Flourless Nutella Brownies

I wasn’t sure what to call these. It’s a cross between a cake and brownie, but the dense texture and rich flavor make me lean towards calling them brownies. Though technically I’ve never eaten a flourless brownie. Also I baked them in a square pan and cut them into pieces that look like brownies. So brownies it is.

Anyhow, I was experimenting in the kitchen again with my jars of Nutella and I came up with this. The Nutella flavor is intense. The hazelnut flavor is upped with the addition of some ground hazelnut flour.  So if you love hazelnut and chocolate, this dessert is a must try.

As with many flourless desserts, the batter was easy to whip up. It bakes for about 25 minutes and then it’s done. The dessert is quite rich and decadent. Just a little goes a long way.

Flourless Nutella Brownies


1/2 cup hazelnut flour/ground hazelnuts
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3.5 ounces Nutella
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp light brown sugar
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Oil and line an 8 x 8 square baking pan.


2. Mix together the the sugars, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl until
blended. Add the hazelnut flour, Nutella, and cocoa powder and mix until batter is smooth.

3. Pour the batter into baking pan and bake for about 25 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool completely before cutting.

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8 comments on “Flourless Nutella Brownies”

  1. These would be perfect for my chocolate-loving friend who has recently been diagnosed with celiac’s disease. Thanks for this fab recipe 🙂

  2. I love the idea of adding more hazelnut!

  3. I also go towards the brownie!! No flour, no baking powder, it seems brownie!! 😛

    I’m going to take the recipe, I have to try this soon!!

  4. I just got a jar of Nutella, how perfect! These look incredible and quick to make. Yum!

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