Quick and Easy Brownies
Takes about 45 minutes to make.
Takes about 45 minutes to make.
Great recipe!!! I did decrease the flour to 1 cup as suggested by someone else which makes them less cake like and more like I personally like my brownies. I then added 1 cup coconut flakes and 1/2 cup chopped pecans... Can you say "German Chocolate Cake Brownies"? Delicious. Thanks for a great recipe even though I get carried away and change recipes up a bit.Read More
These were definitely fast and easy to make, using ingredients I had onhand. (I also reduced the flour to 1 cup, as other reviewers suggested.) The brownies came out cakelike, with a very mild chocolate flavor. We prefer dense, chewy brownies with a fudgy flavor. This just wasn't the brownie for us, but it would be great if you prefer a cake-like, subtly flavored brownie.Read More
Great recipe!!! I did decrease the flour to 1 cup as suggested by someone else which makes them less cake like and more like I personally like my brownies. I then added 1 cup coconut flakes and 1/2 cup chopped pecans... Can you say "German Chocolate Cake Brownies"? Delicious. Thanks for a great recipe even though I get carried away and change recipes up a bit.
I made these while standing and chatting with a friend, and couldn't believe how fast they came together. (Couple beers had skewed my sense of time passage...) The taste is incredible. Made exactly as stated minus the nuts--boyfriend is allergic. No frosting needed! Sprinkled powdered sugar on top, more for looks than anything else. Everyone loved them. Just had one, couple days later, and they are still NOMMY! Update: Made these again with 'help' from my 5 year old. Still super tasty! Just wanted to add that I used about 1/4 c margarine and 3/4 light butter with canola oil, did not notice a change in taste or texture!
As I sit here eating my third brownie from this recipe, I'm listing all that I love about it: cake-like texture, brownie flavour, very chocolately, very easy, and I love the fact that it uses cocoa rather than chocolate squares. (I ALWAYS have cocoa!) I used a 9x9 inch stone baking dish and baked for exactly 30 minutes. Truly delicious! I will use this recipe again, for certain!
This was my first attempt at making brownies and I must have used the wrong kind of pan (stainless steel) because they were burning at 15 minutes! Literally my fire alarms were set off! I took them out, opened windows to vent the smoke and managed to salvage half of them which were delicious. Next time I will try a glass pyrex dish instead to see if that helps.
Wonderful! I took another reviewer's advice and only used one cup of flour. I also cut the butter in half and substitued 1/2 cup applesauce for the remaining butter. Because of the applesauce, the cooking time was longer - 45 minutes for me - but these are moist and delicious and very easy.
Eggs make brownies cake-y and since we like chewy brownies, we used 2 eggs instead of 4, and 1 cup of flour instead of 1 & 1/2. We added 2 tsp of freeze-dried coffee to increase the complexity of the flavor, and created a mocha sensation: they were sensational! Chewy, rich, and moist. I'd definitely make these again -- esp. given how simple they are! Much better than boxed! Our brownies turned out chewy, moist, and chocolate-y! P.S. We used a 7 x 11" pan, which worked really well.
45 minutes from start to finish, including the baking! What a wonderful recipe! Great for drop-in company. No icing is necessary. Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe lives up to it's name! We did not have a mix, so I thought I would give it a try. I hate the mess of melting chocolate (other recipes) and I had cocoa powder on hand. Also, I used chocolate chips instead of nuts. They turned out SUPER and I am making them again for a party. They are still fudgy and chewy the next day (keep covered). Great warm with ice cream!!
These were easy and very good. Not quite as chocolatey as we like, but still very good. Also, if you like your brownies less cakey, and more chewy, it's not the flour that does it, it's the eggs. More eggs=more cake-like brownies; less eggs=chewier brownies.
I added 1 cup chocolate chips and swirled 1/2 cup caramel sauce though the mix after adding to the pan. I also reduced the flour to 1 cup. Too much flour will give them a cake-like consistency. These brownies turned out pretty good but since I had to alter the recipe somewhat, I give it a 4 star.
If it wasn't for the fact these were a little light in chocolate flavor as well as color these would have been the perfect brownie. Easy to make. Pleasantly sweet and buttery, but not cloyingly sweet. Chewy edges and moist, fudgey centers. Still, they were weak in the chocolate department. Up the cocoa powder to 2/3-3/4 cup and you'll have THE perfect brownie.
