Friday, May 31, 2013

We're back...again + Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

Hey everyone, so we're back...again...haha this time for good, we hope our work/projects won't completely swamp us this time around.

I was on a mission this morning to make gluten-free brownies, we've made brownies before (The Sweetest Potato Brownies - GF Vegan). But we wanted to try something different.

I went to the store to seek out some ingredients, I filled the basket with everything you would need for a GF brownie recipe but I realized...this wasn't going to fit my student budget. I spotted Bob's Red Mill GF Brownie Mix, and instead of paying 20+ dollars for cocoa, GF flour, and sugar, it was only 6 this way, yay!

For the icing instead of making it, I picked up a jar of Nutella. Normally we don't eat Nutella but it was on sale, and let's face it, it's the best thing ever, especially on brownies.

1 pkg Bob's Red Mill Brownie Mix
3/4 cup unsalted butter (we used cultured butter)
1 egg
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp vanilla (it called for 2 but I thought 1 would be enough)
Dash of salt

Nutella (or other chocolate hazelnut spread)
Toasted hazelnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13x9 pan with butter. Set aside. Combine in a large mixing bowl, brownie mix, softened butter, egg, water, vanilla and salt. Beat with a whisk or electric mixer. Pour into pan and bake for 25-30 min (the package says 20-25 but I had to bake mine way longer). Roughly chop hazelnuts and toast in a frying pan on medium heat until they smell really toasty or turn golden brown. Once brownies are done (stick a fork in the center, if it comes out clean they're done!) let cool, once cooled start spreading the nutella onto brownies and finish of with chopped hazelnuts. Voila!

Toasting hazelnuts

If you don't have a cooling rack, flip over your brownie slab onto the other side of another pan.

These were so dense and chewy, definitely making again!

Just a reminder to our readers: We are no longer making only vegan recipes. This blog is now omnivorous! (If you'd like advice on how to make our recipes vegan just email us @ and we'll answer any questions you may have!

1 comment:

  1. Ohmuhgoodness - these sound fantastic! Nutella on brownies? And easy, too? Sign. Me. Up!