Butterless Brownie Bites



1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
optional: walnut pieces, chocolate/peanut butter chips, etc.

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl.  Set aside.


3. With an electric mixer, mix together wet ingredients on low speed until just mixed.

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4. To avoid clumping, gradually pour in dry ingredients.  Do not overmix. (Over-mixing may cause baking powder to react, resulting in a more cakey-like consistency.)


5. Scrape the sides of the bowl.

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6. (optional) With a rubber spatula, fold in walnuts or flavored moresels, remembering not to overmix.

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7.With a teaspoon, scoop batter into a greased mini muffin pan.

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8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when you poke it in the center.


9. Cool for 2 minutes.  To remove from pan, insert clean teaspoon and carefully work your way around the brownie until it pops out.  Transfer to a cooling rack for 1 minute, then store in an airtight container.

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– Exposure to air is what causes brownies to harden.  Don’t wait longer than 2 minute to remove brownies from baking sheets.  To avoid hardening in the storage container, place a slice of bread in the container.  It will suck up all of the air that causes the brownies to harden!
– You can also make this recipe in regular 13″ x 9″ or 9″ x 9″ baking sheets.  Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees instead.

Recipe adapted from: allrecipes.com/recipe/mmm-mmm-better-brownies/

2 thoughts on “Butterless Brownie Bites

    • Hi Leona,

      Glad you gave them a try! I wish I could tell you where I got the cooling rack, but it was just a hand me down from my mom’s kitchen! I know they have some pretty inexpensive cooling racks on Amazon though! Thanks for reading. 🙂

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