Today I am going to share my recipe for Everyday Brownies with you. This is a super-quick and easy recipe. Another one the kids could make on their own.
I call these Everyday Brownies because I think we should eat them every day! Just kidding, but when you make them yourself you will see what I mean. So delicious. They are a bit fudgey inside (I recommend slightly undercooking them for that fudgey-ness).
Most brownie recipes have lots of sugar in them (around 2 cups!). To me that is totally unnecessary and although I’m not going to try and sell these to you as being “healthy”, they only have a modest amount of sugar in the recipe. You could argue that the 2 cups of sugar makes them more yummy, but it also raises the calorie content and I don’t think it’s worth it.
Here is the recipe for my delicious Everyday Brownies:
- 1 cup (250g) butter, melted
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 cups plain flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease an 18cm x 28cm (9x13 inch) baking pan. Set aside.
- Whisk the melted butter and cocoa powder together in a bowl until smooth.
- Add the flour and sugar, mix well.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan and spread out evenly.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Remove pan from oven and allow to cool.
- Ice if desired.
- Once completely cooled, cut into squares, remove from pan and serve.
If you want to jazz them up you could ice them with chocolate icing. Simply mix: 2 Tbsp melted butter, 2 Tbsp cocoa, 2 cups icing sugar + 2 Tbsp milk (or whatever amount you need to add to achieve the smooth spreadable icing consistency you are after). Personally, I prefer the brownies without icing because they still taste delicious and it’s so much quicker not to bother with the icing. But if you do, make sure you add sprinkles to the top!
These Everyday Brownies cut really nicely into neat squares once cooled in the baking pan. They are great for school lunches as a special treat or for afternoon tea when everybody gets home. In the photo below there are already a few pieces missing……
Also, this recipe freezes well and you can double it to feed a crowd.
I hope you will make these Everyday Brownies and that this recipe becomes a regular in your kitchen.
Let me know if you have a favourite brownie recipe. Is it easy like this one? Do you prefer it iced?