Ever felt overworked, stressed, frazzled, sucker-punched in the gut, and taken for granted. Or as if all the air was sucked out of you. I have for long been trying to shut down that part of my mind and let go, but deep down something keeps pulling me down. Wish I could blame it on the winter blues but my mood keeps falling as fast as a thermometer.
I love my life as is, but all I can feel lately is sadness and stress. This is so unlike me for I always wear a smile and see the positive side of things. I have handled it all so far. The truth is we all underestimate how much of an arresting effect our emotions have over us and our otherwise rational nature and logic. In dire need of some clarity of why things must be so complicated when it can be simple…
Guess it’s my ability to trust easily, overpowering desire to nurture all relationships and invest 100% in whatever I do. And all you get in return is ungratefulness or close to nil reciprocation. It’s not expectations that make me speak this language of distress but about having basic courtesies in place. Sometimes I feel I could do better without this annoying threshold to keep patience and suffer no matter how much pain it causes.
Sorry about that guys, but I needed to get it out of my system. Done with my rambling for now. Sure, each one of us has such days. Especially with how fast-paced and hectic life is today. There’s always something we’re missing or behind on.
Whatever or however my days are, I try and live my life as the old saying goes: ‘You catch more bees with honey.’ This belief will stay with me forever.
Another way to UP my mood? Yes, of course – Baking. Pessimists may wonder how baking or having desserts can bring down stress levels or solve problems. My reply – ‘Desserts’ is ‘Stressed’ spelled backward. At least binging on some goodies helps serving the sweet tooth and brings on a deluge of – The Happy Hormone.
So, throwing a little sweetness your way today with some delicious Nutella Brownies. This recipe will stay registered in your head for life for it needs only 3 main ingredients 🙂 Sounds easy right! It is and to die for.
Keep smiling my lovelies! 🙂
1 1/4 cups or 400g jar of Nutella
1/2 cup or 60g self-raising flour
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line the bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan with butter paper, leaving an overhang on all sides. This will help to easily lift the brownies out of the pan when cool.
- Beat Nutella, eggs, and vanilla extract on medium speed until fluffy
- Add the flour, salt, and chopped walnuts at this point, mixing it just until combined. Do not overmix.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
- Bake the brownies for 30 minutes approx. keeping an eye on them as they will burn quickly.
- Check with a toothpick for doneness, remove and allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack.
- Once cool, lift the butter paper off the pan using the overhang on the sides and cut it into squares
And there you go; they are ready in a jiffy 🙂
Also if you are interested, try these recipes:
Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies
Triple Chocolate Gluten-free Brownies
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44 thoughts on “Nutella Brownies”
Well Trupti-hoping these feelings/emotions subside soon for you! x Love Nutella and Love brownies too.
Thank you my dear Cheryl 🙂
Most welcome Trupti! x
The brownies look so inviting!
come over for a cup of tea 🙂 no trips happening here ?
I get that feeling once in a while – I just cry for no reason, but maybe my ex-colleague was right that there are so many things going on in your mind that you don’t know which one to think about first. I hope you will feel better the soonest. And these brownies will surely push those blues somehow. Thank you for sharing, Trupti!
So right Jhuls! Thank you for your support 🙂
Hugs T – this world is full of people ready to take full advantage of good people. Let it go – I know it is easier said than done but lets not spoil our peace for such low lives. Hugs again. These brownies are super delicious, will give them a try!
CH hugs to you too and thank you so much. I wish I could discount people so easily from my life. But I realize that I need to take care of myself ; nobody else ever will the way I deserve to be.
Hey Sweetie! Keep telling yourself ‘This too shall pass’ and it soon well. We all go through these phases and it is perfectly normal. There are different kinds of people around us some we have to put up with but then there are also a few who genuinely care for us. Thank God for those few. My trick to deal with the difficult ones- When ever I look at them I say to myself ‘ they are as relevant as the k in the knife’
But you did the right thing pampered your self with these delicious goodies. 😋😋
I cant thank enough for the lovely people I have in my life already. And thanks to you all too – you all have been such strength to me. My prob is exactly that – I make everyone a part of me the N in the Knife – allowing them too much power. I am much better though dear 🙂
Hey Trupti! Nice to know you are feeling better. I am so much like you. Friends are made by choice and relatives by chance. Unfortunately we have to bear some people with a smile on the face. Can’t kick them out of our lives. But on the brighter side it is these negative people who make us value the lovely ones in our life😊💖
Hey dear 🙂 wish I could so easily define them as negative !
True! That’s the sad part😕
Thank you Megala for stopping by here 🙂
Brownies are always the right answer! Sorry to hear about your stressful feelings. I understand what you mean. When I feel that way I also try to remind myself of the good people in my life. It helps to remember that not everyone is bad, even though the bad ones can make you feel so low. And, of course, I make some brownies. Take care ❤
Right Cynthia! like i said… there is so much good around to pick up on 🙂 It makes everything else trivial and forgiving. Hope you are better now. And yes Brownies are always the best 🙂
Looking very yummy !!
Hey thanks ANshu 🙂
these look so yummy! Just wish i didn’t burn everything, haha.
Thank you James 🙂 I am sure you won’t burn them.
Yumm, I love everything Nutella. Thanks for sharing.
-The Soulful Cook
Thank you Navneet 🙂
I hope you start feeling better my dear. My best wishes are with you. The Nutella brownies sound too delicious!
Thank you Ana! 😘 I’m trying babes..
Read this now! And I hope you are past that low phase! These look fantastic and only 3 ingredients, what more does one need ?
Muaahhh 🙂 I’m fine dear – baking these brownies helped 😉
That’s great dear <3 Keep smiling 🙂
Nutella and brownies; you got me there! I know the feeling when it seems like everything is bringing you down; and my stress buster is baking too!! Churning out something interesting in the kitchen drives away all the blues for me 🙂 These brownies look amazing; thanks for sharing 🙂
🙂 absolutely agree with you! Glad you liked these…
Nutella borwnies look incredible and what a crinkly top!
Absolutely 🙂 they taste delicious! Thanks for stopping by
Nutella Brownie sounds yummy, looks so tempting!
These brownies definitely lift your mood up.. awesome 😊
Totally Lathiya 🙂 😋😋thanks!
The brownies look so inviting 🙂
Thanks dear 🙂
These must have been a hit. Brownies always make an awesome after dinner dessert. specially when freshly baked in the oven
They totally are 👍🏼 especially coz they are so simple to make