blueberry nutella brownies

July 2, 2011
Yes.  Believe it.  Believe it because it totally happened.  The best brownies were born today.  But first, you must suffer through the story, because there's always a story for something this good.
You should know that just like my pops, I'm an early bird. While everyone else was asleep this morning, we headed out to a beautiful nearby farm to pick some blueberries. I was blissed out on the whole experience and perhaps a bit overly selective with my picking. So by the time Dad called out to leave, my bucket seemed like quite a disappointment compared to his Olympic-sized bucketful. 
Clearly, before we could pull out of the farm with our 6 pounds of blueberries, I was already daydreaming about possible ways to use them.  

I quickly realized that something I've never seen was a chocolate and blueberry dessert.  I just knew they'd get along fabulously and you know what?  They do.  Blueberries stuffed inside a moist and chocolaty brownie swirled with... Nutella.  
Nutella can do no wrong.  

Blueberry Nutella Brownies
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup white sugar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup Nutella
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line and lightly grease an 8x8 (I actually used a 11 X 6 1/2") baking dish; Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla.  
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt.  Slowly stir the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until well blended. Stir in the blueberries.
  5. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.  Swirl in Nutella (with your finger if you're especially neat!) and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.