The BEST Classic Brownie Recipe

Moist, slightly fudgy and beyond delicious, this classic brownie recipe with homemade maple vanilla marshmallows is perfect for any occasion.

The BEST Classic Brownie Recipe - Healthyish Foods

The brownies have a slightly crispy edge with a perfectly moist, semi-fudgy center. They’re light, fluffy and delicious. In fact, this is the brownie mix recipe I use to sell in-store, so I hope you love it as much as I do.

Homemade Maple Vanilla Marshmallows - Healthyish Foods

Plus, when you top them with my homemade maple vanilla marshmallows, they taste like a homemade s’mores brownie! Try adding some crushed graham crackers to the top for the full s’mores effect. This classic brownie recipe is so tasty your friends and family are bound to finish the entire pan!

The BEST Classic Brownie Recipe with Homemade Maple Marshmallows - Healthyish Foods
The BEST Classic Brownie Recipe - Healthyish Foods
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5 from 2 votes

The BEST Classic Brownie Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownie, classic brownie
Servings: 9 people


  • 8×8 baking dish
  • mixing bowl
  • handmixer
  • measuring cup


  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons vanilla flavor
  • 1 cup AP flour I did NOT test GF flour or any other flour
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups powder sugar sifted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter room temperature


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease an 8×8 glass or metal baking dish with baking spray. If you use a ceramic baking dish, this will change the brownie as the heat transfer isn’t the same as glass or metal.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cane sugar and vanilla flavor. Stir well.
  • Next, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and sifted powdered sugar. Whisk until well combined.
  • Next, you’ll add the wet ingredients.
  • Add 1 large egg, milk and room temperature unsalted butter. Use a hand mixer to combine well.
  • Pour the batter into your greased glass baking dish.
  • Bake for 35-37 minutes, until fully cooked through.
Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer and creator of the brand, Healthyish Foods®. Sarah makes plant-based, fish and chicken recipes that are simple and delicious. Her work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital), Women’s Health Magazine (digital) and Mind Body Green. Sarah is a Pittsburgh, PA native but currently lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!

3 thoughts on “The BEST Classic Brownie Recipe”

  1. made this special dessert to take to a friends house with the home made marshmallows. Wow it was a big hit and I feel i am sure to be invited back. Thanks for sharing

  2. 5 stars
    Wow these were absolutely scrumptious!! I will definitely be making this again, thanks Sarah! 🙂
    For those who thought they were too sweet, I actually only used 3/4 of the total sugar amount and it was the PERFECT brownie!!

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