So if your humble abode is anything like ours, your kiddos are absolutely obsessed with helping in the kitchen! In particular, my littles love to BAKE! And I love to develop and encourage that passion of theirs in any way that I can! We use it to master fine motor skills, practice counting, work on taking turns. There are just so many great life skills that can come from baking! One such skill is one that we are definitely still working on though, and that is…PATIENCE 😱😱😱
If I want them to actually like what we’re doing and stay engaged, we can’t do a 12 step super complicated recipe. And it can’t take 3 hours to do. So I try and stick to 3 rules when it comes to my go-to recipes for baking with kids
1. It takes 5 steps or less.
2. It takes minimal prep and cook time.
3. I typically have most, if not all, ingredients readily on hand.
If it doesn’t follow those rules, it probably isn’t getting made in this house. Or I’m doing it alone! Lol. So without further ado, my go-to THREE ingredient, crazy simple, brownie recipe that is approved by kids and hubbies alike!
10 Tbsp Flour
When I tell you this recipe is crazy simple, I really mean it. It’s your basic “dump it all in a bowl” recipe. So, combine together your Nutella, eggs, and flour in a bowl. When I’m doing this with the kids (I have 2 so this works out well) I let them take turns alternating tablespoons of flour until we get to 10, and they each get to help with an egg.
Once you’ve got it all mixed together with no big clumps of flour, you’re ready for Step 2! Throw that batter in a muffin tin! If you want them to be more like traditional brownies, you can totally use a regular pan. But cutting out the step of slicing them all up to serve is a win in my book, so muffin tin it is!
My scooper allowed me to get 9 brownies out of the batter I made. I have done this with a mini muffin tin as well if you’d like your brownies a little smaller. Just keep in mind that your baking time will be less. Bake those beauties on 350 for 25 minutes (I’d start eyeballing at 20 minutes, especially if you use a muffin tin. If you use a pan, you’ll probably add a few minutes.)
That’s it!! Pull them out of the oven, throw them on a cooling rack, and watch them disappear! My nuggets love these, but they also go over really well at potlucks and the like too! If you make these, snap a pic 📸 and send it to us so we can see! You can always toss a little sprinkle of chopped hazelnuts on top too if you’re feeling extra fancy. Or add a little frosting. Make it your own!
1 Cup of Nutella