Blueberry Brownies

filed under: Brownies on June 5, 2014

I was on a mission to create the most decadent and fudgy Blueberry Brownie ever. This recipe is it! If you happen to want a plain brownie, don’t miss my perfect Brownie Recipe!

Blueberry Brownies Recipe

Blueberry Brownies

I had some strict criteria: The center had to have a rich fudge-like texture but the top had to have a delicate and crisp flaky crust.  That in itself is the definition of a perfect brownie (in my humble opinion), but I had to take it one step further.  With all the richness of the multiple levels of chocolate, I wanted to add in a slightly natural raw bitterness most perfectly accomplished with a plump, juicy blueberry.

I heart blueberries.

With all my heart.

And I hope you heart them too.

One Blueberry Brownie

I love them so much I am not even offering up alternatives to blueberry in this recipe.  Please only use blueberries.  Also, I am going for a record on how many times I can say blueberries in one blog post.

This recipe is an adaptation of my Original Blueberry Brownie recipe.  That recipe has a bit more of a cake-like texture and I felt like going for more of a fudge-like consistency, which is why I omitted the baking powder.  If you prefer a cake-like texture, be sure to use that original recipe.  You can also dredge the blueberries in flour prior to baking, this helps the blueberries to not sink and can make the crumb a bit lighter, depending on how much you use.  (I would recommend no more than 2 tablespoons poured over the blueberries)

If you do want to add baking powder, I would add about 3/4 tsp.

How to Make Blueberry Brownies

5 from 8 votes
Decadent Blueberry Brownies! #fudgey #chocolate #brownie
Blueberry Brownies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A fantastic explosion of flavor!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry brownies
Servings: 9 brownies
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • cups fresh blueberries, divided
  • ½ cup (1 stick or 113g) butter
  • ¼ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Preheat over to 350°F and prepare your 9x9 inch pan. ( I baked mine at 325 in a convection oven.)

  2. In a saucepan, add butter and 1¼ cup of blueberries, reserving ¼ cup for the topping. Simmer over low heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and add in mini chocolate chips. Stir until melted.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Add a spoonful of the blueberry mixture to the egg mixture to temper it. (You don't want your egg to scramble.)

  4. Now add your tempered egg mixture to the saucepan of blueberries and mix well.
  5. Add in cocoa, flour, and salt and mix until just combined.
  6. Sprinkle the reserved ¼ cup of blueberries on top of the batter. (Optional: Add flour to the blueberries before sprinkling on the batter.)

  7. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out with minimal crumb. If you want the center to be gooey and to have a fudge-like consistency, try to not over bake.

These brownies are AH-mazing.  The texture is everything I dreamed it would be and the flavor is outstanding.  When those blueberries pop and burst within the rich chocolate brownie bite, it’s nothing short of perfection.

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  • Samina | The Cupcake Confession says:

    Whoa!!!!!!! I absolutely LURVEEEEE this combination!!!!! I’m a big fan of fudgy brownies and these are just perfect with those tart blueberries!

    • Amanda says:

      YAY!!! I hope you try this and love it as much as I did!!!

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake says:

    Yum! These look so good!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you!

  • mommycancook says:

    This is an absolutely beautiful blueberry recipe; I am going to make this one with my daughters on Saturday. Blueberries are so healthy, I am going to double up in the blueberries in this recipe.

    • Amanda says:

      Be sure to let me know how it goes!

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    these brownies look SO perfect. plus bleuberries?? I’m so in!

    • Amanda says:

      Yay! Blueberry fiend need to stick together. 🙂

      • Roxanne McQuain says:

        I cannot seem to find the pan size for this recipe.

        • Amanda says:

          9 x 9

  • Bruni's Boulangerie says:

    Looks soooo yummy! I love blueberries and my Little boy too. Definitivamente Los hare. De hecho hice Tu receta de banana blueberry cake y estuvo estupenda. Thank you sooo much for share with us this recipe!

  • Sam says:

    I gonna try this 1 day in my kitchen!

  • Helen says:

    I don’t have mini chips, can i use large?

  • Augusto Sato says:

    Hi! Do you have any suggestion to replace the blyeberries on this recipe?

    I explain: I live in Brazil and finding blueberries here is kind of “mission impossible”. Specially here on the North (and hot) side of the country.

  • Michal says:

    Wow! gotts try this one.

  • Days says:

    B y a stick of butter what do you mean quantity wise if it’s in cups?

    • Amanda says:

      1 stick of butter is 1/2 cup

  • Helen says:

    We have bags of berries (fresh from our garden) that are now frozen. If I thaw them for this recipes they will be mushy, can i start cooking them from a frozen state?

  • Manda says:

    Can I use frozen or thawed blueberries? Or will the leakage of the sauce ruin the whole thing? Fresh is really expensive this time of year, they are not in season in sweden yet. And I don’t want to wait till summer for blueberry picking! Any tip/advice?

    • Amanda says:

      Yes you can use thawed blueberries. I would just place them on a piece of paper towel before putting them into the batter! 🙂

  • Noksamui says:

    Imade it last night it was very beautiful film-shiny surface. Very easy recipes. Love it very much.

  • Carole says:

    I need recipes that are Lactose Free, Glutton Free. I need less salt & I’m a diabetic. Can you help recipes that will help.

  • Hana says:

    Can I use frozen blueberries not for only this recipe but so for the lemon blueberry cake ?

  • Stacie McClain says:

    My mother and I love your recipe for blueberry brownies!! We make it for almost every special occasion.

    • Amanda says:

      So sorry about that! I am always thrilled to meet folks who like this recipe as it is one of my favorites but not very popular! Weird. 🙂 I updated the post so that recipe should be there now!

  • Julie says:

    Do you put the flower on the blueberries before you put them in the butter? Looking forward to trying these.

  • Julie says:

    Thank you. When it says divided does it mean in half?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Hi Julie- you use 1 1/4 cups of the blueberries to make the blueberry sauce and reserve 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top before baking. 🙂

  • Patricia Lavy says:

    Very simple recipes with extraordinary results. yummy

  • RITA says:

    I’m going to make these w/o cocoa & chocolate chips. I think I’d prefer white chocolate chips with blueberries. Sound good?

  • Andrea Manzano says:

    I love blueberries, thank you for sharing your recipes, thank you, stay safe😊

  • Naz says:

    Do you have metric weights for this gorgeous recipe?

  • SophieR says:

    Hi Amanda, thanks a lot for your yummy recipes. Just wanna ask for this one, what I have on hand are dried blueberries its possible to use? Do I need to soak the blueberries and for how long?

    note, i think there’s a typo for the instructions…
    2. In a saucepan, add butter and all but 1/4 cup of… instead it should be 3/4
    6. Sprinkle the reserved 1/4 cup of blueberries… instead it should be 3/4

    Always looking forward to your recipes.

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, SophieR! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. I would not recommend dried blueberries; they have a different flavor profile. As for the written recipe, I will clear that up. It does state to use all but 1/4 cup of the blueberries, meaning to use 1 1/4 cups, reserving the 1/4 cup for the topping. I hope this helps, and have a great day!

  • Tim Mead says:

    These look amazing! I can’t wait until blueberry season to get some really fresh berries. Two of my favorite flavors blueberry and chocolate😋

  • Roberta Vella says:

    Excellent recipe – will become a family favourite!