Super rich, fudgey, and packed with incredible ingredients, these Grain-Free Hazelnut Brownies are a brownie game-changer. You’re going to fall in love these grain-free brownies and swoon over how simple they are to make.
Have you ever tried a Ferrero Rocher? If you don’t know what I am talking about Ferrero Rochers are little chocolate hazelnut balls of deliciousness. They were one of my favorite candies until going gluten-free. I wish they’d make them gluten-free. I absolutely love the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts.
These grain-free brownies remind me so much of them, and I’m not complaining about it. I love how quick this grain-free brownie recipe pulls together and a fresh grain-free hazelnut brownie out of the oven is moan-worthy.
I’ve been craving chocolate and hazelnuts like mad lately. I’d reach for the Nutella, but that could be dangerous – I’d eat too much. We’ve been making more grain-free recipes lately and I’ve been having fun with hazelnut flour.
These Grain-Free Hazelnut Brownies are one of the first recipes I’ve made with hazelnut flour, and they are amazing. I actually use a combination of hazelnut flour and almond flour, otherwise the hazelnut flour flavor is a bit too overpowering for my taste.
What can I use instead of hazelnut flour
If you don’t use hazelnut flour then they wont be hazelnut brownies but you can use all almond flour if you want. These grain-free brownies will still rock your taste buds.
You can buy hazelnut flour (or meal) at the store but it’s usually super expensive, in my opinion. To save money and ensure that my hazelnut flour is fresh for these Grain-Free Hazelnut Brownies, I bought hazelnuts and made my own flour out of them.
How to make hazelnut flour
Hazelnuts are about half the prize of hazelnut flour. Simply put 1 cup of hazelnuts at a time into your blender or food processor and blend until the hazelnuts are chopped into a fine meal.Don’t over-blend though or you’ll end up with hazelnut butter (which is still delicious, it just wont work for this Grain-Free Hazelnut Brownie recipe).
This Grain-Free Hazelnut Brownie recipe only uses one bowl, and is ready to pop in the oven in less than 5 minutes. The center of each brownie is super fudgey while the tops are slightly crispy and have a nice little surface crinkle to them.
I used chocolate chunks in this grain-free brownie recipe but you can use chocolate chips or leave them out all together.
Hazelnuts can be strong in flavor. I found that a combination of almond meal/flour and hazelnut meal/flour provided the best overall flavor. You can use all hazelnut flour if you want, but they will be really hazelnut-y.
Can’t do hazelnuts? No problem. Sharon from What the Fork Food Blog has a recipe for super Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies.
If you make these grain-free brownies please come back and let me know what you thought. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments and I will get back to you.
Happy Cooking and Baking,
Serving Size: 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 261 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 27mg Sodium: 23mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 16g Protein: 4g