How To Bake Brownies Outside Using A Solar Oven

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Sun Oven brownies are so easy to bake. Of course, this is a box mix. They are yummy! Today I decided to bake some in my Sun Oven using ONLY the sun for power.  I used a packaged mix and just added vegetable oil, water, and eggs. I doubled the batch because I had company coming for dinner. You need to remember, you can’t use stainless steel pans in the Sun Oven because they will reflect the sun rays away from your Sun Oven. You can use glass or dark colored pans. Today I used some non-shiny bread pans.

You can bake anything in a Sun Oven that you can bake in your conventional oven, same temperature and time. If the pan fits and you have the sun shine to raise the temperature to what you need, you can bake it.

How To Bake Brownies Outside Using Solar

I mixed up the batter with a spoon as directed and proceeded to put the batter in a glass 9″ by 13″ cake pan which I placed in the Sun Oven. Oh yes, the glass cake pan material was fine, but NOT the size since it ended up being too big.  Just remember you can’t use a 9″ by 13″ pan with handles, nope it won’t fit. I have the old style Sun Oven that works great with the smaller baking containers, but the new ones I have heard will accommodate a 9″ by 13″ pan.

I started laughing, I am still learning to use this awesome Sun Oven. ( I wrote this post 2-1/2 years ago.) I came back into the house and sprayed two bread pans with vegetable oil spray and scooped the batter out of the 9″ by 13″ glass pan into the bread pans.  What’s crazy, I have the correct size pans, I just needed to use them!  I put the batter in the new pans and set my kitchen timer as directed.  I kept going outside to “watch” them bake.

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I heard the timer go off. I forgot to go outside and check the oven, 30 additional minutes went by. Yep, the brownies were still REALLY moist. I absolutely LOVE this Sun Oven! This Sun Oven is a MUST have for every family. Whatever you can bake in your conventional oven you can bake in one of these ovens. It will bake bread, meatloaf, chicken (even put in frozen), lasagna, baked beans, corn on the cob, the list is endless. Trust me, you would love baking in one of these great ovens. Keep in mind that the baking is free since you aren’t turning on a gas or electric appliance, just the heat generated by the sun. It adds some adventure to the daily cooking activities. My grandkids love to see me use this new approach to cooking meals. I haven’t had a bad experience using the oven. It does take more watchful care since you need to adjust the direction the stove faces so it gets the full benefit of the sun’s rays.

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7 thoughts on “How To Bake Brownies Outside Using A Solar Oven

  • August 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm
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    Only wanna tell that this is extremely helpful, Thanks for taking your time to write this.

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  • April 3, 2015 at 6:09 pm
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    We are in the Pacific Northwest where we have rain clouds most days. I’m thinking this would not work for us in this part of the country. Does it work on rainy days?

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    • April 3, 2015 at 6:42 pm
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      Hi Gayle, you have to have sun or it will not work. In Utah most rainy days do not sun so I could not use it. Although where I live we get over 300 sunny days a year typically. I always recommend two or three sources to cook or bake our food. I would look online as to how many days you have sun and then evaluate if there are enough days of sunshine to make it work.I would not depend on only one source of cooking device. If you run out of fuel you could use this on the days you have sun. I have used mine with temperatures of 32 degrees outside but we had sunshine. I hope this helps, Linda

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  • January 17, 2016 at 8:20 pm
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    Linda, I saw light colored pan on the solar cooker. Will these work? My pans look just like yours, & I was under the impression that pans needed to be dark? Hope not most of my pans are light colored. Thanks, LaRene

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    • January 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm
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      Hi LaRene, as far as the pans for the solar oven they just can’t be stainless steel or shiny because they will reflect the sun/heat off the solar oven. I have used light colored ones and they work great. Hugs! Linda

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  • June 24, 2016 at 7:35 am
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    Do you bake them for the same amount of time?
    Thanks!!

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    • June 24, 2016 at 12:32 pm
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      Hi Aileen, you bake everything the same amount of time as your conventional oven as long as you can keep the temperature where you need it to be. What I mean by this is that if the sun goes down then the temperature will go down as well. If the recipe says 350 degrees for 30 minutes then you need to keep the temperature at 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. One awesome thing is you won’t burn any food in a sun oven! Love it! Linda

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