This past week we were both craving brownies so I went to the pantry and was disappointed to find that we were out of brownie mix.

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Homemade dry brownie mix labeled with freezer tape ready to make into brownies!

You are probably thinking of the brownie mix that you find in the grocery store. The one that is in a box on the bottom shelf in the baking aisle, next to the cake mix.

We used to buy those pre-made boxed mixes, but for years now we have made our own homemade brownie mix.

It first happened out of necessity. We were in the middle of preparing a birthday party for one of our boys. He doesn’t like birthday cake, so we decided we would make him his favorite dessert – brownies!

We were busy cleaning the house and preparing the food for the guests who were about to arrive. When we decided it was time that we better get the brownies baking we were shocked to find out that we didn’t have any brownie mix in the house.

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Make sure to whisk the dry ingredients to get rid of any lumps

There was no time to run to the store, so I pulled out my computer to see what I could make instead.

With just a little bit of research I realized that I had all the ingredients to make my own brownies without a pre-packaged mix.

The homemade brownies turned out amazing and we haven’t bought another box since then!

Because it is so easy to make the brownie mix, we always make extra and store them in air-tight containers. You never know when you are going to need a last-minute dessert!

You can even label the packages with baking directions to give as gifts or to send in a care package to someone special.

 

 

Homemade Brownie Mix

brownie batter
Pour batter into a greased and floured dish. Use a silicone spatula to get the batter out of the bowl.

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups white sugar

Wet ingredients to make brownies:

1 cup melted butter, oil or applesauce

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS:

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Brownies made from homemade brownie mix.

Dry Mix Instructions
1. Mix dry ingredients together and store in an air-tight container until ready to use.

To Make Brownies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

1. In a large bowl add dry ingredients and whisk until all lumps are gone.

2. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just until incorporated.

3. Grease a 9×13 pan and spread batter evenly into the pan.

4. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until done in the center.

If using a smaller pan, increase cooking time until toothpick comes out clean.

**One hint when cutting brownies — cut them with a plastic knife and not a standard kitchen knife. The plastic knife will keep the brownies from sticking to the utensil while cutting them.

Enjoy!

Mary and Jim

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Homemade Brownie Mix

Dry Brownie Mix that can be prepared ahead of time and ready to use whenever you want to make brownies.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar

Wet ingredients to make brownies

  • 1 cup melted butter oil or applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Dry Mix Instructions

  1. Mix together and store in air-tight container until ready to use.

To Make Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. In a large bowl, add dry ingredients and whisk until all lumps are removed. 

  3. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. 

  4. Grease a 9x13 pan and spread batter evenly into the pan.

  5. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until done in the center. 

Recipe Notes

If using a smaller pan, increase cooking time until toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

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6 thoughts on “Homemade Dry Brownie Mix Recipe – Store Until Ready To Use

  • April 17, 2018 at 8:57 pm
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    Thanks!! I dont know why I couldnt figure that out!!

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    • April 18, 2018 at 3:52 pm
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      No problem!!! Glad we could help 🙂

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  • April 17, 2018 at 11:55 am
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    Thanks for the recipe. Looks good and easy. I enjoy your site.

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    • April 17, 2018 at 5:18 pm
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      Thank you Bettie!

      Reply
  • April 17, 2018 at 9:07 am
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    I want to prep 3 or 4 batches together in a gallon storage jar. How much do I measure out of the dry prepped mix to the wet for 1 batch to bake?

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    • April 17, 2018 at 9:20 am
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      Hi Stacey thanks for your question. After making the multiple batches measure out the dry ingredients and divide by how many batches you made. For instance, if you ended up with 6 cups of dry ingredients by tripling the recipe, then the dry mix would equal two cups per batch. Hope this helps!

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