Hazelnut Brownies


  • 1 & 1/4 Cups of Hazelnut Butter (330g) OR 2 & 2/3 Cups of Hazelnuts (400g)
  • 1 Cup of Maple Syrup (250ml)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Cup of Cacao Powder (50g)
  • Optional: Large Handful of Hazelnuts

These are insane. They’re bowl lickingly irresistible and so perfectly chewy with a rich hazelnut flavour that makes it impossible to stop at one. All of the hazelnuts make them a little expensive, but worth every penny. If you can find hazelnut butter their really quick and if not just have a little patience while you make your own.  Hazelnut Brownies 3

Preheat the oven to 180’C. If you’re making your own hazelnut butter, add 400g of the hazelnuts to a roasting tray and roast at 180’C for 8-10 minutes until golden. Add the roasted nuts to your food processor and blend on high until you have runny hazelnut butter (this will take between 5 and 15 minutes depending on your machine).

Combine the hazelnut butter and maple syrup in a large bowl.

Add in the eggs and vanillla and mix until combined.

Add in the cacao powder and baking powder and mix thoroughly. If you want some extra hazelnuts for crunch, roughly chop them and stir them into the mixture.

Line a baking tin with parchment paper and pour in the thick mixture.

Bake at 180’C for about 30 minutes depending on how you like them. I like mine fudgey and sticky so I take mine out at about 28 minutes. Leave them to cool for about 15 minutes before slicing.

15 Comments to Hazelnut Brownies

  1. Sheila says:

    Just made these now. They are delicious! ????????

  2. Aoife Spierin says:

    I made these last night.. they are very rich and lusicous but the hazelnut butter was a killer to make I thought,. In terms of storage, how long do they keep for, what is the best way to store them? Can they be frozen also?

    • Indy Power says:

      Without a high powered food processor nut butter can take forever! I usually keep them in airtight container for 2-3 days and if I want to keep them for longer they freeze really well x

  3. Brenda says:

    I just made these this evening and they are delisious!! My fiancé just had three squares in a row! Couldn’t stop himself! They were so easy to make and I made the butter from scratch. Can’t wait to try another recipe!????

  4. Perky says:

    Hi can you tell me how many servings you would hope to get from this batch?? Thanks a mil.

  5. Jean says:

    Hi, these brownies look delicious but with the amount of maple syrup required does it not make them very unhealthy? I will still make them but just curious. Tks!

    • Indy Power says:

      Hi Jean, I just got your email. Like all my treat/dessert recipes these should be eaten in moderation but they are much more nutritious than regular desserts. It seems like a lot of maple syrup but this recipe makes a minimum of 12 servings so it’s actually only just over a tablespoon per serving, which is relatively little for a treat. I use maple syrup as it contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants so it’s more nutritious than table sugar which is just empty energy. When you’re shopping for it make sure to look for real, pure maple syrup rather than maple flavoured syrup that is sometimes sold. The other ingredients like cacao powder and nuts have loads of nutritional benefits, they may not be a weight loss food but they’re made from natural and nutritious whole ingredients so they’re definitely healthy in my opinion. Hope you love them when you try them!x

  6. G says:

    Hi, I made these last night and cooked them for 28 mins, but they were over cooked and some nearly burned. I will definitely make them again because there is a lovely flavour but might cook them for 20-25 mins and lower oven temp?

    • Indy Power says:

      Oh no! It really depends on your oven, I would try lowering the temperature to 175’C and checking them at the 20 minute mark to be safe. They’re so good when they’re gooey so I hope they turn out better for you the next time!x

  7. Julie Young says:

    Hi indy,

    Love this recipe but am wondering do you need this much maple syrup, will it matter if I use half of it maybe? Love maple syrup and use it much more than anything else but just like to keep things clean in my diet,

    Julie xx

    • Indy Power says:

      It seems like a lot of maple syrup but this recipe makes a minimum of 12 servings so it’s just over a tablespoon per serving. You can definitely use less if you prefer but I can’t be sure they’ll work for you and the texture will be different. Experiment a little and see how it goes but you will probably have to make tweaks to the other ingredient amounts too! Hope they turn out well for you!x

  8. Linda brady says:

    hi this look gorgeous, I was just wondering what food processor do you use. Thanks????