Easy basic brownie recipe is to prepare a delicacy at home with ingredients most likely already available in the pantry. There are a dozen of ways you can customize your style of basic brownie recipe. That is why the following recipe is called the basic brownie recipe.

Add orange zest, white chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, let the imagination go wild while baking a brownie to taste to diversify with each ingredient! These baked brownie with some a topping of chocolate ganache is really out of this world.

People who love using chocolate bars while baking and definitely feel like the taste and texture is significantly better. The only thing to be considered is melting the chocolate in a perfectly non direct heating method.

That’s why brownies are considered the best when everyone wants a fuss-free, easy and yummy snack. The ingredients are most probably lurking in your pantry already and you need less than 20 mins to whip them up before getting it into the oven. So, let’s go through the smallest detail to be taken care of while preparing the recipe. 

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Yield6 Plates
  • Serving Size100g
  • Energy310 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
    • French
  • Course
    • Dessert
  • Cooking Method
    • Cutting
    • Steaming


    • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
    • 5 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
    • 1 3/4 cups sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan.

  • In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Cool slightly.

  • In medium bowl, beat sugar, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on high speed 5 minutes or 10 minutes briskly with hands.

  • Beat in chocolate mixture on low speed.
  • Beat in flour just until blended.

  • Stir in walnuts.
  • Spread in pan.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or just until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan.

  • Cool completely in pan on cooling rack.

  • Cut into 4 by 4 rows for brownies. 


Expert Tips

  • Watch carefully to ensure not to over bake the brownies to keep the edges moist and chewy,
  • Use a spread with at least 65% vegetable oil to ensure recipe success while using a vegetable oil spread.
  • Do not use self-rising flour in this recipe to ensure best results.
  • 6 servings per container
  • Serving Size100g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories310
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat18 g23.08%
  • Saturated Fat8 g40%
  • Trans Fat0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat0 g
  • Cholesterol60 mg20%
  • Sodium70 mg3.04%
  • Total Carbohydrate32 g11.64%
  • Dietary Fiber2 g7.14%
  • Total Sugars22 g
  • Protein4 g8%
  • Calcium1.2 mg0.09%
  • Iron2.1 mg11.67%
  • Potassium130 mg2.77%
  • Vitamin A0.6 mcg0.07%