How to make Brownies from Scratch
In this instructable, we are making delicious brownies from scratch. Don't buy a brownie mix from the store when you can easily make them from scratch at home, and it doesn't take that much more time. Homemade brownies taste super yummy and are a piece of cake er um brownie to make. :) Go out there and make some! Let's get baking. Follow the easy steps below, or watch the short video tutorial, or do both!
Chocolate Chip Brownies Ingredients:
1 cup of sugar (200 g)
1/2 cup of canola oil or vegetable oil (120 mL)
2 large eggs
1 tsp of vanilla extract (5 mL)
1/2 cup of flour (60 g)
1/4 tsp of salt (1.5 g)
1/4 tsp of baking powder (1.5 g)
1/3 cup of cocoa powder (35 to 40 g)
6 oz of half a bag of chocolate chips (use your favorite) (168 g)
11x7 or 9x9 greased pan (cooking spray, etc)
Total Time - 5 to 10 minutes for prep, 20 minutes baking time, and 20 to 30 minutes cooling time
Step 1: Add Sugar and Oil Together
First let's preheat our oven to 350 degrees F. (177 C) Next we will mix our sugar with our oil. We are only using a wooden spoon, to mix, we will not be using an electric mixer, it is too easy to over mix the batter.
Step 2: Add Vanilla Extract and Eggs
Next we will add our vanilla extract and our 2 large eggs, then give it a good stir.
Step 3: Add Dry Ingredients
Now we take our dry ingredients and add them to the mix. I am using a sifter here. but you can combine them in a separate bowl before adding if you don't have or don't want to use a sifter. Then stir it all together.
Step 4: Add Chocolate Chips
Now we add our chocolate chips. If you want it to be full of chocolate flavor, add the whole bag or about 12 ounces worth. Feel free to mix it up and use butterscotch, semi-sweets, or white chocolate chips. I like milk chocolate the best, so I am using those here.
Step 5: Pour Batter Into Greases Pan
Next we pour our yummy batter into a 7x11 or 9x9 inch pan, if you want to use a 9x13 inch pan go ahead and double the recipe. Make sure to use a spatula to get all the rest of the batter from the bowl
Step 6: Bake It
Next we give the pan a little shake to get it all nice and flat, then put it in the oven and bake it for about 20 minutes. Once it is done, let it cool for about 20 to 30 minutes. This way when you cut into it, it will keep its shape.
Step 7: Add Toppings
Now we need to finish it off. You can add powdered sugar, frosting, sprinkles, whatever you like for the top, or just eat plain. Maybe add the brownie to a bowl and add some vanilla ice cream...yummy!
This simple ingredient, inexpensive brownie mix will sure to be a household favorite! Give it a try! Enjoy!