Eat the Plate Super Tasty Homemade Brownies Recipe

Homemade Brownies are comfort food. They are easy to make from scratch with basic ingredients. Whip up a batch today for your next family dinner or potluck.

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Homemade brownies with chunks of peanuts.

Homemade Brownies

Brownies are a classic treat. My mother loves them, she constantly bring home brownie mixes from the grocery store. Unfortunately, I hate brownie mix! The mixes are always too sweet and never cook all the way through the middle. In the search for a perfect brownie recipe, I have discovered that less is more. Simple ingredients and bit more fat make for a delicious, satisfying brownie that cooks all the way through.

Homemade Brownies Recipe


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 almond flour or gluten free baking mix
  • 1/3 cup chunky peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs


  1. •Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. •Melt butter in shallow pan on low heat. Add peanut butter. Stir to combine until fully melted.
  3. •Combine dry ingredients in a medium size bowl.
  4. •Add butter mixture to dry ingredients, stir by hand until completely combined.
  5. •Grease 8" x 8" square pan. Spread brownie mixture into pan.
  6. *Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before serving.
  7. •Makes 15-20 small brownies.

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So delicious you will want to eat the whole plate!

Tips for Success

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It took me years to discover that brownies should only be baked in a metal baking pan. This is critical to baking success. For a long time I used a glass pan, and the brownies were always gooey and never fully cooked in the middle. The homemade brownie secret is to always use a metal pan, a stainless steel pan is the best. You can purchase a pan through my Amazon affiliate link below:


I alternate gluten free flour with regular flour in this recipe. Honestly, if it has chocolate in it my family never complains. The gluten free option has a slightly different texture but still tastes great. You can easily use either type of flour in this recipe and your family probably won’t even know the difference. Chocolate hides everything!

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