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Oct 18

PERFECTLY Fudgy One Bowl Brownies

These are the BEST perfectly Fudgy One Bowl Brownies – an easy recipe that’s done in minutes. These brownies are SO good – you can’t stop eating them. And, minus the chocolate chips, they’re dairy free.

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These are the BEST and PERFECTLY FUDGY One Bowl Brownies you'll ever make. I could NOT stop eating them!

When I started blogging I had no idea how many bloggers there were. I started 6 years ago, so there were less than there are today, but there were still so many I had no idea about. I feel like I’ve met and interacted with a lot of them since I started but there are still tons of food blogs I’ve never heard of, read, or seen. It blows my mind, really.

Given all that it really boggles my mind that there are so many food bloggers that live near me. Not only that, but we are friends, we have lunch, we hang out, our families hang out together. So when one of these food blogger-turned-real friends writes a cookbook I have to brag a little. I mean, I have a famous friend who happens to be a food blogger and is now a published author…oh, and she’s a super nice person too.

I’m talking about my friend Amy Flanigan from the blog Belly Full. She wrote a cookbook and THIS is her brownie recipe. Need I say more?

These are the BEST and PERFECTLY FUDGY One Bowl Brownies you'll ever make. I could NOT stop eating them!

I mean, obviously I have to say more about her cookbook, but these photos should speak for themselves. I consider myself somewhat of a brownie aficionado. I have a gold standard brownie recipe, a go-to easy brownie recipe, and a brownie mix I use regularly. I’ve resisted other brownie recipes for the longest time because, well, once you have one you love, why try another?

Why? Because if I hadn’t I wouldn’t have found THIS one. And OMG, you guys: BEST BROWNIE EVER. I’m not joking. This brownie recipe is my new gold standard brownie…especially when you eat them warm…straight from the pan…not that I’d know or anything.

This brownie recipe comes from Amy’s book, Good Fast Eats. It’s food that’s fast, but it’s not fast food. Amy’s mantra is to make good food that’s easy to prepare and fast to cook and even better to eat. While the book is mostly full of savory recipes, her desserts look mouth-watering. Besides brownies there are Coconut Pie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet, and Cinnamon Roll Pastry Twists. I plan to work my way through every single one of those soon.

And, I guess, if I have to make real food for dinner or something (ha!), I am making the Shrimp Satay Ramen first, followed quickly by Sweet and Sour Chicken. Both are something Jordan will eat!!

Okay, let’s get back to brownies because, really, is there anything else to talk about? They. Are. Simply. Amazing.

One Bowl Brownies from Good Fast Eats by Amy Flanigan

These brownies really are a one-bowl recipe. You don’t need to sift anything in a different bowl or whisk anything together separately. Basically you toss, mix, bake.

I can honestly say I’ve never had such a gooey, fudgy brownie that didn’t have melted chocolate or butter in the batter. Every brownie recipe that just has cocoa that I’ve tried is good but not as rich and fudgy as my normal brownies. Recipes made with oil work and taste just fine, but I’ve always found butter brownies to be richer in flavor. But these? These are fudgy to the extreme, which is a requirement for a good brownie recipe.

What’s the secret? I’m pretty sure it has to do with the 5 eggs in the recipe. Eggs are the backbone of this brownie, giving it the richness where oil might lack and structure in place of leavening. Whatever the chemistry is, the brownies are the bomb dot com, and you need to make them.

These are the BEST and PERFECTLY FUDGY One Bowl Brownies you'll ever make. I could NOT stop eating them!

The only change I made from Amy’s recipe is I added about 1 1/2 cups more chocolate chips than she called for. I just love lots of chocolate chips in brownies…what can I say? #addictedtochocolate

Be sure you go check out her book…your family will thank you!

Perfectly Fudgy One Bowl Brownies

Yield: 24 brownies

Total Time: 40 minutes

These are the BEST perfectly Fudgy One Bowl Brownies - an easy recipe that's done in minutes. These brownies are SO good - you can't stop eating them. And, minus the chocolate chips, they're dairy free.


  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, optional (I didn't use them


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13" pan with nonstick cooking spray (I lined mine with foil first).
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt. Stir in eggs and then oil until completely moistened. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and walnuts (if using).
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 22-26 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs.
  4. Let the brownies cool completely before slicing for clean lines. They taste so good warm though!

Recipe reprinted with permission from Good Fast Eats by Amy Flanigan, Cedar Fort, 2016.

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18 comments on “PERFECTLY Fudgy One Bowl Brownies

  1. I never knew how many bloggers there were before I started either, and now I couldn’t imagine my life without their friendship and support. And being able to hang out with them is the best! These one bowl brownies look amazing, Dorothy! I’ve got to check out that cookbook!


  2. We chocoholics definitely need to stay together. These brownies absolutely look like the bomb dot com, plus an extra sprinkle of chocolate on top! I am also amazed at how many food bloggers there are. Our community keeps growing, and I love it!


  3. I’ll never forget when I found out there were “others like me” in my city, either. I felt like an island before! Love you and our group, Dorothy! Thank you so much for this wonderful review of my book – and this recipe. Your glowing words are like absolute butter!


  4. oh my woooorrrrd I cannot get over how rich and fudgy these brownies look!


  5. They look fabulous and the chips on top….so eye-catching, love the top-down photo!

    Just when I made your brownies/brookies from your book and deemed those brownies total perfection, now you’re saying there’s another gold standard…ok need to try!


  6. Holy cow!  Fudgy brownies are such a weakness of mine. I can’t get over how delicious and decadent these look!


  7. Brownies are my favorite sugary treat, so I am always looking for new recipes to try. These look awesome!


  8. No leavening? Interesting. Have to try them.


  9. These do look wonderful. And I never knew about food bloggers at all until you started writing one! lol


  10. It’s difficult for me to believe that another brownie recipe could top yours, Dorothy!  But, I will trust your opinion and try it!  The photo is the bomb!


  11. I’m a newbie blogger and hope to meet other bloggers in the future! Seems like such a great community full of support. These brownies looks amazing too!! Yum!! 


  12. these look seriously fudgy! and now I know what i need to bake tomorrow. one can never have too many brownie recipes


  13. These look amazing!!! I love fudgy brownies (is there any other kind!?) and can’t wait to try this recipe!


  14. These are a one bowl recipe!? I can barely believe it they look super intense and delicious.


  15. Oh my goodness. These look like they have the perfect amount of chocolate inside 🙂 I have a tub of vanilla ice cream that’s just asking to be scooped on top of these fudgy brownies!


  16. I totally know what you mean! When I get onto social media, it seems like the food bloggers are endless! I would love a bowl of these brownies right about now 🙂


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