Old-fashioned Brownie Recipe

old-fashioned brownie recipe

You and I both know that as good as we are eating clean on most days of the week, we need a good old-fashioned brownie every once in a while to make life worth living. Yes, that is dramatic.

Brownies deserve drama.

THESE brownies are the ones you want to make the next day your life needs a bit of life in the form of chocolate.

You might not be a cook, to be sure. Probably don’t have time to bake, either. Heck, if I brought you a pan of these brownies you would kiss me and cry and gush for saving your life.

But girl…if you take time to make anything this month, let it be these brownies.

Good old-fashioned dry ingredients mixed with chocolate (this recipe adds strong coffee to boost the flavor). Use good full-fat butter and eggs. Always real vanilla.

And DO NOT SKIMP on the chocolate. I recommend semi-sweet. But sometimes I change things up with milk or dark chocolate, or a mixture.

You will sigh all the sighs, hear angels singing, and all will be well in your life for a short period of time.

Hide them from the kids!!!

old-fashioned brownie recipe

Old-fashioned Brownie Recipe

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a simple and delicious brownie recipe from my Grandma's recipe box.


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp strong coffee totally optional. It definitely adds but isn't a must-have!
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  • Preheat Oven to 350F.
  • Lightly grease a 8x8 pan and line it with a parchment paper
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt together the chocolate chips and butter. Stir till smooth.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt - keep it aside. Mix the coffee granules and hot water together.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar till the sugar dissolves. Mix in the vanilla essence and coffee mix.
  • Pour in the melted chocolate and using a spatula gently fold it in.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix well using a spatula.
  • Pour batter into prepped pan and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes till done.
  • Cool it on a wire rack fully and then stick in the fridge for at least an hour before cutting it into squares using a sharp knife.

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