Brownies tasted Great, but I tried baking them in a smaller pan as some said they did... took much too long to cook, well over 1 hour. :( So much for a quick tasty desert.
These were definitely fast and easy to make, using ingredients I had onhand. (I also reduced the flour to 1 cup, as other reviewers suggested.) The brownies came out cakelike, with a very mild chocolate flavor. We prefer dense, chewy brownies with a fudgy flavor. This just wasn't the brownie for us, but it would be great if you prefer a cake-like, subtly flavored brownie.
One of the best recipes on this site. I've made these countless times and they always get rave reviews. I've made many variations: used Hershey's Special Dark cocoa instead of regular and added 3 teaspoons of instant espresso powder. Switched mint extract for the vanilla and used mint chips instead of walnuts. Switched orange extract for the vanilla and added some orange zest. The list goes on and on! These are so easy and so yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Apparently people felt they needed to change things with this recipe, which I personally thought was weird. Simple is usually better. These brownies are as easy as making boxed brownies but taste better. I did the recipes exactly as stated and they turned out perfect. A wonderful middle between fudgy and cake-like. I make them all the time and everyone has LOVED them!
These brownies were excellent! They are fast, easy and aren't messy. I only added one cup of flour (which is lucky because that's all the flour I had :D) and it came out really chewy and moist the way I love brownies. Also I added 1/4 cup walnuts but I wish I added more because they were great in these brownies. I will definitely make these again! Update: I made these again and I forgot to mention that I did add 1 1/2 cups of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar, a tablespoon of instant coffee, 3 eggs instead of four and 2/3 cup of cocoa to up the chocolate flavor both times. I also baked for 25 min and they came out very soft and chewy.
Sooo good! I used 1 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cup of flour and (this may sound strange)I replaced 1/2 of the butter with pureed avocado. It cuts the fat by 35% and makes them ridiculously fudgy and moist. You can't even tell.
I've made these twice in two weeks, and here are my tweaks: used 1 & 1/4 cup flour and only 3 eggs, to reduce the 'cake-like' texture (oh, and 1/3 cup of that flour was whole-wheat: I try to sneak it into as much as I can:);I added 1 cup choc. chips; and, as I was making these I was on the phone (bad idea) and forgot to add the second stick of butter, so with only 1 stick & no additional oil or anything, they were really good- did not miss the extra butter!! Oh, and added 1 cup ground walnuts. Great brownies, and not as horrendously decadent as they might have been! 9/9/09 I make these every couple weeks now- so fast & easy! I discovered that adding a scant Tbls of instant coffee really kicks up the chocolate flavor. And, since some of my family don't like walnuts, I skip them and add 1 cup chocolate chips!
So naughty, but SOOOO yummy! I usually just make brownies from a mix, but these are tons better. My hips are about 6 inches bigger now, but oh well...
This is definitely a five star brownie with a few adjustments. Like many of the other reviews I would suggest decreasing the flour to 1 cup if you want a chewy brownie. Also watch the bake time, I only baked mine for about 20 to 22 minutes. And don't over beat the mixture. I would beat by hand, adding the eggs one at a time, and would not use a hand/stand mixer. Made these last night and they came out chewy and fudge-like just how we like them.
I've made this recipe TWICE now - that's how good it is! The first time, I used an 8x8 glass dish and used all 4 eggs - it came out more like a CAKE. The second time, I used only 2 eggs and the suggested 9x13 glass dish - and it came out PERFECT :) The secret is in how many eggs/flour you use that makes the difference. For the second batch, I added walnuts and marshmallows for Rocky Road-style brownies and it was a hit :) This will be my go-to brownie recipe now!
I'm 12 and this is my first time making something all on my own! I though i would fail, but this is a great easy recipe to follow and doesn't take much time!And they where AMAZINGGG
This recipe was a huge hit tonight! I am not a baker by any stretch of the imagination and was hesitant to try "brownies from scratch". I'm so glad that I decided to try and that I found this recipe. I prefer a less cakey brownie, so followed the recommendation of a few others to cut the flour to 1c. I also used only .5c butter and substituted .5c applesauce for the rest of the better. Lastly, I prefer a thicker brownie, so I baked this in a 9x9 pan and increased the cooking time to 55 minutes. They turned out perfect. Thanks for the great receipe!
