Super soft, fudgy, chocolaty and easy are just a few of the words that I would use to describe these super easy, one bowl brownies. I really don’t think that a batch of homemade brownies can get any easier than these!
So, what makes them so easy? Basically the fact that you can throw all the ingredients into one bowl and not have to dirty every single bowl in your kitchen!
You can literally have the brownie batter mixed up in like 5 minutes, 10 minutes tops if you have to gather all the ingredients. If you start right now, you could have a batch of fresh, chocolaty brownies made in less than an hour! Of course, that’s not allowing time for them to cool, because who doesn’t dig right on into a pan of hot brownies?!
They make for the perfect dessert for….Well, basically any time or occasion. Let’s face it, can you ever go wrong with chocolate?
This has been my go-to Brownie recipe for years! I think my mom looked at the date on the piece of paper and we’ve been using it for over 12 years! I’ve tweaked it here and there over the years to get it just right and I can honestly say that it is one of the best recipes for brownies that I have ever found.
- Unsweetened Cocoa
- Sugar (granular)
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Vegetable OR Coconut Oil
- Chocolate Chips
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Tips for the Best Brownies
- Do NOT over bake! This is probably the most important tip. If you over bake the brownies, they will dry out and not be moist and fudgy. They will continue to bake in the pan even after you take them out of the oven, so you can pull them out just a tiny bit before they are completely done. Bake them until a toothpick inserted in them comes out mostly clean, with just a few crumbs on it.
- Mix the Dry Ingredient First. I have just added all the ingredients to the bowl at one time and then mixed them all together, but I like to just add the dry ingredients in and give them a good mix to make sure they are combined really well, then add in the rest of the ingredients.
- Let them cool. This is probably the hardest part to making brownies, but if you don’t let them cool, they crumble and fall apart. You also can’t get as clean of a cut on them when they just come out of the oven.
How to Make One Bowl Brownies
- In a medium sized bowl, add all of the dry ingredients and mix well
2. Add in the rest of the ingredient except for the chocolate chips and combine well.
3. Add in the chocolate chips and stir them in
4. Add parchment paper (you don’t have to use parchment paper, but I really like to use it as it make clean up a breeze) to a 9 x 13 pan and spray with cooking spray. Pour in the batter, smooth out and bake.
Common Questions About Brownies
Can I add nuts? Yes, if you like nuts in your brownies, feel free to throw in 1 C of your favorite chopped nuts in the batter when you mix in the chocolate chips
How do I store Brownies? They can last about 4 days on the counter, covered. It’s best if they are in an airtight container as they don’t dry out as quickly. If you have a baking dish with a lid, I’d recommend not cutting them all at one time and just cut them as you eat them as they will stay moist longer this way.
Can you freeze brownies? Yes! You can definitely freeze them. Just make sure that they are completely cooled before you are ready to freeze them. You can either stack them in an airtight bowl or plastic baggy with wax paper in between each layer of brownies to prevent them from sticking together. That way you can just grab a couple and thaw as needed.
Should I use a metal or glass baking dish? You can easily use either. I usually use a non-stick metal baking dish for mine. If you do use glass, you may need to increase the baking time by a few minutes.
Do I have to use Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips? If you want an even sweeter brownie, you could use milk chocolate. I’ve always used semi sweet for this recipe. If you want you could leave the chips out completely also.
One Bowl Fudgy Brownies Recipe
- 1 C Unsweetened Cocoa
- 2 C Sugar
- 1 C All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 C (1 Stick) Butter (melted)
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 C Vegetable Oil
- 1/4 C Water
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1 C Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 C Chopped Nuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- In a large mixing bowl, add in your cocoa, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
- Add in your butter, eggs, oil, water and vanilla. Mix very well and make sure that the ingredient are thoroughly combined.
- Add chocolate chips and nuts (if you want) and mix them in.
- Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper. Spray the paper with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the pan and smooth out
- Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean with just a few crumbs attached.
- Wait until the brownies are completely cooled before cutting
- You can easily substitute Coconut Oil for the vegetable oil and have the same results
- To help the brownies cool faster, I let them cool on the counter for about 10 minutes and then pop them into the fridge or freezer for about 30 minutes. This helps if you don't want to wait as long to cut them, but want them completely cooled.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days on the counter.
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