The BEST Brownies

The BEST Brownies. Super fudgey, rich and chocolatey. Made with brown butter and instant coffee! Everything can be made in one bowl. They are so much better than box mix!

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The BEST Brownies

Homemade brownies are one of my favorite desserts. They are super easy to make at home and taste so much better than box mix. These chocolate brownies come out soft and chewy on the outside and firm around the edges. Just how I like my brownies. I love to serve these fudge brownies warm with a big scoop of ice cream!

Making brownies from scratch is a lot easier to make than you think!  This brownie recipe couldn’t be easier. Everything is made in one bowl and comes together in less than 15 minutes of prep time.

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter: You can substitute salted butter. Just make sure to reduce the amount of salt in the recipe.
  • Granulated sugar: Adds the perfect sweetness to this easy brownie recipe.
  • Light brown sugar: I substitute some of the granulated sugar with light brown sugar to add extra chewiness to the brownie.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: I always recommend using a high quality cocoa powder. Dutch process cocoa will work in this recipe as well.
  • Instant coffee granules: Help to bring out the chocolate flavor in the brownies. You can use espresso powder as well if you have that on hand.
  • Baking powder: Is used to give the brownies a little height.
  • Eggs: I prefer to use cold eggs in the brownie batter. I find it helps keep the brownie mixture together versus room temperature eggs.
  • Vanilla extract: I use lots of vanilla! You can substitute peppermint or almond extract for a fun twist!
  • All purpose flour: I tried to use as little flour as possible in this recipe for a fudgier brownie.
  • Chocolate chips: I have also used chocolate chunks in this recipe. For a twist substitute butterscotch or peanut butter chocolate chips!

What makes this The BEST Brownie Recipe:

  • Brown Butter adds so much flavor and extra nuttiness to the brownies.
  • Less Flour makes the brownies chewy and fudgey.
  • I use brown sugar in place on granulated sugar for extra flavor and softness.
  • Instant coffee granules are added to bring out the cocoa flavor in the brownies.

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How to make Brownies:

  • Preheat oven: To 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray or grease with butter. Set aside.
  • Brown butter: Add butter to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until light brown / caramel in color. 5-10 minutes. Make sure to keep and eye on it so butter does not burn. It also helps to use a light colored saucepan for this.
  • Combine batter: Pour browned butter into a large bowl along with both sugars, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee granules and baking powder. Stir until combined and allow to rest for 5 minutes or until the mixture has cooled down. Stir in the eggs and vanilla and mix until batter has a nice sheen to it. Fold in the flour and stir until combined. (Do not over mix)
  • Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool: Brownies completely and lift out the aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Serve: Cut into 9 brownies and serve with ice cream on top!

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The BEST Brownies

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9 brownies
The BEST Brownies. Super fudgey, rich and chocolatey. Made with brown butter and instant coffee! Everything can be made in one bowl. They are so much better than box mix!

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 whole large eggs cold
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
  • walnuts if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray or grease with butter. Set aside.
  • Add butter to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until light brown / caramel in color. 5-10 minutes. Make sure to keep and eye on it so butter does not burn. It also helps to use a light colored saucepan for this.
  • Pour browned butter into a large bowl along with both sugars, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee granules and baking powder. Stir until combined and allow to rest for 5 minutes or until the mixture has cooled down.
  • Stir in the eggs and vanilla and mix until batter has a nice sheen to it.
  • Fold in the flour and stir until combined. (Do not over mix). Add in the chocolate chunks or chips and stir until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool completely and lift out the aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Cut into 9 brownies and serve.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Simply Recipes and Cookie and Kate

Nutrition Facts
The BEST Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Brownies

This recipe was originally published Jun 20, 2016.

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