Old Fashioned Brownies with Cinnamon and Pecans

September 28, 2010

Who doesn’t love a good brownie? The other day I was fiending for some chocolate, ripping open the pantry doors and practically tearing the cabinet doors off their hinges in search of something to satisfy my craving. No luck. I was, unimaginably and inexcusably, out of chocolate reserves. Not sure how it happened, but I had nothing chocolate to nosh on- or did I? In the very last place I looked (of course!) I found some cocoa powder and decided that brownies would do the trick. I whipped up this little number using my pantry ingredients. This is a super basic recipe, probably far too simple for my super smart readers, but who doesn’t love an easy, comforting classic? When I get a hankering for a good brownie, this is my go to recipe. Enjoy!

2 large eggs (from the farm)
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt (just a pinch)
a good handful of chopped pecans
1 tsp cinnamon
1 handful chocolate chips (optional)


Sift flour and cocoa powder together in a large mixing bowl.

Add salt, cinnamon, and baking powder to the dry mix.

In a separate bowl combine all wet ingredients and sugar.

Next, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine. You want to add the pecans and chocolate chips at this point too. Stir until well blended and smooth.

Pour into a greased pan and bake at 350 for about 20 min, or until done.

While you wait, lick the mixing bowl and fingers clean. This is my favorite part.

You should let the brownies cool a bit before slicing, but I can never wait. I usually get my fingers in there right away for the gooey, chocolatey goodness.

Slice, serve and enjoy. Glorious.

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