one bowl brownies!

Today is day two of being “snowed in” here in Portland, OR. To be honest, I’m pretty sure my car could handle the snow, but I like the idea of being trapped at home with nothing to do but be cozy, bake treats, read and watch tv – so that’s what I’m doing. Yesterday afternoon, when the snow first started coming down, my husband and I took a walk to New Seasons to grab some essentials so that we could stay home happily during the storm. I was planning on making homemade tootsie tolls so I checked the ingredient list and saw that all I needed was powdered sugar – I grabbed some along with our other groceries only to realize when I got home, I needed tapioca starch too! GRRRRRRR! super annoying…I was craving chocolate, so I went ahead and made some brownies. Even though I love to bake, I hate to clean up and brownie mess is no joke so I opted for a one bowl brownie with the help of my microwave! These brownies are super yummy, fudgy inside, crisp outside goodness. I made them in a 9″ round pan as I can’t find my 8×8 anywhere!! WAHHHHH! I’m pretty sure they’ll turn out great in either pan size – just don’t go any bigger.


What you need:

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 and 1/4 sticks (10 tbs )
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour

Preheat oven to 325.

Prepare your pan with parchment paper along the bottom and grease the sides with butter. Set aside.

Put your butter, sugar and cocoa in a medium microwave safe bowl and heat in 1 min increments, stirring in between until butter is melted (apx 3 times). Allow to cool a bit, then add vanilla and your eggs, one at a time. Whisk together until smooth. Add flour and salt and whisk until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake 20-25 mins. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in pan before removing. Cut and serve.

(I sprinkled powdered sugar on top to match the weather outside – you can too!)



  1. melissa weinstein says:

    i love your wood cutting board/tray!

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