Cashew Brownies

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Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour (120 grams)
5 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup finely ground cashews (should be powdery - not a paste)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Caramel sauce (optional)
Melted chocolate or hot fudge (optional)
1/3 cup roasted salted cashew halves

Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degree F.  Coat an 8x8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Whisk in cashew powder until combined.  In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, oil, sugar and brown sugar until well combined and creamy - about 1 minute.  Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.  Stir in flour mixture, alternating with milk, until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips until combined.

Spread batter into prepared pan.  Bake 25 minutes, or until well risen and set.  Top brownies with caramel, chocolate, and cashews.  Cool before slicing.

Makes 12 brownies

24 comments:

  1. Somehow it has never occurred to me to put cashews into brownies. How silly of me? It sounds like the best idea.

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  2. Same here, never thought of putting cashews in brownies. And I looove cashews ! Your brownies look yummy Emily !

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  3. Cashews are my go to snack, and add brownies I am in heaven! :D
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  4. Who knew ground cashews = such great texture?! I guess it's kind of like adding peanut butter to brownies though?

    I think the photos look great!

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  5. I once made cashew blondies where there were ground cashews in the batter. I think I like the idea of brownies even better though. My mother would certainly eat these. She loves chocolate anything.

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    1. Oooh I like that idea. Um, I'm going to make a cashew blondie, for sure.

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  6. i have such a hard time picking my favorite nut, i love them all! i bet those ground cashews impart an awesome texture!

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  7. cashews and pistachios do battle for the title of favorite nut for me. today, because of these brownies, cashews take the crown. :)

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  8. I'm kind of a purist when it comes to my brownie batter -- but I do put roasted, salted cashews on top before I bake them. Really tasty!

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  9. I want to try your brownies! I bet they're amazing.

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  10. I can't eat tree nuts(severe allergies) but these look so rich and fudgy I will have to give them a try using peanuts!

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  11. These brownies look divine! So dark and ooey gooey, I love it :)

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