Mini Nutella Brownies with Berry Filling


I am so sorry for not posting for so long! I was computerless in Europe and it is super hard trying to blog from an iPhone! I just arrived back home not long ago and thought I’d share the last of my European Instagram photo posts with you before getting back into the normal swing of things.


When I made these little babies, I was in Poland, hanging out with family in the warm, sunny garden, catching up with old friends, going to lots of parties and all around enjoying a great holiday in Europe.

In Poland, I spent a week or so at my uncle’s house. His family now live in the home that my mum grew up in, in a small village in south east Poland.


The house is old but beautiful, the yard is big with a wonderful hammock, and in the garden, he and my aunt grow raspberries and strawberries, lettuce and cucumbers, tomatoes and spring onion.

I spent a lot of my time in the village with my cousin sun baking, on the hammock, while eating raspberries picked fresh from the bush. Amazing.


I spent a bit of time baking while I stayed in the village too. I made traditional polish strawberry dumplings (pierogi), my ultimate brownies, tried my hand at making my basic shortcrust pastry with European ingredients and then baked it up into little berry hand pies with freshly picked berries.


One of the things I really wanted to make for my family and friends were my favourite easy Nutella brownies.

They don’t really eat many chocolate desserts in Poland though. Instead, there’s much more sponge, jelly, fruit and custard involved in their baking. So I filled the little Nutella brownie bites with fresh berries to cut through all the richness and sweetness. And they were delicious, such cute little things, too.


MINI NUTELLA BROWNIES WITH BERRY FILLING

Brownie recipe adapted from Abby Dodge.

1 cup Nutella (280g, 10 oz)
2 eggs
10 tbsp plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup berries (I used blueberries and raspberries)
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp flour

Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease a non stick 24 hole mini muffin pan with butter.

Combine the berries, sugar and 2 tsp flour in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together the Nutella, eggs, flour and salt until combined.

Put about half a teaspoon of batter into each of the 24 mini muffin holes.

Top with a small teaspoon of berry mixture, then divide the remaining Nutella batter among the 24 holes, topping the fruit.

Bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Makes 24 mini Nutella brownie bites.

18 Thoughts on “Mini Nutella Brownies with Berry Filling

  1. These look delicious! I love how it looks like there are berries bursting out of them =)

  2. My Son loves Nutella and fresh strawberries or banana on toast! Everybody seems to think that it is a weird combination but we think it tastes great.

  3. Donna on July 15, 2012 at 9:00 am said:

    Wow…these look great. I am off to the kitchen to give them a try, can’t wait to taste them. Thanks for posting

  4. Glad you had a wonderful trip!! Hope you are getting over the jet lag and feeling settled at home :)

  5. I love that this recipe uses more Nutella than anything else. :) They look delicious.

    And boo at being back! That means no more Krakow pictures on Instagram.

    • That’s so they have a super nutrlla flavour :-)
      And so the jar of biscoff you gave me is slowly dwindling Erin as I can’t decide what to bake with it so I keep eating it!
      And boo at being back :-( that means no more krakow for me! But add me on Facebook and there are more pictures there! :-)

  6. Kathleen on October 7, 2012 at 7:03 am said:

    Didn’t have fresh berries on hand, so used black raspberry preserves instead. Rave reviews from my brunch buffet guests!

  7. I made these today for the first time, and wooo, delicious! I just cut the recipe in half because I had only a couple of guests, and no patience to make 2 batches of 12. My muffin tin makes 7.5 cm wide muffins, and half a tsp of batter looked really tiny in there, but I still went for it, and it made delicious bite sized muffins :-) I found that the sugar/flour mixture that goes with the berries doesn’t melt in as well as I’d hoped though, so after I’d covered the berries with sugar and flour I combined the rest of the flour/sugar with the Nutella mixture. Very popular, and I will be making them again… in 2 days! Thanks a lot!

    • Sounds good Aude!
      As for the “macerating” of the berries with sugar and flour, they need to be left for quite a while to release juice and melt the sugar. Or if you’re in a rush, squash a few!
      Enjoy the next batch :-)

  8. *aaah* now that makes sense! I didn’t realize that, thanks so much for the tip! Batch 2 is in the oven, but I only just read your comment, so I guess I’ll just have to make a third batch to see how they compare. They are so delicious, not a problem :-) Also, I made the Chocolate Chip Espresso Bars last night as a thank you gift: they are heaven. Thank you so much for re-inspiring me to bake, since I seem to be able to follow your recipes my baking confidence is taking a boost! Merci merci!

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