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Five Minute Brownies

Susie here! It's Monday, actually it's baking Monday. Why? Why not? Who isn't in the mood for a super moist very chocolatey brownie? I mean seriously...it's chocolate, it has toasted walnuts, plus white chocolate chunks all combined to bring you just a little bit of heaven. All of a sudden this Monday doesn't seem so bad now does it?

This recipe comes from my mom (Rebekkah's grandma) who was once an awesome baker. She called it her "5 Minute Brownies" and yes, it took her about 5 minutes to whip them up! You don't even need a mixer with this one, mix it by hand....it's that easy. (NOTE: these brownies are wet, fudgy and super moist, not cake-like)

5 Minute Brownies (adapted from Nanette Newman)

  • 3/4 - cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 - teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 - cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 - cup boiling water
  • 2 cups - sugar
  • 2 - eggs
  • 1 1/3 - cups flour
  • 1 1/2 - teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 - teaspoon salt
** Optional add ins: nuts (I always toast first), white, dark, milk chocolate chips or chunks. Peanut Butter chips are good too, as are mint. You can also use creamy peanut butter to swirl into the batter after it is in the pan and ready to bake. I love a versatile recipe don't you? šŸ™‚ Instructions
  • Stir cocoa and baking soda in mixing bowl.

Ok, here we go....the soda to the cocoa!

  • Blend in 1/3 cup vegetable.
  • Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens.

Oil is in! Now comes the boiling water (I love this part!)


Now do you see why I love this part? Ok, I get excited easily when it comes to baking chemistry! Look how it thickens!!

  • Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup vegetable oil; stir until smooth.

Eggs, sugar, remaining oil all in!

  • Add flour, vanilla and salt. Blend completely. (Add in extras here!)

Of course my favorite part - the chocolate chunks of course:-)

  • Pour into lightly greased 13 x 9 baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

Nice shinny batter ready to bake!

** I use parchment paper cut the length of the pan with some over hang on each short end. This makes it easy to lift the brownies out of pan to cut easily.  

The finished product!! Yum.

2 Responses to “Five Minute Brownies”

  1. Nick says:

    Those look delicious!! An excellent way to start the week

  2. Janeen says:

    Sus! Put one (or two or three) in the freezer and save it for me when I’m there in a short week and a half. Sisters of the world unite! ….and share your brownies! Yum!

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