August 21, 2007

Goji Berry Brownies

1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup applesauce
1 cup light brown sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1/3 cup goji berries, soaked in 3 tablespoons of water
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
pink sea salt

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or spray an 8x8 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, beat together applesauce, oil, sugar and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa. Beat until well mixed then fold in the goji berries (with any residual water). Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of pan comes out clean or with only a small, dry crumb attached.

My thoughts:
You all know how much I love the Vosges goji berry bar-I've already made an ice cream version- and I've been thinking about what else I could make this this flavor. The easiest, most logical choice was brownies. These brownies are particularly good, chocolatey but not so much that it over powders the subtle flavor of a goji berry and the salt provides just the right balance.