These were fantastic! Didn't change a thing, topped with powdered sugar. Next time I will up the cocoa (I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder) for a more chocolaty taste. YUM!
These brownies were delicious, moist, chocolatey...I simply loved them! I used 1 cup of flour like many people suggested, and it came out wonderful. My whole family loved them! I'm definitely using this recipe again.
I'm not sure why this doesn't have 5 stars!? My goodness... it's easy and truly the most delicious brownie recipe I've ever found. (even if it weren't easy I'd make them!) I used to buy boxed brownies- but this recipe blows them out of the water. I decreased the flour to 1 cup as advised. yum yum yum.
These are good, but you can really taste the butter. I think you have to make sure to mix these REALLY WELL. I recommend an electric mixer.
My husband doesn't really like brownies, but he BEGS me to bake these! They are so good! I took the advice of the other reviewers and used 1.25 cups of flour. I left out the nuts and baked them for exactly 30 minutes.
I loved how easy they were to make, and the chocolate flavor was light and cocoa-ey, instead of dense and fudgy. Brownies are usually too intense for me, but I liked these, even though I only got 2 - my BF devoured the rest. He loved them!
Wowza! I am not an experienced baker, and rarely eat sweets. Sometimes, though, I really want a Brownie. Previously when that craving hits I bought a box mix at the grocery store. Today I found this recipe and low and behold I had all the ingredients on hand. After reading the reviews about the amount of flour making these too cake like and recommending cutting the flour to 1 cup I decided to compromise. I didn't want too cake-ey or too gooey, so I made a guess and used a very heaping 1 cup of flour. I used way more than 1/2 cup walnuts because I love nuts. Also threw in some chocolate chips (that can never hurt I assume). These are the Best Brownies I Ever Had. Never will I buy a box again, these were just as easy and way way way better.
Following the advice of other reviewers, I reduced the flour to 1 cup and increased the cocoa powder to 2/3 cup, because I don't like my brownies cake-like. The brownies were moist, with good chocolate flavor and a nice dense texture. I used a glass 9x13 pan, and they were done in 30 minutes. I took them to a BBQ and everyone there loved them (they disappeared very quickly). The best part is they were as quick and easy as their name indicates.
Great tasting brownies and super easy to make. I love that this recipe uses common ingredients so it can be whipped up quickly. I only used 1 cup of flour, and they turned out perfect!
Very good recipe. I decreased the amount of flour to 1 cup as others suggested and I'm glad I did. The primary reason that I baked those is because I wanted to make Chef John's Holiday Rum Balls (which I did and they are absolutely delicious!) which required stale brownies. Unfortunately, they never got there and stayed moist for ever (week later). I will definitely make them again and will play with different ingredients. This is a keeper. Thank you for sharing with us.
Awesome recipe! I didn't change a thing and they came out PERFECT. I too, was happy to see a recipe that called for cocoa powder instead of baking squares. Thank you for a tasty recipe that wil be used again and again!
This is cake, not brownies. Has the chocolate taste SPOT ON... but the consistency = no bueno.
The name says it all: quick and easy. Oh, and delicious. All the flavor of Duncan Hines, none of the cost (and processing?). Cut down the flour to 1 C as recommended in the comments.
So good...followed others advice and only used 1 cup of flour...came out fudgy. They looked dry but when you bit into them, they were anything but. I actually tripled the recipe and put walnuts in one batch and then frosted two pans (one with walnuts and one without) using the Brownie Frosting on this site (also very very good). Ended up with 3 pans...two with frosting and one without. All three batches disappeared in minutes! This recipe is a keeper!
I was hungry for brownies and decided to try a new recipe, so I picked this one. Well, I'm sorry to say my son and I did not like these at all. The texture was bad and the taste was not any better. I bake bread, cakes, bagels, cookies, etc. from scratch at least twice a week, so baking is nothing new to me, but I'd honestly rather eat brownies from a mix than bake these again. Sorry.
