Easy Like Sunday Morning Brownies

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These brownies are the perfect solution for your sweet tooth. Rich, fudgy, and incredibly easy to make, they’re guaranteed to disappear fast! This recipe requires minimal ingredients and comes together in under an hour, making it ideal for beginner bakers or when you’re short on time.

Ingredients:

Quick and Easy Brownies
Quick and Easy Brownies

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This will take about 3-4 minutes using a hand mixer or stand mixer.
    3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
    4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Don’t overmix!
    5. Sift in the cocoa powder and fold it in gently until fully incorporated.
    6. Fold in the chopped walnuts, if using.
    7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly.
    8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs. Don’t overbake, as brownies are best when slightly fudgy.
    9. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan before cutting and serving.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving)

    Calories: 350 (approx.)

  • Fat: 20g (approx.)
  • Saturated Fat: 10g (approx.)
  • Carbohydrates: 40g (approx.)
  • Sugar: 30g (approx.)
  • Protein: 5g (approx.)

  • Please note: This is an approximate nutritional breakdown and can vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.

    Conclusion

    There you have it! These easy brownies are a crowd-pleaser and perfect for any occasion. From bake sales and potlucks to after-school snacks, they’re sure to be a hit.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I substitute vegetable oil for butter?

    You can substitute vegetable oil for butter in a 1:1 ratio, but the brownies may not be as rich and fudgy.

    2. How can I make these brownies gluten-free?

    For a gluten-free version, use a gluten-free flour blend that measures 1:1 with all-purpose flour. Ensure all other ingredients are certified gluten-free.

    3. How can I make these brownies vegan?

    For a vegan option, use vegan butter and substitute the eggs with a flaxseed egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water and let sit for 10 minutes).

    4. Can I add other mix-ins to this recipe?

    Absolutely! You can experiment with different mix-ins like chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, chopped nuts, or even sprinkles.

    5. How long do these brownies stay fresh?