In my house, we love fruit. And in my baking, I love to sneak it into my goodies. And the family always loves it! You can never go wrong with hidden vitamins in pastries and baked goods! I realize I’m shouting, but this is exciting!
My favorite substitution is applesauce in cake mix.
But we’ve had an abundance of kumquats at our house this season. So crazy me decided to throw those into some baked goods too! Brownies in particular.
And after pureeing these sweetly bitter citrus fruits into pulp, I discovered they were a perfect consistency to use as an applesauce substitute for the oil in my brownie mix!
My husband said these were the best brownies he’s tasted. Something about combining citrus and chocolate is just perfect. And they were so moist with a deliciously fudgy consistency.
Okay, so I threw away the package to this brownie mix and I have no idea what the ingredients were or the bake time, but just follow along the package directions of your brownie mix of choice (we used Betty Crocker), skip the oil and add 1 cup of pureed kumquats (seeds removed) instead. You’ll still use the eggs and water that is called for on the package. Follow the baking directions as noted and viola!
That’s really all there is to these citrus spiked brownies. And a generous dusting of powdered sugar, of course!
What is your favorite fruit to throw into your baked goods?
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