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Small batch brownies cut into squares with one piece out of place

Small Batch Brownies

These small batch brownies are gooey, fudgy, and have a perfect crinkle top. They're made in one bowl, with 8 ingredients, and this recipe makes 8 perfect brownies!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Low Lactose, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 8 brownies
Calories 223kcal
Author Gabby


  • 1 8x4 loaf pan (or a 8x5 loaf pan)


  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted (regular or vegan)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • 5 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cup semisweet chocolate chips (regular or vegan)


  • Prepare an 8x4 or 9x5 loaf baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some over the sides to make it easy to remove the brownies from the pan. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave until melted (or melt butter over the stove). Add in both sugars and whisk until the mixture pulls away easily from the sides of the bowl as you mix, with a paste-like consistency.
  • Whisk in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, and salt, then whisk until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the parchment-lined pan, spreading it around in an even layer and bake for 20-36 minutes.
    The top should be crackly and a toothpick inserted in the middle should come out with just a few wet crumbs on it, but not covered in batter or completely clean. The batter should also not be jiggly in the pan.
    Let the brownies cool completely in the pan before slicing.



Measuring Flour and Cocoa Powder: Properly measure your flour and cocoa powder using either a kitchen scale or the scoop and level method.
Baking Time: This will vary depending on your oven, as well as your pan.
If using a glass baking dish instead of aluminium, the brownies will take longer to bake, and 9x5 loaf pans will bake slightly quicker than 8x4.
Storage Instructions: Store un-sliced in the pan, covered tightly with tinfoil 3-4 days. Store sliced brownies at room temperature in an airtight container. 


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg