5 Minute Fudge Brownies (with sugar)!

Okay, just to be clear upfront – it takes only 5 minutes to stir up the batter for these homemade brownies, but of course a little longer than that to actually bake them!

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.

5 Minute Fudge Brownies from 100 Days of #RealFood


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. :)

5 Minute Fudge Brownie Recipe on 100 Days of #RealFood


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. :)

5 Minute Fudge Brownies from 100 Days of #RealFood

5 Minute Fudge Brownies (with sugar)!

…it takes only 5 minutes to stir up the batter for these homemade brownies, but of course a little longer than that to actually bake them!
4.9 from 51 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
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Servings: 16 squares

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a 8X8 or 9X9 square baking dish with a little melted butter (a pastry brush makes this job super easy).
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Make a well (hole) in the center and drop in the butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix together thoroughly and then fold in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula. (See I told you this would be quick and easy!)
  • Add the brownie batter to the baking dish and use the spatula to flatten out the top into one even layer. Bake for about 30 minutes and let cool before slicing into squares (if you can control yourself enough to wait – ha)! Enjoy.

Notes

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
5 Minute Fudge Brownies (with sugar)!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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285 thoughts on “5 Minute Fudge Brownies (with sugar)!”

    1. 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

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. That ingredient list on the Betty Crocker brownies is HORRIFYING!!! These brownies look like a wonderful treat :D

  5. HAve you tried making a big “mix” of these to have on hand? I am looking for a premixed batter using healthier ingredients.

    1. We haven’t tried that yet. I would recommend putting them in serving size containers instead of one big one. – Nicole

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