I am so thankful that Autumn is addicted to fruits and vegetables. I know there will be a day when she turns her nose up to them and will only eat white foods, but I’m enjoying this now.
Autumn’s daycare teacher says that she needs to give her the protein and carbs first at lunch before pulling out the veggies and fruit because if she sees them she will only eat them. I think that is just adorable. I’ll have to remind her that when she is protesting them for plain buttered pasta in a few years.
Or maybe something magical will happen and she’ll skip that terrible phase?!?!? HAHAHA that’s doubtful, but I will take all the good vibes that I can get!
And when that happens I’ll have to start to sneak fruit and veggies in other food.
Just like what I did here.
I just had a massive package of strawberries that was staring at me every damn time I opened up the fridge and as much as we all love fruit I was doubting that we could finish it off before it went bad. That’s just the worst.
So I was daydreaming about what to do with them on my way home one day. I started to think about brownies and was thinking of tossing strawberries in the batter to make them extra sweet and delicious.
I mean you pile on fresh strawberries or strawberry sauce on sundaes so I was thinking that putting the strawberries in the brownie would just help you make your sundae that much faster. Plus, even better. Just add some ice cream and hot fudge sauce and boom!!
Because these bad boys are so fudgey, dense, and moist – yeah, I said it- they are ‘fork brownies’. At least that is what Price called them. Hope that makes sense! xoxo
Fudgy Strawberry Brownies
Makes an 8×8 tray of brownies
- 3/4 Cup flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 Cup sugar
- 3/4 Cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 Cup (6 oz) chocolate chips, melted
- 1 Cup (6 oz) chocolate chips
- 1 pound chopped strawberries
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and line a 8×8 baking pan. (I used glass so I didn’t line my pan)
- In a small bowl, sift the flour, salt, and baking soda until combined. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix the sugar, oil, and eggs until combined for about 2 minutes.
- Add the water and the vanilla extract, mix to incorporate.
- Mix the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Add the melted chocolate chips and stir for about 3 minutes to combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and strawberries.
- Pour into your prepared pan.
- Bake for 55-65 minutes, until just set in the center
- When finished, remove from oven and allow to cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Adapted from Jessica in the Kitchen
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