Here's a recipe I turn to time and again. It never fails and pretty much does whip up in 5 minutes. You can add nuts if you like or leave them out. Delicious either way.
5 minute brownies
3/4 c. cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/3 c. unsifted flour
2/3 c. veg. oil, split
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. boiling water
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
1-1 1/2 c. chopped nuts--I prefer pecans for their sweetness
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 13 x 9 pan or 2 8 x 8 pans. Dust pan (s) with cocoa powder (rather than flour).
Mix cocoa and baking soda in bowl. Blend in 1/3 c. of the oil and hot water and stir until thickened (its magic!). Stir in sugar, eggs, and remaining oil and mix until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt. Mix until smooth. Add nuts. Pour batter into pan (s).
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove and let cool before cutting.