Brownie cravings are the hardest to resist. Also, they’re super easy to bake! You can use just a pan or two to prepare all the ingredients. And they don’t take up heaps of time to bake. However, most of the time when baking brownies, everyone seems to have at least one ingredient missing.
Knowing how to make brownies without key ingredients will be a lifesaver at moments like this. Whether you’re stuck at home or it’s 3 am, you’ll still be able to craft brownies with our effortless methods.
Without any further ado, let’s start talking about making the fudgiest brownies even when you’re short of an ingredient!
How to Make Brownies without Eggs
These tasty chocolaty brownies are the products of my efforts to produce eggless brownies. They are milk-free as well! You’d never suspect it, however. It’s because they’re smooth, chewy, and oh-so-chocolaty. My only advice is that the entire plate cannot be consumed in one sitting.
Step 1: Prepare Your Oven and Baking Dish
To begin the steps, firstly you’d have to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Next up, grease a 9×13 inch pan and set it aside.
Step 2: Prepare Your Flour Base
Now, you’ll want to combine 1/3 of a pack of flour and water in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat and mix until thick, stirring continuously.
In a mixing cup, switch and set aside to cool, so it doesn’t overheat and burn.
Step 3: Substitute the Eggs
Next up is substituting the egg. Add some butter to a shallow saucepan. Then, add the cocoa and blend until smooth. Now, beat the sugar and vanilla into the combination of the cooled starch. Stir in the mixture of chocolate until it is well combined.
Step 4: Combine Your Mixture
Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk in the batter until it’s all mixed. Fold in walnuts or any add-ons if you’d like.
Step 5: Start Baking
Spread your prepared mixture uniformly in the pan that has been prepared beforehand.
You want to be careful to not over-bake them to produce extra moist brownies. Proceed onto cutting cubes of the brownies to serve when they’re cooled and ready!
How to Make Brownies without Oil
Let’s talk about a few of the ingredients that are going to put together your oil-less brownies:
- Flour: The structure of the brownies is flour. To make the brownie fluff up, it needs a good dash of flour. After all, who wouldn’t love having a thick, crackly top brownie?
- Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder is just part of the brownie’s composition, but the brownie’s chocolate taste is also part of it. In this recipe, you can make use of natural cocoa powder or Dutch refined cocoa powder.
- Sugar: With these brownies, you can use granulated sugar or brown sugar. Brown sugar can add a more complex taste and chewiness to the brownies. Sugar makes the brownies crispy as well.
- Liquid Butter: Fat supplies the brownies with richness and moisture. The chewiest brownies can be made with well-refined butter.
- Eggs: The brownies are bonded together by the eggs. They add warmth and tenderness.
Let’s get into the details of the step-by-step procedure;
Step 1: Prepare Your Oven and Baking Dish
Preheat the oven and gently grease the pan with butter and set aside.
Step 2: Combine Your Ingredients
Next up, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt (if using) in a big bowl until well mixed. Whisk together the components before they are mixed properly. The batter’s going to be pretty thick.
Step 3: Prepare Your Mixture for Baking
If you want to use add-ons, you can pour them in now. Use a rubber spatula to even out the batter and dump it into the prepared dish. Bake for 30-45 minutes at 350 F (177 C) until the tester comes out with moist crumbs.
You can have them extra moist and chewy slightly after baking. Don’t forget to slice them after cooling! Or else, they might be gooey and a mess to handle.
How to Make Brownies without Cocoa
No cocoa? No worries! Let’s see how we can substitute the cocoa with chocolate bits and make the fudgiest brownies ever.
Step 1: Prepare Your Base
All you’ll need to do for this step is place the flour in a small bowl and, if used, combine it with the salt.
Step 2: Prepare Your Chocolate
First, cut 170 g/6 oz. of chocolate into small bits so that it will quickly melt with butter in the next step. Then, in the last phase of the recipe, chop around 130 g/4.6 oz. of chocolate (not less than one cm/0.4 inch) that you like.
Step 3: Melt and Combine the Butter with Chocolate
Now, melt the butter over medium heat. Keep moving it repeatedly when it starts to boil, because that’ll cook and burn the butter.
When combining with chocolate, make sure that the butter is not hot but soft if you prefer to melt the butter entirely. Then incorporate the sliced chocolate into the butter.
Next, you can start stirring with a spoon or spatula. It would help if you stirred until there are no bits of chocolate left, and they are both blended well.
You should remove the pan from the heat and begin to swirl until the bits of chocolate are tiny, and the mixture is soft. It can melt quickly.
Step 4: Combine Your Sugar Mixture
Put the sugar and eggs in a big cup and whisk until they are just blended for about a minute. Don’t over blend your chocolate, which is the secret to fudgy brownies. Later, add the chocolate mixture into the mixture you just made.
Mix in the sugar mixture gently. If you use a whisking machine for it, you won’t get the desired fudginess. Fold the previously chopped big chocolate chunks into the mixture afterward.
Step 5: Bake Your Brownies
Now, put the mixture in a pan and bake for about 35 minutes. When 30 minutes pass, check the oven as the baking period varies from oven to oven. After being appropriately baked, the brownie center will appear puffy. But once it cools, it will return to usual.
Enable it to cool for at least 1 hour in the pan and then cut into 12-16 bars. If you want to set up your brownies, you can wait a couple of hours.
You can fill these bars with ice cream if you want, and pour chocolate ganache on top of them.
Enjoy the brownies without the essentially used cocoa powder!
How to Make Brownies without Sugar
No sugar? Let’s look for some alternatives.
Step 1: Look for Brown Sugar
If white sugar is missing, then search for brown sugar first as a supplement. Brown sugar not only is easy to replace but also gives brownies a sweet, rich flavor of molasses.
Step 2: Look for Molasses
The next choice is to hit your mixture with syrup. It can sweeten the brownies and incorporate a touch of moisture to make them thick and chewy. When you need a cup of sugar for your recipe, substitute with 3/4 cups of honey or syrup.
To avoid the mixture getting too runny, remove an egg white when using one of these substitutes.
Step 3: Use Dry Fruits
Dried fruit is even denser and adds a mild taste as a substitution for sugar, but keeps the sweetness amount the same! So, add a few after you’ve used your sugar substitute for some extra sweetness.
Tips for fudgy brownies- using low amounts of flour, a larger quantity of butter, blending but not over mixing, avoiding over baking – these are the four prime points to creating the best and fudgiest brownies in town!
We hope you like our recipe for how to make brownies without key ingredients as much as we liked to create them. Till the next time, happy baking!