Cooking Shortcuts: Two-Ingredient Nutella Brownies!

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Welcome to “Shortcuts” — where I share fun and easy recipes that take advantage of pre-made and packaged ingredients!

Yes, you read correctly — TWO INGREDIENTS.

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I know, I was a total skeptic, too.

But I’m here to tell you that with just a jar of Nutella and four eggs, you can whip up a batch of brownies that are really, really good. And how about gluten-free, too?

The trick is to beat the HECK out of the eggs – like, for a really long time. That extra time in the mixer creates the volume needed to make up for the lack of flour and other traditional leavening agents.

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I’ve also found that a dusting of confectioners sugar gives a subtle boost of sweetness that is lacking otherwise. Feel free to omit this ingredient if you prefer.

So what are you waiting for? I know you have some Nutella in your cabinet (doesn’t everybody?!).

Two-Ingredient Nutella Brownies


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • confectioners sugar (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F. Spray an 8″ x 8″ baking pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with a parchment “sling,” so the ends hang over the sides. Lightly spray again.
  2. Using the whisk attachment, beat the eggs in your mixer on medium-high speed for 8 minutes. The eggs should be tripled in volume and pale yellow in color.
  3. While the eggs are whisking, warm the Nutella in your microwave for 1 minute. Give it a stir and let it cool till warm (but not to room temperature).
  4. With the mixer at low speed, slowly pour the warm Nutella into the bowl, mixing just till combined. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the bowl and incorporate any last bits of Nutella into the eggs. Immediately transfer to your prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or till a cake tester comes out clean.
  5. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Using the parchment sling as an aide, transfer to a cutting board and cut into squares. Dust with confectioners sugar if using.
  6. Serve brownies or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week


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