Almond Oatmeal Brownies

Almond Oatmeal Brownies

8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

1/2 C. unsalted butter

1 tbsp. powdered instant coffee

2 large eggs

1 1/2 C. firmly packed light brown sugar

1 1/2 C. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 C. old fashioned rolled oats

1/4 C. chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 375° F. and butter and flour a 9X13 pan. In a double boiler over hot water, melt chocolate and butter. Stir in instant coffee and then allow mixture to cool.

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until they are foamy and lemon colored. Beat in sugar and continue beating until it is thick and smooth. Beat egg/sugar mixture into cooled chocolate mixture.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Stir this and oatmeal into chocolate mixture. When it is almost completely mixed, add nuts. Spread into 9 by 13 pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes. It should be firm on top and a cake tester should come out almost clean. Cool, then cut.

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