So I was hanging out with the little rutabaga one afternoon, and we couldn’t think of anything to do :/ Then she yelled out “Easy Bake Oven” and I thought that was a spectacular idea.
She got her Easy Bake Oven a couple years ago as a gift, and received a couple baking mixes. But those are long gone and crazy expensive! Who would spend $6+ to make a cake in a little 3×5″ pan?? Not me! We came up with a recipe of our own. She helped measure and mix in the ingredients. And she ate plenty of chocolate chips along the way (we both did).
After scraping it into a greased little pan, sliding it into the Easy Bake Oven, and waiting about 15 minutes, we had us some brownies! We slid it out and let it cool for a few minutes. Then we each cut ourselves a piece and ate it up! That girl was so proud of her little brownies! She made sure we saved a piece for my dad to try!
All in all the brownies were surprisingly good. They weren’t spongey like I expected they might be. Obviously baking something that has to be a half an inch tall to fit into the oven, only to be cooked under a lightbulb, will not give you the same effect as a thick brownie baked in the oven. But this recipe is about baking being fun and easy for youngsters. If you are a babysitter, or have young siblings or children of your own, try this the next time you’re bored! I hope they get the same smiles on their faces as my little rutabaga did!!
Easy Bake Brownies
(This recipe takes about 5 minutes of preparation, and 16 minutes to bake. It makes one small pan of brownie.)
- 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1 sprinkle of salt
- 1 tsp oil
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 Tbsp milk
- 2 tsp chocolate syrup
- 1-2 Tbsp chocolate chips (mini or regular-sized)
- a pinch of powdered sugar (optional)
- Turn on your Easy Bake Oven
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Pour batter into a greased small metal pan that is made for the Easy Bake Oven.
- Bake for about 16 minutes, then let cool for 2 minutes.
- Eat and enjoy!
Note: If you do use powdered sugar, sprinkle it over the brownie right before eating, otherwise it melts into the top of the brownie.