and mix until smooth.
  3. Add the chopped walnuts and the chocolate chips and then mix with a wooden spoon.
  4. Take a deep pan or baking dish, lightly coat with olive oil and then pour in your brownie mixture up to a height of about 2 cm.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 mins.
  6. Allow to cool and then garnish with icing sugar, the lemon zest and lavender flowers.