Cinnamon-Hazelnut Brownies








Cinnamon-Hazelnut Brownies

1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (I used mini-chips), plus additional for sprinkling on top
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup Nutella
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely hazelnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line an 8x8-inch square baking dish with foil; grease foil.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder and salt; whisk until combined.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; remove pan from heat and stir in chocolate until melted. Beat together melted chocolate and granulated sugar, in a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, for 2 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to medium and beat in Nutella, eggs and vanilla, for an additional 2 minutes, or until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually beat in flour mixture until just combined; scrape batter into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips and hazelnuts.

Bake for 23-25 minutes, or until set. Cool completely before lifting foil out of pan and slicing into bars. Freeze for easier slicing.

Makes 12 brownies

55 comments:

  1. Yeah, I'd be over for some of these if I could.
    Love the first episode of TCM, haven't watched the second one yet.

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  2. Totally agree about getting back to the basics. And these sound goooood. BTW, wassup with the commercial on the left side of the blog???

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  3. MMM These are making me want brownies!! and is only 8 am.. hahah :-D

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  4. Oh, you don't need to insist - I am definitely making these, Emily! I love how fudgy they look, and I'm in for anything cinnamon. Yum!

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  5. Copied and printed, can't wait to start baking!!!Yummee!!!

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  6. I live smack in the middle of hazelnut(or filberts as we call them) country and am always on the lookout for new recipies using them.

    These bars look so chewy and moist. Just the way I like them.

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  7. Holy yum! I need to run and get some hazelnuts and a new jar of Nutella. See ya! ;)

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  8. Those look fantastic! I'm always looking for a new brownie recipe. I've only watched the first episode, but I don't think the new Top Chef can compete with the old. Still better than most of what's on tv.

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  9. Yum!!! These sound so good. I've never had a cinnamon hazelnut brownie...but now I really want one!

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  10. Emily my dear, I am dying to try this. I am going to make it today, and absolutely will go back to you to let you know how it is. Maybe you can just Fed-ex this to me,how's that sounds? Yes?

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  11. hello sugarplum,
    i was just wondering if you ever used sour cream to make banana bread?
    what does sour cream does to it?

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  12. MAN this sounds good!! You totally should make it with some home made nutella though it's SO GOOD!!! http://stephchows.blogspot.com/2009/05/homemade-nutella-and-giveaway-teaser.html

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  13. Cinnamon and nutella are so good together, great idea to put them in a brownie! I really like the mini-chips and hazelnuts on top :)

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  14. I was sold at "Hazelnut" Wish I could come over and eat one!!! They look extra moist and delicious.

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  15. Those look so good! Anything with Nutella is good to me. The cinnamon is a great addition. Now I'm thinking I have to make some.

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  16. Why did you post these? I am now craving chocolate like mad, esp. these brownies! I can't wait to try them. I am just worried I will eat the whole pan! They look amazing!

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  17. oh my! these are my dream brownies. I love cinnamon and go crazy for hazelnuts :)

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  18. One - WHEN have you ever received anything less than a rave review for your brownies? You're the head of Brownie U, don't forget.

    Two - I'm not done having you talk about Vegas! Did you see Kathy Griffin visiting Bette Midler? Kathy took Bette to the fried Twinkie place! She loved it and she had a fried oreo too (I think). It may have been a grave error on your part NOT to wait in line...Next time.

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  19. Oh sweet decadence. Abuse me with your chocolaty goodness.

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  20. Lovely that they are,....MMMMMMMMM..rich & dark , just like I like them!

    You did a great job, Emily!

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  21. I LOOOVE hazelnut, it has theeee best flavor. I also made brownies last night, actually, I tried making a gluten free version of those rocky road brownies from taste and tell--quite yummy but I think I would've liked 'em more if they had hazelnuts!

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  22. Mmmmm...cinnamon I LOVE! These look wonderful.

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  23. Mmmmm brownies - what could be better??? Love this flavor combo!

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  24. These look AMAZING...I bookmark recipes to make for LSU games (I'm the official dessert girl for our tailgate)...these will be a hit, but I may not be able to wait that long to make them!

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  25. i'm sure it's no surprise that i'm already in love with these brownies, no tasting required. i don't use nutella enough. cinnamon either. :)

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  26. I am also a big believer in dessert! I will never miss an opportunity for a good piece of cake, cookies, brownies, etc!!! Your brownies look so good and chocolately! Love the addition of cinnamon!

