When trying to eat healthy, and sty away from sweets, I always seem to be tempted even more by sweets. And I have no willpower against chocolate and other sweets that I love, like bread… Needless to say, it has been a struggle to no eat these vanilla brownies.

vanilla brownies

Vanilla Brownies

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I have been making bread like crazy. I use the heat from my oven to help the dough rise and while it’s on I might as well bake right? That’s what these brownies are. Might as well make something good, if not healthy while the ovens on.

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs

How to make Vanilla Brownies:

Preheat your oven to 350.

Beat the sugars and butter together, then add your eggs and beat it some more. Make sure its mixed really well. Then add in the remaining ingredients.

You are going to be left with a very thick “batter”, almost like cookie dough. Press it into a 9×9 greased pan.

Vanilla Brownies - batter in pan

Bake for 35-40 minutes.

It is going to look like the following picture. It is going to be good enough to eat without added frosting… but you know your going to add it anyway. Right?

Vanilla Brownies - straight from the oven

They are going to drop just a little as they cool. But it just keeps all that frosting on the brownies instead of falling off.

I added chocolate frosting, because vanilla and chocolate. You could add which ever flavor you prefer though, maybe maple or vanilla?

vanilla brownies

If you are looking for more traditional brownies, I have chocolate recipes too, but then again I also have a recipe for lemon brownies, just in case you like things a little different. Out of the three, my family really seem to like this vanilla brownies.

Vanilla Brownies
Yield: 9

Vanilla Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

If you aren't a chocolate lover you'll love these vanilla brownies. You don't have to add chocolate frosting, or frosting at all.


  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars.
  3. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.
  4. Add in remaining ingredients.
  5. You are going to be left with a very thick "batter", always like cookie dough. Press it into a 9x9 greased pan.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The brownies will be very brown, the edges crispy. Use a toothpick to make sure they are thoroughly cooked in the middle.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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