Whip up this quick and easy brownie mix recipe and be ready to bake up a batch of brownies in no time.
Tastier than any boxed brownie mix you can buy at this grocery store, this homemade brownie mix recipe is great for keeping on hand and giving away as gifts.
The mix easily bakes up into a a pan of brownies sure to please all the chocolate lovers in our life.
The great thing about this simple to whip up mix is that it contains the most basic ingredients that most bakers probably already have in the house.
And even if it isn’t already at home, it’s all found in the same aisle of most stores making it easy to pick up and have a round of bulk mix making.
The best part is that you get a homemade brownie recipe with all of the ease of a boxed mix but none of the artificial flavor or other dubious ingredients of a box of brownie mix from the store.
Taking the mix to brownie batter too is very simple and only a few ingredients that most anyone is likely to have at home, meaning you can give it away without fear that it will sit unused in someone’s kitchen.
The mix by itself will result in a classic brownie recipe – perfect in its chocolate flavor and simplicity. However, options for customization are fairly limitless:
- Add up to 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate to the mix or batter.
- Stir in up to 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or other spice
- Mix in up to a cup of chopped nuts as desired
- Fold in up to 1 cup of peanut butter chips to the batter or even add to the jarred mix.
Make in Bulk
I find it easiest to make multiple batches of the dry mix at one time.
Simply place say 4 bowls on the counter. Measure and put each ingredient in at a time.
Add the flour to each bowl then the cocoa powder and so on. Then whisk until well combined.
Finally put the jars or other containers on the counter and fill before sealing and putting in the pantry.
How to Give
Give your own brownie mix as a great gift to loved ones near and far. It’s great for everything from birthdays to house warmings to the holidays and everything in between.
Put the mix into a mason jar or other container with a tight lid. The mix will fit wonderfully into a standard pint canning jar.
Add a label or recipe card with instructions to bake it up and voila you’re done. You could put the mix into a basket with say a baking pan for a housewarming gift or alongside a book for a thank you gift.
Have a family member that is also a brownie lover but not much of a baker? This is ideal because it doesn’t require much in the way of skill and still results in delicious brownies they will surely love and prize.
If you’re mailing the mix, place it inside ziploc bags to prevent breakage and keep the package lighter in shipping.
How to Serve
Once you’ve made your own homemade brownies with the mix, you have options for serving and dressing them up even more, if desired.
Obviously, these rich brownies are wonderful simply served with some milk, coffee, or other favorite beverage. There’s no reason to get fancier unless you simply feel like taking it to the next level to impress guests or use at a bake sale.
You could frost the baked and cooled brownies with chocolate or cream cheese frosting for an extremely decadent dessert.
Top the baked brownies with mini marshmallows and place under the broiler for a few minutes for a kind of s’mores brownies – watch closely so that the marshmallows brown but don’t burn.
Serve the brownies topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or dollop of fresh whipped cream.
How to Store
Once the brownies have been baked and cooled, simply wrap any leftovers in plastic wrap or store in airtight container. The brownies should stay fresh for up to 4 days.
For longer term storage, place the brownies in freezer bags and freeze. Thaw frozen brownies at room temperature prior to serving. Use up frozen brownies within 6 months for best flavor.
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To Make the Mix
- 2/3 Cup Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour
- 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 3/4 Cup White Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Espresso Powder, Optional
To Make the Brownies
- 2 Eggs, slightly beaten
- 1/3 Cup Melted Butter or Vegetable Oil
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
To Make the Mix:
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to remove any lumps. Store in an airtight container.
To Make Brownies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease a 9" square pan or line with parchment paper.
- Place the brownie mix in a bowl.
- Add the melted butter, beaten eggs, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20-23 minutes or until the center is set and an inserted cake tester comes out clean.
- Cool in pan on a wire rack.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 201mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g
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