Quick Dark Chocolate Brownies

Do you need a sure thing brownie recipe? Here it is. This recipe for Quick Dark Chocolate Brownies has been in my recipe arsenal for nine years. I think it is a terrific idea to start off the week with a dessert recipe.

With Father’s Day and July 4th coming up, these brownies will come definitely come in handy. I consider these brownies to be better-for-you. They  are rich in chocolate, but balanced in sweetness by almonds, which also add a little crunch. You can substitute your favorite chocolate for the dark chocolate chips.

I originally developed this recipe for Canola.org for the World Health Day campaign, one of my favorite recipe projects. You will find a lot of fabulous recipes on their site. Here’s to starting the week off with something chocolate and sweet!

Quick Dark Chocolate Brownies

Cook Time:

25 minutes

Prep Times:

15 minutes


6 servings 2/3 cup (150 mL)


1 cup granulated sugar 250 mL
1/3 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder 75 mL
1/4 cup whole wheat flour 60 mL
1/4 cup all-purpose flour 60 mL
1/2 tsp baking powder 2 mL
1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
2 eggs, lightly beaten    
1/2 cup canola oil 125 mL
1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips 60 mL
1/3 cup chopped almonds 75 mL


1. Preheat oven to 350 ˚F (180 ˚C).

2. In large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa powder, flours, baking powder and salt. In separate medium bowl, combine eggs, canola oil and vanilla. Combine egg mixture into flour mixture, mixing well. Stir in chocolate chips and almonds.

3. Spread batter in lightly greased 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 cm) baking pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack before slicing.

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