Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Easy One-Bowl Brownies Recipe

Brownies! They are one of those treats that are a staple at our house. My two youngest ALWAYS choose brownies when it's their turn to choose the treat for family home evening. I had become a bit lazy and always had brownie mixes on hand for them to use.

Well, not too long ago, they wanted brownies and we didn't have a mix. So what did we do? I pulled out my Grandma's easy one-bowl brownie recipe. They are almost just as fast.

Plus they're easy enough for the girls to make themselves.  And do you know what? They decided they liked them better! So no more brownie mixes at our house.

Easy One-Bowl Brownies

Easy One-Bowl Brownies

Brownies were a staple in my home growing up as well. My mom always used Grandma's recipe. I remember my mom pulling from the oven and the delicious chocolatey smell permeating the house. She always made either a rocky road version or one with a white frosting, covered in a chocolate glaze. Both of these variations are on my list to share with you.

A few other brownie variations we love include easy mint brownies, butterfinger peanut butter brownies, brownie cupcakes, and the oh-so-decadent million dollar brownies filled with ooey gooey caramel. Gosh, I didn't realize I had shared so many brownie recipes!

Quick and Easy Brownies

Grandma was a master in the kitchen and was known for her dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls and sugar cookies. After she died, I put together a cookbook of her recipes. I've shared quite a few of her recipes on the blog, but there are many I have not tried. I've toyed with the idea of a series here on the blog using her recipes. Is anyone interested? 

I decided to sprinkle a little powdered sugar on ours. I used my handy dandy powdered sugar mason jar shaker that I made. Tutorial coming soon! Be sure to check it out - it's easy to make and very inexpensive too: Powdered Sugar Mason Jar

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

Something my mom always added to the brownies was chopped walnuts. That just adds a bit of crunch and is absolutely delectable. A few of my kids would freak if I added nuts, so those were omitted. However, I highly recommend adding nuts if you're a fan of them.

Try adding a scoop of ice cream on top of the brownie and drizzling homemade hot fudge sauce all over. It's so good!
Easy Brownies Recipe

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Easy One Bowl Brownies

Easy One Bowl Brownies

Servings: 16
Author: Rachel
Prep time: 5 MCook time: 25 MTotal time: 30 M
A tried and true, easy one-bowl brownie recipe handed down to me from Grandma.


  • 1 c. butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. cocoa
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1 c. nuts, optional


  1. Melt butter in a mixing bowl in the microwave.
  2. Stir in eggs and sugar.
  3. Add flour, salt, cocoa, vanilla and nuts, if desired. Stir just until combined.
  4. Spread in a greased 9 X 13 pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Do not overbake or brownies will be dry.


To Double: Use a jelly roll pan and bake at 350 for 35 minutes. To Half: Use a 8 X 8 or 9 X 9 pan and bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes.



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  1. Hi Rachel, I remember these brownies growing up from your house! I can't wait to try them out! How much flour?

    1. Oh gosh! 1 1/2 c. flour. It's good to hear from you! Enjoy the brownies!

  2. Yum!! I love one bowl brownies! I’ll have to try these.

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