Mom's Best Brownies

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Goji Girl

My mom has made a variation of these brownies as long as I can remember. She doesn't know where she got the recipe from. I substituted whole wheat flour and honestly no one can tell it isn't made with white flour! You can substitute plain applesauce for part of the oil, but I like to use 1 c oil (as my mom does) with no applesauce - faster to measure, and it is a dessert after all! I hope you enjoy!

Top Review by crunchymomof2

I made this for a family reunion & it turned out well. I used the 1/2 applesauce & it tasted like a healthy treat. I also put a whole bag (2C) of dark chocolate chips & it was outstanding.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and 'flour' 9x13" pan, using cocoa powder instead of flour. (This will eliminate any white spots on bottom of brownies).
  3. In a large bowl, stir together cocoa, flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Add oil, eggs, vanilla, and any optional ingredients. Mix well, stopping as soon as all ingredients are incorporated - excessive mixing will cause a cake-like texture.
  5. Pour into prepared 9x13" pan.
  6. Bake at 350 for 27-30 minutes. Test with toothpick, the brownies are done when no batter clings to it. Remove slightly earlier if you like a gooey, eat with a fork brownie.

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