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Brownies from Scratch

These easy homemade brownies are so good you won’t want to stop eating them! Chocolate and gooey- the perfect brownie from scratch recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 Brownies
Calories 248kcal
Author Lisa

Ingredients

  • 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate* broken into pieces
  • ¾ cups unsalted butter*
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp espresso powder optional
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (or line with parchment paper).
  • In a microwave safe dish combine the butter and chopped baking chocolate*. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until the butter and chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside. (3/4 cups unsalted butter, 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate)
  • While butter mixture is cooling, in a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. (1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt)
  • In a stand mixer mix together the butter mixture (it’s okay if it’s still warm) and the sugar. Stir in the espresso powder now if using. Add the eggs one at a time, letting each egg become fully incorporated into the batter before adding the next. Once the eggs are all added, mix in the vanilla. (2 cups sugar, 1 tsp espresso powder, 4 large eggs, 1 tsp vanilla)
  • By hand, with a large rubber spatula or mixing spoon, fold in the flour mixture. Folding in the flour will help the brownie batter keep the air in it.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips. (1 cup chocolate chips)
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before cutting (if you can!).
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

*If you don't have unsweetened baking chocolate you can substitute cocoa powder and extra butter instead. See my recommendation in the post above! *Want to make these dairy free- you can use coconut oil instead of butter! See my recommendations in the post above! 

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.6mg