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Easiest 3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies

photo of a stack of nutella brownies topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce

These Nutella brownies only need 3 ingredients and are ready in less 30 minutes from start to finish. I created this recipe back in 2013 and I’ve been amazed to see how it’s spread across the internet.

It remains one of my favorite recipes of all time and is a go-to dessert recipe that I make for potlucks and parties.

Here is a quick video I recently made showing how easy it is to make these brownies!

The inspiration came from these 4 Ingredient Nutella Cookies, which I also love. I adjusted the recipe to make them fudgier, chewier and more brownie-like.

close-up photo of 3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies

These baked up wonderfully. Chewy, fudgy in the middle, tasting of chocolate and hazelnut. They definitely satisfy my brownie cravings.

It takes about 5 minutes to mix everything together and 15 minutes to bake. Yup, these babies are ready in under 30 minutes.
3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies collage

If you really love Nutella, I have a whole collection of Nutella recipes.

I also have a category of easy recipes with 4-or-less ingredients.

3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies

Easiest Nutella Brownies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These Nutella brownies only need 3 ingredients and are ready in less 30 minutes from start to finish. 
5 from 2 votes


  • 1  1/4 cup Nutella
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 inch x 9 inch metal baking pan. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until batter is smooth. Pour into baking pan and smooth top with spatula.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Be careful not to bake too long otherwise brownies will dry out. Let brownies cool and set before cutting and serving.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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212 comments on “Easiest 3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies”

  1. Wow,

    that looks easy enough…We dont use nutella as it has hydrogenated palm oil on the ingredient and its a no-no in my home! But this one looks super easy! I also need to try an egg free version!


  2. Wow! Looks delicious! I love Nutella!

    • Me too! I know I make way too many Nutella recipes on this blog, but I really really love it. Perhaps there should be a Nutella sandwich?

      • Hello! Can we substitute peanut butter for this recipe thank you!!

      • sorry, this recipe does not work with a peanut butter substitute. The peanut butter won’t give it any chewy, fudgy texture and peanut butter is not sweet enough on its own.

  3. Really simple ingredients!! Can’t wait to try n bake it.. Btw the eggs need to be normal or large?

    • I used large. Hope you like the recipe!

    • I lurve it!!!! Before I found this website I was always like this when it came to a recipe?? does it work? Now I just come here and I go??? I feel like Gordon Ramsay when all my bffs compliment me! Anyway what I did is I coated the top with more Nutella and added some hazelnuts they were dazzling luv ur recipes hun xx your loyal baker?

  4. i love this recipe! i only use one jar of 371 g, but it still comes out perfect! not too sweet, but you can really taste the nutella!

  5. Hi these look amazing I would love to bake them for my sisters baby shower this weekend.
    Any chance you could convert this into grams for me please xx

  6. I made these yesterday and they are perfect! Moist, chewy, and delicious! I made them in an 8×8 pan which made it last 20-25 minutes in the oven. I completely recommend anyone to make this considering it’s ridiculously easy and no one will ever guess it only took three ingredients! Plus, it tastes great.

  7. Looks awesome! How many square brownies would it approximately make?

    • The batter fills a 9 x 9 pan. As for number of brownies, that really depends on how big you cut your brownies.

  8. In the process of making the brownies but I don’t think the batter consistency is right.. How should it be? Hopefully u reply fast lol

  9. is all purpose flour plain flour?

    • I think so. I mean, I don’t know where you are coming from and plain flour might mean something different where you are, but you should check your flour bag and it should say all purpose.

  10. I made the brownies and they were sooo good! Really easy to make and so yummy! I realised all purpose flour is plain flour in the UK.

  11. Can you use the whole jar of Nutella

  12. my long distance boyfriend’s birthday is coming up, which means i need to celebrate with something along the lines of my thirteen-cookie christmas platter. since i don’t have it in me to spend a full twenty four hours in the kitchen backing again, i was looking for a few absolutely amazing recipes, and he does adore nutella.

    my question is, both overall and in terms of fudgy-oozy-deliciousness, is this or your chewy nutella blondie better?

  13. Yum! This recipe is an instant hit in a household with four Nutella lovers! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Mine came out flat???

