The Best Brownies are those that are not only easy but never fail! Plus, they fall into the healthy brownie recipes category because they are made from scratch! In fact, this easy brownie recipe is actually better than the box mix brownies!
Not only are they super easy, they do not have unnecessary nasty ingredients.
Fruits and vegetables are seasonal - they come and go. But brownies - ahhh... Brownies are ALWAYS in season!
Have you wanted an easy brownie recipe that turns out great every time and is quick to throw together?
I know what you're thinking. A box brownie always turns out right, doesn't it? That's why they were invented: So people could get the same kind of brownie every time.
Even if you couldn't cook to save your life, those brownies were great. Don't worry, I'm not judging! After all, I only used box brownie mixes for years..
Cooking and baking hasn't always come easily for me. Often my homemade brownies would turn out dry or, the recipe was so involved that it took too much time.
And let's be honest: To make the best brownies from scratch can be challenging. They follow the traditional structure of wet ingredients meeting dry ingredients, but you some have melted chocolate, some don't...
Plus all the extra wet ingredients, and the different amounts of eggs from recipe to recipe... it's amazing that we have any consistent brownie recipes out in the world at all!
Make The Best Brownies with an Easy Brownie Recipe That Never Fails
With the following easy brownie recipe, your brownies problem is solved!
As the name says, these brownies NEVER fail! They truly are the best brownies.
The original recipe was one I found in my recipe basket from my mother. I can't tell you how much inspiration has come from that little basket. And, it turns out that the easy brownie recipe I had been searching for was right in front of me the whole time!
With some tweaking, these brownies now turn out perfect every time.
They consistently taste delicious and come out of the oven with just the right texture, no matter what your skill level!
In addition to that, this recipe is a winner no matter what your brownie preference may be. I've found that people enjoy these brownies whether they prefer a compact, fudge-y brownie or a lighter, cake-like brownie.
The Best Brownies - A Quick Dessert
So, the next time you need a quick treat to take somewhere or to munch on for your own enjoyment, give this Never Fail Brownies recipe a try. Really, it takes me 10 minutes to get these in the oven!
I know what you're thinking - yes, I did time myself! I wasn't going to just tell you a time and then not follow it up with the facts.
OK, so I might be a bit obsessive compulsive about all this. But, I am always looking for ways to make tasks more efficient - what else does the mom of a large family have to do?
Seriously, that thought process goes into most recipes I develop for you all. I want you all to enjoy delicious, real food, of course. But, I also try to give you the most efficient recipes I possibly can. Why waste time in the kitchen and away from your family if you don't have to?
I thought about comparing my timing in preparing a boxed brownie mix with my recipe, The Best Brownies recipe. But no, I haven't done it - yet! ;) That really would be the mark of an obsessive person!
I love homemade replacements without the unnecessary ingredients!
So, while a boxed brownie mix might be a little bit faster to make, I prefer homemade. By using this easy brownie recipe, you don't have any unnecessary ingredients.
Final Thoughts On Making The Best Brownies
These brownies are perfect for a church potluck - a sewing circle - a work party - a family reunion - a bake sale...
Brownies are a treat at our house. We don't always enjoy little treats on a regular basis (I try to stick to the 80/20 Rule), but this is one I definitely don't mind having more regularly. When a treat doesn't take forever to make, you want to make it more often!
And I have to admit, I love to eat the batter - shhhh, don't tell the children!
So, when you make the Never Fail Brownies, make sure to lick the beater. And the bowl. And your fingers!
Tips for Making the Best Brownies of Your Life with This Easy Brownie Recipe:
- Add nuts to the mix if desired - I like to add 1 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans
- After backing, sprinkle the top with powdered sugar for a more sophisticated look. I use a small mesh strainer to get a fine dusting of sugar.
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Never Fail Brownies - Better than the Box!
To make 24:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix flour, salt and nuts in a bowl and set aside.
Using a hand mixer, combine melted butter, sugar and baking cocoa.
Add eggs and vanilla and mix until blended.
Beat in flour, salt and nuts - mix well.
Spread in a greased 9 x 13 (or if making 48 brownies use two 9 X 13 pans).
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes - until a fork comes out clean.
While still warm, sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
Cool completely before cutting.
My son grudgingly made these last night (he informed me he loves to eat them but make them) and they turned out great!! Home Ec. training home school style.!
Sarah, I am so glad - thanks for sharing with me!
