Make-Your-Own Monday is a weekly series that challenges you to take something that you would normally purchase in the grocery store and make it yourself. This challenge is about getting the processed ingredients out of your kitchen, making your home and family healthier, and saving money.
This week I tried out a recipe for homemade brownie mix. I usually make my own brownies from scratch, but the recipe I normally use wouldn’t be shelf stable. This recipe can be mixed together ahead of time. Whenever we have a brownie craving, I can whip up a batch with minimal effort. Plus, every ingredient is something I always have in my pantry. There’s no yucky preservatives to worry about–a big win in my book!
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Combine the ingredients well in a bowl. Keep the mixture in a storage bag in the pantry. When you are ready to make a batch of brownies, add the mixture to a bowl and add the following:
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine the mixture and add to an 8×8 greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
I make sure to write the wet ingredients as well as the cooking instructions on the storage bag. That way I don’t have to dig out a recipe card when I want to make these brownies. And I always recycle my brownie bags. Every penny counts!
I hope you enjoy these brownies as much as we do!