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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