Simply Scrumptious Brownies

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1/2 cup vegetable oil, butter or shortening
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Mehl’s Flour Company Gluten-Free Flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or oil a 9"x 9" pan. Mix oil, butter or shortening, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Add the flour, cocoa, and baking powder; gradually stir until well blended. Spread the batter evenly into the pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan. Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares