Homemade Brownies

These Homemade Brownies are perfectly decadent, delicious, and loaded with chocolate chips!


  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 ⅓ cups sugar
  •  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder or instant coffee
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips plus more for topping
  • Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9 pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
    • Combine melted butter, oil, sugar, and cocoa powder in a large bowl. Stir until smooth.
    • Mix in the eggs, vanilla, espresso powder, and salt.
    • Slowly stir in the flour (batter should be thick) and gently fold in the chocolate chips.
    • Spread the batter into the prepared pan & top with more chocolate chips if desired.
    • Bake for 21-25 minutes or until they become glossy around the edges and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted 1-inch from the edge.
    • Let cool before cutting.

    Recipe Notes

    • For quick and easy clean-up, line the baking dish with parchment paper or foil. This also allows for you to easily remove and cut brownies by lifting them out.
    • Ensure eggs are room temperature, you can put them in a glass of warm water if you’ve forgotten to take them out early.
    • Do not overcook, brownies should be cooked until a toothpick 1-inch from the edge of the pan comes out with just a few crumbs attached. They can and should be a little bit gooey in the middle.
    • Make sure the brownies are completely cooled before cutting.
    • Line the pan with foil first, this makes the brownies easy to lift out before cutting.
    • Use a plastic knife if you have one, the brownies won’t stick to a plastic knife. A regular knife can be sprayed with oil or cooking spray before cutting the brownies.


    Calories: 227Carbohydrates: 28gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 133mgPotassium: 135mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 213IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 2mg