Eat More Fruits and Veggies: Very Berry Brownie Cups

Many of you are aware that there is a Eat More Fruits and Veggies Challenge going on around here. If you haven’t heard of this…check it out here

I had confessed in this post that sometimes I just really want to choose the brownie…instead of the fruit or veggie. (I’m talking really, really want to choose the brownie…)

So then Marie suggested, “Hey, make your brownies with applesauce, then you’ll get fruit and a brownie!”

And I said, “Yeah, but then I’d have to eat the whole pan of brownies in order to get a full serving in.”  (which, I could do…)

And then it was suggested to throw in a couple of strawberries with the brownie too… ‘Cause, you know…strawberries and chocolate together…that’s always yummy…

(I LOVED all of your comments on this post…can you tell?! I was cracking up all day.) (Um, while I chewed on my carrot sticks, of course…)

So, here it is folks…inspired by you…the Very Berry Brownie Cup


Very Berry Brownie CupsYum

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup rapadura (dehydrated cane sugar juice)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
fresh blueberries and strawberries
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3-4 drop stevia
1/4 t. vanilla

Stir together the applesauce, rapadura and cocoa powder. Add egg and vanilla. Mix in the flour. Pour batter into 10 paper lined muffin cups. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Whip the cream with beaters until soft peaks form. Add the stevia and vanilla and whip again just to mix.

Serve brownie cups piled with strawberries and blueberries, and topped with whipped cream.

I’ve just gotta say, that eating chocolate truly is a great way to make your home a haven…don’t you think? ‘Cause chocolate makes Mama happy…and a happy mama makes for a happy haven.

Oh, and of course, that means I’m eating fruit too…which is of course is the real point of this post…



  1. Laura says

    I order rapadura through Azure Standard. I am a part their health food coop…but you can order off of their website without being in a coop!


  2. says

    I know there had to be a way to get the fruit in with the brownies! Glad you’re a great cook to figure out a recipe for the rest of us!!


  3. MUNA says

    I am just wondering. What depicts when you use sucanat and/or when you use rapadura? They are both brown type sugars so I was just wondering.


    Laura Reply:

    Sorry for any confusion…sucanat and rapadura are one and the same, just under different names. I used to think that sucanat was more processed, so I was always using rapadura. Then I learned that they are made the exact same way and that sucanat is less expensive!! My older recipes call for rapadura because I didn’t know better at that time!


  4. Meredith McG says

    oooh yummy :) ! I think I make these for my beloved :)
    I dont have any whipping cream but maybe I’ll just use some of your faboulous chocolate syrup :D it’s healthy right ;) ?
    ( For our syrup I whisked in a bit of arrowroot powder and stirred a bit longer – it’s a wonderfully gloopy thickness :D )


    Meredith McG Reply:

    hmmm Pan of brownies = serving of fruit + strawberries = 2+ servings of
    fruit ! I see no problems here ! ;)


  5. Nel says

    I made these today with ww flour, wheat bran, and rolled oats. And decreased the turbinado sugar to 1/2 cup (didn’t have the type of sugar the recipe called for)…it was still a little too sweet for me (I prefer dark chocolate) so next time I will just do 1/4 cup sugar. The taste and texture was just like a regular brownie, I couldn’t believe it. Very very good! Thank you for the recipe.


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