Brown Butter Walnut Brownies (Guest Post by Spoonful of Flour)
It’s been a crazy two weeks on my front as I’ve been on the road back-to-back. First it was New York City for Better Homes and Gardens’ Stylemaker event and this past weekend I went to my first blogging conference in Philly (pictures coming soon). The problem with back to back weekend trips is that albeit all the fun, I am a full time student and blogger and I only get to bake over the weekends (cue stress!!). But thank goodness for great blogging friends like Meghan who are always willing to step in when I need that extra help.
Meghan, from Spoonful of Flour, is an incredible baker who has the loveliest desserts. She and I bonded over our mutual love for cupcakes two years ago online. I mean just look at her cupcakes archives? But it was not until I met her in person over the summer that I knew we were kindred spirits indeed. We are dessert twins and she makes me want to move to Boston. She loves decadent, simple and everyday desserts like these brown butter walnut brownies she brought for you today!
Hello Blahnik Baker readers! I’m Meghan from Spoonful of Flour and I am so excited to fill in for Zainab as she gets back in the swing of things after a weekend away from the kitchen. This past June I got to meet Zainab while she was in Boston for a conference. We hit it off right away as I took her around the city and visited some of my favorite bakeries. Zainab and I have so much in common and I had so much fun chatting and eating cannoli after cannoli with her! If only I could convince her to come to Boston more often.
Just in case you need another brownie recipe in your life, I am sharing these brown butter walnut brownies with you today. It has actually been several years since I made these brownies for the first time. I recently came across the recipe again while I was flipping through one of the 500 magazines I currently have in my apartment. And then I remembered just how good they were and decided I needed to bake them again and share with others. The brownies themselves are studded with chopped walnuts and their flavor is further enhanced by the addition of brown butter. They have a chewy interior and a fudgy exterior. In other words, I love them!
Thank you so much for having me here today Zainab!
Brown Butter Walnut Brownies
These brownies are studded with chopped walnuts and their flavor is further enhanced by the addition of brown butter. They have a chewy interior and a fudgy exterior!
- 10 tbsp (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1¼ cups granulated sugar
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 large eggs, chilled
- ⅓ cup plus 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on each side. Spray the aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Continue to cook the butter until it starts bubbling and turns brown in color. Remove from the heat and immediately add the sugar, cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons water, vanilla extract and salt. Stir until fully combined.
- Add the eggs, one a a time, stirring until combined after each addition. Add the flour and mix until just combined. Add the chopped walnuts. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow the brownies to cool completely on a wire rack
Thank you Meghan for this wonderful recipe!! We do need some brownies around here and I am sure Mr J will be happy to indulge in these as soon as we come back from our next trip. It’s his birthday this coming weekend and we are heading to Montreal tomorrow. Off on the road again.
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It has been a crazy few weekends for me as well, which has definitely given me some blog stress! I can’t wait for this weekend when I literally have NOTHING to do other than cook and bake. It’s going to be the best!
These brownies look so fudgy delicious! I want at least a square or two!
I hope you had a good time at the event and conference. From the look of the FB pics, you did! These brownies look YUM! Pinning. Have a great day and thanks for having Meghan on your blog today, Zainab!
These look so decadent. I almost want to stop what I am doing and make these.
Yummy! Brownies with walnuts are definitely delicious!
Thanks for having me today Zainab!!
Thank you so much for sharing this recipes with us and for saving me this week! You are the best 🙂
Sounds like a fun packed week! These brownies look divine…they would definitely satisfy my sweet tooth!
Wow these look seriously delicious!
I’ve tried this recipe before, but I’ve never made it with brown butter. Brown butter makes everything better, and I need to try your spin! These look delicious, Meghan!
Holy YUM! I have very strong feelings about brownies and Meghan makes them just how I like them 🙂 Can’t wait to see your Philly pics, Zainab!
Haha strong feelings are the right words lol!
Hi Meghan! This brownies are my absolute favorite! I have a slight obsession over nuts with chocolate so I’ll definitely be making these soon. Great to see you here!
Ohhhh you two are crazy amazing–it’s great to meet Meghan here(I can tell we are kindred dessert spirits already too; LOVE simple but gorgeous brownie recipes). Welcome back, Zainab, you are such a trooper! And I’m so glad to know Meghan through you!
Thanks Ala!! I love Meghan and I hope you checked out her blog…you will love her recipes too!
brown butter ALWAYS. makes the bestest brownies ever known!
hope you’re staying sane, Zainab! this whole mid semester thing sure has me feeling swamped!
Thanks dear! Brown butter wins and helps with the stress too right??
I think it should become a rule that all desserts have browned butter in them. I mean…it just makes everything better!!
I totally understand that full time student life, and about to enter full time work life. I hope you enjoyed your first conference!! I know you definitely enjoyed the BHG event. These brownies look SO fabulous – great job Meghan!
Thanks Jessica! It was a great time! And now I’m all ready to tackle the week!
These brownies are absolute perfection! The brown butter and walnuts sound so delish fo fall, and they cut so nicely! The texture just looks spot-on. Have fun in Montreal this weekend, and happy birthday to Mr. J!
I’ll pass the wishes on dear. Thanks!! We had a great time!
Love these brownies, Meghan!! Brown butter is always a big win in my book!!! love your blog! And Zainab, hope you are able to get some rest and enjoy this weekend, dear!!
You had me at browned butter….yum. These look delicious! Hopefully you are feeling all caught up now from your travels!
Brown butter always gets me! Thanks Liz! I give up trying to stay afloat lol! I owe you an email too :0
brown butter and brownies are always a happy place for me! love this recipe!
Right? You and I are so on the same wavelength always with brown butter 🙂
Mmm what a great way to pump up a traditional favorite walnut brownie. I am definitely going to use browned butter next time.
My pregnancy craving for the week is brownies. This recipe came out just in time!!