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One Bowl Brownies

For those times (like at 9:00 pm) when you want brownies and a glass of milk in order to binge watch your favourite Netflix series!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 brownies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped chocolate (dark/semi-sweet - about 1oz)*
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (you can easily just do all cane sugar if you would like)
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/4 tsp espresso extract (or espresso powder but this entire ingredient is optional)
  • 1 tsp almond extract (optional)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped chocolate (you can use the leftover chocolate bar - this is also optional, you can add less than 1/2 cup, you can use chips, you can omit it entirely)
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds, roughly chopped (optional - but I like nuts!)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 square pan or line with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl or in a saucepan, melt the butter and 1/4 cup chopped chocolate until melted and smooth. Let cool for about 3 minutes before adding sugars.

  3. Whisk in the sugars and then the eggs until fully combined. Stir in the espresso extract, almond extract, vanilla, salt, and cocoa powder. Then add the flour - do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts. 

  4. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 15-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the comes out clean or with a couple of crumbs attached. If you find some chocolate-y bits stuck to the toothpick THAT IS GOOD. Take these out a little early rather than fully cooking them - otherwise, you will lose the fudgey texture. 
  5. Sprinkle coarse sea salt over the top, and serve brownies warm, with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream or some whip cream or a big glass of milk.

Recipe Notes

* I use this brand of chocolate - about 1/3 of the bar is equal to 1 oz or 1/4 cup.