Blueberry Brownies

filed under: Brownies on August 5, 2010

See the updated recipe for Blueberry Brownies here!

I was scouring the internet for a good blueberry brownie recipe. Some called for brown sugar, which I didnt have in the cupboard… some called for blueberry puree or jam, and I wanted to use real blueberries… some called for creams and liquors, and well, that is just to complicated for me! So. I made my own.

Blueberry Brownies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins

I was scouring the internet for a good blueberry brownie recipe. Some called for brown sugar, which I didnt have in the cupboard… some called for blueberry puree or jam, and I wanted to use real blueberries… some called for creams and liquors, and well, that is just to complicated for me!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry brownies
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 stick butter I useunsalted
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Preheat over to 350 and prepare your pan.
  2. In a saucepan, add butter and blueberries and simmer over low heat until butter is melted. Remove from
  3. heat. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Add a spoonful of the blueberry mixture to the egg
  4. mixture to temper it. (you dont want your egg to scramble)
  5. Now add your tempered egg mixture to the saucepan of blueberries ans mix well.
  6. Add in cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix until just combined.
  7. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out almost clean. (try not to overbake)


Blueberry Brownies

I dont say that lightly, because I am no daring baker. I am a timid, “Can I really do that???” kinda baker. I like having a recipe to follow. I like that someone else did it before me and already knows its yummy.

Someday, I will actually feel comfortable telling people the name of my blog when asked.



As far as the end result, I would give them a thumbs up! I like the texture and the thickness and the way the blueberries were peppered throughout and not all globby at the bottom. I might consider a frosting for next time… like a good darkchocolateganache… but I am taking baby steps here folks.


Here is the recipe.

Oneof these days I will figure out how to have a button so you can “print” and it will be all nice and organized and easy.




I put the brownies right into the freezer. People always ask me why I do this and I sorta think it helps to seal in moisture and helps the baked item to keep its shape.

I wanted to cut out nice, uniform squares of the brownies, and having them chilled helped crate nice clean lines.


And if you are bored at all tomorrow, feel free to check me out on Showcase Minnesotaon NBC.The show starts at 10:00am. I will be bringing these brownies with me! 🙂

If you cant watch just check back later and I will post a link to the segment.

Wish me luck! (I am gonna need it!)


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  • Renee says:

    Wow, I never would have thought to put blueberries in a chocolate brownie! Interesting. Good luck tomorrow! You’ll do super I’m sure. I can’t wait to see the link.

  • cherylene says:

    What an interesting combination! I will have to try this.

  • Melissa says:

    My husband would love these brownies!

  • libby says:

    yummm. i love anything with brownies! i’ll have to try this recipe out sometime. thanks!

  • Paula says:

    I’ve never heard of blueberries in brownies before but I bet it is a delicious combination. They certainly look yummy and I love your Showcase Minnesota cookies too. Both will be a big hit on the show as will you and I bet after it airs, tons of people will be throwing blueberries into brownies and thanking you for it:)

  • Gwendolyn says:

    Brownies, Blueberries, Baklava, Brown Sugar, Big plates of cookies….(oops got side tracked on my yummy things beginning with the letter B!)

  • The Blue-Eyed Bakers says:

    Yay for brownies! And yay for brownies that will help us get through the multiple pints of blueberries sitting in the fridge. These look delicious!

  • tammy says:

    How exciting…..I will for sure watch. Good luck!!!!

  • Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. says:

    Great recipe and best of luck tomorrow, I know you will do amazing!

  • Emily says:

    Yay for brownies with fresh fruit! Also, I recently learned that you can make your own brown sugar by using 1 Tbsp molasses per cup of granulated sugar (using more molasses if you need a dark brown sugar). You mix with a fork (for a bit – past the clumpy stage), and voila!
    Enjoy your time on air tomorrow!

  • Alicia says:

    Not only do your desserts look scrumptious, but the presentations are always so pretty and original!!

  • faithy says:

    Looks great!! I’ll be book-marking this and trying this! Sure looks a winner! Definitely soon you’ll be able to create more recipes & create a print recipes section too!

  • Honey says:

    These look amazing… I would never have thought to add blueberries to brownies. Your site is so pretty!

  • Sue says:

    Wow, I never would have even thought to look up “blueberry brownies”! That’s so awesome that you made up your own recipe! They look delicious! GOOD LUCK on T.V.! WOW! I can’t imagine!
    I also like your cookies…the writing is so nice and neat!

  • Anh says:

    Love the brownies! I’m unable to see you, but good luck with the show!!

  • Lorie says:

    I wish I could watch you!!! Good luck. You will be great!

  • grace says:

    you should make and post about bars more often–these are incredible! i’ve never seen blueberries in brownies, but i’d like to see them up…close and personal. 🙂

  • D@nielle says:

    this looks delish, definately trying this recipe soon thanks. btw how long do you leave them in the freezer for ?

  • cara says:

    Good Luck!!! You will do great!!

  • Maranda says:

    What an interesting combination! I never would have thought of blueberry brownies. Congrats on making your own and being featured on Showcase Minnesota!

  • kristen says:

    one of my favorite candybars is Endangered Species dark chocolate with blueberries – so I bet this combo is delish!

  • Lexi says:

    Those look delicious. I love brownies, and I love blueberries. What a great combo!

  • Christina says:

    Nice idea of cooking the blueberries in the butter. Some of those flavour compounds are likely fat-soluble…so good on ya!
    Stop by my blog and check out some more recipes:

  • Amy K says:

    Yum – chocolate & blueberries! Between your creativity & blogging about it, I’m all set!
    I’m most likely not telling you anything you don’t already know, but I bookmarked this from Joy’s blog last week, and I thought I’d share it just in case, since you mentioned not having any brown sugar….

  • jeri says:

    I made them today & put on dark chocolate ganache:-)! Mine didn’t turn out as fluffy but they were still very yummy. I guess I wlll just have to make another batch to get them right–oh darn–haha;-)