These are the brownies that my sisters and I made when we were growing up. I’m not sure why but for years when I made brownies for a work potluck or to take to Devin’s school or just to gobble up at home I bought a prepared mix. It has taken me making this recipe twice in the last month to turn me around…they are easy to make, I know what’s in them versus a boxed mix and they are less expensive (especially when you look at prices for organic mixes).
These brownies have a great thin, slightly crunchy layer on top and a chewy, fudgy inside:
- 1 1/3 cups organic all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups organic cane sugar
- 2/3 cup melted butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13×9 pan with non-stick baking spray. In a medium bowl stir together sugar and melted butter. Add eggs and vanilla and stir to combine.
- In a 2 cup glass measuring cup measure flour then add baking powder, salt and cocoa powder and use a fork to gentle combine. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and stir to combine well. At this point you can add 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans or chocolate chips. We had some leftover mini Reese cups that we added in this time
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.