Listen up all you gluten-free warriors and dairy-free defenders, have I got a recipe for you! I know what you’re thinking, “Ugh, another brownie recipe claiming to be healthy.” But wait, this isn’t your average brownie recipe. Oh no no no, this is something special. I’m talking about Nutella is Evil Brownies – Gluten Free Recipe.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Nutella? Evil? Blasphemy!” But hear me out. Nutella may taste like heaven on earth, but let’s not turn a blind eye to the fact that it’s loaded with sugar and has questionable ingredients. So why not try a healthier alternative that is equally scrumptious?
These brownies aren’t just gluten-free and dairy-free, they’re also made with wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about putting into your body. And don’t worry, we’ve still managed to incorporate the beloved chocolate-hazelnut spread in this recipe without compromising on taste.
So buckle up and get ready to indulge in a guilt-free and mouth-watering treat. Trust me, these Nutella is Evil Brownies will satisfy your sweet tooth without leaving you feeling sluggish or bloated. So let’s get baking!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Ladies and gentlemen, have you ever experienced a craving for chocolate that just won’t go away? Well, look no further! Introducing the Nutella is Evil Brownies – Gluten-Free Recipe. This recipe will not only provide you with a delicious and decadent chocolate fix but will also be gluten-free, perfect for those who want to live a healthier lifestyle.
First of all, let’s talk about the main ingredient in these brownies, Nutella. This hazelnut spread is so notoriously sinfully delicious that it has been given the title “evil.” But what if I told you that these brownies could be made with an ingredient that is both free of gluten and free of Nutella? That’s right – this recipe uses a homemade hazelnut spread. By making the chocolate hazelnut spread from scratch, we can guarantee that it is not only healthier but also tastier than store-bought Nutella.
Secondly, I must mention how easy this recipe is to make. With just three simple steps and eight easy-to-find ingredients, these brownies will be your new go-to recipe when you need a chocolate fix in a hurry. Plus, by using gluten-free flour instead of regular flour, even those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance can indulge in this delectable treat.
Lastly, these brownies are incredibly versatile. You can pair them with a cold glass of milk for a classic dessert or add a dollop of whipped cream for an added touch of decadence. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even transform them into sweet potato brownies or egg-free brownies by substituting some of the key ingredients.
In conclusion, there are so many great reasons why you’ll fall head over heels in love with this recipe. From the use of homemade hazelnut spread to the ease of preparation and versatility, there’s something about these gluten-free Nutella is Evil Brownies that will satisfy every sweet tooth. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get baking!
Here are the ingredients you will need to make these delicious Nutella is Evil Brownies:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 and ½ cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup gluten-free flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup Nutella hazelnut spread
For the icing:
- 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/4 cup Nutella hazelnut spread
These ingredients make for a decadent and rich brownie that is naturally gluten-free. The addition of Nutella gives it an extra touch of sweetness and a luscious texture. Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before starting to guarantee the best results.
The Recipe How-To
Now, the fun part begins! Let’s get into the recipe of these Nutella is Evil Brownies.
Firstly, preheat your oven to 350°F or 175°C. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with gluten-free cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together
1 cup gluten-free flour,
½ teaspoon salt and
1 teaspoon baking powder. Set aside.
In another bowl, cream together
1/2 cup softened butter and
1/2 cup gluten-free shortening, until smooth. Then add in
3/4 cup light brown sugar,
1/4 cup granulated sugar and continue to cream until well combined. Add in
3 large eggs and whisk until evenly mixed.
Now it is time to add in the star ingredient that makes these Nutella Brownies irresistible – Nutella. Measure out
1 2/3 cups Nutella hazelnut spread and mix it into the wet ingredients in the same bowl.
Slowly fold the prepared dry ingredients into the wet mixture until you are left with a consistent batter.
Next step is to bake the brownies. Pour the brownie mix into your prepared baking dish and smooth over the top with a spatula.
Bake for approximately
30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the dish.
Once out of oven, cool for about
10-15 minutes before removing from a baking dish and cutting into squares.
Your Nutella Brownies are finished! Serve with a smile as this treat is sure to create happy faces around you.
Substitutions and Variations
Now, if you are looking to mix things up with your Nutella is Evil Brownies, let’s talk about substitutions and variations. First things first, this recipe is already gluten-free and dairy-free, but if you want to take things a step further, you can always make these brownies egg-free too.
Instead of eggs, try using applesauce or mashed bananas. This substitution will add moisture to the batter while keeping it nice and sturdy. You could also replace butter with shortening for a more delicate texture or coconut oil for a tropical twist.
For the hazelnut spread, it’s pretty hard to beat Nutella when it comes to flavor, but if you’re trying to make these brownies free of nutella or just want to switch things up a bit, there are some other options out there. Try using Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Spread or Nocciolata Dairy-Free Hazelnut Spread for an equally delicious treat.
If you’re looking for a low-sugar option, try substituting honey or maple syrup in place of the sugar. This will give the brownies a slightly different flavor profile but still retain that rich chocolate-hazelnut taste.
Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some extra mix-ins like chopped nuts (pecans are always a good idea), dried fruit (cherries would be great) or even shredded sweet potato for an added nutrient boost.
Remember to experiment with your substitutions and variations until you find the perfect combination that suits your taste buds. And don’t forget that these Nutella is Evil Brownies are already delicious on their own so any tweaks are just icing on the cake (or brownie).
Serving and Pairing
Life is too short not to give into the temptation of indulging yourself with a portion of Nutella is Evil Brownies. These brownies are so rich and decadent that it’s best to savor them in small bites, but of course, that’s easier said than done.
There are endless pairing options as these sinful brownies are incredibly versatile. A scoop of vanilla ice cream on top or a dollop of whipped cream can elevate your dessert game to the next level. Serve it with freshly brewed coffee or a tall glass of almond milk for a delightful contrast.
If you prefer a fruity twist, pair it with fresh berries such as strawberries or raspberries to cut through the chocolatey richness. For a more indulgent extravaganza, drizzle some caramel sauce on top before serving. Trust me; there’s no judgment here!
Whether you want to impress your guests or indulge in your late-night cravings, Nutella is Evil Brownies will always deliver on their promise to be moist, fudgy, and chocolatey. What’s not to love about these irresistible and gluten-free brownies?
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
I know that sometimes we just don’t have the time to bake and serve a fresh batch of Nutella is Evil Brownies. That’s why the make-ahead option for this recipe comes in handy.
You can prepare this recipe up to two days before serving. Just let the brownies cool completely, wrap them tightly in cling wrap, and store them in an airtight container. If you are planning to store them for longer than a few days, pop them into the freezer instead.
Reheating these brownies is so easy, and you don’t even need to thaw them first if you are using frozen brownies. Simply preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Once the oven is heated, place the brownies on the baking sheet and reheat them for around 10-15 minutes until they are warm and gooey again.
And if you want to enjoy these Nutella Brownies at room temperature after being stored in the fridge or freezer, just take them out of their container and leave them on your kitchen counter for an hour or so.
So feel free to make a double batch of these delicious Gluten-Free Nutella Brownies and stash them away for later! Trust me; they taste just as good reheated as they do freshly baked!
Tips for Perfect Results
When it comes to making these Nutella is Evil Brownies, there are a few tips and tricks that can help ensure a perfect result every time. Here are my top tips for making the most delicious, fudgy, and gluten-free brownies with a rich hazelnut spread twist.
Firstly, when mixing your ingredients, use room temperature eggs, softened butter, and shortening. This will ensure that all the ingredients mix together smoothly without any lumps or uneven distribution.
Secondly, it is important to not overmix the batter when adding in the gluten-free flour mixture. Overmixing can lead to tough and dense brownies which no one wants. So mix until just combined.
Thirdly, line your baking dish with parchment paper instead of greasing it. This makes it easy to lift the brownies out of the dish after baking without them sticking or breaking apart.
Fourthly, to make the Nutella swirl design on top of your brownies look more beautiful and appetizing, drop spoonfuls of Nutella onto the batter in different directions instead of spreading it across the surface. Use a knife to create swirls that run perpendicular to each other (like a checkerboard).
Fifthly, it’s recommended that you let your baked Brownies cool for at least 10-15 minutes before cutting into them. This allows them to firm up slightly so they don’t fall apart while cutting.
And finally, if you want to make your brownies more wholesome, try adding some chopped nuts such as hazelnuts or almonds into the batter. This adds crunchiness and elevates the overall taste of these Nutella is Evil Brownies.
With these tips in mind, you are sure to get perfect results every time you make these delicious Nutella is Evil Brownies!
In conclusion, these Nutella Is Evil Brownies are not only delicious but also incredibly healthy! Thanks to its gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients, you won’t have to worry about any potential allergies or intolerances. Plus, the use of natural sweeteners like light brown sugar and sweet potato make it a healthier alternative to regular brownies.
Now that you have all the information you need, get in the kitchen and whip up a batch of these evil brownies yourself! You won’t regret it. And if you’re feeling generous, share them with your loved ones so they can taste the magic.
Remember, eating healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. With this recipe, you can indulge in a gluten-free, dairy-free treat that will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. So go ahead and give it a try. Your taste buds will thank you!
Nutella is Evil Brownies - Gluten Free Recipe
- 1/2 cup nutella
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup shortening, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup gluten-free flour (Bob's Red Mill or use your favorite blend, one that already includes the Xanthum Gum)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- In your Kitchen Aid mixer with paddle arm (you could use electric hand mixer). Beat Nutella, butter and shortening together with sugar. Beat on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes until really really fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, continue beating.
- In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
- Gradually add flour to wet ingredients.
- Beat very well.
- Pour into a greased 9 X 9 square pan. Bake 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
- I would also recommend allowing it to sit in the oven as it's cooling - crack the door a little - this will keep it from falling like mine did. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
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