The Only Brownie Recipe You Need


This truly is the only brownie recipe you need. Since we have been in ‘stay in place’ order I’ve begun keeping containers of egg whites in the fridge, which I use for baking, so I can save the whole eggs for breakfast for my children. When I substituted egg whites for whole eggs in this recipe, the result was the chewiest yet lightest brownie I’ve ever tasted. This recipe is easy to make and so much better than a box that you will never go back to the store bought version again, I promise.


The Only Brownie Recipe You Need


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Chewy Chocolate Brownies

  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, plus more, softened, for greasing
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dutch process cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup egg whites (or 6 large egg whites)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • flaky sea salt, for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish, place parchment paper inside, and then spray the parchment paper. Place the chocolate chips, instant coffee, and 1/4 of the cocoa powder in a small mixing bowl. Melt the butter, pour the batter on top of the chocolate mixture, whisk until melted, and then set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a standing mixer, combine the sugar, brown sugar, and egg whites and beat until very fluffy, about 4-5 minutes, lower the speed, add the vanilla, and slowly pour in the melted chocolate mixture. Turn off the mixer.
  3. Sift the flour and the rest of the cocoa powder (1/2 cup) and gently fold into the wet ingredients until combined. Pour into the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the brownies to sit in the oven for an extra 5 minutes, then remove and cool before cutting into squares.

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