Small Batch Brownies
This small batch of brownies is assembled in one bowl and baked in a loaf pan. This easy recipe produces four fudgy and moist brownies in 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips* divided
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with foil or parchment paper leaving a couple inches overhang. Spray the foil or parchment with non stick spray.
Place the butter and 1/4 cup of chocolate chips in a medium-sized bowl. Microwave in 20 seconds increments, stirring well in between, until melted and smooth (this should happen fairly quickly). Allow the mixture to cool down for a couple minutes.
Add the sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, water, and egg to the melted chocolate and whisk for 30-45 seconds. Tap all of the excess batter off the whisk and remove it from the bowl.
Add the flour**, salt, and remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips to the batter. Stir with a rubber spatula until combined.
Scoop the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread into an even layer.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops of the brownies appear dry and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out fairly clean (there might be some melted chocolate clinging to it, that's fine, just no raw batter). Place the pan on a wire rack to cool. We like these best served warm. They will firm up as they cool.
*Use semisweet, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate chips. Note that the sweetness of the brownies will vary based on how sweet your chocolate chips are.
**To properly measure flour: fluff the flour with your measuring cup, scoop a heaping portion and level it off with the back of a knife.
Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg