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Small batch brownies stacked on parchment paper.

One-bowl Small-batch Brownies

One bowl, 5 minutes prep, and 8 ingredients are all you need to make these super quick, easy, and delicious small-batch brownies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 to 8 brownies
Calories 128kcal
Author Tracy


  • 9x5-inch loaf pan
  • Parchment paper, optional


  • 1/4 cup (2oz) salted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons (15g) unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and line your loaf pan with parchment paper (if you don't care about lifting the brownies out of the pan, you can skip the paper).
  • In a medium bowl, combine slightly cooled melted butter and granulated sugar and whisk until well combined. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add flour, sifted cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir until just combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth it out so it covers most of the bottom. Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. For fudgier brownies, bake for 19-20 minutes and pull them.
  • Cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!


Approximate nutritional information is for 1/8 the recipe.


Serving: 1/8 recipe | Calories: 128kcal