Easy Homemade Brownies Recipe – an easy one bowl brownie recipe that are super fudgy, chocolately, and delicious!
I think we all have those recipes from childhood that we will never forget. I know I have more than one, but these homemade brownies are definitely one of them. Caramel Corn was always a special treat when my parents went out and we had a babysitter.
The other dessert one would be Chocolate Chip Cookies. I have had both of those recipes memorized since I was probably 10 years old. They were just a staple in our house. And I can not believe it has taken me over 6 years to share JUST this base recipe. And not it as part of another recipe. Sorry about that.
I grew up always making brownies from scratch. I don’t think I knew they sold box mixes until I was in college and did the grocery shopping on my own. The brownies I grew up making were just so easy, I never even thought twice about it.
Brownies are pretty much my ultimate weakness. I think I have over 40 different kinds of brownies on the blog, and almost all of them use these homemade brownies as a base. Grasshopper Brownies just have extras on top, same base.
Even these Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies use the same base. So many different things you can do, once you find a base recipe you love. But growing up, it was just plain chocolate frosting on top. Nothing extra or special, just frosting.
And you will notice, no nuts. I am not a huge fan of nuts in my dessert. Nuts on their own are fine, but I don’t want them in my chocolate. But if you are a nut person, go ahead and add them. My mom often added a few to half the pan for herself.
So stop buying those box mixes and give these one bowl brownies a shot. Seriously, just a handful of ingredients, it may take you 3 minutes longer than the mix. But they are so worth it!!
Here are a few of my favorite kitchen items used to make this recipe
- Rubber Spatula – Nothing like being able to scrape any type of bowl clean without scratching it up. Don’t forget one of these babies to get every last bit out of your bowl.
- 8 inch baking pan – a metal, non stick baking pan is essential for baking brownies and bars. Love this one, and it cleans up super easy.
- Mixing Bowls: I love having a variety of sizes of mixing bowls. From small to large, I find that having at least 3 bowls of different sizes has been an essential in my kitchen. I prefer Pyrex because of the durability.
- Measuring Cups – nothing beats a good set of measuring cups that last a long time. I love metal measuring cups because of their durability.
- 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 inch baking dish. Or line with foil, and spray with non-stick spray..
- In a bowl combine melted chocolate with canola oil. Add sugar, and eggs. Mix until well combined. Stir in flour and salt.
- Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, until a tester comes out mostly clean.
- Allow the brownies to cool completely, then top with your favorite chocolate frosting.
Amount Per ServingCalories 188 Total Fat 9g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 7g Cholesterol 31mg Sodium 110mg Carbohydrates 24g Fiber 1g Sugar 17g Protein 3g