Excellent, quick and easy! One word of caution as I just finished making my 3rd batch today for a youth function tonight...on the first batch, I was lazy and dumped all ingredients and THEN mixed with a wooden spoon. Still tasty, but a totally different color and slightly different texture as the ingredients settled a little more unusually. The last two batches, I mixed with a WHISK after EACH additonal ingredient. Fantastic texture and rich chocolatey color! It made a big difference whisking after adding each ingredient. My husband is a very picky brownie eater and he tried one and said they were delicious! No more brownie packages for me! I also eliminated the extra 1/2 cup flour and used only one cup.
These weren't the best I've had, but they were very quick, very easy, and tasty. I think I will make these again.
This recipe is excellent except for one detail, it is mis-titled. It should be called "Sugar Butter Bars". All I taste is butter and sugar. There is enough cocoa to make them brown, but not to taste chocolatey. They don't taste bad, they just don't taste like much.
This recipe is fantastic, I did use less flour as others did but think it would be great either way. Simple, fast and excellent tasting! Who could ask for more? Small gripe about those who gave less stars because they changed it, I think they should not rate it if they changed it so much! This recipe deserves every star it got!
I took other suggestions and cut the flour to one cup. I also only used three eggs. I wanted mine to be a bit more fudgy. They turned out great! next time I think I would cut back on the butter. But overall a great brownies with stuff I had on hand! Thanks for sharing!
These are absolutely wonderful! We decreased the flour to one cup and increased the cocoa to 2/3 cup and sprinkled semi-sweet chocolate chips on the top before baking (left out the walnuts-personal preference). Baked them for 28 minutes in a glass 9x13 and they turned out great! Easy enough that my 9 year old daughter was the cook...with very little help from me.
So first time I made these, I used one cup of flour as some of the other reviews had mentioned. I also subbed some of the butter for applesauce. Amazing! made them again this past weekend, and decied to try flour amount as written, ( still used half butter, half applesauce), and the result was chewy cake, not brownies. Although they were good and edible, they were not brownies. I will use this recipe again and again, but will only be using one cup of flour.
A definite hit; definitely use one cup of flour, and be sure to mix the ingredients in the 'standard' order - sugar and butter first, then eggs and vanilla, and then add all the dry ingredients, with nuts or chocolate chips last (I used chocolate chunks from chocolate squares); so simple to make and so tasty!
Really yummie and very easy. Very similar to another brownie recipe here, so I generally make one of the two. I cut down on the sugar a little to make them less sweet. Wonderful recipe!
good stuff! i halved the recipe and used 1/4 cup natural applesauce instead of the 2 eggs. i also added some macadamia nuts a friend had just brought back from Hawaii and some chocolate chips. Delicious!
I made these into brownie bites. Really yummy! Cakey outside, fudgy inside. Used 1 1/4 cups flour instead of 1 1/2. Baked in mini-muffin tin for 15 mins at 350 degrees. Perfect!
excellent! I added peanut butter chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and put a peanut butter frosting over them... so yummy!
My 10yo son made these by himself, and earned a blue ribbon at the county fair.
I made 2 batches of this recipe...the first I made with only 1 cup of flour as per suggestions from others and the second I made following the original recipe. I liked both but prefer the more "fudgy" recipe using less flour. The original recipe is great but tastes like a chocolate cake...which I will start using as my new chocolate cake recipe!
Wow - these taste better than any brownie mix out there. These are very simple to make, with ingredients that I always have on hand...which could be dangerous! They are definitely not low fat with a full cup of butter and 4 eggs, but they are scrumptious! I added white chocolate chips to my mix to give it another dimension and dropped the flour down to 1 cup like other reviewers suggested. You won't be sorry you made these...although your thighs might be!
Sorry; these weren't for me! Followed the recipe exactly and found they were too cake-like and not chocolaty enough for me. Will stick to my old very fudgy brownie recipe.
These are delicious and choclatey and moist but definetely cake-like. If you are a fudgy fan instead of cake like brownie fan, than this isn't your recipe! Personally I am a cake like brownie person through and through. I added 1/2 cup of chopped pecans but would add more next time (and I normally don't do nuts in my baked goods).
This took 45 min. to bake in an 8x8 pan w/ the reduced 1 cup of flour. But the brownies were still soft the next morning. And the family LOVED them.
As written there seems to be too much flour which makes them heavier. Like others suggested 1 cup is enough. Also, I use only 1/4 tsp. of baking powder because too much of it in brownies takes away from the moistness.
