Salted-Cashew Orange-Cranberry Brownies

March  5, 2015
4 Ratings
Author Notes

When it comes to the “Salted-Cashew Orange-Cranberry Brownies”, I cannot find enough words how awesome they are. Flavors of chocolate, honey, and coconut mixed with the fresh and fruity aroma of oranges and cranberries, topped by bites of salted cashews. Simple to make, really, but I was blown away. You will be, too! —Florian @ Contentedness Cooking

  • Serves 12
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups whole spelt flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 pieces oranges, juiced
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup greek yoghurt
  • 1 pinch orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate (at least 70%)
  • 1 cup salted cashews, roasted
  • 1 splash milk
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat oven about 375°F (190°C) and prepare a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Melt 3.5 oz (100 g) of the chocolate in a saucepan or in the microwave. In the meantime, juice the oranges and melt the coconut oil.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour, orange juice, vanilla and orange extract, coconut oil, melted chocolate, 1/2 cup (50 g) of the salted cashews, honey, vanilla, yoghurt, baking powder and soda, cashew butter, cocoa, cranberries salt and a splash of milk to thin.
  4. Transfer the batter to the pan, sprinkle with the rest of the salted cashew nuts, break the chocolate into small chunks and sprinkle. Bake for 40 minutes, let sit aside for 10 minutes.
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  • Anna Biton
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    Anna B. March 6, 2015
    one other question - when you say 3 pieces of orange, juiced - do you mean 3 whole oranges?
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    Florian @. March 6, 2015
    For sure that means the juice of 3 whole tree oranges.
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    Florian @. March 6, 2015
    No "tree", of course...
    Anna B. March 6, 2015
    does it need to be spelt flour? would all-purpose work just as well? And presumably almonds/almond butter would also work?
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    Florian @. March 6, 2015
    Hi Anna,
    of course, you can use any flour you like. I guess almonds and almond butter should also work well - I have not tried this though. But I'm curious how that will taste, so if you try, let me know!