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The Best Sourdough Glazed Donuts

My family has a favorite brownie recipe. It comes from an old Betty Crocker cookbook of my mom’s, and we’ve been using it for as long as I can remember. When I moved away for college I took the recipe with me. Almost every weekend when my room mates and I came home from whatever social gathering we had attended we would gather in the kitchen to gossip and I would make brownies. Yes, we were eating brownies at 2, 3, even 4 a.m. sometimes. When I married my husband I discovered that he wasn’t a big fan of cake-like brownies and preferred his rich and gooey. I apologized in advance and told him that mine were cake-like, and they weren’t likely to change! He’s adjusted. As with all of my tried and true favorite baking recipes, I have made adjustments to this one since trying to cut out more of the “bad stuff.” I love these even more now with the changes than I did before. I could eat an entire pan by myself . . . and may have done before! If you like cake-like brownies, this is the recipe for you.
Kelsey’s Best-Ever Brownies
2/3 c butter, or 1/3 c butter and 1/3 c coconut oil
2 c organic cane sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3 c raw cocoa powder
Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Spoon batter into greased and floured 9×13 pan and spread with a spatula. The batter is quite thick and will take a bit of work to spread it evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 28-30 minutes. I always stay on the low-end of baking for these, to leave them slightly undercooked so they will be soft and chewy.
Like I said, these are my favorite brownies. I like them plain and simple. I’ve never been a huge fan of frosted brownies or brownies with nuts. If you make them beware, it’s hard to eat just one! I love the edges and corners, and my husband loves the middle; a perfect situation. 

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  1. oh these look amazing! i think we are having a treat tomorrow! i'm even impressed we have everything your recipie calls for. k, so my mom got the magnet blocks off Amazon,


    she does all the grandkids shopping on there and just has it shipped right to our house! its awesome. The only thing Locke plays with are those, and his Marble run

    (you have to get the add on too – lets you build huge towers the girls will love!)

    But he only gets to play with it when Jones is sleeping, we don't need any chocking episodes over here!! seriously locke doesn't play with toys except for these, so they are so worth it!!

  2. Lacey says:

    This is the exact recipe I've used since I got married and someone gave me their family recipe book as a gift. I will have to try it with the healthier twist. These brownies really are delicious, so I can't wait to try your way!

  3. Amber says:

    I'm going to make these. Have you tried these with coconut sugar?

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Hey, I'm Kels!

a homeschooling mom of four who used to blog about food, has a book about sourdough, and who is now walking through the grief of losing my dad.

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