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Homemade Brownies

Homemade Brownies are easier than you think! Made with ingredients that are common in your pantry and refrigerator, you will never have to buy box brownies ever again! Easy and Delicious, they are a real crowd pleaser.

stack of 3 brownies

Easy Homemade Brownie Dessert

When you have a craving for a quick dessert, not much beats brownies. Easy and normally not requiring very many ingredients, they are just about perfect. One common misconception about brownies is that making them homemade is complicated or requires a lot of work.

I am here to let you in on a little secret. This just simply is not true. Box brownies are OK but why bother when you probably have all you need in your pantry and fridge. You can whip up a great Brownie just as easy without the box mix. Not to mention, Brownies are a super fun way to get your kids in the kitchen and show them how great the rewards are by cooking from scratch. For another great kid friendly recipe, be sure to check out our recipe for this Christmas Crunch Snack Mix.

How to make Homemade Brownies

Most box brownies only require oil and eggs to be added to the mix. What you don’t know is what else might be lurking in that mix. Most brownie mixes have about 30 grams of sugars and 80 grams of sodium per serving. One serving is about 1/20th of the box mix. That is a little much, even for my sugar and fat loving self.

Just like most other homemade recipes, with this, you get to control how much goes in and what your people are consuming. This is only one of the many reasons I love making things from scratch. It allows me to be in control of our diet. So lets stop talking about boring nutrition and get to what we are all here for. How to make Homemade Brownies!

~Ingredients~

  • 1 & 1/4 cup self rising flour
  • 2/ 3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

~Method~

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients well with a whisk.
  2. Add wet ingredients one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan lightly with cooking spray. Spread brownie mix evenly in pan. Bake 30-40 minutes. Cool in pan for 10-15 minutes, cut and serve. Enjoy!

Helpful tips for making Homemade Brownies

  • Dry ingredients and baking. I do own a sifter and highly recommend them. Truthfully though, if you don’t or don’t have time to sift in batches, add all of your dry ingredients into a large bowl and use a whisk to mix them. It works just as well and really is less messy.
  • Anytime you work with melted butter AND raw eggs, you have the potential to cook your eggs if your melted butter is too hot. It is always a good idea to melt your butter and allow it to cool on the counter before mixing with eggs. I always do the old baby bottle test with my melted butter before adding it to a mixture. I take a small amount out and drip it on my wrist. It should not be hot, nor should it be cold. You almost should not feel anything at all before adding it to your mixture.
  • Parchment paper. I preach this one all of the time when it comes to brownies. However, let’s be real. You will see in the pics above that I didn’t use it. It is a great time and mess saver though. Instead of greasing your pan, line it with ample amount of parchment. Pour in your brownie mix and bake. When cooled, you just have to grab the parchment, set it on the counter and cut the brownies. You are only left with a clean pan if all the stars line up!

Homemade Brownies for the Win!

So whether you need a quick dessert for company or you are getting your kids or grandkids in the kitchen to cook, Homemade Brownies are always a great idea.

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Homemade Brownies

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Homemade Brownies are easier than you think! Made with ingredients that are common in your pantry and refrigerator, you will never have to buy box brownies ever again! Easy and Delicious, they are a real crowd pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/4 cup self rising flour
  • 2/ 3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients well with a whisk.
  2. Add wet ingredients one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan lightly with cooking spray. Spread brownie mix evenly in pan. Bake 30-40 minutes. Cool in pan for 10-15 minutes, cut and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 274Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 52mgSodium 20mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 5gSugar 20gProtein 6g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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    A Red Spatula
    June 9, 2020 at 10:54 am

    These look so amazing!!

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