If you have added too much oil into your brownie mix and you can balance it out and fix it by adding other dry ingredients. Adding extra plain flour and cocoa is a great way to stiffen the mix. The volume will increase so bake the brownie mix for an extra 5-10 minutes.
Brownie mixes are super easy but if you accidentally add too much oil it is not a problem. Adding oil will make the mix too thin and without making a few changes the brownies can be too soft.
This article will explore 7 ways to save a brownie mix with too much oil.
7 Ways to fix a brownie mix with too much oil
Here are some easy steps you can follow to fix a brownie mix where you have added too much oil. All is not lost and the mix can be saved.
1. Add 3-4 tablespoons more flour
Adding extra flour is a great way to stiffen the brownie mix after adding too much oil. Add 3-4 tablespoons of plain flour and stir it through. This will help to reduce the moisture levels, help you to be able to move the mixture into a baking tray and fix the mix.
Add the flour a tablespoon at a time and mix it through until the brownie mixture gets thicker.
If you want to turn your brownies into lighter cakes add self-raising flour. This will give the mixture more lift and turn it into a lighter cake rather than a dense brownie.
2. Add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
Chocolate brownies with too much added oil will need some extra cocoa. After you have added flour to your brownie mix it is important to add more cocoa to give it a rich chocolate flavor.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the mix to deepen the chocolate flavor. Mix it through until it gives you a dark brown color and you will be good to bake. Adding too much oil can mask the flavors added to the brownies so you can compensate by adding more.
3. Add extra brownie mix
Adding extra brownie mix is a great way to decrease the moisture content and balance the mix after adding too much oil. If you have a packet of the same or similar brownie mix at home, add 3-4 tablespoons of the mix and add it to your batter.
Mix it through until the mix until the mix becomes stiff enough to put into your brownie tray.
4. Cook the mix for 5-10 minutes more
After correcting the moisture content by adding extra flour, cocoa or brownie mix it is important to cook the mix for slightly longer.
The brownie mix would have increased in volume so will take longer to bake through. Check the center with a skewer and take the brownies out when the skewer comes out clean.
You don’t need to increase the heat in your oven, just cook it for slightly longer. This will make sure that the brownies are cooked all the way through.
5. Cut the brownies into pieces and cook it again
If you have put your brownies in the oven with too much added oil you can still save them. Take the brownies out of the tray and cut them into 1 inch pieces. Lay them out on the tray in small pieces and put them back in the oven for 5-10 minutes.
This will crisp up the edges and make some cute little brownie bites.
6. Scoop it out and add ice-cream
Another option is to cook the brownie mix and then use it as an ice-cream topping. A soft brownie mix tastes delicious layered with ice-cream. Layer the brownies and ice-cream in a glass for a cute dessert.
7. Bake them in an air fryer
If your oven doesn’t seal well or if you are not sure of the exact oven temperature, then your air-fryer is a great way to bake your brownies. They will cook in 15-20 minutes compared to 35-45 minutes in an oven.
Air fryers will help the outside to become crispy and help the brownies to set even if they have too much oil.
Too Much Oil in Brownie Mix | Summary
Brownie mixes with too much added oil can be saved if you follow a few easy tips. Start by adding more flour and cocoa to increase the thickness of the mix. You can then bake the mix for slightly longer to make sure it is cooked all the way through.
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