If you’re nuts about hazelnuts, you’ll love these chewy, gooey brownies, which contain chopped hazelnuts, hazelnut flour and organic hazelnut extract—not to mention lots of chocolate! Because it’s gluten-free and uses coconut sugar instead of cane sugar, this dessert also is great for those following a paleo diet.
Triple Hazelnut Brownies
1 cup gluten-free semisweet chocolate chips
1 (4 oz.) bar of organic unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 cup crushed hazelnuts
¼ cup crushed walnuts
½ tsp. chocolate extract
½ tsp. hazelnut extract
1 cup hazelnut flour
1 cup extra-virgin coconut oil
4 large eggs
½ cup coconut sugar
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, and line 8×12 baking pan with parchment paper.
2. Melt baking chocolate bar using double broiler, then combine with coconut oil. Set aside.
3. Beat eggs, then mix with salt and coconut sugar. Mix in coconut oil and melted baking chocolate, followed by the chocolate chips and extracts. Add in hazelnut flour and hazelnuts (crushed first). Pour batter into pan and sprinkle walnuts on top.
4. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Let cool before cutting into squares.
Serves 12. Nutrition facts: 417 calories, 35 g fat, 29 g carbs, 7 g protein.