megan breukelman


Wintery Gingerbread Brownies

This is a quick recipe for gingerbread brownies that are perfect for your post-holiday withdrawal. It’s just sweet enough to satisfy your cravings, but with a smaller sugar hangover.

It’s no secret that winter is my favorite time of year. No matter where I am in the world, I’ll always end up back home surrounded by sweets (and sweetness!) Plus, the added benefit of seeing a few people that I truly love–– including the one I put this recipe together with.

My first get together with Nikolina, we baked a cinnamon roll loaf from a tube. It was epic… and probably a million calories. Years later, we’ve got our big girl shoes on. The calorie count hasn’t changed, but this sweet treat is a little more work–– in barely ten minutes.



– I used Nordic Ware’s Pine Forest Bundt Pan for this sweet little forest, but this recipe also works with a 9×9” baking pan.
– The darkness of your forest will depend on the cocoa powder used.

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Wintery Gingerbread Brownies
A quick and easy winter recipe for gingerbread brownies in a 9×9″ pan.
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and butter/grease your 9×9” baking pan.2. Melt the butter and cocoa powder on a low heat in a small saucepan.3. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in the molasses and sugars.4. Stir in eggs until combined.5. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and salt.6. Combine wet and dry ingredients in the bowl. Do not over-mix.7. Pour into greased pan.8. Bake for 25-30 minutes. When inserting a toothpick, it should come out with just a few crumbs.9. Let it cool, then let it snow! Sift the confectioner’s sugar over the brownies.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 9×9″ pan





Wintery Gingerbread Brownies

  1. Wow these look SSOOOOO TASTY!!! Also, your photos are amazing. What’s your camera/lighting set up?

  2. Oh my word this sounds and looks PHENOMENAL! Love the photography and will definitely have to try this <3

  3. Love these pictures and that amazing pan! Wow! The fact that you combined two of my faves – brownies and gingerbread also just has me swooning. 🙂

  4. Michelle says:

    OMG this look so good! I will definitely try this! YUMMMM!

  5. These are the most delicious brownies I have ever seen! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Natasha Oh says:

    wow those look so yummy. Great post and photos are so great. I have to try this now.

  7. says:

    Wow, they look so delish!!

  8. Just the pictures are soul food. These look awesome!

  9. Love your pictures! Gingerbread and chocolate is an amazing combo!

  10. Those are the cutest brownies I have ever seen! They look delicious too!

  11. MC says:

    I need to make this! Why hasnt anybody thought of this before? Chocolate and gingerbread are so good together

  12. Sahar says:

    Those look perfect and INSANELY delicious!!

  13. These just look too pretty to eat! but they also look too good not to!

  14. Wow! Those look amazing and delicious. That bundt pan is perfect for the recipe and season. Must try that in the future.

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