Walnut Brownies Recipe

8. April 2021

Prep time: 1 hour

Serves: 25

Classic chocolate Brownies with or without walnuts. It is a Walnut Brownies recipe, but in case you have a walnut or nut allergy you can simply leave them out. They are fluffy, chocolatey and covered with the best chocolate ganache one could imagine with these brownies. Next to that they are made really fast and simple with only a few ingredients needed.


Chocolate Brownies From Scratch

There many kind of variations when it comes to brownies recipes, but this one is a classic fluffy and chocolatey walnut brownies recipe. There are fudgy brownies that are extremely moist and almost feels like eating raw cookie dough, but this recipe is not alike. It has a rich chocolatey flavor in a fluffy consistency, and the best in this chocolate brownies recipe is the chocolate ganache on top, which is creamy, chocolatey and super delicious. Already when mixing this chocolate ganache together I am so tempted to already eat the whole batch!

Well, let’s get to the recipe and what to keep in mind! Important for the best easy homemade brownies from scratch, we need a only a couple of ingredients, namely eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, flour, baking powder, butter and chocolate. I am using pure chocolate here and no cocoa powder as I think it really gives a really rich flavor to the walnut brownies recipe and there is no cocoa powder needed here. Last, but not least we add in our crushed walnuts to the cake batter and mix let it bake. Important here is to not bake it for too long, to keep the softness of these fudgy walnut brownies, which are only slightly fudgy.


Best Brownies Recipe

For this easy brownies recipe we need the right ingredients and tools to make it. No worries, there is not much needed and it literally an easy recipe which is baked super fast. I used a 30x30cm or 12x12inches cake pan for my walnut brownies recipe and baked them in there for about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the oven. Once baked we need to let these tasty brownies completely cool down, trust me. If you’re too impatient, the chocolate ganache will drip all over the edges of the brownies. Then top it off with even more walnuts for decoration.

Homemade Brownies with Walnuts

Here’s what we need for the best walnuts brownies recipe:

  • Eggs: it is good to keep them on room temperature for this recipe, these will be slightly beaten up until fluffy
  • Dry ingredients: these are sugar, salt, flour and baking powder and vanilla, depending on what kind of vanilla you are using for this recipe. In Germany we use mainly vanilla sugar which is a dry ingredients as well
  • Chocolate & Butter: for the best brownies recipe we need these two. And we first melt the butter in a pan on low heat and then add in the chocolate pieces. Once all is dissolved we add it into the batter together with the flour. There is not need to add cocoa powder to these chocolate and walnut brownies, because the chocolate gives the entire flavor and perfect consistency to these homemade brownies
  • Walnuts: not to forget to simply crush those walnuts and incorporate them into the brownies batter. They give the crunch to the walnut brownies recipe and also the nutty flavor.
  • Chocolate Ganache: One of the highlights of this recipe. We heat up the heavy cream, pour it over the chocolate pieces, and those should be finely chopped in order to dissolve better and we add a tiny bit of coconut oil. The coconut oil gives a nice shiny appearance to the chocolate ganache on the brownies with walnuts.
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Walnut Brownies Recipe

  • Preparation time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 25


Walnut Brownies

  • 6 eggs, (room temperature)
  • 1 3/4 cup (350g) sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla (sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cup (300g) flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/8 cup (250g) butter
  • 1 1/4 cup (200g) dark chocolate
  • 2 cup (300g) walnuts

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 1/2 cup (250g) dark chocolate
  • 3/4 cup (150ml) heavy cream
  • 1/8 cup (30g) coconut oil


Walnut Brownies

    1. Beat the eggs until slightly fluffy. Mix the sugar with the vanilla (sugar) and the salt and add to the mixture.
    2. Melt the butter in a saucepan or in the microwave. Add in the chocolate in small pieces and melt in the butter and stir with a whisk until smooth.
    3. Mix the flour with the baking powder and add to the egg mixture together with the butter mixture and fold in with a whisk.
    4. Chop 200g or 1 1/3 cup of the walnuts and mix into batter. Spread the brownies batter in a 30x30cm or 12×12 inch cake pan, which is laid out with parchment paper and bake at 160°C or 320°F for 20-25 minutes.
    5. Let the brownies cool completely.

Chocolate Ganache

    1. Heat up the whipped cream in a saucepan or in the microwave and add the 250g or 1 ½ cups chocolate pieces and coconut oil and stir with a whisk until smooth. Spread the glaze on the brownies and top the remaining walnuts on the brownies. Let dry and enjoy.


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