It gets really hot where I live, and when temps are over 90 degrees, I find myself loathe to turn on the oven. So in the summer, I do a lot of baking in my toaster oven. The batches are smaller, but it’s worth not overheating my kitchen.
Toaster Oven Brownies
Makes 16 good-size brownies
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup fair-trade unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup fair trade chocolate chips
1. Before you begin, make sure an 8×8 baking pan will fit in your toaster oven. Thoroughly grease the 8×8 baking pan. Preheat the toaster oven to 325 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and sugar and mix well.
3. In a small bowl, combine butter, eggs and vanilla and stir well with a fork. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, turning once after 20 minutes. Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted 2 inches from the edge of the pan comes out with a few crumbs. Cool brownies in pan on a wire rack before cutting.
Sorry about the picture quality. I’m trying to be more diligent about taking pictures for my recipes, but need to work on my technique!