Brownies are probably one of my all time favorite desserts and nothing is better than homemade brownies! I created this HOMEMADE BROWNIE MIX so that I can have delicious brownies in even less time!
Homemade Brownie Mix is easy to make and saves tons of time!
This may seem silly, but this is one of the coolest ideas I think I have come up with -making your own “boxed” brownies. My family loves the convenience of boxed brownies, but sometimes we don’t get the best deal on them.
Now, you can make your own homemade brownies and still get the convenience. This is what I did and I’m addicted to it! I love making a big batch of these homemade brownie mixes so that my pantry is stocked and I can make brownies in no time at all.
How I discovered how to make a homemade brownie mix.
A long time again…(I think it might have been almost 10 years now!), I made brownies for my family for after dinner.
My family loves my homemade brownies but it takes some time to mix up the dry ingredients and then the wet ingredients. Then I had a thought…what if half the work was already done and I already had the dry ingredients ready?
This would save half of the time for the next time I wanted brownies. I immediately pulled out some quart size storage baggies and tried it out. When I was mixing up my dry ingredients in my bowl, I added the same amounts to the storage bags as well.
This is how my homemade box brownie was born! The pre-made dry ingredients worked great and my family has been enjoying brownies even quicker ever since!
What ingredients are needed to make your own pre-packaged brownie mix?
I bet you already have the ingredients needed for this recipe in your pantry. I don’t love anything too complicated and I promise that this recipe is not difficult either!
- Cocoa Powder
- Baking Powder
That’s all you need! 5 ingredients is all you need to create this easy and convenient homemade brownie mix.
How to make brownie mix?
First, I like to get out all the ingredients that I need to create these box brownie mixes. Also, I get all the measuring cups needed for this recipe.
Then I get out the storage bags for the amount of mixes that I want to create and I label them so that I remember what these are when I’m digging around in my pantry.
Then I use my freezer bag holders that I purchased on amazon to help keep the storage bags open. These bag holders are amazing and help when I not only create freezer meals but when I made these pre-made mixes as well.
After everything is set up, I start adding the needed ingredients. I add each ingredient one at a time and ensure that I add the ingredients to each bag before starting the next.
Once all the sugar is added, then I begin to add the cocoa powder.
Continue this process until all the ingredients have been added.
This recipe is so easy, you can do as many as you would like at once. I generally do at least 4 bags when I create this recipe.
Instead of dragging everything out just for one pan of brownies, I created 4 mixes while I was making my batch of brownies. Now, I don’t have to drag out the flour and sugar for the next 4 times I make brownies. Woohoo!
Not only do I save time because I don’t have to mix up the dry ingredients, I also save time because I don’t have to wash another bowl the next time I made delicious homemade brownies.
Now that the dry ingredients have been created, how do you turn these into delicious brownies!
Now that half of the work is done, creating brownies when you want them takes no time at all!
When I want to make brownies, I mix in a large bowl my homemade brownie mix with 2 eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Then I bake at 350 in a 8X8 pan that has been greased with a cooking spray or a small amount of vegetable oil or coconut oil.
Bake for 25-30 minutes and then you have a delicious batch of brownies to enjoy! Yummy!
It really is that simple! With this homemade brownie mix recipe, you can have homemade brownies anytime you want!
Can you make these brownies in a 9X13 pan?
Yes, I have made these delicious chocolate brownies in a 9X13 pan. I used 2 of the pre-packaged brownie mixes and double the wet ingredients as well.
Then you don’t have to cook it as long since the brownies will be a bit thinner. I allowed to cook for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees until the brownies were cooked through. It worked perfectly!
Generally, I use the 8X8 pan because my entire family will eat all the brownies that this creates and I don’t have to worry about being tempted with these brownies the next day. I have a family of 10, so it doesn’t take long for brownies to be devoured in our household!
How to store homemade brownie mix:
After my brownie mixes have been created, I store them in a plastic container in my pantry.
Then in the plastic container, I wrote the ingredients that I needed to add when I create some chocolate brownies on a piece of paper and I store these instructions in the plastic container as well.
This way I don’t have to look up these ingredients and then I can quickly make brownies with my homemade mix.
What can you add to this brownie mix?
This homemade brownie mix is pretty amazing by itself but you can add in your favorite sweets to make these even better!
You can stir in 3/4 cup of chocolate chips to make these brownies even more chocolatey! Also, you can mix in white chocolate chips or butterscotch as well.
You can mix these in your storage bags or you can add them in on the day you create your brownies.
Also, adding in your favorite nuts will bring a delicious crunch to this recipe and add a great flavor as well.
If I’m having guests over, I love creating a different variety of brownies so that everyone can enjoy their favorite type!
Homemade Brownie Mixes make the cutest gifts!
I love making a large batch of these in mason jars or any cute jars that I find on sale. You can leave the ingredients separate like I did in these pictures or you can shake them up as well.
I usually put a gift tab on the jar with the wet ingredients to add when the brownies are prepared. I love giving these to my kids’ teachers or any of my friends for their birthdays or Christmas!
Print this Homemade Brownie Mix Recipe below:
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup all-purpose flour you can use ¼ cup whole wheat and ¼ cup of regular flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
Dump all the ingredients in a ziploc bag. Do this several times to make multiple batches (I try and at least do 4 at a time). Then on a piece of paper or note card, write:
" Mix well with 2 eggs, ½ melted cup butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pour into greased 8x8 pan. Cook for 25-30 minutes in 350 degree oven."
That is it! You just made your own boxed brownies.
What other homemade mixes can you make?
I love making my own homemade mixes instead of buying the boxes or pre-packages which all have a ton of ingredients that I have never heard of and can’t even pronounce!
If you enjoyed making this homemade brownie mix, I hope you try my homemade pancake and waffle mix. A delicious and homemade breakfast can be prepared in no time at all with this mix in your pantry!
I also love making my own cornbread mixes, so I can easily whip up a batch of cornbread to serve with my favorite soup and stew recipes.
In addition, I love to make my own seasoning mixes. Here are a few that I hope you try out soon!
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe
- Fajita Seasoning
- Homemade Blackening Seasoning
- Chili Seasoning
You might also like this bite size Mini brownie cupcakes recipe for another super easy treat.
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