These brownies came about on my actual birthday. We had been having way too much fun celebrating my birthday, and between dinners out, golfing, having friends over for football, we were little burnt out by the time my ACTUAL birthday arrived. I guess that would be the downfall of trying to truly celebrate your birthday for a full month, haha!
Well, on my actual birthday, the wheels fell off birthday month. My toddler threw a fit for about 5 hours, all while refusing to nap. She was pretty much crying over everything. Like, we are at Ikea, and she sees a plastic piggy bank, and starts crying because she thinks it is Peppa the Pig, but there is also a blue bank that must be Peppa’s daddy, but WHERE IS THE PURPLE PIG that is Peppa’s mom??!! Of course, a pretend purple plastic piggy bank that is Peppa the Pig’s mom is not even a thing, but she proceeded to ugly cry over it for about 45 minutes before I gave up on my shopping trip and went home. We don’t even watch Peppa the Pig for Christ sake. To add to this delight, my husband forgot he invited family (my in-laws) over for dinner, and I had to cut my birthday dinner I made myself into pieces to feed our guests. It truly, was a hot mess.
Around that time is where these brownies came to fruition. It was my birthday, the day sucked, my husband doesn’t bake, but dammit the world cannot keep me from having some delicious chocolate if I want some!
I however had zero f*cks to give, and was not about to continue this terrible day by dirtying a ton of dishes that I would have to clean myself while my nap-lacking toddler shouted delusional requests at me.
This brownie recipe is three easy steps: throw everything into a bowl, mix, bake. That’s it! If you make brownies out of a box, I strongly suggest you give this recipe a try and switch to scratch baking, since this is basically as easy as it gets!
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 5 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.
In a single bowl, toss all your ingredients in, other than the chocolate chips. Stir to combine with a wooden spoon. Toss in chips and give a few more stirs to incorporate.
Bake for 20-30 minutes… the first time making these I baked for a full 30 and will cut back to 25 next time to get a little more fudgy-ness out of them.
Enjoy immediately… close your eyes and pretend your toddler isn’t screaming at you with every bite! 😉
Original recipe was adapted from Show Me The Yummy. Pictures and post are mine.
21 Replies to “One-Bowl Brownies – The Easiest Scratch Brownies Ever!”
They sound so good!!
Your post made me laugh out loud. I might have cried a bit while laughing. What a birthday. It is always made better with chocolate and this sounds delicious. Happy Birthday.
Haha, it was quite a day for sure! Luckily, we did plenty of celebrating over the weekend so I had plenty of fun with friends, so this is not the only memory of my birthday that I am stuck with 🙂 Thank you for reading!
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Haha I agree! They are quite good and oh so easy. I am actually debating making them again tonight! Just gave you a follow 🙂
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The zero f*cks part made me laugh!! Love the recipe. Sounds fab! Happy birthday to you x
Haha well it was the truth! I am glad that I took a few days to cool down before I wrote this
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I need brownies now!
Aww, happy belated birthday! I’m sorry it ended up being a CF that day, but at least you had fun beforehand. I feel like life as a mother just means our birthdays are automatically lessened a bit… 🙁
Haha you know, we had so much fun the weekend before it doesn’t bother me. But the day of, I was like “SERIOUSLY”… especially when my in-laws showed up!!
These look great! Every time I try different brownie recipes they always never turn out like real brownies but yours look pretty good. I will have to try them next time we have guests 🙂
I will be honest that these are not my 100% all time favorite brownies, but they are a close runner up. They are however VERY good and insanely easy to make!!
That looks super delicious and I have ALL those ingredients!! I’ll have to try baking these when I get better (I’m sick right now), lol. Thanks for the recipe! I’ll be sharing it to my twitter! 🙂 xx
It is seriously so easy! I hope you feel better soon and do be sure to give them a try, they are such a good chocolate fix! 🙂
Sorry mom, that is one tough day!
I’m sorry to hear your birthday didn’t go as smoothly as planned! Sending positive birthday wishes. And these brownies look delicious!
OMG I HAVE THESE THINGS AT HOME!! LETS GET BAKING 😂😂😂