There’s so much going on around the holidays it doesn’t hurt to have a tasty dessert laying around. My friend of Hint of Greens came up with (and created) one of the best sweet pear brownies I’ve ever tried. The moistness of the brownies (thanks to the addition of the egg) combined with the sweetness of the creamy pear create the perfect texture. This recipe is easy and so rewarding, and if you like it to be extra sweet opt for a ripe pear.
Happy holidays! xx
- coconut oil cooking spray
- ⅔ cup mild honey
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup sorghum flour (or flour of choice)
- ¼ t baking powder
- ¼ t salt
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- ¾ t pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup diced pear
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch square pan with coconut oil and et aside.
- Place the honey in a large bowl and add the cocoa, stir with a fork until well combined. Next, add the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk until well combined. Add the applesauce, oil, egg, and vanilla to the mixture and whisk together until well blended and there are no traces of flour. Add the diced pears and then pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake until the surface looks dry around the edges of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it, about 30 minutes. Do not overbake. Place the pan on a cooling rack and let cool completely before slicing into squares. (Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.)
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