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Two homemade brownies with powdered sugar on a plate.
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5 from 4 votes

Easy Homemade Brownies

If you are a fan of brownies but don't want to use a box mix, make these easy homemade brownies from scratch. They are so easy to make with just a handful of simple to find ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, fudgy, sweet
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • 11x7 or 8x8 inch baking pan
  • Sifter
  • Bowls
  • Wooden spoon
  • Whisk
  • Spatula


  • 1 cup of sugar 200 g
  • 1/2 cup of canola oil or vegetable oil 120 mL
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract 5 mL
  • 1/2 cup of flour 60 g
  • 1/4 tsp of salt 1.5 g
  • 1/4 tsp of baking powder 1.5 g
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder 35 to 40 g
  • 6 oz of half a bag of chocolate chips optional (168 g)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts walnuts, pecans, etc. (55g)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. (177 C) Next, mix the oil and the sugar together in a large bowl. Use a whisk or wooden spoon. Then add the eggs and the vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a sifter, the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder and sift them into the bowl with the batter. You can combine them in a separate bowl before adding if you don't have or don't want to use a sifter. Then stir it all together.
  • You can leave the batter as is or add chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Spray an 11x7 or 8x8 pan with cooking spray or grease it with shortening. Pour the brownie batter into the pan and spread it out with a spatula.
  • Put the pan in the oven and bake it for about 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Once it is done, let it cool for about 20 to 30 minutes. This way when you cut into it, it will keep its shape.
  • Eat the brownies as is or top them with powdered sugar, frosting, sprinkles, coconut flakes, or eat them with some vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!



Note: I just want to point out the nutritional facts will vary depending on if you add chocolate chips and pecans/walnuts, powdered sugar, etc. And of course, how large you make the brownies.
List of nutritional facts for easy homemade brownies