Homemade Brownies

Homemade brownies are a delightful treat, and making them from scratch is surprisingly easy.

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Here’s a simple recipe for delicious homemade brownies:


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks (optional)
  • Chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. Melt the Butter:
    • In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Remove it from the heat as soon as it’s melted.
  3. Add Sugar and Eggs:
    • Stir in the granulated sugar into the melted butter until well combined. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.
    • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, using a wooden spoon or a mixer on low speed. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Add Chocolate Chips and Nuts:
    • If desired, fold in chocolate chips or chunks and chopped nuts for added texture and flavor.
  7. Transfer to Baking Pan:
    • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
  8. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs (not wet batter).
  9. Cool:
    • Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting them into squares.
  10. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once cooled, cut into squares and serve. Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with chocolate ganache for extra indulgence.
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