Passover Brownies 

During Passover, we do not eat leavened food. The bright side is, it is a great time to stock up on gluten free products for the rest of the year.

In my community there is actually a gluten free Gemach after Passover. People donate their gluten free Passover products to give to others who are basically eating Passover food all year round. It is our favorite time to stock up.

One of the culinary challenges of Passover is baking desserts without sacrificing taste and texture.

Growing up, Passover desserts consisted primarily of the ubiquitous Passover sponge cake, closely followed by chocolate or fruit compote. No matter how much effort went into the dessert, after Passover, no one would eat it.

Over the years, one of my culinary goals was to make Passover desserts that even after Passover, people would want to eat.

So far, my flourless chocolate cake is the familial favorite. That was one of the first recipes I posted.

This year, with all the changes taking place, I was even more time challenged. So, I did not have time to make a flourless chocolate cake.

Instead, I made these brownies. I think that this was even more well received. It has been virtually all eaten. I may even have to make more!

Ingredients 

1 1/2 cups oil

3 cups sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

5 eggs

1 cup ground nuts (or matza meal, if gluten is not a problem and nuts are)

1 cup potato or tapioca starch (I like tapioca more)

1 cup cocoa

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

Officially, the recipe is: stir oil, sugar and vanilla together. Add eggs and blend well. Stir in matzah meal /ground nuts, potato/tapioca starch cocoa, baking powder and salt.

Since I am time challenged, I put all the ingredients in a bowl and mixed everything until blended with a hand held mixer.

Bake in 350*F oven in 13X9X2 pan for 60 minutes, or until done.

1 bowl baking at its best!

The final product. It’s all gone!

Virtually nothing is left!

The greatest compliment I received was, “this tastes as good as regular brownies.” High praise indeed!

Enjoy!

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20 thoughts on “Passover Brownies 

  1. CHCooks April 27, 2016 at 9:13 AM Reply

    This is super awesome 😊 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  2. healthyindiankitchen April 27, 2016 at 9:36 AM Reply

    Super yummy… You made it look so easy to prepare…. I could make and eat these all round the year 😉 thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Doctor Jonathan April 27, 2016 at 11:14 AM Reply

    As a child, I would have wondered why you only made this one bowl? It just would have been unfair to all the family members and guests to watch ME consume the entire bowl! 😀
    They look wonderful. For next year, the smart family members will question whether the cake or brownies are better so you will have to make BOTH! 😀

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  4. Lynz Real Cooking April 27, 2016 at 1:09 PM Reply

    Oh my and a big yumm

    Liked by 1 person

  5. deborahcrocker April 27, 2016 at 3:28 PM Reply

    Wow! Be proud

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Rotwein Wanderer April 27, 2016 at 5:21 PM Reply

    One bowl making + supper yummy = wow ideal baking! 🙂

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  7. Karina Pinella April 27, 2016 at 7:55 PM Reply

    Don’t see why this can’t be considered just like any regular brownies. Good to have a break from gluten products now and then. When my kids were younger, I did a lot more of this type of baking. I’ve used carob also. I don’t know if you like carob?

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged April 27, 2016 at 9:20 PM Reply

      I have never seen it for Passover. I also try not to be too fanatical. I believe in healthy all natural food, but it still has to taste good. Otherwise, what’s the point?

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  8. anotherfoodieblogger April 27, 2016 at 7:55 PM Reply

    Wow, they look totally yummy! And gluten-free, bonus!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Chitra Jagadish May 5, 2016 at 10:15 AM Reply

    Wow this is super luscious ..

    Liked by 1 person

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