    • I’m not sure where your recipe went wrong. Sorry. It sounds like maybe your batter is too wet. Also I’m not sure what you mean by it came out flat. Did it not rise at all? the brownies won’t rise that much.

  15. can i cut the entire recipe by half and use a 7 inch circle pan to bake it?

    • I wouldn’t recommend cutting the recipe by half. I don’t think you’ll have enough for a 7 inch circle pan. I’d recommend keeping the recipe as is, bake it in your 7 inch pan and bake a little longer. They will be a bit thicker than mine turned out but they should still be good.

  16. is there a need to put parchment paper after greasing?

  17. Just tried with half flour and half cocoa powder… It’s much darker and richer! Can’t wait until they’re ready!!!

    • Interesting, sounds good!

      • I was out of nutella and used cocoa powder instead as well. Obviously the mixture would be too floury and tasteless. So I added brown sugar and milk. Turned out delicious but not fudgy.

        Also, I added chocolate chips and vanilla essence for my version.

      • I’m glad you got it to work out. The Nutella is pretty key to getting that fudgy texture so I hope you can try it again when you have Nutella on hand

  18. used half plain flour and half self raising and put them in muffin cases for little cakes and the kids love them

  19. Really great recipe. So simple. Next time I will add just a pinch of sugar and maybe some nuts. Thanks!

  20. Hi thanks so much for this! This is such a simple recipe. I added some non-fat sour cream and it’s so moist and tasty! I put them in small cupcake cups and my son ate two immediately!

  21. Ive done this a couple of times and it all turned out great! For those who needs the conversion in grams, here it is. 280gm Nutella 62gm flour, 2 eggs, a pinch of salt and chopped nuts for sprinkles..
    iTs so fun to share recipes.. I’ve been having fun baking and trying out new recipes!

  22. Hi, I found the exact same recipe on facebook, but what kind of flour do you use? Just the regular all-purpose?

  23. how many does this serve?

  24. This is wonderful! I added a banana for extra creaminess… yum!

  25. these came amazing i love them and they are so easy to bake. i love Nutella and i now love this recipe its so easy to make

  26. Hi there may I know how long can it lasts after its cooked??can it be kept in refrigerator ??

    • I’m sorry, these have only ever lasted me until the next day. I don’t know beyond that, but I would say it should be kept in refrigerator after a day since it’s made with yogurt.

  27. Can any thing replace the all purpose flour

  28. i am almost done with my brownies thanks for the recipe i’m sure they will be delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YYYYYYYUUUUUUUMMMMMMYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Hi Kirby..I’m 14 and want to sell these at school to make some money…its quick and easy!!
    Thing is…is a regular jar of nutella going to be enough to add up to 1 1/2 cups of nutella..or do i need to buy to jars..? Thanks

    • I’m not sure. I would think it should be enough. I always buy the Costco size Nutella so I don’t know about the regular size ones.

  30. Hi Kirby. Approximately how many tablespoons is 1 1/4 cups of Nutella?

  31. My kids love them. So easy and fast to make.

  32. Added a bit more flour, weren’t very fudgy and if I gabe it to someone I don’t think they would’ve differentiated between if it was Nutella or ordinary chocolate.

  33. Would it work with a 9×13 pan… its what I usually make brownies in. And I dont have another pan.. 🙁

    • unfortunately, there is not enough batter for a 9 x 13. You would have to adjust the batter amount and probably also adjust baking time.

  34. Okay. 🙂 Thanks so much for getting back right away!! ? I know it’s late. Ill try it and let you know how it turns out

  35. Hi. Can I use aluminium tray to bake them?

    • I’m not sure what you mean by aluminum tray. If it is flat without any edges your batter might spill over. Also is it is 9 x 9? because you need something 9 x 9 for the batter amount the recipe makes.

  36. I don’t know if you have heard of Biscoff Spread. But it is soooo good. It’s basically made out of crushed biscoff cookies. Do you think this recipe would work replacing the nutella with that?

  37. hi, ive baked them for 15 minutes but when inserting toothpick in center it does not come clean but by the edges it does. do it continue baking? afraid to dry them out like you mentioned…

    • You should probably cook it slightly longer. It’s a little bit of a judgment call. Does it look done? Also adding the nuts might increase the cooking time slightly. I’m also not sure if adding nuts might break the batter up too much, depending on how much you added

  38. i also put the nut topping on before baking. dont know if this was a mistake or not..

