These scrumptious, made from scratch, Nutella and Hazelnut Brownies are gooey, chewy, fudgy, and loaded with delicious toasted hazelnut pieces.Jump to Recipe Print Recipe
This recipe for Nutella and Hazelnut Brownies is a slight adaptation from the recipe for Nutella Brownies on the Ricardocuisine.com website. The brownies bake up perfectly gooey, chewy and fudgy with a rich chocolate flavour. So if you’re looking for an insanely delicious and easy homemade brownie recipe that can be put together quickly, this is the recipe for you!
How to Make Nutella Brownies
This recipe requires only a few basic ingredients. You’ll need all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour, one full cup of Nutella, sugar, eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and toasted hazelnuts. The toasted chopped hazelnuts give the brownies even more hazelnut flavour and some added texture. If you don’t like your brownies studded with nuts you can substitute with dark chocolate chips or chunks. You’ll find these brownies are delicious with or without the hazelnuts.
You’ll need an 8 by 8 baking pan to make these brownies. I like to line my pan with parchment paper, this makes it easier to lift the brownies out of the pan once they’re baked. Start by melting your butter and let it cool slightly while you prepare the remainder of the ingredients. Combine the flour and salt in a small bowl. Then in the bowl of your mixer combine the Nutella, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Blend until the mixture is creamy. On low speed, add the flour alternating with the melted butter until no traces of flour remain. Add the chopped hazelnuts and mix to incorporate the hazelnuts into the batter.
Spread the batter into the pan and bake for approximately 30 to 35 minutes. If you like your brownies gooey then you will want to test with a toothpick and make sure there are still some wet crumbs. If you know your oven runs hot then check the brownies earlier. Once they are baked to your liking, remove them from the oven and let the brownies cool at least 15 minutes on a rack before lifting them out and slicing.
If you’re looking to indulge in some homebaked goods but are not in the mood for spending a lot of time in the kitchen, give these Nutella brownies a go, you’ll be glad you did. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter cooled slightly
- 3/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted* hazelnuts
- Place a rack in the centre of your oven and preheat oven to 325ºF.
- Grease the bottom and sides of a 8-inch square pan or line with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter and set aside to cool slightly.
- In a small bowl combine the flour and salt.
- In the bowl of your mixer, combine the eggs, vanilla, Nutella and brown sugar. Mix on medium speed until the mixture is creamy.
- Beating on low speed, add the flour, alternating with the melted butter to the creamed mixture and beat until there are no traces of flour.
- Add the chopped hazelnuts and stir until they are well distributed in the batter.
- Spread the brownie batter in the baking pan and bake for approximately 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out with some still wet and gooey crumbs.
- Let brownies cool, then slice with a sharp knife into 16 pieces.