Monday, 30 May 2011

Butter-less Walnut Brownies


We ran out of butter and our eager husbands were expecting dessert after their game session. My dear baking partner did a quick check with her baking enthusiast  friends and landed with this lovely recipe without the use of butter. Everyone loved it! Enjoy!


In my opinion, the pistachios not only made the brownie looks pretty but enhance the overall taste of the brownie. So .. please do not skip the nut toppings!


My baking friend just couldn't resist!..... Served hot! Yummy!

Makes 20 small squares
Recipe can be doubled


Ingredients:
For brownies
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
5 tbsp milk (I used low fat)
1 tsp baking powder
50 g walnuts - chopped


For cocoa sauce topping
3 tbsp oil
1 tbsp cocoa powder - sieved
1/2 cup icing sugar
3 tsp milk
2 tbsp chopped pistachios 


Method:
For brownies
Preheat oven 190 degrees C
1) In a large mixing bowl, whip oil and sugar in medium speed.
2) Add egg one at a time. Whip in high speed till well combined then add vanilla. Whip for another 3 minutes on high speed.
3) Sieve flour, baking powder and cocoa powder twice before folding into the wet mixture. Whip on medium speed clockwise for 2 minutes.
5) Add milk spoon by spoon and continue whipping clockwise for 1 minute. Add walnuts and mix with cooking spoon.
6) Lightly grease baking tin with oil then line with baking paper. ( I used 9" baking tin)
7) Bake for 20 minutes. Test with tooth pick. Ready when toothpick comes out clean.




For cocoa sauce topping
1) Place a medium skillet with oil on medium heat.
2) Stir in cocoa powder till combined.
3) Remove skillet from heat then stir in icing sugar.
4) Place back skillet to heat and add milk.
5) Keep stirring until mixture turned into dark thick liquid. DO NOT BURN!
6) Let cool and pour on brownies. Top with chopped pistachios. Served warm!

41 comments:

  1. I agreed the pistachios do make the brownies look so pretty!

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  2. omy goodnes...I m speechless actually...fantastic recipe with gorgeous clicks..:)
    Tasty Appetite
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  3. Rich and yummy looking brownies... Oh how I wish I could be there... Loved the pistachio dressing...

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  4. Oh my gosh! These sound so good! I love the addition of pistachio!

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  5. Oh my .. what a beautiful brownie .. i need a piece :) .. looks good

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  6. The very look of that gorgeous brownie is driving me nuts ~ I want a BIG piece right now :D
    US Masala

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  7. That's great that your husbands got dessert anyway, even without butter. :o) They do look incredibly delicious and the pistachios are the perfect topping!

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  8. amazing it looks great, and there wasn't even that much oil replacement, yum :){

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  9. You made brownies without butter, nice idea. Love it.

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  10. It looks fantastic!My mouth is watering!What a perfect topping!Kisses from Greece,dear!

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  11. They look amazing, and very useful to know you don't have to use butter! Great -
    Mary

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  12. What lovely brownies. They really look delicious. I had no idea they could be made without butter. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  13. Your brownies looks delicious! Love the pistachios! I love brownies the best when eaten warm! Yummy!

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  14. Finally!! I can comment I came all these days and I cannot make(blogger problems)
    These brownies look amazing!!! gloria

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  15. I tried making a chocolate cake with oil a long time ago and it turned out very well. Your brownies look wonderful...Especially with the melted chocolate on top :)!

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  16. yummy......great presentation and great combination...... :)

    DeepthiDigvijay
    Good Food Recipes
    Coffe With Me Deepthi

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  17. Oh wow, brownies look awesome. I mean, AWESOME!! YUM!

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  18. These sound great! Enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  19. Oh my! walnuts and pistacios? Excellent.

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  20. Wow!!! This looks splendid. I love your idea of butter-less brownies, lovely topping!

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  22. I love the addition of the pistachios! Looks good and no butter? Amazing!
    Also, thanks for all of your comments - I always look forward to reading them!

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  23. truly delicious! nuts & chocolate - can't resist either :)

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  25. That looks delicious. And minus the butter and with pistachios - great concept.

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  26. Lucky to follow you, dear! :) You pile the section with such fantastic recipes. :)

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  27. The topping looks awesome. First time here and fantastic recipes and photographs.

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  28. You ARE awesome!! I am a fan of you now:D
    Butter-less just sounds like my type..LOL, and I know I am going to love your recipe, even though I may not be in for the walnuts...oh well, I can just pick the walnuts for the rest of my family who are just crazy about them!!:) Did I mention I am a big fan of your butter-less recipe???:D

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  29. yammy,,,super nice recipe,love the images as usual :)

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  30. I really like recipes without butter, sometimes I get tired of creaming butter and sugar. Recipes like these are nice and quick and brownies are sooo yummy. Thank you for sharing. xo

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  31. What fantastic, yummy looking brownies!! No butter huh? I will be giving these a try! Thanks :)

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  32. Fabulosos brownies se ven deliciosos y muy lindos una receta realmente armoniosa ,cariños ay abrazos.

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  33. Pistachios on brownies, what a terrific idea! They look very good.

    ~Brenda

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  34. Great recipe! I am definitely making these today!

    xo

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  35. yumm!!...totally a must try...

    do drop in and check my blog when time permits.

    Cheers,
    Binitha
    yourstastefully.blogspot.com

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