easy brownie recipe

VEGAN STRAWBERRY-BROWNIES
(HCLF-approved)

Mix:
1/5 cups whole-wheat-flour
½ cup sugar
¾ cup applesauce
4 Tbs carob powder
4 Tbs cacao powder
1 tsp baking powder
¾ cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract

Spread it out on a baking tray and throw some frozen or fresh strawberries on there!
Bake at 350F (180C) for 25-30min.
Sprinkle some chocolate onto them.
Enjoy with a cup of tea.

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Brownies From Cake Mix

How to make brownies from a cake mix: 

Ingredients: 

1 chocolate or chocolate fudge cake mix 
½ cup of butter (at room temperature otherwise cream the butter first before adding the other ingredients) 
1/3 cup of brown sugar 
¼ cup of water 
¼ cup of vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
½-2/3 a bag of chocolate chips 
2 oz of baking chocolate squares 

Steps:

1. Mix the butter, cake mix, brown sugar, water, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla on medium speed 

2.  Melt the chocolate squares in the microwave 

3. Pour in the melted chocolate and mix on medium speed

4. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave 

5. Pour in the melted chips and mix on medium speed

6. Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit 

7. Grease a 13x9 cake pan with butter

8. Pour brownie batter into pan 

9. Put in oven and bake for 28 minutes

10. Let brownies cool for ten minutes then go around the edges with a knife to loosen

11. Let brownies cool for another 20 minutes then dust with icing sugar

12. Cut into squares and serve!

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Video Here– Nutrition per brownie: 80 calories, 2g fat, 12 carbs, 5g protein

Video Here– Nutrition per 2 Tbsp: 30 calories, 2g fat,  3 carbs, 1g protein

Video Here– Nutrition per serving: 290 calories, 5g fat, 52 carbs, 8g protein

Nutella One Bowl Brownies

Nutella and Brownies? Oh gosh heaven indeed! One of my favorite brownie recipe. So let me share my very easy to make and one bowl brownie recipe. Let’s start!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup Nutella

Procedures:

  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir until both ingredients are completely melted.

  • Stir in sugar and mix well. Then add eggs, vanilla and flour. mix the ingredients until well combine.
  • Spray some oil on the baking pan then put parchment paper on it. It will be easy to remove on it.
  • Pour the mixture on the baking pan then distribute it evenly.

  • Using a spoon, topped it with dallops of Nutella.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Do not overbake. Make sure to completely cool it down before cutting.

While baking the brownies, the smell of hazelnut and chocolate was all over the kitchen (drool mode). The perfect thickness and fudginess. It was rich, gooey and oozing with Nutella flavor on each bite. If you got the piece that has the most Nutella jackpot! If you will notice some of the dallops were big. I did it on purpose (evil laugh). The hazelnut flavor never fails in any kind of chocolate treats. They were a hit with my family. I cut it into squares and put it in a cupcake cups. Hope you enjoy my another baking adventure bursting with lots of choco goodness! Till next time! Happy Baking my loves :)

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These brownies are the triple  threat: they’re filled with chocolatey deliciousness, get double the protein from both beans and protein powder, AND are a snap to make (confession: I usually just make them entirely in the blender haha). Oh and did you notice they’re gluten free too! It’s a great recipe for picky eaters or just anyone who wants a tasty treat that’s sneakily good for them too!

Makes 16 Brownies
80 calories, 2g fat, 12 carbs, 5g protein

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M&M Skillet Brownie

I never tried baking using a skillet. It’s one of my I-Must-Try-It-Soon. M&M’s and brownie combination will surely bring you to chocolate heaven! I used mini M&M’s for the toppings and my brownie recipe is butter free. This is gonna be easy and so good. Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup natural cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Mini M&M’s

Procedures:

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease the skillet pan.
  • Mix together oil, sugar and vanilla extract. Beat in eggs.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa powder baking powder and salt.
  • Using a whisk, stir together the egg mixture and flour mixture until well combine.
  • Spread the brownie batter evenly into the skillet and add mini M&M’s on top. Do not press in.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until brownie begins to pull away from the edge of the skillet. Let it cool down completely before slicing. I used a pizza slicer to cut it like a cake.

Yay! My very first skillet baking experience! So happy it turn out well and yummy. The whole family loves it. Perfect for a late night chocolate cravings with warm milk. The brownies were not too sweet, moist, gooey and with a bit of crispy edge. The mini M&M’s made it colorful and add sweetness on it. Give it a try! Hope you enjoy my another baking adventure. Till next time. Cheers!

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