  39. I just made these, and they are phenomenal! Thank you for the recipe! I could not believe how simple it was.

  40. Hello, when you say 9×9 tin, do you mean 9 inches?

  41. Lol love the dude didn’t like Nutella or eggs, one ingredient left.. Btw looking for something gluten free, glass of water seems the recommended recipe

  42. what will happen if i use i cup of flour instead of half?

  43. Loved the recipie… It turned out really awesome. I had some friends over for dinner and I served these brownies with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
    I doubled the quantity, and it turned out perfect .
    Thankyou for the lovely receipe

  44. It’s so easy, I loved it. I used Ganache instead of Nutella and it was delicious!

  45. These took more like 30 minutes to bake before they weren’t visibly wet (and even then they jiggled like cheesecake when they came out of the oven), but eventually after letting them cool they firmed up. They came out like a cross between fudge and brownies, and they’re definitely easy! I’ll keep them in my file of desserts to quick make when I’m surprised by needing something. Thanks for sharing!

    • I’m glad these eventually turned out for you but they should not have taken so long. I think maybe you had too much Nutella and I’m wondering what you are using the measure out your Nutella.

  46. Do u have to use purpose flower or can u just use normal flour

  47. Measuring cup, leveled off with a knife. The cooking time could very well be my oven, as I have a new one and haven’t had time to properly calibrate it. These were even firmer after cooling overnight, and could even be removed from the pan without using a spatula.

    • The cookies definitely do firm up significantly after cooled. I always tell people that it’s okay if it looks a little soft at first because it does firm up after a while

  48. What temperature?

  49. BTW, these look amazing. I’m gonna make a ton of these tomorrow.

  50. Can i use an aluminium baking pan which is 310mm length x 214mm width?

    • A 9 x 9 inch pan makes a thin layer of brownies, so if you use a pan that is any bigger, you won’t have enough batter.

  51. I only have a 8×8 baking pan how should I change the recipe?

    • that is close enough that you shouldnt have to change the recipe. you might need to bake longer though since the brownies will be slightly thicker.

  52. Can you use the jif hazelnut spread in place of Nutella if someone doesn’t gave Nutella?

    • I haven’t tried it with jif. It may work but I’m not sure if the consistency is exactly the same so they might be too runny, or too dry

  53. can i use melted dark choc chips instead of nuttela? i feel like i could cause its the same consistency…

    • No, melted choc chips does not have the same consistency and also does not have the same fat content, etc, so it won’t work the same

  54. I made this for a get-together with my friends. I can’t believe how well they turned out. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  55. This is so good, I’ve made it as a birthday brownie, very much appreciated! Thanks a lot for the recipe!

  56. Very tasty recipe. I added a teaspoon of vanilla and a dash of salt.

  57. 1 cup size?! How big should the cup be?

  58. can I bake it in a toaster oven?

    • i have not tried, but I usually don’t have much success doing so and you may need to adjust the settings to get it to work in a toaster oven

  59. It seems your recipe has global appeal.. How nice!  All purpose flour is often referred to as plain flour in much of Europe. It’s the white non-whole grain wheat flour that is not specially made specifically for pastries or cakes, and is not self-raising.

    1.4 cups in *Imperial* Tablespoons (they’re bigger than US Tablespoons) is about 17, although saying 296 ml makes more sense. 

    One US cup is about 240 ml.

    350 F is approximately 177 Celsius. 

    9 inches is about 228.6 mm. 

    Hope that helps.

    Oh yeah, 2 eggs are still roughly 2 eggs! 😉

  60. In the US, Nutella is commonly sold in grocery stores in a 13 ounce jar… That comes out perfectly to 1 1/4 cups. (I measured it out to double check). 
    p.s. I am using this recipe tonight for a kids group to make at church… Did a trial run at home… Yum!

  61. I used super fine milled oats instead of wheat flour (can eat wheat) and a pinch of whole oats and omg! They didn’t last the day between myself, my son and my partner. And my son lived making them, he wants to make them every weekend. We are all Nutella lovers =)

  62. I love them they fast gorgeous I added a bit of sugar well half a table spoon you should try it !!!!!!

    • hmm, I wonder if adding more sugar would make it a bit too sweet? I found it pretty sweet as is. but i’m glad it worked out for you

  63. Well I didn’t add a whole load of nutella

    • right, I’m just saying that for me, using the recipe as is, i found them pretty sweet as is. but of course people’s palates differ.

