Dark Chocolate Almond & Pistachio Brownies

Brownies are an absolutely delicious favourite for dessert. Whether it’s at a potluck, or just for dinner at home, brownies are the perfect way to end a hearty dinner. The best part? With the right ingredients, they can be part of a healthy meal.

This dark chocolate brownies recipe brings you brownies that are full of cocoa flavour without being too rich nor too fudgy. What’s inside? In some studies, dark chocolate was found to restore flexibility to the arteries while reducing the risk of artery clogging. Plus, consumption of cocoa can help to reduce levels of bad cholesterol (LDL). Another key ingredient to this heart healthy recipe are QL Omega eggs. They have 50% less cholesterol, compared to regular eggs; with Omega-3 inside, it’s a wholesome ingredient for the heart.


Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 35 - 40 minutes
Makes: 1 tin


150 gunsalted butter
130 gwhite sugar
110 gbrown sugar
½ tspvanilla essence
2QL Omega eggs, well beaten
85 gplain flour
35 gcocoa
pinch of baking powder
pinch of salt
25 galmonds flakes, toasted
35 gpistachios


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line the bottom and sides of a 7” x 7” baking tin with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together melted butter with white and brown sugars.
  3. Add vanilla essence and QL Omega eggs.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  5. Fold into batter and mix well.
  6. Fold in almond flakes.
  7. Pour batter into prepared tin and scatter the whole pistachios on top.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Cool and cut into squares to serve.


QL Omega & QL Deli Fresh eggs are available at major hypermarkets and supermarkets. For more information on QL Eggs, click here.


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