Okay, just to be clear upfront – it takes only 5 minutes to stir up the batter for these homemade fudge brownies, but of course a little longer than that to actually bake them! Enjoy a whole wheat brownie that makes for a nice alternative to boxed brownie mix.
5 Minute Homemade Whole-Wheat Flour Brownies
But as I was making this batch I was thinking how it really doesn’t take much longer to make brownies from scratch than it does to add some eggs and other stuff to one of these lovely boxes of brownie mix pictured down below.
So while homemade Fudge Brownies (with sugar) don’t quite fit our definition of real food, I think we can all agree they’re WAAAAY better than this highly processed factory-made stuff that’s full of partially hydrogenated oil (i.e. trans fat), refined flour, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors and a bunch of other additives I can barely pronounce and therefore would most definitely not cook with at home. And we all know most people like to have a good ol’ fudge brownie on occasion. :)
My Go-To Chocolate Chips: Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
Whether it’s brownies you’re after or just a handful of chocolate chips, I love using the brand Enjoy Life Foods. Their company has managed to make chocolate chips (and morsels, minis, and chunks!) solely using the ingredients that are meant to be in chocolate: Sugar (Cane Juice), Natural Chocolate Liquor, and Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter.
This is unfortunately no small feat in our industrial society – when you look at the back of most other chocolate chip packages you’ll find ingredients that do not belong (such as Soy Lecithin and Artificial Flavoring)! Since Enjoy Life’s chocolate chips are so pure, they are also incredibly allergy friendly including: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, and Shellfish Free.
I love that and knew you would, too. :)
More Homemade Baked Goodies:
- Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter Brownie Bar Recipe
- Super Easy All Natural Icebox Sugar Cookie Recipe
286 thoughts on “5 Minute Fudge Brownies (with sugar)!”
My family LOVES these brownies!!
I was wondering how you adapt the recipe to make a full sheet pan? I’d like to make them for a larger party.
can I sub in einkorn all purpose flour here?
Hi Sarah, in order to keep it within the real food rules, we recommend making sure you always choose a whole-wheat flour. We have not tried this recipe with einkorn flour before. – Nicole
I’ve been making this version for the last couple of years and stopped buying the box mixes. This version tastes so much better even if it is a bit more cakey, which I suspect is partly because I over bake it. I recently tried adding two large handfuls of spinach into this mixture and used the blender to mix it. Yum! Even my toddler loved it. Controlled sugar and added veggies made this a hit in my house. Had to share and thank you for this recipe!
I haven’t used a mix in ages because homemade is fast and easy, not because I’m virtuous. But controlling ingredients is a HUGE issue and I can taste the difference when someone serves a box brownie. No complaints, every treat is a kindness.
I only cooked mine for 25 minutes at 350 and they were already overbaked. At the end of the recipe I found myself adding water because the batter was like a dough. When I ate the brownie it was bland, probably because of the water or overbaking. It was probably my fault, but that is just my opinion. Thanks for the recipe!
That ingredient list on the Betty Crocker brownies is HORRIFYING!!! These brownies look like a wonderful treat :D
HAve you tried making a big “mix” of these to have on hand? I am looking for a premixed batter using healthier ingredients.
We haven’t tried that yet. I would recommend putting them in serving size containers instead of one big one. – Nicole
Guittard chocolate chips are the BEST!!!! Love this recipe!
I absolutely LOVE this recipe!! its so easy and they are so good!!
Could I sub flax seeds for eggs?
Hi there. Other readers have but we’ve not tried it.
Could you use oil instead of butter?
Hello. We often use coconut oil in recipes rather than butter.
Just made these and they’re amazing!
I used 1/4 c maple syrup and 1/2 c sugar.
I baked them in silicone muffin liners (made 18) and baked for 14 minutes.
They are unbelievable!
i was going through the comments to know if we could make them in muffin pan, thank you :-)
Sub coconut oil for the butter. Trust me.
Have you ever tried to make these with 100% pure maple syrup instead of sugar? I’ve found that maple syrup and chocolate are so awesome together
I made mine with pure maple syrup rather than sugar. They were perfect! I even used a little less than called for :D
Meghan do you use the same amount of maple syrup as sugar in the recipe?
It was either 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup that I used or 1/3 cup. Im horrible about making notes to my recipes sometimes, so sorry! I’m always looking to cut back on the amount of sweeteners that I use. For my health, and because pure syrup and raw honey are a little pricey for me to use too liberally :)
How much maple syrup did you use?
sorry – just noticed you were already asked that question :)
Hello coud I omit the chocolate chips?
We’ve not attempted to do so and they are a pretty important ingredient.
I didnt have chocolate chips but made them anyway. I was concerned by their looks that they would be too cakey, but I thought they were perfect!
Good to know. ;)
My family loves these brownies!
I have a question – do you think I could freeze a batch and have them taste just as good when thawed?
Is there a way to make them less cakey and more fudgey? : )
Hi. Add a few more chocolate chips. :)
Actually one less egg and cook at a low temp of 300 or even 275 will make them chequer, according to Famny Farmer cookbook ( I happened to just read that today!!)
Che w i e r not chequer! Darn autocorrect!!
I bet these could be a good gift in a jar..I’m going to experiment! Thank you for sharing!
How did your gift in a jar go? I’m thinking of doing the same!
These are delicious and so easy to make. Thanks for the great recipe!
Tried these tonight to experiment with using whole wheat flour for the first time and they were AMAZING! I always undercook them and they were gooey and so rich. The family didn’t even notice the difference. Thanks for the recipe!
BEST brownies I’ve ever had! Seriously. I under cook them (23-25 minutes) then try my hardest to let them cool before eating and they are the most fudgy delicious amazing treats in the world. Thanks for the recipe!
I made them. They were super delicious. Love ur recipe. Now I realise that even I can cook (bake) very well like my mom. Thx for the recipe.
Was there a reason why you chose to use sugar over maple syrup or honey?
Hello. It is the sweetener that worked best for these brownies.
Seriously, more sugar than flour? Couldn’t resist though. Now I get to practice self control with these delicious brownies…
My new go-to brownie recipe. Used Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Chips and baked them up in a waffle iron! So delicious and loved that they are a little lower in sugar than most recipes. Next time will try subbing some greek yogurt in for half the butter.
So good! Made them in silicone cupcake liners for my little guys 4th birthday, The recipe made 10. They came out perfect after 25 minutes.
oh my these were delicious! just perfect. first time trying Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips too – loved them. never buying store bought ever again. super easy and quick to make, thank you!