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Brown butter brownies with walnuts

These intensely rich and chocolaty brownies get a flavor boost from brown butter.

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These intensely rich and chocolaty brownies get a flavor boost from brown butter.

Brown butter brownies

Grab a glass of milk — you’ll need it for these brownies! Brown butter, chocolate and walnuts combine to make one decadent dessert.

Brown butter brownie recipe

Recipe adapted from The Catalyst: Cupcakes Blog


  • 1 stick + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teapoon espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl combine sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder and salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together eggs, water and vanilla.
  4. In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt butter. When it starts to foam, slowly stir for 2-4 minutes until you brown bits of butter forming in the bottom of the pan. Remove pan from heat.
  5. Add dry mixture to butter and stir until combined. It will look gritty. Let mixture cool for 5 minutes.
  6. After cooling, add in half of the egg mixture. Stir until well combined. Add the remaining egg mixture and stir until well combined.
  7. Add flour and stir vigorously for 20 strokes, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Stir for another 20 strokes. The mixture should be glossy and smooth.
  8. Lightly fold in the nuts and white chocolate chips. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into center comes out nearly clean. Brownies will be fudgy.
  10. Cool completely before cutting, about 2-3 hours.

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