Okay, so I'm going to recommend that you cheat on this recipe. I know, I know. Some of you will frown on this and say a real chef would make these from scratch. But I say, give yourself a break! Take a helping hand when it’s offered. Especially when the result is just as tasty as if you’d spent hours laboring in the kitchen. Feel free to make your brownies the old-fashioned way, but a boxed brownie mix works just as well. And in my opinion, it's a hell of a lot easier. To me, if you take something quotidian and put a unique spin on it, you should take credit for it!
Without further ado, let me introduce you to Blueberry Brownies, a gooey and scrumptious twist on that classic dessert your co-workers bring to the office every couple of weeks. These brownies are rich and decadent with a surprising burst of fresh fruit in each bite. Feel free to have two, because they’ve got a great supply of antioxidants as well!
1 Brownie Mix
1 Brownie Mix
½ C. applesauce
¼ C. water
1/2 Pint of Blueberries
1 Dark chocolate bar, broken into pieces
Did you know you could replace the vegetable oil in cake and brownie mixes with applesauce? It’s a great way to keep desserts moist and less fatty.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the brownie mix, eggs, applesauce and water and thoroughly beat with a mixer. When combined, fold in the blueberries and dark chocolate. Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for about 28 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the middle of the brownies comes out clean. Let the brownies cool slightly before cutting.