Fudgy Flourless Hazelnut Brownies with a Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Ohhhhhh sweet chocolate. These.are.amazing. That’s it. That’s all I can say. Honestly…
So super fudgy. So incredibly dense, almost like eating fudge in brownie form…only healthier. Low in carbs, flour-less and gluten free, it’s extremely hard to believe they’re actually healthy while eating them! Because they taste as sinful as they look. Does that make sense? Or should I say, healthier than regular brownies. Almost like Nutella brownies, but better. Because there’s no Nutella in them. Technically.
Hazelnuts, chocolate and oil make Nutella, right? So technically, these are that, but not really.
These brownies are so fragile and delicate when they first come out of the oven, and after cooling and cutting into them, the knife slices through the, perfectly like soft butter.
Plus, they come with a bonus. Hot chocolate sauce. I mean…that drizzle.
Being forced to sit through the whole entire collection of Scream movies by my daughter while balancing the pan of warm brownies on my lap; with a scoop (OKAY, maybe 5 scoops) of ice cream over them and drowned in sauce was totally and completely worth every torturous second.
And if it’s even possible, they are fudgier the day after and after that of baking.
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- 220 g | 8oz semi sweet chocolate (I used 80% cocoa solids, but you can use 70% if you don't like bitter chocolate)
- 220 g | 8oz (1 cup) butter
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup granulated sweetener or a fine white granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs (beaten)
- 150 g | 5oz (1 1/3 cups) hazelnut meal
Hot Chocolate Sauce:
- 80 g | 3oz bittersweet chocolate (minimum 70%-80% cocoa solids)
- ½ cup thickened/heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener (or coconut sugar or golden syrup)
For the brownies:
- Preheat the oven to 176°C |350ºF. Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring between each break, until completely melted and glossy. Alternatively, melt gently in a heavy-based saucepan over low heat.
- Once melted, mix in the vanilla and sweetener (or sugar) and allow to cool.
- Whisk the eggs into the bowl (or pan) along with the hazelnut meal. Pour out into a 9-inch baking tin lined with baking (or parchment) paper.
- Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the top has set but the centre is still gooey. Allow to cool completely before cutting into 16 square (these are very delicate when warm).
For the sauce:
- Break the chocolate up into a microwave safe bowl along with the cream and coffee powder and melt again in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between, until completely melted. (Alternatively, use a heavy-based saucepan and melt all ingredients together over low heat.)
- Stir well and pour into a jug to serve with the brownies.
I don’t have hazelnut meal but could i use almond meal.
Camila Kost says
I loved the recipe! Used slightly different amounts and baked the hazelnuts before to remove the skin (mine were raw).
100 g of butter
100 g of chocolate 70%
100 g hazelnuts
75 g of erythritol
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
And the output: 10 beautiful and delicious brownies, 4 gram net carb each. Thank you!
OMG! THE BEST!
Going to try to make them they look soooo good. However not a fan of Hazlenut is there a substitute or can I leave it out entirely ??
Made these today. Sooooooo good!!
I used 3/4 cup of Erythritol instead of 1 cup sugar. Thanks for sharing.
Maria Rivera says
does the nutritional information includes the hot chocolate sauce?
Hi Maria. No the sauce is optional 🙂
I made these last week and they’ve all gone! Best brownies I’ve ever tasted!! I’m definitely going to make them again. Thanks so much for this recipe!!!
I used Bob’s hazelnut meal (ground it even further in my processor to get a super fine flour, used 70% chocolate and added 1 tsp of espresso powder – melted in with the chocolate), used coconut sugar and OMG – these are amazing.
Almost too sweet for me – almost – but one of the best paleo brownies I’ve eaten! Fabulous recipe.
Mine were done at 30 minutes in a metal pan at 350 – could be because my “meal” was more flour like than meal.
Everyone you must make this. It’s a keeper!
You have no idea how many batches of these brownies I’ve enjoyed so far this year (probably too many for my own good, oops!) When I first found the recipe I made a screenshot of it with my phone and I’ve used it ever since. I just realised as I’m heading to make a batch right now, that never came back to thank you. So now here I am. I was never a fan of brownies even before I went low carb and sugar free but oh boy that has changed! My carbivore husband and recently turned low carb friends also love them. I love bringing them on tough hikes for fuel and I love them with red wine on a weekend. I’ll never look for another brownie recipe again, and I haven’t even made the glaze yet lol!
My Dish is Bomb says
The way you described these brownies got my mouth watering. Like seriously, brownies that slice through like butter? Give me ALL the brownies.
Haha Katy, right? Love it when they’re like butter!
This looks fabulous! SO fudgy, chocolate, and decadent 🙂
The only way to have a brownie 😉
IT LOOKS AMAZING!!! I hate cooking… and i have the kitchen for the longest time ever. But that is about to change. Because I am definitely making those brownies… and I pray they come out as great as they look here. Sooooo following your blog. Love it!
Yay! Please let me know how you go if you try them! I’d love to hear back!
How could I possibly be the first comment here? The picture in my feed caught my eye, then the title of the recipe. Intrigued I read further, because from one chocoholic to another, I needed these. NEED these. You totally had me at “they taste as sinful as they look” and that sauce! WOW. Pinned and am grateful for you. 🙂
Haha oh we so speak the same language Kevin! My site is overloaded with chocolate I get so worried! But it’s my haven! I’m so happy we share this in common. Definitely the start of a beautiful friendship 😉