1,2,3-Ingredient brownies with low-sugar, nutty spread

3-ingredient brownies

Low-sugar brownies have a secret ingredient

Kids, get your aprons on. We’re going to whip up some brownies that are as good for the body as they are for the soul. Including time to wash up the dishes, these treats should take no more than a half hour away from your Minecraft play time.

Of course, you will already have made up a nice batch of home-made, low-sugar Nutella-like spread, so you have some on hand. If not, well, there is an extra step. Click on this link to get your recipe for healthy Nutella-like chocolate spread, and get cracking. If you want your snack to be low-sugar, you have to make your own chocolate-nut spread.

Then, making nutritious brownies is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Easy 1,2,3-ingredient Choco-Nutty Brownies
Yields one 8×8″ pan of brownies, 16 squares when sliced into 4 rows
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/176C. Line an 8×8″ pan with aluminum foil, grease lightly, then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together your home-made Nutella, eggs, and flour until combined, and smooth. I use a hand mixer. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and smooth out the top with a spatula.
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out with a few crumbs. Do not over-bake, or your brownies will taste dry. Let them cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting and serving.

I got the idea for these brownies from Yum Goggle, a great site for foodie fans looking for new ideas for the table. There you can find 33 other delicious recipes you can make using Vinny’s home-made low-sugar Nutella-like spread. Try them all!

These brownies don’t rise very much but have a nice rich taste. My kids liked them, especially, when I made them into a low-sugar ice-cream sandwich… also good with a bowl of fruity yogurt. I use Greek yogurt and sweeten it with, what else, stevia. Then I mix in the berries, pineapple chunks, or apple pieces. M-M-good.


For gourmet skinny brownies made three years ago for Halloween, with three kinds of chocolate and sweetened with stevia (of course), click on Isla’s picture.

Isla helps make some gourmet brownies in this picture, but liked making the 3-ingredient ones in this post herself!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Creators Toolbox
    Nov 20, 2015 @ 22:23:19

    Very cool! I am going to try to make these with my little brother πŸ™‚


    • Vinny Grette
      Nov 20, 2015 @ 22:54:26

      Are you going to make the homemade nutella, too? I suggest buying the skinned nuts the first time out, as skinning them is hard work. If you don’t want to use stevia, coconut sugar is another way to go. I’ll do a post on it in the near future – am quite impressed! Or you can splurge and use the real Nutella, in spite of its many short-comings health wise. Oops, I never said that! If you have any problems making your own nutella, I’d like to know about them so I can improve the recipe. πŸ™‚


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