Gluten-Free Hazelnut & Dark Chocolate Brownies



I was excited to see this simple recipe on Lattes and Leggings. My gluten-free friend is in the midst of a kitchen renovation and we have dined together a few times. I brought these brownies to a dinner at our mutual friends’ home. I was happy to contribute a gluten-free dessert! 🙂 These are very rich and chocolatey. I modified the recipe by using 72% cacao dark chocolate, lining my 9×9 pan with parchment paper, and adding a pinch of coarse salt. I love that maple syrup is used as the sweetener.

Yield: makes 16 squares

  • 3/4 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup (5 to 6 oz) chopped dark chocolate (72% cacao)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • pinch of coarse salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×8-inch or a 9×9-inch baking pan.
  2. Arrange the hazelnuts on a baking sheet…

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