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  27. Ohhh cinnamon brownies... they must be sssooo good! :)

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  28. I agree, dessert everyday should be a must. Working out everyday might have to follow though. :) These look sickly good!

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  29. Goodness! These look so fudgy and delicious! I love cinnamon and even have some hazel nuts on hand - might have to just make some. Thanks for the food porn so early in the day! ;-)

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  30. ooh, yum. as long as i don't have to skin my hazelnuts, i'm in. :)

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  31. I have mever tried cinnamon hazelnut brownies, but I am sure that I would love them - these look delicious!

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  32. Yeah you're pretty much right... who doesn't like hazelnuts and cinnamon? Everyone digs it.

    Thanks for sweetening my morning coffee. Now I have a chocolate craving :)

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  33. Beautiful brownies. I really like the Top Chef Masters. Nice to see those seasoned chefs struggle a bit with the challenges. I think it was funny when they said the judges were nicer than they were when they were judges.

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  34. I really DO need to try those brownies - holy yum.

    I'd love to discuss 'Top Chef Masters,' actually - what do you think of the season so far??

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  35. yum! these look amazing! i wish i had time to bake them today. i need some, like, right now.

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  36. I think I need to make some brownies today!!

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  37. Just thinking about this make me happy! Rest assured!
    Cinnamon and hazelnut are only like my two favourite flavours ever! seriously, I sprinkle cinnamon and hazelnuts on my cereal each morning, on my yogurt each evening and on pretty much any baked good I can!
    These brownies are perfect and inspiring! Will make them this week for sure, I'll let you know how they turn out!

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  38. I love chocolates and hazelnut together! yumm!

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  39. You have mad photography skillz, girl! Great! Now I'll be craving brownies until I make them. Yours look fantastic!

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  40. *bookmarked* Anything with Nutella is welcomed with open arms here. :)

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  41. Elaine, I don't think I've used sour cream in a banana bread, but it's an excellent idea. It would provide moisture, some fat for tenderness, and give the bread some tanginess.

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  42. Yum! Cinnamon and chocolate are a great combination. And in a brownie?? Damn.

    When I make chocolate candy I usually throw in cinnamon and nutmeg, it adds a nice twist.

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  43. I never tried this combination, but sounds delish! I think is great all that you create!

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  44. made these last night. Used the nutella recipe recommended by stephchows - very easy to make. The brownies were easy to make & very moist. I wasn't sure about the cinnamon but WOW!! I had a few right after dinner and one warmed up w/ icecream as a late-night snack. Great recipe! Thanks for continuing to inspire!

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  45. If I ever need to bribe the children's sitter this is what I'm making her! Wish I you posted this last month when it was her birthday! She LOVES hazelnut cinnamon and chocolate! :)
    ~ingrid

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  46. My favorite things all combined into one!! Yayy! I cant wait to make this!

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  47. I love love the flavors here. Awesome! I love your blog!

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  48. This recipe caught my eye - it sounded just kooky enough to be incredible, and incredible the brownies were! I sent them into work with my husband (well, the ones I didn't eat) and apparantly they were gone within the hour. Several people came back raving about them and were disappointed that there weren't any left for seconds. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  49. Wow! I'll be making these... they look amazing. And diet-killing ;)

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  50. These were delicious, but I had a bit of trouble with the baking time. After 25 minutes the middle was still undercooked but the edges were completely done, so I had to take it out of the oven. Unfortunately the middle collapsed as it cooled. Since I cooled it in the pan I think the middle continued to cook a bit since by the time I cut them they were done, just super fudgey. It was probably my oven's fault (crappy apartment oven) but if you have any tips on how to solve this let me know! Maybe lower temperature and longer baking time?

    They were soooo good and I want to make them again, I was just bummed about the middle collapsing in.

    - Maggie

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  51. Maggie, thanks for making the brownies! Honestly, it's been so long since I've made the brownies, I'm having trouble remembering. 375 is hot for brownies. I usually bake them at 350. I made these when I was still living with my parents, and they have a nicer oven than I do now. I think you're right on about the time and temperature. Say, 350 for 30 minutes? 35 minutes!

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