These Lunch Lady Brownies are packed full of delicious taste and so much flavor. And yes, they’re a throwback to your school days from when the lunch lady used to make stellar desserts and knock them out of the park! They’ll be no fighting over the middle piece or the end piece of this simple brownie recipe because each this Lunch Lady Brownies recipe is just that good!
There’s a reason that we have two hands….two be able to hold a brownie in each. I strongly think that once you whip up these brownies, you’re going to know exactly what I mean. Not only are the brownies made from scratch, but the frosting that goes on top is as well!
That’s like two simple recipes in one – and it totally beats anything store-bought that you’ll ever try!
Anytime that I can create two awesome flavors with one simple recipe, I’m going to call that a baking win.
Speaking of simple, if you love quick and easy, you’ll also enjoy this 2 Ingredient Fudge.
LUNCH LADY BROWNIES
It’s always a good time to make homemade brownies so I keep this recipe handy literally all the time. In fact, we eat this so often in my house I guess you could just refer to me as the “lunch lady”.
While I might be skipping on the hair net and apron, there is one thing that this simple lunch lady brownies recipe isn’t missing out on and that is the awesome chocolate taste.
Pair this simple dessert recipe up with a giant glass of milk and you’ve created quite the snack for yourself!
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED
For the brownies
- Unsalted butter
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
For the frosting
- Cocoa powder
- Powdered sugar
STEP BY STEP PHOTOS
If you’re anything like me, you gotta see the pictures to believe! These photos are the proof about how simple this brownie recipe is.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
Prepare a 9 x 13 baking dish.
In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream the butter, cinnamon, and sugar together.
Add in the cocoa powder and mix well.
Add flour, salt, and eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Mix well, but don’t over mix.
Spread the brownie mixture into the 9 x 13 dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
For the frosting, blend all of the ingredients together until combined and smooth.
Pour quickly over the warm brownies and spread evenly.
Allow the brownies to cool slightly before cutting and serving.
LUNCH LADY BROWNIE FAQS
How do you store brownies once cooked?
Since these brownies have the added frosting on top, I would recommend storing them in an airtight container and keeping them in the fridge. And if you’re a fan of warm brownies, just pop them in the microwave for about 10 seconds or so and they’ll warm up right away!
What are some fun toppings to add to these brownies?
We tend to stray off recipes at times and make our own additions. You could make these brownies even sweeter by adding on some mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, or even a drizzle or caramel sauce or fudge!
If you have any other fun recipe ideas for this brownie recipe, leave it below in the comments. We’re always looking for feedback or great ideas for all of you!
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
If you love this easy brownie recipe as much as we do, you might also enjoy these other recipes, too!
- Cake Mix Cookie Bars Brownie Recipe
- Chocolate Almond Fudge
- Delicious Easy Brownie Recipe
- Simple Banana Bread Brownie Recipe
- Dr. Pepper Brownies
Lunch Lady Brownies
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
For the Frosting:
- 1/4 cup butter unsalted
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cocoa powder
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Prepare a 9 x 13 baking dish.
- In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream the butter, cinnamon, and sugar together. Add in the cocoa powder and mix well.
- Add flour, salt, and eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Mix well, but don't over mix.
- Spread the brownie mixture into the 9 x 13 dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- For the frosting, blend all of the ingredients together until combined and smooth.
- Pour quickly over the warm brownies and spread evenly.
- Allow to cool slightly before cutting and serving.
- Store leftover brownies in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you’re using with each recipe.