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4.53 from 23 votes

Small Batch Brownie Recipe

This truly is the best brownie recipe! If you want a single serving of brownies, this easy brownie recipe is for you. This small batch recipe delivers rich, chewy, chocolatey brownies that are baked in a small baking dish. These homemade brownies taste so much better than any boxed mix can be ready in minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cool10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: brownies
Servings: 6 brownies
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 7x5-inch baking dish


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup nuts chopped (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Grease an 7 x 5-inch baking pan.
  • Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl.
  • Stir in water, vanilla and egg.
  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and stir into butter/sugar mixture.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.


Expert Tips
  • For best results use a baking dish that is 7-inches by 5-inches or very similar in size.
  • Always test to see if the brownies are done by inserting a toothpick or the tip of a sharp knife in the center and if it comes out slightly sticky, they're done.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.5mg