The Ultimate Homemade Brownie Mix: A Recipe Worth Indulging In!

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I have a weakness for a truly outstanding brownie recipe. I crave brownies that are consistently delicious — a perfect combination of a flaky crust and a chewy interior. Above all, I want to savor the rich taste of chocolate. And finally, after much experimentation, I have found the best homemade BROWNIE RECIPE that ticks all the boxes!

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The Ultimate Homemade Brownie Mix: A Recipe Worth Indulging In!

Creating Brownies with Homemade Brownie Mix

Convenience is key when it comes to baking, which is why I love recipes that allow me to effortlessly combine ingredients and create magic. With this homemade brownie mix, I’ve managed to capture the ease of a boxed brownie mix without any of the unwanted additives.

Versatility of Homemade Brownie Mix

The beauty of this recipe lies not only in its incredible taste but also in its adaptability. You can incorporate various add-ins to enhance the flavor, such as chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, M&M’s, Nutella, and more. Feel free to double the recipe or pair the brownie mix with frosting for an extra dose of indulgence.

If you’re wondering, this brownie mix recipe is perfect for a smaller batch, yielding nine delectable brownies. And the best part? It can be made using just one bowl!

The Ultimate Homemade Brownie Mix: A Recipe Worth Indulging In!

Optional Add-Ins for Irresistible Brownies

Get creative with your brownies by adding these optional ingredients:

  • Morsels: Choose from a variety of options, including milk chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter, or butterscotch. I typically use about 1/2 to 3/4 cup in total.
  • Nuts: Pick your favorite nuts and add approximately 3/4 cup to the mix for a delightful crunch.
  • Nutella: For an elegant touch, drizzle Nutella over the brownie batter in the pan and swirl it around.
  • Oreos or other cookies: Roughly chop some Oreos or add around 1 cup of crushed cookies to the batter for an extra burst of flavor.

To recreate the brownies showcased in the first image of this post, I added chocolate chips to the recipe, as well as a few on top after removing them from the oven.

The Ultimate Homemade Brownie Mix: A Recipe Worth Indulging In!

Can These Brownies Be Made Gluten-Free?

Although I haven’t personally tested it, several readers have shared their success using a good quality 1:1 Gluten-Free Flour blend instead of all-purpose flour in this recipe.

The Ultimate Homemade Brownie Mix: A Recipe Worth Indulging In!

The Perfect Brownie Frosting

To take your brownies to new heights, I’ve crafted the perfect chocolate frosting specifically tailored for this brownie recipe. What’s my secret ingredient, you ask? It’s the ideal complement to the homemade brownie goodness.

The Ultimate Homemade Brownie Mix: A Recipe Worth Indulging In!

Storing & Freezing Brownies: Tips and Tricks

For those seeking to prolong the pleasure of homemade brownies, here’s what you need to know:

The Mix: Store the brownie mix in an airtight container in your pantry, where it will remain fresh for up to six months or the shelf life of the ingredients.

Baked Brownies: Once your brownies are baked, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for approximately two days.

Freezing: To freeze baked brownies, wrap them tightly with plastic wrap and then place them in an airtight container, a freezer-safe plastic storage bag, or wrap them again with aluminum foil. Don’t forget to label them with the date. When you’re ready to indulge in the brownies once more, remove them from the freezer and allow them to thaw in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature until they reach their desired consistency.

Achieving Ooey Gooey Brownies

If you desire an exceptionally moist and decadent brownie, consider this unconventional tip: Remove the brownies from the oven five to seven minutes before the recommended baking time. This technique yields a gooey texture that’s perfect for chocolate lovers. However, it’s worth mentioning that this method involves slightly undercooking the batter, so it may not be suitable for those who prefer fully cooked brownies.

Now, let’s gather the ingredients and follow the step-by-step instructions to create this irresistible homemade brownie mix.

The Ultimate Homemade Brownie Mix: A Recipe Worth Indulging In!

Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup (40 g) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • ½ cup (64 g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

Wet Ingredients:

  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease an 8×8-inch pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, sift or whisk together the granulated sugar, cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Melt the butter and set it aside to cool.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and vanilla extract using a hand-held mixer until well combined.
  5. Add the egg mixture and the melted butter to the dry ingredients. Stir until just incorporated, being careful not to overmix.
  6. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  8. Once baked, remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares and serving.

Notes:

If you want to create a thoughtful homemade gift, you can prepare the brownie mix in advance.

Here’s how to package it as a gift:

  1. Sift together all the dry ingredients and place them in a jar or airtight container.
  2. Attach a gift tag or label with the wet ingredients and quantities, along with the directions. For example, write: “Melt the butter and set it aside to cool slightly. In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with the vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients and gently stir. Pour the melted butter into the brownie mixture and mix until just incorporated. Spread the batter in a prepared 8-inch square pan and bake for 20-22 minutes at 350 degrees.”

The Ultimate Homemade Brownie Mix: A Recipe Worth Indulging In!

Now you have the ultimate homemade brownie mix recipe at your fingertips. Enjoy the convenience of this delicious treat, and don’t hesitate to experiment with different add-ins and frosting options. Indulge in the perfect balance of flaky crust, chewy texture, and intense chocolate flavor that these brownies offer. Happy baking!

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