    • Actually, I apologize. I was mistaken which recipe you left your comment on. I can see how a little more sugar on these would be good. I previously thought you were commenting on my single serving Nutella brownie recipe, which is quite sweet on it’s own. Next time I make these, I’ll try it with a little more sugar. thanks!

  64. I’m only tweelve I made them yesterday by myself

  65. Made these just now…LUUUSSHHHH!! THANK UU 🙂 Gonna be my trick munchies attack!

  66. Just made these and they are delicious.  it’s still quite soft in the center.. almost raw, even have 17 minutes.. but from what we tasted from the edges were soooo good.  May try cooking them just a bit longer next time 🙂  thanks for the recipe!

  67. I have to admit…I’m giggling at the comments. Maybe a 1/2 c of common sense is called for? 😉 I’m only kidding. These look delicious and just what I need in a pinch. Thanks so much for posting this! 

  68. You are a very patient person. I will be making these for Valentines Day, they sound delicious.

  69. Very nice simple recipe. I have my first batch cooling in the kitchen. I might have committed a no-no right off the bat, since I added a banana which I mashed with a fork.

    The only thing that happened was that the batter climbed in the corners of my baking dish. But that’s not an issue since I just use whatever I have on hand in terms of tools. I understand a proper baking pan would be in order.

    Although, all the pictures here were of the “result” and from what I saw, the same stack of brownies. Maybe adding more variety to the pictures would be nice. For instance, also adding some preparation pictures to give ideas of how it should look like it.

    On that note, thank you very much for the recipe. A very nice stepping stone to more baking and even adventurous customization of the recipe.

    • thank you for the suggestion. I do sometimes add photos of the preparation, but it’s actually quite time consuming to stop in between steps and take photos. so i usually don’t do it unless i have the time, otherwise a hour recipe can easily become a 2 hour one.

  70. Really? Did you really delete my comment from today? That’s quite insulting to be silenced while I just wanted to share an opinion and information…

    • I’m sorry if you feel insulted but your comment was not deleted…No comments ever appear on the blog until they are read and approved by me. Since I am not at my computer 24/7, I usually only have a chance to read and approve comments 1-2 times a day. i like to respond to the comments and filter out spam, which is why I use this method. I found your comment very helpful–I had no issues with it and no reason to delete. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

  71. Will this recipe work in a muffin tin?

  72. Dear Kirby,

    My brownies taste terrific. My problem is that they are VERY soft and had to be eaten with a fork. What did I do wrong? I did mix by hand rather than pull out the electric blender. Please advise.

    • Did you let them cool and set? if you dig in right away, they will be soft. if you let them cool, they will be chewier and not as soft. If you did let them cool, perhaps you just removed them from the oven too early and you might need to bake them longer. you should be able to slice them easily.

  73. I’ve had this recipe for several years and made it 1 million times. We are German and we have Nutella on hand at all times. Quick note – I always add a couple pinches of instant espresso powder, NesCafé or God forbid (shh) Sanka as well as a hearty pour of vanilla and a pinch of salt. Really makes them KILLER.. If you have the ingredients and a minute more try it out. 
    If you happen to also have some Frangelico liquor kicking around ( hazelnut liquor that we have maybe in the house if we are hosting the family for Christmas it’s super extra special and not cheap- but lasts a really long time) add a glug of that in .. If you glug too much sprinkle a little extra flour in the mix! 

  74. Also I’ve made this with coconut flour if you got some gluten-free folks
     in your life. You have to be careful with the coconut flour as it could possibly be a replacement for cat litter as it absorbs liquid like crazy!!  Add the flour in a TBS at a time mixing it in after each TBS you add until you get what someone who has made brownies before or has baked before would agree to be the proper texture for the batter. Quinoa flour needs to be used in the same way. Don’t try using almond flour/ meal or a nut flour in this recipe.. Too much fat= big slimy mess!! 

