Cocoa Brownies

School has been amazing so far! Some of my classes are pretty interesting, while others are just being taken to fulfill Med school requirements. I've been meeting a bunch of people and I've been getting really involved in a whole bunch of school clubs and organizations. This past weekend was by birthday weekend, and believe me, it was incredibly fun! But now, down to business. I've been neglecting my blog, and now I'm here to post up a bunch of recipes for all of you out there :) According to Good Housekeeping: Brownies!, you can "whip up these easy saucepan brownies on the spur of the moment with pantry staples."

Cocoa Brownies
*makes 16 brownies*

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup salted butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

1) Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan. In small bowl, with wire whisk, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
2) In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Stir in eggs, one at a time, until well blended; add vanilla. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in nuts, if using. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
3) Bake until toothpick inserted 2 inches from center comes out almost clean, about 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
4) When cool, cut into 4 strips, then cut each strip crosswise into 4 pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per brownie):
Calories 178, Calories from Fat 103, Total Fat 11.4g, Saturated Fat 4.3g, Cholesterol 42mg, Sodium 85mg, Total Carbohydrates 17.8g, Dietary Fiber 1.5g, Sugars 12.7g, Protein 3.7g


  1. these look delicious and they re so easy to make :)

    1. They're really easy to make, so making these brownies is a really fast process.