RiverHouse Recipes – Twisted Brownies


Everybody loves brownies. Everyone. I’m not a big fan of sweets or dessert but I do, occasionally, get an overpowering need for chocolate cake. I have no idea why but it does happen.

©2015 RiverHouse Photography of Caughdenoy, NY
©2015 RiverHouse Photography of Caughdenoy, NY

Usually, this results in a quick trip to the store to buy something from the Baked Goods section to satisfy the urge. And it is almost always not quite what I’m looking for.

So, I’ve made a quick and easy brownie recipe. It takes very little time and the result is a crispy on top, moist in the middle bit of chocolate wonder with added depth from habanero without being overpowering. These will make your day nice and they knock the chocolate craving right out of me.

Suggest you have a nice Shiraz with one (just one) of these.




1/2 cup liquid Coconut Oil
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground habanero pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix oil and sugar until well blended.
3. Add eggs, vanilla and yogurt; stir just until blended
4. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl
5. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients
6. Pour into greased 9x9 square pan
7. Bake for 35 minutes or until sides just start to pull away from pan
8. Let cool completely before cutting.

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