brownies made with chocolate ashwagandha

Mother of All Brownies with Ashwagandha

Tryptophan is a chemical in chocolate that helps our body make serotonin, the hormone that produces feelings of happiness. This brownie recipe also features ashwagandha to double up on feel-good ingredients and support the feeling of health and wellness.


Prep Time: 20 mins
Bake Time: 20 mins
Servings: 20 delicious brownies

  • ¼ cup Sunbird Organics dark chocolate ashwagandha powder
  • 1 pound unsalted butter*
  • 1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces bitter chocolate
  • 6 extra-large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar*
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups chopped walnuts

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2) Butter and flour a 12 x 18 x 1-inch baking sheet.

3) Melt together the butter, 1 pound of chocolate chips, and the bitter chocolate in a medium bowl over simmering water. Allow to cool slightly. In a large bowl, stir (do not beat) together the eggs, coffee granules, vanilla, Sunbird Organics dark chocolate ashwagandha powder, and sugar. Stir the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and allow to cool to room temperature.

4) In a medium bowl, sift together 1 cup of flour, the baking powder, and salt. Add to the cooled chocolate mixture. Toss the walnuts and 12 ounces of chocolate chips in a medium bowl with 1/4 cup of flour, then add them to the chocolate batter. Pour into the baking sheet.

5) Bake for 20 minutes, then rap the baking sheet against the oven shelf to force the air to escape from between the pan and the brownie dough. Bake for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not overbake! Allow to cool thoroughly, refrigerate, and cut into 20 large squares.

*This is our most indulgent recipe. To create a healthier version substitute half the butter with melted coconut oil and instead of sugar use a replacement sugar as coconut palm sugar or BochaSweet.

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