2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies
I know — if I hadn't tried it myself, I wouldn't believe me either. But here's exactly how you, too, can make these magical two-ingredient brownies for yourself.
These brownies are made with just a cup of Nutella and four large eggs. That's it. They're gluten-free, incredibly easy, and absolutely perfect for a crowd. They have a fudgy silky texture, a crispy wafer top, and deep chocolate flavor that defies all logic.
|1 cup||nutella (slightly less than a whole 13-ounce jar)|
|1 cup||optional: chopped nuts|
1 Preheat the oven to 350°F with the rack placed in the middle position.
2 Line the baking dish with parchment: Cut a length of parchment and lay it in your baking dish with the ends hanging over the sides of the dish like flaps. Spray the parchment and sides of the baking dish with cooking spray. (A light spray of cooking spray under the parchment will also help hold it securely.)
3 Begin whisking the eggs: Crack all 4 eggs into the bowl of your stand mixer or your mixing bowl. With the whisk attachment, whisk the eggs together. Begin on low speed and gradually increase to medium-high (7 on a Kitchenaid).
4 Whisk until the eggs are light and billowy, 6 to 8 minutes: Continue whisking the eggs until they become light lemon-colored and billowy, and are tripled in bulk. This will take 6 to 8 minutes (slightly longer if you're using a handheld mixer). The more billowy your eggs, the better the texture will be in your brownies and the less "eggy" they will taste.
5 Warm the Nutella: While the eggs are whisking, measure the Nutella and transfer it to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the Nutella for 1 minute, stopping every 15 seconds to stir the Nutella. When warmed, the Nutella should be loose and creamy.
6 Combine the eggs and Nutella: With the mixer on low speed, drop spoonfuls of Nutella into the egg mixture using a spatula. (With a hand-mixer, add a little at a time and mix in between.) Continue mixing until all the Nutella has been added and the Nutella is thoroughly combined with the eggs.
7 Stir a few times by hand: Use a spatula to stir the mixture by hand a few times, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl where the whisk might have missed.
8 Pour into the prepared pan: Pour the Nutella mixture into the prepared pan. Use a spatula to scrape the bowl clean.
9 Bake for 25 to 30 minutes: Transfer the dish to the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. The brownies are done when they start to pull away from the sides of the dish and a cake tester inserted into the middle of the brownies comes away clean.
10 Let cool: Let the brownies cool as long as you can. They are delicious while still warm from the oven, but will easily fall apart. For sturdy brownies, wait until they are completely cooled before cutting or removing them from the pan.
11 Store for up to a week: Store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week or so.
Cakey Nutella brownies: For a cakier version of these brownies, use just 2 eggs and add 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour or almond flour along with the Nutella.