Overall, a pretty decent brownie. They were a little bit too cakey for me and didn't have as much chocolate flavor in my opinion. If you are looking for a more cakey, less chocolatey brownie, you would love this one.
I read through the reviews before I made these. Because there were quite a few people who decreased the flour to one cup, that's what I did as well. That was the only change I made. This turned out a fudgy, chewy brownie that I was able to whip up quickly with very basic pantry items. My husband will sure appreciate these tonight.
I brought these to a party I went to and they were a big hit! I cut down the flour like others suggested. Definitely quick and easy~
The first time I made this I cut back on the cocoa because most brownies are too chocolatey for my tastes. Mistake! The cocoa taste barely came through. I made it again with the correct amount and they are perfect. If you like things really chocolatey, I'd add some chunks of chocolate to the batter. I freeze this batter in two 8x8 pans. I bake from frozen and add about 8-10 minutes onto the cooking time. I love having a pan in the freezer for last-minute potlucks, etc.
They came out incredible! These were the first brownies for me, ever. Because they're not so common in northern europe. I made only 10 servings, and cut the walnuts. I also used a hand-made tin foil pan put onto a bigger pan in the oven, because i figured, the other one would be too big. Thanks for the great recipe!
I reduced the sugar to 1 cup + 1/2 cup brown sugar and it still tasted too sweet. It was so gooey that it took me 45 min to bake it, then it gave me lots of frustration to cut it, it was too soft and crumbly. The cut was ugly, I can never bake this to take anywhere unless the people are ok in eating with a spoon out of the pan.
I followed the recipe exactly, but my brownies were very dry and not very chocolately at all. They didn't resemble brownies from the box but were more like a pale chocolate cake. The taste was good, however, fresh and buttery. Just not brownie-like.
good texture, not dark enough in color, barely tastes like chocolate.
These were just as the title says, quick and easy. I used the exact measurement of ingredients, but as is my habit, I combined all the dry ingredients and then added it to the combined wet ingredients. These would have been perfect if they had a little more intense chocolate flavor, but they are certainly better than any brownie mix you would buy.
Classic brownie recipe- very good.
The only alteration I made to this recipe was that I used a 1/4 cup of butter LESS than it called for, because I ran out...but this didn't seem to affect the recipe. They were still moist and chewy and a very yummy brownie. This is a good recipe to make if you aren't in the mood for anything fancy, just a good ol' fashioned brownie. Nice to serve with vanilla ice cream. I suggest using large size eggs to reduce "cakeiness".
I've been without an oven for 2 months while the repair guy keeps ordering and trying different parts. I cooked these on a grill which held at around 350 degrees - it worked Great!! My kids were pumped to have a baked good after so many weeks. Super with ice cream on top!! Thanks for this awesome recipe.
I followed the recipe but I added a 3/4 cups of chocolate syrup, the brownies came out wonderful!!!
I just made this brownies and it came out great!! Everybody likes it!!! Thank you for the recipe.
These brownies are just Perfect...but i cut the four by one cup as suggested...yummmmmm
These were soooo easy to make, I followed the directions to the letter, the only thing I did differently was I left out the walnuts and added chocolate chips, 1/2 cup. The best brownies ever!!!
Great Recipe! I made the brownies with only 3 eggs and 1 1/4 cup of flour as suggested by a previous review. They were most, chewy and fudgy, could not be better!
I made these last night and they are unbelievable! Literally took 5 minutes start to finish then 18 minutes in the oven. Very little cleanup afterward as an added bonus! So soft and so chocolatey! I did half the recipe and baked them in a round 8 inch pan. I also added 4 tbsp of chocolate syrup to the batter. This will be my brownie recipe from now on!
Super yummy! I would recommend this recipe to anyone! They were really thick and rich! My hubby loved them!
I also reduced the flour to 1 cup, they came out great! Perfect warm with ice cream!!!
These were easy and yummy. I made them with my three kids (9,6,and 3YO) and followed the recipe - except substituted 1 cup of Splenda for one of the cups of sugar. I did use the 1 1/2 cup flour and the brownies were cake-like. I think I'll try 1 cup flour as others recommend next time.
Easiest brownies recipe I ever made!! This is my second time making these brownies and they get so many rave reviews from everyone who tastes them. I couldn't even resist licking the bowl clean, they were just that good!! I used oil instead of margarine and it came out fine.
