I have a thing for brownies, and I’m sure you do too, who doesn’t? Brownies are chewy and decadently chocolaty, they’re so compact and bitter-sweet that they’re hard not to love.
I thought I’d never drift from my former brownie recipe until I heard about espresso brownies, especially the ones made with ground coffee beans.
Ground espresso beans are a pretty decent way to reach your daily dietary fiber intake, and they add an unbeatable gritty texture to your brownies. At the same time, the coffee infuses the brownie with an intense espresso personality as its flavors are leached while in the oven. Now all I think about is having my morning coffee inside a brownie — that’s the ‘breakfast of champions’ right there!
Eggs, flour, butter, and sugar are the base for these brownies, and we’re adding lots of chocolate too. Actually, this recipe will work nicely if you want to make regular brownies, just ditch the ground espresso beans (but why would you do that?)
This is a pretty simple, seven-ingredient recipe, but you’ll be amazed by the results. You’ll end up with a proper brownie, but better, this is an espresso brownie. Now you can drink and eat your favorite brew.
To further enhance your espresso brownie extravaganza, make yourself a warm cup of mocha to mirror the coffee-cacao combination. Of course, you can also go for a classic pairing with a cold glass of milk. Either way, nothing will steal the spotlight from these brownies.
Now we’re ready to make a proper tray of espresso brownies. It will take you about an hour, but most of it is watching your chocolate melt and your brownies puff, you won’t even break a sweat. Ground that coffee beans and let’s get started!
Melt your butter and chocolate together in a bain-marie and remove from heat.
Add the espresso coffee grounds and sugar and mix until fully incorporated.
Add the eggs one at a time while stirring.
Finally, add the cocoa powder and the flower while still mixing until your mixture is smooth.
Preheat your oven at 350°F
Spray an 8×8 square baking dish and pour the batter. Smooth out the top and place in the oven.
Bake for 30 minutes, check with a toothpick if the brownies are thoroughly cooked. If still uncooked, bake for ten more minutes.
Remove and let cool until just warm before serving.