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Homemade Brownie Mix with Free Printable Labels

Hungry? You need this Homemade Brownie Mix Recipe in your life. Don’t waste your time with store-bought mixes. This is the best!

Homemade Brownie Mix Brownies

Saving time and money isn’t always about coupons or taking the easy way out. I have been on a D.I.Y. rampage lately.  I am really trying to stay away from packaged and processed foods. My kids love to have treats in the house but we are skipping on those store-bought mixes. Instead of giving in, I have just been making more from scratch, like this Homemade Brownie Mix.


Hungry? You need this Homemade Brownie Mix Recipe in your life. Don't waste your time with store bought mixes. This is the best!

You will simply need

  • Storage Bags or containers
  • Labels or Marker
  • Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons
  •  all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • sugar

How to Make

This homemade brownie mix has been a lifesaver. It is as simple to make as measuring and combining the ingredients. I like to make a few batches to keep on hand in the pantry. You can store it in a jar, or just put the individual mixes in quart-sized zip-top bags.

When our sweet tooth strikes, I whip up a batch quickly. Once the brownies cool, I cut them into individual brownies and put them in a snack bag. Think Little Debbie, but better. These brownies are a delicious treat to pack in the kids’ lunchboxes!

Brownie Instructions

Homemade Brownie Mix in a bag

When you are ready to enjoy the brownies dump the mix in a bowl with 1 cup of melted butter or vegetable oil, 3 eggs, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Stir together until batter forms and pour it in a prepared 13×9 pan.

Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes and enjoy!


I also love this because it can be made gluten-free, which makes it super friendly for everyone in my house. Simply replace the flour with your favorite gluten free flour blend. Also make sure you are using a gluten free vanilla.

This homemade mix is a huge money saver when you make the gluten-free version. Store-bought Gluten free brownie mix costs $4+ a box.

Dairy Free

These brownies can also be dairy-free! Just use vegetable oil or coconut oil instead of butter when you make your batter. I have even used the new plant butter baking sticks.


Want to kick your brownies up a notch? Throw in some mix-ins. Here are some of our favorites.

  • chocolate chips
  • M&Ms
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Sprinkles
  • Caramel bits
  • Toffee chips
  • Chopped up candy bars

Really, the ideas are endless.

Printable Labels

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Homemade Brownie Mix

Use some everyday ingredients to make your own Homemade Brownie Mix using this delicious recipe!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter melted, or margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Mix ingredients together and place in a jar or container.

To Make Brownies

  • Add wet ingredients and Mix until well combined. Grease a 9×13 pan. Spread batter evenly and bake at 350 for 22-25 minutes or until done.


Gluten Free

Use your favorite gluten-free flour mix in place of the all purpose flour and add 1 tsp xantham gum.

Dairy Free

Use dairy free margarine
Servings: 12 Brownies

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  1. I tried these the other day. They were a little too sweet for our taste, but the texture was really good! I’m going to cut back on the sugar a bit the next time I make them and see how it tastes! Thank you for all you do! I really appreciate all the recipes!!

  2. What if I wanted to make a huge bunch of this dry mix and keep it all in one container? How much would I use for one batch?

  3. Please look into Xanthum gum. It is an additive that a lot of people are allergic too and is an ADDITIVE used in processing food. If the recipe works without it, I recommend not using it!

  4. Hello all ~ I made these with one cup of sugar as opposed to two cups; I used mostly coconut oil with just a bit of butter (for my family, all coconut oil); three-fourths coconut flour & one fourth whole wheat. They tasted great. Typically, if a recipe does not contain yeast, decreasing the sugar will have no effect on texture. Enjoy!

  5. 5 stars
    I made changes: did 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 3/4 white, added a pkg of powdered flaxseeds, 1 cup sugar (not 2) and about 3/4 cup pumpkin and 1/4 butter instead of 1 cup margerine.
    Just took them out of the oven. They are tasty. Not as sweet as a store bought box, but good, nevertheless. And soooo much better–no preservatives, some whole wheat flour, some flaxseed, some pumpkin and less sugar. I found you on pinterest and will start following your blog. I love DIY food things!

  6. 5 stars
    Made these tonight and they are delicious! The whole family loved them. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great. This is one of the last things i was still making from the box and now i dont have to anymore. Thanks!

  7. Would you say these are fudgy or cakey? I’ve come over from pinterest and the pin itself has different ingredients. 3 eggs seems like alot, and I was thinking oil instead of butter.

  8. 5 stars
    Made these the other night and I added about a teaspoon of cayenne pepper because we love spice in our chocolate. They were a hit! Moist and cake-like. Any tips on how to make them fudgy-er?

  9. You can also make these healthier but substituting a 1/2 cup of butter for 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce.

  10. I believe to make them fudgy instead of cake-like, add 2 eggs instead of 3. That’s the rule for the boxed version, so I see no reason why it wouldn’t apply here…Thanks so much for sharing–trying it with 2 eggs today!

  11. 5 stars
    I made these this morning, and was amazed. They were easy to make, didn’t take any weird ingredients, just simple and delicious. I used the recipe exactly as it is written, and they are amazing. No more boxed mixes in my house from now on. They also made a large pan, a good amount for a bake sale or to take to work and share.

  12. 5 stars
    This is great. I love the homemade mixes you always come up with for us. I use the oatmeal “packets” a lot!

  13. 5 stars
    Made theses exactly like instructed, not only was it extremely simple but they tasted WAY better than boxed! And I know they are not loaded with preservatives. So happy I found this as I usually always have all the ingredients on hand. 5 stars!

  14. 5 stars
    I made these for my dad yesterday. They were excellent.i did not alter the recipe just used splenda for white sugar. As he is diabetic. Came out great !!

  15. 5 stars
    Made these today!!! Oh my gracious never buying boxed again!!!!
    Even made a dry mix and sent it home with my dad โค

  16. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe and added two cups of mini marshmallows to the brownie mix. Then added a cocoa frosting. They were gone in in one day. Will keep this recipe.

  17. 5 stars
    I’m back for more! My Brownie Girl Scout troop made these mixes at our first meeting. All the moms thought they were adorable, and only heard great things about the actual brownie’s. My own family loved them better than boxed. I’m making Halloween brownies for the neighbors and will use this recipe. Thanks for the cute printable, too!

  18. Hi Amanda. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love the idea of mixing up the dry ingredients and storing it in a zip top bag as I have an 11 year old granddaughter I have been teaching to cook since she was 2. She will be able to take this recipe and add the other ingredients to the mix and make them herself. However, I noticed that the ingredient list is in 2 places and they don’t coincide with each other, so which one do I use?

    1. The ingredient list in my post and recipe card is correct. There is an image on pinterest that is not mine but links to my post with different amounts. Hope that helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Thanks for the recipe. I was craving brownies with no mix in the pantry. These were mixed and baked in under 40 minutes and are delicious.

  20. 5 stars
    Made these today to take to a shared meal. Everyone, young and old loved them. ๐Ÿ™‚ this is now my ‘go to’ brownie recipe. Thanks.

  21. 5 stars
    This recipe is great!! I wanted to see how this recipe would work for making brownie cookies and they turned out wonderful!! Next, I want to try the gluten free version.
    Thank you!!

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