Do you love brownies? Here is a homemade brownie mix that is free of a lot of preservatives, this tastes just as good as any commercial brownie mix.
Have you ever wished you had a food gift, or perhaps you have often gone into your pantry and wanted to put together a quick sweet treat? Now you can with his homemade brownie mix. This brownie mix is from a collection of recipes I have been carrying around for just about 20 years. Recently I started going through old paper copies of recipes, and this is one I saved and never made until just recently. I believe this recipe may have originated with an old Southern Living magazine.
What makes this recipe special? In a matter of a few minutes, you can put together six batches of homemade brownie mix that will stay fresh for about six weeks. You could easily put a batch of the brownies into a quart jar, and give this as a gift.
Enjoy brownies with nuts, you can add nuts to the mix. While in the video shown here, I did not add nuts, this brownie mix tastes great when you add a cup of walnuts, or you could even add some semi-sweet chocolate chips, it’s your choice, they are your brownies.
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Frequently Asked Questions
This doesn’t add up to 18 cups, what’s the deal?
You are 100% right, if you add up the cups of the raw ingredients it isn’t 18 cups at all. I will say the weight of the mix does not change. No laws of physics broken here. What does change is the volume the mix takes up. When you use a mixer and you are whipping air into all of the ingredients, they increase in size. The final brownie mix isn’t dense like flour, sugar, and shortening. The final mix is aerated and takes up more volume. In fact, the volume increases about 10%, giving you just about 18 cups. Another way to think of this is you sift 1 cup of flour after it is sifted the flour will take up more volume. So if you put the sifted flour back into the measuring up it may overflow.
Can I use Coconut oil
I don’t know about that yet. When I test my recipes, I test them for the ingredients as written. I will test this for coconut oil, but I have not done so yet. I personally haven’t done a lot of baking with coconut oil, so I personally don’t understand how it changes the other ingredients.
Homemade Brownie Mix
Chocolate Brownie Mix
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder plus
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 8 cups sugar
- 2 1/2 cups cocoa powder
- 2 cups shortening
One Batch of Brownies
- 3 cups brownie mix
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup nuts if desired
For the Brownie Mix
- Place the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa powder in a bowl. Whisk to thoroughly combine.
- Add the shortening and cut it in with a fork or pastry blender until it has the consistency of cornmeal.
To Make Brownies with the Mix
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a square 8-inch pan or line it with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine 3 cups of brownie mix, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, 3 eggs, and nuts.
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.