Flourless Brownies with Walnuts

This is an easy recipe for fudgy brownies that have no flour added! It's a rich dessert that goes far, and it's well-balanced with scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Flourless Chocolate Brownies

If you're looking for a happy little weekend bake, then I'd like to recommend this recipe. It's simple and so satisfying. The formula is gluten-free with almond flour standing in for wheat flour. This yields a dual-textured brownie depending on your preference to serve it chilled (fudgy) or at room temperature (soft).

Flourless Chocolate Brownies

The brownie batter is stirred together on the stove top in a saucepan, and then poured into a parchment-lined 8x8 dish. Just after baking, the brownie will be loose and pudding-like. It will need to chill thoroughly before slicing.

Flourless Chocolate Brownies

After the brownie slab chills, it will be firm and dense - much like fudge! Cut the brownie into pieces while it is still chilled for the neatest slices.

Flourless Chocolate Brownies

Big chunks of English walnuts add just the right amount of crunch, and although other nuts can be substituted, I highly recommend the recipe as written.

Flourless Brownies with Walnuts
Adapted from a recipe by Nigella Lawson
Yields 16 brownies

This recipe is gluten-free, provided you use gluten-free chocolate chips such as Enjoy Life brand. Serve these chilled for an intensely fudgy treat, or allow them to come to room temperature for a softer, more delicate texture. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect accompaniment.

1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups (227g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups (124g) almond meal
1 cup (150g) chopped walnuts, divided

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease an 8x8-inch pan with vegetable shortening and line with parchment, so that the paper overhangs all four sides. (The vegetable shortening will help the paper stick to the pan.)

Melt butter and chocolate over medium heat in a saucepan, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and mix in salt, sugar and vanilla extract. Let cool for a few minutes, and then stir in eggs and almond meal. Whisk until all of the ingredients are smooth and thoroughly blended.

Next, fold in 3/4 cup (110g) of the chopped walnuts. Pour into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining walnuts on top of brownie batter and bake for 25-30 minutes, until just set on top. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan, then refrigerate overnight before slicing.

Cut the brownies into 16 squares while still chilled. The brownies will be thick and fudgy while chilled, but at room temperature will become softer and more delicate. They are delicious both ways!
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  1. Hi, I've been making unbelievable gluten free brownies using Pamela's Artisan Flour (blue bag) -- this flour isn't as gritty as some Almond flours or meals can be. I also use unsweetened chocolate and more sugar. You get a brownie that is between cake texture and fudgy. Best of both worlds!

    1. That's interesting, thanks for sharing! I'll have to try that flour. I use JK Gourmet finely ground almond flour (labled 'extra finely ground'), so these didn't have any grittiness to them.

  2. These brownies look so delicious! I love walnuts in brownies ♥

  3. its looking tasty i want to try it

  4. Amazing! It seems so tasty


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