Don't worry, though. The lack of butter does not hinder the decadent richness we all love about brownies, mainly because of the four eggs, two different kinds of sugar, and extra chocolate chips added in at the end. What makes these brownies truly naughty is the fact that there's no need for that pesky "melt chocolate in a double boiler" step. Oh, no no no, my friends. These are one-bowl beauties. As in, you can whip these up in less time than it takes for the oven to preheat. That is true danger.
Be forewarned: these brownies will take all your new year's resolutions and shatter them into a million little pieces. I dare you not to eat the whole pan in one sitting.
Double Chocolate Cocoa Brownies
What You Need:
4 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder, sifted
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans (nuts are optional, of course)
What You Do:
1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and spray a 7x9 baking pan with baking spray. You can also butter and flour the pan if you don't have cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper and spray the parchment paper as well (this will make it much easier to remove the brownies from the pan later).
2. Beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy. Add sugar and brown sugar then continue beating. Once all the sugar is combined, add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts.
3. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for about 40-45 minutes. Cool in the pan on a rack until the brownies are easy to handle. Using the parchment paper, lift the brownies out of the pan and transfer to a rack to finish cooling. Try and resist temptation because these brownies are their chewiest and fudgiest if you can wait to cut them until they've cooled completely.*
4. Pour yourself a nice tall glass of milk, thank me in your diary, and enjoy!
*Let's keep it real up in here - it's winter. I set these bad boys by the window, opened it up just a bit, and they were cooled and ready for cutting in about 15 minutes. I have no patience when it comes to getting desserts in my belly.