Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Brush oil in the center of an 8-inch square pan, then line it with parchment squares or paper so it sticks.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, cocoa powder, sugar, oil, eggs, baking soda, vanilla, and salt, and stir together till you make a lump-free batter. The batter looks sticky, thick and grainy at this point, so don't worry.
Add half the chocolate chips and mix in to the batter.
Pour the batter in to the lined baking pan, and spread it out evenly using an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Since the batter is extremely sticky, wet the spatula or spoon and then smooth the top. Spread the remaining chocolate chips evenly on top.
Bake at 350ºF for about 21 to 25 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the middle. If it comes out wet, bake them for another 3 to 5 minutes.
Let the brownies cool for at least 30 minutes. Using a clean serrated knife, slicing them into 16 squares. Store the brownies in any airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Spreading tip: Since the batter is extremely sticky, wet the spatula or spoon and then smooth the top.
Dividing chocolate chips: We add half in the batter and the remaining half on top for even distribution of chocolate chips throughout the batter. If we add all of them at once, most will sink to the bottom. It also makes for a prettier presentation.
Cutting tip: Clean the knife with a wet paper towel between each cut for a cleaner slice.
Vegan brownies: You can very easily make this recipe vegan by swapping out the eggs for a vegan egg replacer, such at Bob's Red Mill or by mixing in 2 tablespoons of flaxmeal with 6 tablespoons of water. Let the mixture sit till it thickens and becomes gelatinous. Make sure to also check the ingredients in your chocolate chips to ensure they don't contain dairy.
Add nuts: If nutty brownies are your thing, stir in ½ cup chopped walnuts along with chocolate chips.
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.