  75. hi..can i make this in muffin tray ..and if yes wat should b the baking time

  76. Hi, I just discovered you and I’m so excited to try your recipes. I have a few questions about this. I have a 9×13 pan, I know they will come out thinner but how long should I bake for? Also, what’s the consistency like, is it more chewy or cakey? Last question, if I add baking soda/powder will they rise more? I’m not a baker. Sorry if the questions seem basic. Thank you so much.

    • i dont recommend a 9 x 13 pan. the brownies, as you can see from the picture, are already quite thin in a 9 x 9 and i don’t think you’ll have enough batter for a bigger pan. consistency is chewy. do not add baking powder or soda because then the brownies become cakey

  77. Hi again, I forgot one question. Which taste better the easy Nutella cookies or brownies?? Lol thanks again!!

  78. Hello

    i dont have an oven at home – can this be done in a ricecooker?

    • i dont think so. i know cakes can sometimes be made in rice cookers but i dont think steaming would work for brownies.

  79. Please c350Fan you give me the weight of the flour. I am in the UK and don’t know ‘cup’ measurements. Also we use either Self Raising Flour or Plain so I think it will work with the Self Raising. I also am wondering how much Nutella to use for the same reason, not cup measurements here. For anyone else in the UK the oven temperature of 350F will be 180C (we are Celcius here now). I look forward to some answers, weights and measurements etc. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you.

    • there’s a lot of great internet resources that should provide the conversions you are looking for. I’d try just typing your questions into a google search. hope that helps!

  80. what kind of flour can i use?

  81. I already do a Nutella Sandwich. Peanut butter san with Nutella in place of jam. I like & so do the grandkids.

  82. My son just attempted and the batter was REALLY thick, not like brownies at all. He followed the 3 to a T. Any suggestions for making its smoother?

  83. Hi my nephew is 4 years old and diabetic 1 and was wondering the carb content is it s hard to make choices for snakes
    for him and was wondering about this if you knew the content of this recipe

    • I dont know all the nutrition information but there are many helpful sites on the internet where you can input ingredients and get a breakdown. I think Nutella has a lot of sugar though so I’m guessing it would not be good for a diabetic

  84. May I use dark chocolate instead of Nutella? Because, alais, I’m intolerant to nuts…

    • The recipe won’t work with a dark chocolate only replacement. the reason the recipe works is because Nutella itself already has sugar, oils, etc. sorry!

  85. If I add more flour with it make more brownies 😛

    …or will they come out too dry :/

  86. this was so good.
    i love nutella and ther recipes i tried taste more choclate than hazlenut but this is in the middle and its my favorite recipe to make with nutella 

  87. How much is 11/4 cup in liters? And is 11/4= 2cups and 3/4cup?

  88. i would like to make the brownies but reading over the comments I see references to nuts and sour cream which I do not see in your receipe. how come?

    • I dont see any references to nuts and sour cream, but perhaps people were talking about variations they made to the recipe. neither of those ingredients are in the 3 ingredient recipe

  89. I made the recipe, but I didn’t have a 9 by 9 pan.  All my pans were too big so I knew the brownies would be too thin and hard if I cooked them in a larger pan.  I have ramekins, so I put the batter in 3 of them (after greasing them in coconut oil) and baked for 25 minutes and they came out like nutella lava brownie/cakes.  These were delicious!  Thank you for the recipe!

  90. Ahh I tried this today and it turned out great! They were perfect!

  91. I am not a big fan of nutella so i did peanut butter and chocolate chips instead! 😉

  92. I have a a 13x9x2 cake pan…..if i double the recipe how long should I cool it?

  93. I was a bit hesitant but it does work and is delicious 🙂 the simplest brownie to make, thank you!

  94. Can I use Nocilla instead of nutella ? Please reply fast!

  95. Can the recipe be made in a shallow bundt pan, or would I need to double it? The pan I intend to use is heart shaped. Thanks for the delicious recipes!

  96. Awesome brownies. Heads up- I only had whole wheat flour on hand and still turned out great using same measurements. 

  97. AMAZING! Dense, chewy, fudgy… everything a brownie should be! I can’t believe how easy these were!

  98. Hi I’m wondering if we use butter cooking spray to grease the pan please answer asap I was ant to try out this recipe

  99. Sounds divine n so easy definitely going to try it out with my kids 

  100. Have you tried cookie butter from Trader Joes?

  101. Can i substitute the Nutella with melted chocolate chips

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