Recipe: Walnut Brownies

These walnut brownies were whipped up for the same fundraising afternoon tea that I took the lemon coconut cupcakes to and they were as equally well received! They are seriously fudgey and chocolatey and I try to pretend that the walnuts make them healthy but I’d be kidding myself if I actually believed that! They are delicious though!

Walnut Brownies | I Spy Plum Pie

The recipe for these walnut brownies came from The Sweet Food cookbook from Murdoch Books, which is an excellent little cookbook that I have had for years and years!

Ingredients List

  • 2/3 cup self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 330g melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 250g choc-chips
  • 125g walnuts
  • icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Combine the flour and cocoa then stir in the sugar
  3. Make a well in the centre then add the butter
  4. Lightly beat the eggs then add to the well along with the vanilla essence
  5. Beat until smooth
  6. Add the chocolate bits and break the walnuts into rough pieces then add to the batter, folding to combine
  7. Spoon into a 20x30cm tin, lined with baking paper, and smooth the surface. Bake for 25 minutes, or until firm and a skewer comes out clean
  8. Leave to cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn onto a wire rack to continue cooling
  9. Dust with icing sugar then slice, serve and enjoy!

Walnut Brownies | I Spy Plum Pie

I cut them into smallish pieces because they are quite rich given all that butter, cocoa and choc-chips. Thankfully these walnut brownies got devoured pretty quickly which meant I wasn’t tempted to bring any leftovers home with me! Given the whole point was that these were for a fundraiser it’s probably a good thing that they all got snapped up as that meant more donations!

I do love the crunch factor that the walnuts bring to these brownies, although I do love a good crunch element in pretty much anything!

Walnut Brownies | I Spy Plum Pie

Are you a fan of walnut brownies too? Maybe give these ones a try!

6 Comments on Recipe: Walnut Brownies

  1. leaf (the indolent cook)
    March 29, 2016 at 1:25 am (8 years ago)

    Your walnut brownies look fabulous, I’m not surprised that they were all snapped up quickly! 😀

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 29, 2016 at 3:57 pm (8 years ago)

      I have a feeling I better make more for work soon!

  2. merilyn
    March 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm (8 years ago)

    they look the business liz!
    and I bet they are delicious!
    love m:)X

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks lovely!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm (8 years ago)

      Any excuse to make brownies in my books!


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