Friday, April 5, 2013

Blueberry Brownies

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!

Blueberry Brownies

1 Brownie Mix
2 Eggs
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.

Preheat the oven to 350.  Generously grease a 9”x13”x2” baking dish.

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.  

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