To celebrate my newfound guilty pleasure, I thought it would be fun to take part in World Nutella Day. Yes, there is such a thing, and it happens to be February 5th!
For this year's chosen recipe, I decided to make Nutella brownies. For the record, I'd like to say that I came up with this idea on my own, but when I started Googling about how to use Nutella in baked goods, I found one recipe that already seemed to be all the rage--and it's made exactly how I was thinking of making it! Ah well. As my husband says, all the ideas are already out there in the ether, and it's just a matter of who is going to get it first.
Anyhoo, the recipe in question uses just three ingredients: Nutella, flour, and eggs. Think about it: the ingredients in Nutella are sugar, oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, milk, and vanilla flavor. Sounds like the start of a brownie recipe to me! All that's left to be added are flour and eggs.
I made some tweaks to the original recipe because I really like even numbers, and the original recipe doesn't make nearly enough brownies for me. But other than that, the recipe is pretty much perfect and super easy.
|1 (26.5) oz jar Nutella|
1 1/3 cups white whole wheat flour
1. Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
2. Mix Nutella and eggs together until smooth and homogeneous. Add flour, and mix with hands until thoroughly blended. It will be more like a dough than a batter.
3. Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake until toothpick inserted halfway between edge and center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely, about 1 hour. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve.
|Yield: 24 brownies||Calories per serving: 195 per brownie|
Happy Nutella Day!