I’ve been working on some simple recipes lately, as you guys might have noticed. Brownies are a solid recipe to have in your arsenal honestly, so let’s make it a one-bowl recipe too.

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In fact, if you make these in a nonstick, oven-safe pot, it’s totally one dish, no additional baking pan.

Here’s what it’s going to look like as you go along:

Melt the butter and chocolate

Melt the butter and chocolate

Add in the sugar

Add in the sugar

Stir it up

Stir it up

Add the eggs and vanilla

Add the eggs and vanilla

Stir it up again

Stir it up again

And then add all your dry stuff

And then add all your dry stuff

and stir it on up once more!

and stir it on up once more!

BUT, don’t worry if you don’t have that. Simply make these bad boys in whatever pot you have, and then pour them into a greased square cake pan, the results are totally the same.

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So let’s talk about what you want in a brownie. There was a short time in my life where I preferred to make cake-like brownies, and I think I just didn’t fully yet appreciate the greatness of fudgey brownies. So, we want them to be fudgey and chewy. We want them to be super chocolatey, and we want that flaky, thin crust to form over the top. If you’re like me, you want the edges to be extra chewy. And if you are like my husband, you want nuts in the mix.

This recipe is everything. All of those things. We’re adding chocolate in three ways- first, with unsweetened baking chocolate melted together the butter. Next, with a little cocoa powder. And last, with some chocolate chips. ALL OF THE CHOCOLATE.

sorry for yelling.

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So listen, throw in whatever you want. Walnuts if you prefer, hazelnuts, swirl in some peanut butter over the top, whatever your heart desires- it’s a flexible recipe guys. Enjoy!

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One Bowl Brownies

If you use a non-stick pot that is about 8 or 9 inches around, you can even bake the brownies right in there! Otherwise, use an 8-inch square cake pan. 

Servings 9 brownies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbs. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. If you are using a non-stick, oven-safe pot to mix and bake in, there's no need to grease a baking dish. If not, grease an 8-inch cake pan, round or square. Set aside. 

  2. In a medium pot, about 8-9 inches in diameter if you are baking in the pot, melt the butter and unsweetened chocolate over medium heat until smooth. 

  3. Remove from the heat. Stir in the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until combined. Then, add in the flour, cocoa powder, salt, espresso powder, chocolate chips, and chopped pecans. Stir until just combined. Pour the batter into your baking dish if using. Otherwise, place the pot directly into the oven, and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick placed about two inches from the side of the pan comes out clean. Cool and enjoy!



  1. Shelly

    July 30, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    These were great! Made the whole thing in my cast iron skillet and it couldn’t have been easier. Thank you!

    • Dough-Eyed

      July 31, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      Awesome! I'm so glad they turned out well for you Shelly! Thanks for dropping by!


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