Making brownies from scratch has never been so easy - just one bowl and just 5 minutes of prep time! This recipe can be made using einkorn flour or any wheat flour. Make the perfect homemade brownies today!
Learning to make brownies from scratch is a rite-of-passage for any baker. This brownie recipes makes it the easiest rite-of-passage you'll ever experience in your life!
Just dump all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix, and pour. It's honestly easier than a box mix!
And I can guarantee you'll have rave reviews for your finished brownies from everyone who tries them!
HINT: Make a double batch. You won't be sorry!
Homemade Brownies From Scratch
For this brownie recipe I use einkorn flour (like all my wheat based recipes), however, you can use any type of wheat flour you'd like to use and they will still turn out perfectly!
When I say this recipe is crazy easy, I really mean it.
Just take all your ingredients in whatever order you grab them in (except the chocolate chips), dump them unceremoniously into the bowl of an electric mixer, and mix.
Don't worry about overmixing - if you happen to overmix, the brownies will be a little less dense than normal. No biggie.
Add the chocolate chips to the batter and mix briefly. Then pour your batter into a buttered 9x12 baking dish and bake 350° for 35-45 minutes or until clean toothpick.
Allow to cool before serving for the perfect bakery brownie texture!
NOTE: If you are using a mild cocoa powder, you may need to increase the amount to 1/4 cup. If you are using dark chocolate cocoa powder, then the 2 tablespoons will still be fine.
Seriously, if you think delicious, fudgey brownies are beyond your baking skill level - think again! These are bakery level brownies that will have everyone begging for more.
Make sure you have some cold milk or vanilla ice cream on hand, and you have the perfect dessert for any occasion!
Toppings for Your Homemade Brownies
While we usually enjoy our from-scratch brownies as they are, sometimes we go all out and spruce them up with a topping or two!
Here are a few of our favorite toppings for homemade brownies:
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: While vanilla is traditional (and we love it too), homemade mint chocolate chip is a solid choice!
Chocolate Syrup: If you opt for the vanilla ice cream route, this homemade chocolate syrup is a must have addition to the mix!
Marshmallows: Marshmallows turn into gooey, yummy melted goodness when placed on a warm brownie. If you want to try this, place your marshmallows on the brownies as soon as they come out of the oven!
Here is the homemade marshmallow recipe that we've perfected over the years.
Crazy Easy Homemade Brownies
- 1 1/2 cup flour, (we use einkorn)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2-4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, or cacao (see notes)
- 10 ounces dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- 5 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, (we use homemade)
- Pre-heat oven to 350°.
- Combine all ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until well combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips at this point.
- Pour finished mix into a buttered 9x11 baking dish and bake for 35-45 minutes (or until toothpick test is clean).
- Allow to cool before serving for the perfect bakery brownie texture!
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Can I use whole wheat Einkorn? I am out of all purpose Einkorn Flour.
Hi Barb! Definitely! The taste may be a bit different, but it should still be delicious!
I made this recipe exactly and they were not very chocolatey at all, it tasted and looked like blondies with chocolate chips. Did I do something wrong? It did seem like only two tbsp of coacia wasn’t enough and just as I thought they came out light colored and not chocolate. Any ideas?
I’m sorry to hear that! Hopefully they were still good <3
It was probably just a different in the type of cocoa used. We use a very rich raw cocoa powder. I will make a note about that for others.
If you make this again, you might try doubling the cocoa for the type you have <3
Do you know if I can substitute oil for the butter? I don’t have much butter right now but would really like to make these with my boys
Hi Alana! You can use oil, but I would reduce the amount to 3/4 cup and then increase the flour as needed, if the batter is too thin! Enjoy!
I can’t wait to make these! I inadvertantly ordered 2 10-pound bags of all-purpose Einkorn(thought I was just ordering 1 bag:) I’ll be using Navitas cocao powder. Do you have any idea how many Tablespoons would be needed?
YAY! Also, you’re going to burn through those bags before you know it!
For that brand of cacao, I would use 1/2 cup honestly. I’ve found that brand to be a very delicate chocolate taste. I may actually update this post with more details about various brands.
If you find that the batter is too thick, add a bit more liquid do even out for the extra cacao <3
Thanks for the tips!
Katie McNealy says
Also, you should know we make your einkorn drop biscuits all the time around here. So delicious!! Thank you for the recipes!
Oh yay! You’re so welcome Katie, I’m glad to hear that!