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Small Batch Brownies Recipe

These delicious fudgy brownies are a must-have for anybody with a chocolate craving. If you want to make brownies for a small family or group of friends, this is the small batch brownies recipe for you!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie recipe small batch, small batch brownies, small batch of brownies
Servings: 6
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • Bowl
  • hand mixer or whisk
  • 2- 4 inch mini loaf pans


  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ ounces dark chocolate bars, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour I prefer using whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • dash salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts optional


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray or butter your loaf pans and set them aside.
  • In a small bowl, add the chopped dark chocolate and butter. Melt for 30 seconds in the microwave, then mix until it is smooth.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the egg, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until they are light and fluffy.
  • Add in the melted chocolate mixture and the vanilla.
  • Mix for another 30 seconds. Then add in the flours, salt, and cocoa powder. Again, mix until it is combined.
  • If you are using walnuts, they are added in last. I like to use the spatula to mix them in.
  • Divide between your 2 prepared loaf pans.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. It will not take long, DO NOT OVERBAKE. Although, I do like my brownies a little fudgy and gooey. Bake for 12-14 if you really like yours baked well.
  • Remove from the pan and allow them to cool slightly. I know it is tempting to eat them right away, but they are much better if they cool slightly.
  • Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!


  • For the best flavor use pure vanilla.
  • The size of the pan will determine the baking time. I used two small loaf pans, so my baking time was only 12 minutes.
  • Change up your brownie mix-ins! Some of my favorite mix-ins include different kinds of nuts, chocolate chips, M&Ms, mints, and anything else you enjoy.
  • Want rich espresso brownies? Add up to one teaspoon of espresso powder for an extra kick!
  • More chocolate flavor? If you want to go for double chocolate brownies, add one-half cup of dark chocolate chips to the brownie batter.