Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Brownies

(Gluten Free, Flourless)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Brownies (Gluten free, Flourless). Deliciously chewy homemade brownies. This easy to follow recipe makes the best nutty brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Brownies (Gluten free, Flourless). Deliciously chewy homemade brownies. This easy to follow recipe makes the best nutty brownies.

These brownies were a hit from the first bake. A sumptuous combination of dark chocolate (I always use over 70%) and hazelnuts they are a sophisticated gourmet brownie. Brownies everyone will enjoy, whether they require gluten free or not.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Brownies (Gluten free, Flourless). Deliciously chewy homemade brownies. This easy to follow recipe makes the best nutty brownies.

Naturally gluten free

Naturally gluten free, these flourless chocolate peanut butter nut brownies use ground roasted hazelnuts in place of flour. 

I am increasingly passionate about using naturally gluten free ingredients in my recipes rather than gluten free flour blends. Don’t get me wrong, gluten free flour blends are great and (with a few adjustments) can be substituted into most baking recipes with great success. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Brownies (Gluten free, Flourless). Deliciously chewy homemade brownies. This easy to follow recipe makes the best nutty brownies

Flourless nutty goodness

Maybe it is because I love to experiment but using naturally gluten free alternatives like ground nuts or coconut flour can bring something different and fresh to a recipe. With this chocolate peanut butter nut brownie the ground hazelnuts add to the texture as well as flavour. That and the chopped hazelnuts make for a nutty delight.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Brownies (Gluten free, Flourless). Deliciously chewy homemade brownies. This easy to follow recipe makes the best nutty brownies

Nut butters rule!

My other latest passion is using nut butters instead of normal butter in my brownie recipes. Peanut butter is my nut butter of choice for this recipe. 

Not only does the peanut butter increase the amount of protein in this chocolate peanut butter nut brownie but it also gives these brownies a wonderful chewy texture. You won’t be able to stop at one.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Brownies (Gluten free, Flourless). Deliciously chewy homemade brownies. This easy to follow recipe makes the best nutty brownies

Christmas brownies, tasty holiday recipe

My ever helpful testers loved these brownies and thought they would be great for Christmas (as well as the rest of the year).

The nutty flavours and chewy texture make it a tasty holiday chocolate brownie recipe.

Storage tips

Store these brownies in an airtight container in a cool place. They improve in texture and flavour over a few days. In theory they should last a week but they never last that long in my house.

I wouldn't freeze these chocolate peanut butter nut brownies. Usually my brownies freeze well but the high nut content of these brownies means freezing will dry them out. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Brownies
(Gluten free, Flourless)

Deliciously chewy homemade brownies. This easy to follow recipe makes the best nutty brownies.

A sumptuous combination of dark chocolate and hazelnuts they are a sophisticated gourmet brownie.

Ingredients

185g smooth peanut butter

185g dark chocolate (I use over 70%)

250g caster sugar

3 large eggs

110g ground roasted hazelnuts

150g whole hazelnuts, crushed into pieces*

Method

1. Pre heat oven 180C (160C fan); 350F; gas mark 4

2. Prepare baking tray by greasing tin with butter or oil and lining with baking parchment

3. Melt peanut butter and chocolate**

4. Whisk caster sugar and eggs until lightens in colour (up to 5 minutes)

5. Gently fold in the melted chocolate mixture, then the ground hazelnuts and finally the crushed hazelnuts

6. Spoon into baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes

7. Depending on how you like your brownies, they are cooked when a toothpick/skewer comes out moist (fudgey) or clean (more cakey)

8. Leave to cool in the tin. Once cool gently remove baking parchment and cut into squares***

Notes

*crush the nuts by placing whole nuts into a plastic bag. Whilst ensuring the end of the bag is closed, hit the bag with a rolling pin. This technique is also a great way to get rid of any frustrations in your day!

**melt the peanut butter and chocolate in a microwave or in a bowl over a pan of simmering water (make sure the bottom of the pan does not touch the water).

***It is easier to cut if you place in fridge for 30-60 mins before cutting.

By Janne @ how2bglutenfree

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