Umami Brownies


Umami Brownies

You’ve heard of pairing salt and chocolate, but have you tried umami and chocolate? This unexpected pairing is sure to wow, with a rich chocolatey flavor that is a step up from your typical brownie. Add in your favorite nuts, seeds, or chocolates for a brownie recipe… elevated.

Recipe created by Micah Siva (@noshwithmicah)

Serves: 10-12


1 cup dark chocolate, melted
⅓ cup butter, melted
3 large eggs
½ cup cane sugar
1 ¼ cup almond flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon instant espresso powder, optional
1 teaspoon 
Umami Sea Salt, plus more for sprinkling
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup walnuts, chopped


Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and line an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.

Combine melted chocolate, butter, eggs and sugar in a medium bowl.

Add the almond flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and Umami Sea Salt, mixing until just combined.

Gently fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.

Transfer to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with additional Umami Sea Salt to your taste. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Let cool before slicing. Enjoy!

3 Responses


May 25, 2022

@Lisa Hi, Erica said she made this recipe with baking chocolate chips, which are lightly sweetened. We both thought the chocolate was up to your individual interpretation and desired levels of sweet/bitter and that whatever level of sweetness in your chocolate your brownies won’t be ruined.


May 23, 2022

Is the 1/2 cup of melted dark chocolate unsweetened?


May 16, 2022

I made these brownies, wow! The only thing I didn’t add was the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, I thought it would be overkill. I think I was right. I roasted 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, mmmmmmhh! They were devoured by the family. The umami salt flavor is subtle, just makes them very more-ish! This recipe is a keeper.

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