Greek Coffee Brownies

With brown butter

By: Eleni Saltas

Decadent, fudgy, delicious. This is all you need to know about these Greek coffee brownies. Now get to baking! 

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  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 3 eggs, room temperature

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (dark or regular, whatever you prefer)

  • 2 tablespoons Greek coffee powder*

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing the pan

  • ¾ cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips or chopped, optional

  • A pinch of sea salt, for sprinkling on top at the end

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 8×8 metal dish with parchment paper and grease with a nonstick spray. Set aside.

Step 2

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low to medium heat. She pan and use a silicone spatula to stir the butter, being careful not to burn. The butter should begin to foam with brown bits in the pan, and you’ll begin to notice a nutty aroma. This should take about 10 minutes. Once the butter is golden in color, remove from heat and add to a mixing bowl. Allow to cool for a few minutes.

Step 3

While the butter is warm, add the sugar until well combined. Then, add the eggs and mix in one by one until fully incorporated. Stir in the vanilla.

Step 4

To the bowl, add the cocoa powder, Greek coffee, salt, and flour. If you are adding chocolate chips, add them here. Fold all the ingredients together with a spatula until all combined, being careful not to overmix. Pour the batter into your prepared dish and spread the mixture evenly.

Step 5

Bake on the middle rack for 22-27 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs. Every oven is different so begin to check around the 20 minute mark. For these fudgier brownies, the toothpick will come out a little gooey. Don’t overbake! The brownies will continue to cook a bit once out of the oven.

Recipe Notes

*For a stronger coffee flavor, add an extra tablespoon of Greek coffee. I use Bravo coffee, and the grounds are fine and powdery. If the coffee you’re using is grainy, I would suggest grinding the coffee a bit beforehand to avoid graininess.