PERFECTLY Fudgy One Bowl Brownies

4.28 from 11 votes

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

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.
4.28 from 11 votes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 24 brownies
Serving Size


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13" pan with nonstick cooking spray (I lined mine with foil first).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Let the brownies cool completely before slicing for clean lines. They taste so good warm though!

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

If you looooove brownies like I do be sure to check out these salted caramel brownies from scratch or gooey Oreo brownie bars!

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  1. BEWARE!

    I did the recipe twice. The first time I put the oil before the eggs and it was a soggy ball drenched in oil. The second time I did the recipe exactly how it asked Except with less oil (less than 3/4) and it came out with oil on the sides and tasted disgusting with a hint of oil

    1. I’ve made that recipe a few times as written. It was from a cookbook and it’s always turned out right for me, so I’m not sure what would’ve happened. Possibly you did not use enough flour.

  2. I did a Google search for “no butter brownies” and your recipe popped up, and I’m so glad I gave it a go – my family loved them. I used parchment paper to line the pan and I used 1/2 cup sea salt caramel chips in addition to the 1 cup of regular chocolate chips used in the was a hit. Thanks again for a great recipe!

  3. These were decadent rich Chewy chocolaty brownies, my whole family and I love them! Excellent recipe! I did cook them a bit too long bc I’m used to using butter and not oil so I wanted to make sure they were cooked thoroughly but we still loved them.
    I used pecans instead of walnuts bc that’s what I had. Definitely a go to recipe to get your chocolate fix 😉

  4. My go-to brownie recipe! The first time I made them they did come out super oily and had to throw them away but I baked them in a glass dish. The second and every time after that I’ve used a pan lined with aluminum foil and they bake perfectly, fudgy and delicious! Making them right now for a potluck at work tonight! 

  5. I’ve made these brownies multiple times and they are the BEST! I always get compliments on them and I’ve never had a problem with them being to oily. They come out super moist and fluffy. I could eat the entire pan myself!

  6. Just curious, have you ever made these or did you copy and paste from somewhere else? 1cup of oil left these absolutely swimming in nasty. Entirely too much oil. A lot of expensive ingredients and time wasted. 

    1. They are from the book that is referenced in the post. I’ve made them several times with success. Did you bake them long enough? I’d love to troubleshoot.

      1. Thank you for this recipe – worked beautifully – we didn’t have anything sweet and these came out with nice crispy edges and a nice crust and they were soft and sweet on the inside – so fudgy!! I had everything in my cabinet to make them and will be making these again!

  7. Is it ok to replace the vegetable oil with canola oil? Also, is it fine to use a coconut oil spray for the non stick spray?