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!

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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.


  • 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 9×13″ 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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  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 🙂

  17. These are crazy good. I made them last night and didn’t realize I had no chocolate chips until I had already prepared everything and was ready to stir in the chips. BUT I did have reese’s pieces so I threw those in there because what is better than chocolate chips? Anything peanut butter related! And they turned out UH-MAZING! Served this with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and the boyfriend and I were in dessert heaven. Mmmm.

  18. Can I use either natural or Dutch-process cocoa in this delicious-looking recipe?

  19. Hey Dorothy! I fell in love with the recipe from the very first look of it! So i tried making it today but the time taken was more than 25 mins…but the taste was absolutely worth the time

    • That’s strange it took longer, but so glad you liked them!

      • made these last night – love! the flavor – but the 9×13 pan took close to 45 mins before the toothpick in the middle came out a little crumby … the edges were a little hard & dry, but fixed that by spreading warmed up mocha frosting on them after cooling about 10 mins … that said, I’d definitely make them again

  20. Was looking through my FB feeds and these one bowl brownies showed up. I had all the necessary ingredients and made them today. This will be my new brownie staple. They are by far the best I’ve had.  Couldn’t wait for them to cool down. Had a small piece and omg. Definitely everything you want in a brownie. Keeping this for good. Thank you

  21. Could you use coconut oil as replacement for vegetable oil in this recipe

  22. I was just going to write the same exact thing, more like 40 minutes for me!

  23. My family thought these were the best brownies I ever made, so fudgy and amazingly delicious!!!

  24. These brownies look absolutely yummy! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks!

  25. Hi These brownies…can’t wait to make!!! Just to let you know there are a few brands of dairy free good quality chocolate chips on the market. Enjoy Life, Semi Sweet Mega Chunks, Mini Chocolate Chips and Dark Chocolate Chips. California Gourmet Vegan Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips and I forget the other brand check out Amazon.

  26. Just made these are are very gooey after 26 minutes, toothpick completely wet!
    The are now in for another 5 minutes!

    Have you heard others say this?

    • I’ve heard a few people needed to bake them longer, but just make sure that the toothpick didn’t go into a chocolate chip. Mine baked as directed in the recipe in the book.

  27. Omg these brownies look so good!! But can i skip the chocolate chips? Where i live chocolate chips are very difficult to find.

  28. I was SO skeptical about these brownies. I’m fine with cocoa instead of melted chocolate, but I’ve never found the flavor of brownies made with both butter and oil to be anywhere near as good as brownies made with all butter. And these are made with no butter at all! Lucky for me, I trust your judgment. I needed to bake something last night after work for a party and didn’t want to go to the store to get butter, so I tried this recipe and WOW! Amazing brownies! I think you’re right about the eggs making up for the lack of butter. This is my new favorite recipe, which is saying a lot. Still can’t believe there’s no butter!

  29. Hi Dorothy,

    I made these brownies yesterday…and should say they were just awesome…I loved them.. so did my parents and sisters…thank you for sharing the recipe…

  30. All of the Brownies are GREAT>

  31. I need help I an new in USA and want to know what brand to get concerning food processor and dough mixer. And pans

  32. Do you think I could put oreo cookies in between brownie layers using this recipe? Would everything else (ingredients, prep, and bake time) remain the same?

  33. How do you recommend storing these and how long will they stay fresh for?

  34. I’m making these just as they came up in my newsfeed!! I left the nuts out and replaced them with rice bubbles…super yummy and my kids can’t get enough of them!

  35. I don’t know what I did wrong! I followed recipe exactly but they didn’t turn out.  I don’t know if it was from the oil or the eggs but it just seeped out and sat on top as they baked. Never cooked it through. Help?

  36. It didn’t mix well once I added the 5 eggs and the 1 cup vegetable oil-it just seemed like too much liquid. The oil was literally floating on top of the brownies. If those measurements are correct I will try it again. I’m not sure what went wrong-seems pretty straight forward. 

  37. Can you tell me whether baking powder is needed in this recipe?

  38. hi can half the recipe would still work out thanks

  39. Hey! I want to try this today. I wanted to ask whether to use semi sweet or milk chocolate chips? Which give a better flavour?
    And I use hershey’s, is that fine?

  40. Oh my CRIPES! I can’t get over how seriously fudgy these brownies look! Also, you scored major extra points for adding extra chocolate chips, because well, CHOCOLATE is HEAVEN!

  41. Perfect brownies. Your blog is so helpful. Thanks for sharing such a nice blog. I try to make it at home and the brownie was so yummy. Please share some more recipe.
    best brownies from scratch

  42. I’ve tried many brownie recipes. I’ve ate too many brownies. Still searching for my perfect recipe. Call me crazy but I like the dense little Debbie brownies. Not so much for the flavor but how dense they are. The recipe ingredients are very different from typical brownie recipes. Have I found my recipe? or they aren’t quite that dense?

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