Just had to add one more anecdote. I was going to take some of the brownies to a neighbor and my husband's response was a strong, "Why?" He is a very generous man but he did not want to share these at all!
Sarah, that is funny - thanks for sharing and the good thing about these brownies - they are so easy to make, your son can make more!
Paula @ Paula's Plate says
These look wonderful! I agree, fruits and veggies may come and go, but brownies are always in season :)
Paula, thanks for stopping by and you are a gal after my own heart!
I just made a big batch of these for my husband's upcoming birthday. They're finishing in the oven right now and I can't wait to see his face when he walks in the door and smells BROWNIES! Thanks for the recipe!
Erin, tell your husband "Happy Birthday"!
Do you think this recipe would still be good with either whole wheat flour or sprouted flour?
Lauren, I do especially if your family is used to them. I find that sprouted flour tend to make baked goods a bit lighter than whole wheat. You can also mix whole wheat and unbleached flour for a lighter texture than all whole wheat gives.
am off to try my first batch today my children love Brownies thank you from Ireland.?
Great, Sal - I hope they love them as much as my family does!
Love this recipe! They turned out AMAZING! Will definitely use again. Thanks for the recipe:)
Michele, thank you so much for taking the time to let me know that you enjoyed it!
I just found your site, and love it. You cover so many topics I'm interested in.
I'm reading on your site instead of finishing the pruning I was doing earlier. :-)
About this brownie recipe - do you use salted or unsalted butter ?
My ole favorite brownie uses unsalted. Just asking so I can do justice to your Never Fail Brownie.
Thanks for sharing the wisdom you've been given. I appreciate your expressions of faith as you go through life. Jesus makes sense of everything. How do people go through life without a solid Rock to build on ?
Blessings on you and yours,
Sue in New Zealand.
Sue, I agree, I'm not sure how people go through life without Him! I have used both but normally use salted butter. I hope you enjoy them - they're a hit around here! What are you pruning? Of course, I assume grapevines but it is not the time for that! Thanks for taking the time to comment and I look forward to hearing more from you.
Thank you, Dina-Marie, for such a quick reply. I'm feeling happy today - are you? Praise the Lord ! :-)
About the brownies ... Yours look delicious and very sweet. Over the years I've trained our palates (!) to enjoy low sweetness in my baking. This translates to 1/2 the amount in any sweet recipe. So I'll probably use just one cup of clover honey and see how it goes. (Never used honey in brownie before.) Therefore, I'll go with unsalted butter this time. I once used salted butter in my low sugar brownie and it spoiled the taste for me.
We are now in late spring and everything is a fresh green around here. Our grape vines (2 !) are just finishing flowering. The pruning relates to the little green apples. Because of pests and diseases building up in our tiny 'orchard' and because our two huge Granny Smith trees had to be removed, we now have only small reachable new apple trees. I have decided that our apple trees will be fruitless just this one year. Aim ? To cause the pests to die off to a large extent. None of our neighbors in suburbia seem to have apple trees, and not many other fruit either. We're tired of fighting the codling moth (and recently, the 'guava moth', which eats any fruit, almost). Being spray-free means that the fruit is safe and delicious - you just have to check after each bite that you haven't taken in a worm ! This way of operating would not work on a commercial scale, I know. What amazing machinery you have in your vineyards !
Sue, I had to laugh at the thought of checking after each bite ;) That is really funny! Let me know how the brownies turn out with honey - I have never tried it either. Thanks for your encouragement - you made my day!
We tried to be organic the first few years but were hit by a flea beetle that almost cost us our plants and decided it was not worth it. So, we spray as little as possible and since John was a chemist in our former life, he is very familiar with the chemicals.
Have a great day and I can't wait to hear about the brownies!
Well, I've made two batches now and find this a very forgiving recipe. It worked well with either salted or unsalted butter. I omitted the salt, nuts, and powdered sugar, which is my usual practice. Three eggs worked well.
The 3/4 cup of honey I used in the salted-butter version was scarcely able to be discerned. The one cup of honey in the unsalted-butter version was a bit much honey for me. I just mixed the ingredients together with a spoon. It sure didn't take long, as you said.
This has a good texture and with a big dob of whipped cream on top will go down a treat with the family.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful, healthy recipes with us, Dina-Marie.
Thanks for letting me know how they turned out, Sue. So glad you enjoyed them!
Emily Kemp says
I'm so excited to try this recipe, the brownies look perfect and I hate using box mixes because of all the nasty ingredients!