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Low FODMAP Nutella Brownies

 Did you know that we have Low FODMAP Nutella? We sure do, and it is easy to make. And once you have a batch on hand, try our Low FODMAP Nutella Banana Muffins and these Low FODMAP Nutella Brownies.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes 36 brownies; 36 servings; 1 brownie per serving

Course: Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 36 Servings
Calories: 66 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 5 tablespoons (71g) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (107 g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 and ¼ cups (332g) Low FODMAP Nutella, divided
  • 2/3 cup (96 g) low FODMAP gluten-free all-purpose flour, such as Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Position rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Coat the inside of a 9-inch (23 cm) square baking pan with nonstick spray, then line the bottom and two sides with parchment, leaving an overhang on two sides.
  2. Beat the butter with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in brown sugar until lightened in color, soft and creamy, scraping down bowl once or twice. Beat in the vanilla, then beat in the eggs one at a time, allowing each to become incorporated.
  3. Beat in 1 cup (266 g) Nutella until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides and up bottom of bowl as needed. Beat in flour and salt on slow speed until a few floury streaks remain, then use a silicone spatula to fold the flour in completely.
  4. Scrape the batter into prepared baking pan, smoothing the top; I use a small offset spatula. Drop small spoonfuls of the remaining ¼ cup (66 g) Nutella on top evenly across the batter. Swirl in using a bamboo skewer or butter knife – or the tip of that offset spatula.
  5. Bake the brownies for about 12 to 20 minutes. I know 12 minutes doesn’t seem long, and they will probably take at least 15 minutes BUT these bake quickly, and they can dry out easily. Many batches at 20 minutes were over-done. A toothpick inserted in the center should have moist crumbs clinging and not come out clean.
  6. Cool pan on rack for a few minutes then place in fridge to quickly chill them down, which halts residual heat. (When I made these in the winter, I put them on my outdoor porch!) Cool completely in the pan then use the parchment to lift them out, remove parchment and cut into a 6 by 6 grid for 36 brownies. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. They can also be frozen for up to 1 month. Double wrap in plastic wrap, then place in a zip-top bag.


FODMAP Information

Our recipes are based on Monash University and FODMAP Friendly science.

  • Butter: Both Monash University and FODMAP Friendly have lab tested butter. Monash states that a low FODMAP Green Light portion is 1 tablespoon or 19 g and also states that “butter is high in fat and does not contain carbohydrates (FODMAPs)”. FODMAP Friendly gives it a “Pass” at 1 tablespoon or 19 g. Both recommended serving sizes are presented as part of healthy eating guidelines, not as maximum FODMAP serving size. Fat can affect guy motility and trigger IBS symptoms in some people. Eat to your tolerance.
  • Cocoa: Monash University has lab tested what they call “cocoa” and also “cacao” and they show different FODMAP content. The problem is that from the chocolate manufacturing industry’s perspective, there is no difference between cacao and cocoa powder. The FDA, The Food Standards for Australia and New Zealand, the ICCO (International Cocoa Organization) and the National Confectioners Association do not even recognize the term “cacao” to describe cocoa powder. We have an article, All About Cocoa, that we encourage you to read. It attempts to explain the discrepancies in the Monash lab testing.
  • Sugar: Monash University and FODMAP Friendly have both lab tested white, granulated sugar. Monash states that a Green Light low FODMAP serving size of white sugar is 1/4 cup (50 g). FODMAP Friendly simply states that they have tested 1 tablespoon and that it is low FODMAP. Regular granulated white sugar is sucrose, which is a disaccharide made up of equal parts glucose and fructose. Sucrose is broken down and absorbed efficiently in the small intestine.

Please always refer to the Monash University & FODMAP Friendly smartphone apps for the most up-to-date lab tested information. As always, your tolerance is what counts; please eat accordingly. The ultimate goal of the low FODMAP diet is to eat as broadly as possible, without triggering symptoms, for the healthiest microbiome.

Nutrition Facts
Low FODMAP Nutella Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.