Sunday, August 1, 2010

Blueberry Whole Wheat Brownies

This is a great use of all those summer blueberries that you may have right about now. My kids love brownies and I love the idea of adding fruit for some nutrients and texture. I did end up sneaking some chocolate chips into the batter but they turned out moist and fudgy without a distinct blueberry taste. In fact, once Olivia discovered my secret she had another!

Blueberry Whole Wheat Brownies

1 cup Blueberries, Fresh Or Frozen
2 sticks Unsalted Butter
1-½ cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
¾ cups Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
½ Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
2 whole Eggs
1-½ cup Whole Wheat Flour
½ cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 9 baking dish. Cook berries in a saucepan over medium heat until they beging to break down and reduce berries to a slightly thicker (not syrupy) juice. Add butter and sugar to the saucepan and heat until most of the sugar is dissolved. Add cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and vanilla extract and stir well. Let cool for a few minutes. When mixture is cooled slightly add eggs one at a time and stir well to completely incorporate. Add whole wheat flour and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake for 30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

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