Easy Bake Brownies

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.)

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Turn on your Easy Bake Oven
  2. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Pour batter into a greased small metal pan that is made for the Easy Bake Oven.
  4. Bake for about 16 minutes, then let cool for 2 minutes.
  5. 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.