Ever want to whip up a batch of brownies in a hurry? Once you learn How To Make Homemade Brownie Mix, you’ll see how easy and cost-effective it is. All you need are some pantry staples and a few minutes!
Brownies are a delicious addition to any dessert table. If you’re looking for an easy way to make them, mix up this quick brownie mix! sometimes the store-bought mixes just don’t cut it. So now I’ve started making my own mix at home – with this recipe you’ll never need to worry about running out of brownie mix again!
🍽️ Why This Works
- Fast & easy recipe
- Brownies are tender, chewy, & fudgy
- Utterly delicious
- Comes together in minutes
- Family approved
- Great for parties
Odds are, you already have the ingredients in your pantry and they are just waiting for you to do something with them! This is the perfect recipe to get busy making.
Cocoa Powder: Using good quality cocoa powder is key to deep, rich brownies. You can buy an off-brand to save some money, but it may affect the end results! It’s worth splurging on cocoa powder.
Flour: Stick with all-purpose flour for the best results. Steer clear of self-rising flour or cake flour because they will mess with the texture of the brownies.
Baking Powder: It’s vital to include some baking powder to the brownie mix. Nothing else is going to give the brownies the proper rise.
Making homemade brownie mix is seriously so easy. You will be wondering why you never did it sooner! Let’s get started so you can dig into these decadent brownies!
Step One: Add the cocoa powder, flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine, making sure it’s well blended.
Step Two: Place the mixture in an airtight container or whip it into a batch of brownies right away.
To Prepare: Combine the brownie mix, eggs, water, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth, then pour into a prepared baking pan. Bake for 18-22 minutes at 350 degrees.
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YIELD: This makes a little over 3 batches of brownies. Take note of the 2 ¼ cup. Each batch serves 8 but the entire jar will serve over 24 with almost 2 cups leftover to prep for one more batch.
I wanted to take a moment to share a few tips that I have learned along the way. While making brownies is pretty simple even for the beginning baker, there are still a few things that can affect the outcome.
Don’t over-mix the brownie batter. Over-mixing causes dry, dense brownies that aren’t as appetizing. Mix until the ingredients are incorporated and you will be good to go.
Be sure to test the brownies to see if they are done baking. They shouldn’t be jiggly, the top should have a lovely crackle texture, and you should be able to insert a toothpick that comes out clean. If they aren’t done, cook for an additional 2-3 minutes then re-check.
If the edges seem to be baking too quickly, add a piece of aluminum foil over the top. Make sure it’s loose so the hot air can reach the brownies easily!
It’s best to let the brownies cool down completely before cutting. This is the number one reason why the brownies don’t cut beautifully.
Next, you will need to use a plastic knife. It will cut through them like a breeze. Be sure to wipe the knife after each pass.
You can also place the brownies in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before cutting them. This will help keep them from coming apart as they are cut.
Yes! Adding nuts is so delicious and adds another fun element to the brownies. Walnuts or pecans are my favorites, but you can really add any nuts you would like.
Additionally, you can add chocolate chips, mini chocolate candies, or chopped up candy bars. Be sure not to add anything wet or sticky to the mix until you are preparing the batter. Then fold it in right before baking.
Sure! You simply need to add one more egg when you are preparing the batter. This will take them from fudgey to cake-like.
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Homemade Brownie Mix
- 9×9 Pan when ready to bake
Homemade Brownie Mix
- 1 cup Baking Cocoa Powder
- 3 cups Flour
- 4 cups Sugar
- ½ tbsp Salt
- ¾ tbsp Baking Powder
When Ready to Bake
- 2 ¼ cups Homemade Brownie Mix
- 2 Eggs
- 3 tbsp Water
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Make the Homemade Brownie Mixture
- Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix for 5 minutes. This ensures that the mix is completely blended. This makes a little over 3 batches of brownies.
- Store in airtight jars or use right away.
Baking the Brownies
- In a mixing bowl, add the 2 ¼ cup of brownie mix (that is NOT ALL OF THE JAR!) and eggs, water and vanilla. Mix until batter is smooth.
- Spray 9 x 9 baking pan with oil and add batter.
- Cook at 350 for 18-22 minutes.
Ginny Collins is a passionate foodie and recipe creator of Savor and Savvy and Kitchenlaughter. Indoors she focuses on easy, quick recipes for busy families and kitchen basics. Outdoors, she focuses on backyard grilling and smoking to bring family and friends together. She is a lifelong learner who is always taking cooking classes on her travels overseas and stateside. Her work has been featured on MSN, Parade, Fox News, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and many local news outlets. She lives in Florida where you will find her outside on the water in her kayak, riding her bike on trails, and planning her next overseas adventure.