One of my favorite make at home convenient foods is brownie mixes. I always keep them on hand to use for a fast dessert.
Store bought brownie mixes have a distinct texture that my family loves. This homemade brownie mix is very close to the real thing that you buy in a box at the store. In fact, my family loves these more than those boxed mixes.
I have several recipes for homemade brownies that we love, but they are homemade and take a little bit of time to make. Having a homemade mix on hand saves so much time when I need a really quick dessert.
You can make this as you use it, or you can make quite a few batches and place in jars or Ziploc bags. You can also layer this nicely in a jar to give as a gift. I like to make up several batches of mixes and place them in jars. Then, I have them ready to use anytime I need or want a brownie mix. It is healthier and cheaper than a store bought brownie mix.
I also have a gluten free version that we love. If you are gluten free or know someone that is be sure to try out my homemade gluten free brownie mix.
Homemade Brownie Mix Recipe
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups white sugar
Mix ingredients together and place in a jar or container. When you are ready to make brownies pour ingredients from the jar into a bowl and add:
- 1 cup melted butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup water
Mix until well combined. Grease a 9×13 pan. Spread batter evenly and bake at 350 for 22-25 minutes or until done.