Have you ever considered baking with olive oil?

Packed with antioxidants, olive oil effortlessly sneaks a little nutritional value into your baked goods. Leave butter out of the recipe and feel a bit better about indulging in dessert. Here's a recipe for Blood Orange Brownies made with our Blood Orange Fused Olive Oil. Citrusy and sweet, the brownies pictured below can be prepared with or without walnuts depending on your taste preferences. 

Blood Orange Brownies made with Olive Oil

Blood Orange Olive Oil Brownies Recipe
Adapted & Modified from myownsweetthyme.com  
Baked for Saratoga Olive Oil Co. by Lara Mohr

1 1/2 cups walnuts (if desired)
9 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Blood Orange Olive Oil
4 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon  finely grated orange zest 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour and baking soda. Melt chocolate chips until smooth. Stir in Blood Orange Olive Oil and let mixture cool slightly. Combine eggs, sugar, and orange zest in a mixing bowl, adding chocolate mixture until smooth. Fold flour mixture and walnuts if desired. Bake in a 9 inch square pan for 25-30 minutes.