Baking blissful brownies

To enjoy a yummy treat, make this quick and easy brownie recipe


After a few beginners mistakes, junior Lauren Devereux takes the freshly baked nutella brownies out of the oven. “They were surprisingly good considering Lauren wasn’t really prepared,” sister Olivia Schleede said. The family liked them and planned to make it again.

Lauren Devereux, Staff Writer

When a recipe calls for many ingredients and steps, there’s more room for mistakes, but this minimal ingredient brownie recipe offers low labor and a quick delicious outcome. 

These three ingredient nutella brownies turned out delicious considering it calls for three ingredientstwo of which being common household baking items. The few components makes this dessert cost effective but doesn’t lack in taste. 

As an intermediate baker, the minimal and straight to the point steps made recreating the recipe simple and easy. The simplicity allows for more time to mix rather than reading. 

Due to poor preparations, substitutions had to be made. The local store ran out of nutella, so a substitute brand of a hazelnut spread was used instead. Also, the recipe called for a nine-by-nine metal pan, which was substituted for an eight-by-eight glass dish. This in turn made the cook time two and a half minutes longer because the pan was smaller making the batter thicker. 

Prep time took about five minutes to measure and add the three ingredients. Cook time took an additional 20 minutes, but it took an extra five minutes to cook due to using an eight-by-eight pan. Set time, which felt the longest, took about another five minutes. 

Proper planning makes the baking process much smoother. The rich hazelnut taste and relatively easy to follow directions made up for the minor mistakes and substitutions.

All in all, this recipe is recommended to anyone wanting a quick and easy brownie recipe. This recipe bakes up a score of four out of five. 


Prep time: five minutes

Cook time:15 minutes 

Total time: 20 minutes



One one fourth cup Nutella

Two large eggs

Half cup all purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° 
  2. Grease a nine inch by nine inch metal baking pan
  3. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until batter is smooth
  4. Pour into the baking pan and smooth top with spatula
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean; be careful not to bake too long otherwise brownies will dry out
  6. Let brownies cool and set before cutting and serving