Vegan Nutella Brownies (No-Bake)

These vegan nutella brownies come together in just a few easy steps with minimal ingredients. They taste just like nutella, and are great if you're looking for a treat that's on the healthier side. They're also gluten-free and no-bake so no need to turn on the oven.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
4.3 from 10 votes
no bake brownies stacked up with chocolate drizzle.

This recipe was made in collaboration with Iswari Superfoods. All views are my own.

Raw vegan brownies were one of the very first dessert recipes that I created when I went vegan. They are one of the easiest but most decadent treats, and the ingredients are pretty healthy too in comparison to conventional brownies! Although these brownies are not technically raw, being no-bake makes them incredibly easy to make. If you’re a chocolate hazelnut fan then I think you’ll also like my no-bake nutella bars.

flat lay of raw vegan brownies with hazelnuts.

These no bake vegan brownies are:

  • Quick and easy to make
  • Made using minimal ingredients
  • Decadent and rich
  • Gluten-free
  • Taste just like nutella, but healthier!
 

chocolate pouring over no bake brownies.

Ingredients overview

  • Gluten free oats: I use Iswari’s gluten-free hazelnut cacao oats . If these aren’t available to you, you can use regular gluten-free oats and some extra cacao powder (exact amounts are in the notes of the recipe card at the end of this page).
  • Medjool dates: These dates are perfect for no bake brownie recipes as they are usually juicy and soft. If your dates are a little on the dry side, try soaking them in some hot water for 30 minutes, drain well and use.
  • Cacao powder: If you want to make these extra chocolate-y you can use Dutch processed cocoa powder. For a more bitter taste, use raw cacao powder. 
  • Hazelnut butter: You can use store bought or make your own. My favourite is Iswari super vegan hazelnut butter. 
  • Plant based milk: You can use any plant milk of your choice here, just opt for a GF one such as coconut if you want to keep these nutella brownies gluten-free. 
  • Sea salt: A pinch of salt helps to bring out the flavours and balances the sweetness of these brownies.
  • Dark chocolate: This is used for the 2 ingredient homemade nutella topping along with some more hazelnut butter. 
  • Hazelnuts: These are completely optional but add a really nice crunch on top of the brownies!

ingredients for hazelnut brownies.

How to make this recipe (with step-by-step images)

(Full ingredient quantities and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post)

  1. Add the gluten free oats and salt to your food processor and blitz for a minute until finely ground. Add the dates and hazelnut butter and blend again for a minute or two until the ingredients have broken down.
  2. Add the cacao powder and plant based milk and blend until the mixture forms a dough. (If the dough is already sticky before this step add less plant milk)

  3. Press the mixture into the base of an 8×8” pan lined with parchment paper. Use a spatula to flatten it out. Set aside.

  4. Melt the chocolate and hazelnut butter together over a double boiler. Spread the chocolate over the brownies and top with copped hazelnuts. Chill for 1 hour, slice and serve.
 

flat lay of hazelnut brownies in baking tray.

Storage instructions

These vegan date brownies need to be stored in the fridge in an airtight container. They’re best when consumed within 5 days. You can also freeze them in an airtight container and defrost before serving.

Variations

  • Hazelnut butter: If you’re not a fan of hazelnuts you can make these with any nut butter of your choice. Cashew butter or peanut butter work really well. 

 

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no bake brownies stacked up with chocolate drizzle.

Vegan Nutella Brownies (No-Bake)

4.3 from 10 votes
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These vegan nutella brownies come together in just a few easy steps with minimal ingredients. They taste just like nutella, and are great if you're looking for a treat that's on the healthier side. They're also gluten-free and no-bake so no need to turn on the oven.
Prep Time 15 mins
Chilling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 16

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ½ cups Iswari GF Oats Hazelnut Butter & Cacao  or GF oats and cacao powder *see notes
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 12 medjool dates pitted
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ½ cup hazelnut butter
  • 2-4 tbsp plant based milk

COATING

  • 5.3 oz vegan dark chocolate
  • ¼ cup hazelnut butter

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add the gluten free oats and salt to your food processor and blitz for a minute until finely ground. Add the dates and hazelnut butter and blend again for a minute or two until the ingredients have broken down.
  • Add the cacao powder and plant based milk and blend until the mixture forms a dough. (If the dough is already sticky before this step add less plant milk)
  • Press the mixture into the base of an 8x8” pan lined with parchment paper. Use a spatula to flatten it out. Set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate and hazelnut butter together over a double boiler. Spread the chocolate over the brownies and top with copped hazelnuts. Chill for 1 hour, slice and serve.

RECIPE NOTES

*Iswari Gluten-Free Oats Hazelnut Butter & Cacao - substitute with 2 ½ cups oats plus ¼ cup cacao powder

 

Storage instructions

Store in the fridge in an airtight container. They're best when consumed within 5 days. You can also freeze them in an airtight container and defrost before serving.

 

Variations

 
  • Hazelnut butter: If you're not a fan of hazelnuts you can make these with any nut butter of your choice. Cashew butter or peanut butter work really well. 

 

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