Grainy-as-hell brownie muffins

These aren't blow-your-mind fudge brownies, but they're a simple, starchy snack I find myself keeping around the house.

This will make 8-10 browniepuckthings depending on how you separate them out. They will expand somewhat during baking.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup flour (I prefer whole wheat for its texture)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla, if you have it
  • Salt
Clean utensils:
  • An oven preheated at 375F
  • A muffin tin; if it's not non-stick, add your non-stick of choice now
    • Cooking spray or some kind of fat/oil with flour sprinkled on are both good
  • A microwave-safe medium-size mixing bowl, about the diameter and depth of your hand
    • (If the mixing bowl isn't microwave-safe, a microwave-safe bowl)
  • 1 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1/4 cup measures
  • A fork


When a poke of the baking brownie with a fork or chopstick comes out relatively clean (no longer looks like batter) but also not bone-dry (there should still be a bit sticking to the utensil), it's done.

Since they come relatively dry, they're ideal for icing or dipping; I improvise an icing with sugar, sour cream, and cream cheese. Peanut butter is also good, as is can icing if you happen to have one to finish off.