Small Batch Brownie Recipe

Maybe you only need to make brownies for a few people. Maybe you don’t want a ton of leftovers hanging around the house. Or maybe you just like stuff small. Whatever the reason, this small batch recipe for brownies is here for you!

Small Batch Brownie Recipe

Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp hot water
  • 1.25 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Ingredients

My Favorite Ingredients

These are ingredients that I use frequently enough to buy in bulk, because I’m scared to ever be stuck without them!

I really hate driving to my nearest Trader Joe’s (it’s in a really congested part of town and usually just not worth the trek with three little kids in tow).

But I do love the Pound Plus bars more than any other baking chocolate in most stores, so I occasionally check Amazon for decently-priced listings with free shipping (the one I linked above is pretty good) and have them delivered!

It’s a little more expensive than buying them in the store, but for me it’s totally worth it. 

Small Batch Brownie Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Whisk together the cocoa powder and the hot water to form a smooth paste.
  3. Add the chocolate pieces and the butter to the bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, and then stir until melted and smooth.
  4. Mix in the egg, oil, vanilla, and sugar.
  5. Mix in the flour and the chocolate chips.
  6. Line a 9.5 x 5 loaf pan with foil or parchment and lightly grease  with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. I like this nonstick one from Amazon.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Start testing for doneness at 30 minutes. The edges should be pulling away from the sides of the pan, and the top should look crackly and dry. There should be a slight firmness in the middle when gently pressed on with your fingers.
  8. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before cutting and serving.

I’m a fan of spreading frosting on top of my brownies. If you’re looking for a great brownie frosting recipe, click here. Half the frosting recipe for this small batch brownie recipe!

Small Batch Brownie Recipe

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Small Batch Brownie Recipe

Small Batch Brownie Recipe

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Maybe you only need to make brownies for a few people. Maybe you don't want a ton of leftovers hanging around the house. Or maybe you just like stuff small. Whatever the reason, this small batch recipe for brownies is here for you!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp hot water
  • 1.25 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Whisk together the cocoa powder and the hot water to form a smooth paste.
  3. Add the chocolate pieces and the butter to the bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, and then stir until melted and smooth.
  4. Mix in the egg, oil, vanilla, and sugar.
  5. Mix in the flour and the chocolate chips.
  6. Line a 9.5 x 5 loaf pan with foil or parchment and lightly grease  with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. I like this nonstick one from Amazon.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Start testing for doneness at 30 minutes. The edges should be pulling away from the sides of the pan, and the top should look crackly and dry. There should be a slight firmness in the middle when gently pressed on with your fingers.
  8. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before cutting and serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 398Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 2gSugar: 46gProtein: 4g

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