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Easy From-Scratch Brownies

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Who knew from-scratch brownies could be so quick and easy?

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Butter
  • ½ cups Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ cups All-purpose (or Finely-ground Oat) Flour
  • Chopped Nuts Or Chocolate Chips (optional)

Preparation

Note: these brownies taste extra rich with Saco Premium Dutch Cocoa and—don’t knock it ’til you try it!—finely-ground oat flour (available at any health food store). Try these warm, with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. I often make a double batch because they go so quickly.

You won’t need a mixer to make these brownies. A fork works just fine!

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
Melt butter. Add cocoa; stir until well-combined.
Add sugar and stir until well-combined.
Add eggs and beat into the mixture.
Stir in vanilla (I like to use an extra teaspoon), flour, and salt; be careful not to overbeat.
Add nuts, chocolate chips, etc.—or leave as-is.
Spread in the pan, bake for approximately 20 minutes. You want an inserted toothpick to come out clean, but you want them nice and gooey.

Enjoy!

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lindafromgeorgia on 1.11.2011

I make these all the time I have also added 1/2 cup of pecans to the batter and after they bake for 16 min I pull them out sprinkle on top 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 1 1/4 cup of mini marshmellows and bake them for another 5 minutes and call them “Rocky Road”. We love these brownies!!

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sarahba on 10.5.2010

I am American but I live in Australia, where a good brownie cannot be found. They’re like eating a piece of really bad chocolate cake. I used to import brownie mix, but it costs an arm and a leg to do that. After finding this recipe, I won’t be importing brownies again! These were just wonderful. I am incredibly picky about brownies, but these were just what I was after. I will be using this recipe from now on! Thanks so much!

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hjcary on 5.3.2010

gooey and chewy just the way I love them! Thank you!

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hogfeeder on 4.23.2010

You’re my new best friend! I made these on my day off when I wanted chocolate, but it was stormy, and I didn’t want to get out to get it. This recipe did the trick!

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rachelcooks on 4.7.2010

Absolutely great! In the past, I’ve always been skeptical about from-scratch brownies. They always seemed to be more like cake than anything, or they would just be too mushy. My husband and I came to the sad conclusion that the box brownies were always going to be the best.

I made these tonight because I needed chocolate, I didn’t have any brownie mixes (and didn’t want to go to the store to buy one), and I already had all the ingredients. What a surprise that these actually had the crispy brownie top and were still nice and moist inside! My hubby and I are very happy to have finally found a from-scratch recipe that beats the box!

Thanks so much for sharing this!

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Taylor on 6.11.2012

Best Brownies I have ever had… EVER! Not greasy like the box kinda, and soo easy to make! I added caramel ice cream topping to the top of mine before i baked them, it really added some nice flavor-so just a suggestion! This is my second time making then within 2 days.

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Chris on 2.13.2012

I gave this a ONE MITT BECAUSE THEY MADE ME GIVE IT AT LEAST ONE! I actually signed up to this site JUST to express my distaste with these brownies… These are the WORST tasting brownies I have EVER had… I followed the recipe PERFECTLY and they turned out VERY dry and bitter… I emptied the pan on the ground shortly after spitting my first bite in the garbage and even the wild animals haven’t eaten them… and that was 5 hours ago! PLEASE DON’T WASTE GOOD INGREDIENTS ON THESE BROWNIES!!!!!!!

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esthera on 10.4.2010

Really tasty, and easy! I had to bake mine for 30 minutes.

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lka2004 on 9.22.2010

these were pretty good as far as texture. i think i left them in just a smidge too long. they might have been perfect. i did double the recipe in a 9×13 pan (i baked them for 40 min. i think 35 min. would have been perfect.) they were a lot thicker than i thought they would be & i was worried they would be all dry, but they were still moist. i think next time i will add just a little bit more cocoa powder (probably just a couple tablespoons) but anyway, really close to a the boxed kind. yummy!

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cherrymerry on 9.9.2010

the brownies were awesome and so quick and easy! my boyfriend ate a third of the pan before they even had a chance to cool! i will definitely make these again :)

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