Delicious! I agree about the 1 cup of flour instead of 1 1/2 cups. Instead of walnut halves, I use Ghirardelli chocolate chips and then top the hot brownies with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. My family loves it.
I will never make boxed brownies again! I decreased the flour to one cup and added one cup of coconut and a half a cup of slivered almonds. Decadent!
YUMMY!!!! These are VERY tasty! I didn't use (like most bakers suggested) all the flour and I didn't have any vanilla or walnuts. They still came out extremely good, soft and chocolate and so easy to make!
this brownie recipe was truly awesome! i wasnt even expecting to find a brownie recipe this great. i was craving something sweet..so i literally googled "easy brownie recipes"...and this was the 1st one that came up. all i wanted was something that tasted descent and that i had all the ingredients on hand. i had all these ingredients in my pantry..so i gave it a shot. i did not expect it to be the best tasting brownie i've ever had. this is definitely the best tasting brownie i've ever had! so moist and chewy. although..i must mention that i did listen to the other reviewers and i used 1 cup flour instead of 1 and 1/2.
It was tastless!! I reduced the eggs to 3 and used 1 1/4 c flour and it came out somehow fudgy but no taste!! hmmmm i have to bake it again and add more chocolate!! ******UPDATE****** Now it tastes just like brownies :D I added 1/2 cup choco powder, 3/4 cup choco chip and 3 melted semi-sweet choco squares! It was rich with chocolate!! Yum Yum!
I reduced the flour to 1C, and it made a quick and easy 'light' brownie. Nothing I would crave, but definitely enough to give me my brownie fix. Took at least 45 minutes to bake, but that may have been my oven not being at temp.
I halved the recipe to just make a few one evening. I baked them in a loaf pan for about 26 minutes and they turned out great. Moist and chewy. I did not have enough butter either, so I used 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup oil. Worked out great. Not quite chocolatey enough for my taste. I may add a bit more cocoa powder next time or add some chocolate chips.
This brownie recipe came together quickly and has become a family favorite! 2014 is the year of no box mixes for our family and thats quite easy with this recipe!!
I think I found my recipe for brownies! These were great! Very moist and fudgy! I followed the advice of others and decreased the amount of flour.
I made these brownies, they were great! As some reviewers suggested, I used 1 cup of flour and only 2 eggs, to make them less cake like and more chewy, I also added some chocolate chips to the batter. They came out PERFECT! They were easy to make,
These brownies tasted good and were easy to make, but mine turned out like flat pancakes. I tried to use less sugar so maybe that's why.
Super easy and delic. My first time making browneis. I did make them exact per the recipe. I used my 9 x 13 glass pan and it did take an additional 10 minutes, and the outside was a little dry and inside nice and moist. Thanks for posting this easy recipe. Now, I just have to figure out how much time to leave it in so the top doesn't dry out. Maybe 35 minutes, next time. This recipe is a keeper!
I made these at work today for a catered event. I used 1 cup of flour as recommended by previous reviewers and they were fabulous! Thank you, C. Nelson, for making me look like a baking star!
These are the best brownies ever. We make them all the time. You need to follow the recipe exact. I cut in in half twice and it is just not the same, they were dry. People ask for my recipe when I make these.
This is excellent. I made a batch for my friends' kids for the huge Thanksgiving party we're having and had to make a second batch right away because the first batch was already gone. I wasn't sure I liked the taste at first but the more I ate, the more I loved it! I'll definitely make this again. It was so easy and fast.
this was really quick and to make it even quicker I used 1 cup veg oil instead of melting the butter. Also used 1cup flour and three eggs and this came out well. Will try to make as is next time to really rate this.
Very tasty! I accidently used baking soda instead of baking powder. It actually worked out just as well! They were easy to cut and yummy to the taste!
Excellent recipe! Reduced flour to 1 cup too. Made them with my class of 3 year olds and it was easy and chocolatey goodness!
Interesting flavor, unwanted texture.
umm these brownies are AWESOME!!! I must admit though I have done it both with the full amount of flour and with only 1 cup and I found the reduced amount to make better brownies but that's just my preference and with the full amount of flour they are still delicious! great recipe!! I also use pecans rather than walnuts (only because I always have these on hand)